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HR Director, US


Northbrook, IL, US, 60062

Job Description

Passionate about shaping the future of work?  Ready to leverage your talents in an organization that delivers solutions to improve the health and energy-efficiency of our communities?  Energized by teammates that contribute diverse perspectives and collaborate to achieve common goals?   This is the opportunity for you!  Stepan Company is seeking a Human Resources Director, US leading a team of HR professionals serving more than 1200 employees across 9 production/lab facilities, our global headquarters, and remote arrangements.

As a member of the HR Leadership Team, you will develop the Company’s People and Culture strategic plan as well as its annual operating plan.  Your team will identify and select candidates with the skills and passion to deliver innovative solutions for a cleaner, healthier, more energy efficient world.  Your team will also deliver resources and coach employees and leaders through on/cross/off-boarding, goal setting, performance management, development and succession planning.  You will champion our Values and partner with individuals and teams to create safe spaces for exploration and learning, translate trends and data insights into impactful ways of working, and practice new approaches or leverage existing strengths to achieve high performance.  We will support your success and development in multiple ways including collaboration with peers around the world and the Talent Management, Total Rewards, and HRIS Centers of Excellence.


  • At least 15 years of experience in Human Resources field.
  • Prior HR Business Partner management experience required. 
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local employment regulations required.
  • Experience in Manufacturing setting required 
  • Labor relations experience optional
  • Experience in a global organization a plus.




  • Bachelors degree required;  Masters degree preferred.


Established in 1932, Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate chemicals including surfactants, polymers, as well as specialty ingredients that go into consumer, household, and institutional products such as laundry detergents, shampoos, and surface cleaners. Stepan Company currently has 20 global manufacturing locations and over 2,000 employees. We have a strong record of growth. Our growth allows us to provide meaningful career opportunities and stability to our team members. We have big goals at Stepan and know every team member will be crucial to achieving our objectives. Regardless of function, we are looking for team members who bring with them a growth mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.


We celebrate diversity at Stepan and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.





Stepan is a global specialty and intermediate chemical manufacturer that has been serving a broad range of industries for 88 years. Today, Stepan is a $2 billion revenue company. Our continued success is driven by the passion and commitment of our 2,200 employees around the world.

Why Work At Stepan?

  1. Stable & Growing
  2. Collaborative Environment
  3. Make a Difference & Be Recognized
  4. Committed to Safety & Sustainability
  5. Value Driven Culture

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