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Director of Human Resources

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Director of Human Resources

Our client, located in the South Eastern United States, is seeking a highly skilled and experienced HR Leader with deep knowledge of all matters concerning Human Resources.  This highly visible position is member of the key leadership team reporting directly to the President.

This is an excellent opportunity for a human resources professional who is interested in joining a leadership team to play a significant role in creating a high performance environment at a company that values the positive organizational impact through exceptional Human Resources leadership.

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for directing the strategic and day-to-day functions and activities of the human resources organization to include, but not limited to:Talent Acquisition, Succession Planning, Organizational Development and Retention, Performance Management and Career Development (including performance reviews, performance plans, and training).Employee Relations and Compliance,Compensation and Benefits

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Actively participates with business leadership in strategy development and operational planning
  • Build, develop and manage a human resources team capable of carrying out human resources strategies; ensure that HR Services are strongly aligned with and drives organizational objectives
  • Establish strong partnering relationships with cross-functional management (Operations, Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Quality, Finance, Legal, etc.) Understanding the interdependencies of business unit plans and functions, anticipates issues, and works collaboratively to resolution
  • Provide leadership strong analyses of HR metrics for effective planning, reporting, and decision making
  • Assess organizational capabilities and identifies skill gaps. Actively participates with business leadership to source, evaluate, select and on-board talent
  • Lead the hiring, development, and retention while ensuring a pipeline of talent.  
  • Work collaboratively with operations management to establish employee training and development programs through local government and educational institutions
  • Write and deliver presentations to corporate officers, leadership team, and/or government officials regarding human resources initiatives, project status, policies and practices
  • Develop and oversee job evaluations and annual review programs. Collaboratively create development plans and coach individuals in achieving them
  • Proactively develop and manage strategic benefit programs; work closely with brokers to identify a balance of cost effective and competitive programs, presents leadership with out of the box concepts for benefit program design, identifies opportunities to support effective programs beneficial to employee wellness
  • Evaluate and benchmark compensation programs to establish and ensure internal equity and external competitiveness
  • Advise and coach managers on resolving employee issues. Personally manage complex or significant employee relations issues, including investigations and resolutions
  • Direct, recommend and proactively communicates appropriate corporate and local implementation of HR policies, practices and initiatives
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance including but not limited to: equal employment opportunity/affirmative action, wage and hour, and work authorization; stays abreast of pending and new legislation; prepares and interprets employee statistics for government reporting
  • Together with the leadership team, build and drive an employee culture of engagement; promote and lead others to ensure a positive work environment that supports the organization’s high-performance culture.
  • Lead RFP process, selection, and contracts with outside suppliers to ensure market competitive employee benefit programs in addition to other employment related services, such as temporary employees, search firms, relocation services, etc.
  • Develop and closely manages the human resources budget
  • Other duties as assigned


Important considerations in the selection of a Director of Human Resources will include evidence of:


Educational and Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in business or applicable field of study
  • Master’s degree in Human Resources Management or closely related field strongly preferred
  • 15+ years in a progressive leadership role, as a Human Resources generalist, in fast paced manufacturing environments is a must
  • Lean Manufacturing Certification or equivalent experience highly desirable


Critical Attributes:

  • Diligent and firm in high ethical standards; principled in organizational compliance
  • Strong values and quickly establishes credibility; deliver on commitments
  • Display courage and commitment to do the right thing
  • Take ownership; drives change and challenges status quo
  • Established balance of advocacy for the organization as well as for employees
  • Driven to be proactive and take action; results oriented
  • Energized by challenges and creative problem solving
  • Identifies Human Resources as a partner service organization
  • Inspired to build an atmosphere of employee engagement and organization excellence

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Proven leadership experience as an HR Director with thorough knowledge of HR principles and best practices
  • Possess a strong strategic mindset with ability to drive measureable success and balance tactical execution
  • Demonstrated exceptional business acumen
  • Experienced managing within multi-state and multi-local jurisdictional legal standards
  • Proactive in anticipating needs; and develop and execute strategies and plans to address.
  • Measurable success in partnering with executive team to lead organizational growth and efficiencies
  • Adept at managing multiple tasks and priorities and easily adapt to changing situations and priorities.
  • Exceptional knowledge of employment legislation and regulations
  • Effective collaboration skills to work efficiently and influence individual and teams, not only within the organization, but across a spectrum of external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated success in recruitment, training and development of top talent from the plant floor up through executive leadership
  • Comfortable communication style that is well received within all levels of the organization and external relationships; presentation skills that are lively and effective
  • Manage multiple tasks and priorities and easily adapt to changing situations and priorities
  • Highly organized, self-motivated individual who can work independently as well as work effectively in a collaborative team environment
  • Demonstrate a high level of computer skills in Word, Excel, Powerpoint; experience with ADP a plus


Relocation package is authorized for this position.


If this is a career opportunity that you find exciting and the qualifications describe you, we invite you to submit your resume accompanied by an introductory cover letter.

An Equal Opportunity Employer


Posted: 2019-12-11 Expires: 2020-01-10

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