What will you do?
The Human Resources Manager is a member of the senior management team supporting the designated location. In general, this position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: recruitment, on-boarding and retention, employee relations, training, performance management, change management, policy implementation, safety, and employment law compliance. Three key initial focus areas for someone stepping into this role:
- Safety: Help champion safety initiatives in order to meet / exceed established safety targets. (This role will have a significant portion of safety leadership.)
- Financial: Prepare and interpret metrics that enable informed decision-making and value creation. This would include analysis and plans related to turnover, compensation, onboarding, morale, etc.
- Human Capital: Spearhead recruitment and retention strategies that enable the business to meet established growth plans, and promote a highly engaged workforce through appropriate communications, supervisory skills coaching, and people development strategies.
- What skills, abilities, characteristics and education you bring to the role:
- Demonstrated ability to gather, analyze and appropriate utilize data in planning and decision-making. (High proficiency with MS Excel.)
- A track record of successfully connecting business objectives to effective HR programs.
- Demonstrated ability to create and lead change.
- Demonstrated ability to influence, coupled with excellent critical thinking, written and verbal communication skills.
- Requires strong relationship skills at all levels of the organization (hourly associates through plant and divisional leadership), and the ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects and responsibilities.
- The ability to maintain confidentiality of information and cultivate trust and credibility. Must have sound judgment and be an advocate for continuous improvement.
- Strong work ethic – this role will require self-motivation and drive to jump in, learn the business, build relationships, and help generate value-added solutions.
- Humble and teachable.
Minimum education/work experience requirements:
- BS/BA with ~5-10 years of progressive Human Resources experience. An MBA (or equivalent) is preferred. A degree in economics or math would be considered a huge bonus, but is not required.
- A concentrated focus in staffing, employee relations and/or training and development is preferred.