Director Human Resources

Follett Corporation   •  

Westchester, IL

Industry: Business Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 293 days ago

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Job Description

The Director of Human Resources for FHEG will partner with the VP of HR, Centers of Excellence, and HR colleagues to facilitate the successful implementation of culture change initiatives while embracing the organization's business and financial objectives, facilitating the delivery of necessary organizational design, change management, compensation, training and development, and retention programs to ensure the success of the FHEG business.

This position will align Human Resources functions with the business requirements and provide organizational consulting on key people strategies in support of the business segment objectives. This position facilitates the definition and communication of the organizational culture, vision and values which guide the decisions and actions of the managers and employees of the organization.

  • Serve as the primary strategic partner to the business, developing HR strategies, needs assessments and resulting HR solutions to enable the business to achieve their goals
  • Partner with Shared Services and the HR Centers of Excellence (COE) to lead and implement Human Resources initiatives.
  • Direct, lead, and evaluate the strategic execution of Human Resources functions including staffing, retention, succession planning, training, compliance, safety, employee relations, total rewards and employee communications within their business unit assignments.
  • Manage their function by overseeing the delivery of HR metrics and measures, vendor management, operational initiatives and communications, and employee programs.
  • Advise leadership on employee issues and ensure adherence to company policy as well as the fair and equitable administration of company practices.
  • Support the design and lead the execution of companywide policies and programs for the effective development of people resources within the organization.
  • Manage recruiting, hiring, training, recognition, and ongoing development for a team of HR professionals.
  • Conduct performance evaluations, coaching, interviewing, disciplinary actions and initiates salary actions for their team.
  • Oversee compliance of all legal requirements and government reporting regulations related to the employment of associates including OSHA, EEO, ERISA, FLSA guidelines, Harassment and Discrimination, and other applicable federal and state requirements.
  • Ensure that the company's management philosophy and practices are aligned with Follett's core values to create an environment that embraces diversity and fosters a culture of inclusion.
  • Lead, manage, and facilitate organizational change through demonstrated and extensive working knowledge of the organization's change management process.
  • Enhance workforce performance and achieve organizational business results by providing disciplined focus on Human Resources scorecard metrics and measures.
  • Lead all succession planning for the businesses by linking performance, competency, and work experience to identify career path opportunities to maximize employee retention.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Follett's core values.
  • The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing. Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.



  • Undergraduate degree in business administration or related. Master's degree in Business or Organizational Development a plus.
  • Minimum 10 years of solid Human Resource generalist experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of management experience.
  • SPHR or PHR certification preferred.
  • Strong business acumen and ability to translate business needs into sound HR practices.
  • Proven experience supporting senior leaders on strategic initiatives
  • Proven track record of building and managing strong collaborative relationships
  • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of the organization
  • Business and strategic planning skills
  • Ability to use data driven business information (analytics), to extract insight from analysis and translate the impact of HR solutions via measurable results.
  • Excellent knowledge of ERISA, EEOC and DOL regulations, employment sourcing, communications, employee relations, and management skills.
  • Solid understanding of benefits and compensation administration, labor law, and organizational development.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to plan and manage projects within time constraints
  • Strong process improvement capability
  • Retailexperience strongly preferred
  • Exceptionally strong consulting and coaching skills
  • Demonstrated change management experience
  • Excellent management and communication skills
  • Strong developer of organizational talent
  • Extensive employee engagement abilities
  • Thorough knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to Human Resources
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel up to 25%