22 days old

Human Resources Manager

Focal Point, LLC
Chicago, Illinois 60632
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

A Chicago based manufacturing company with design, sales and manufacturing has an exciting opening for an experienced Human Resources Manager to serve as a strategic leader to the company's Human Resources team. This person will ensure human resource operations function effectively in support of the company, management and employee needs. This position is also responsible for the execution of talent development plans, change management and learning programs that fully support the strategic thrusts of the business and fulfill the key competencies of Focal Point. This position reports to the Director of Human Resources.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Manage and ensure consistency for all HR processes, policies and initiatives for plant operations including handbook, discipline, communication, and engagement
  • Partner with plant leadership to ensure HR strategy is aligned and supports business needs
  • Lead and manage all aspects of performance and talent management with Operations managers including Succession Planning, Performance Calibration, and individual performance plans
  • Advise, train, and coach supervisors and managers on both day to day and escalated employee relations
  • Analyze data, recommend and support action plans resulting from engagement surveys
  • Analyze and recommend productivity improvements for plant HR processes
  • Maintains close working relationships with managers to ensure that employment and staffing activities fully support and are aligned with departmental goals/requirements. Collaborates with Talent Acquisition and Training & Development to design and deliver programs in support of goals
  • Manages employee relations programs including the development and implementation of company-wide human resource policies and practices. Proactively work with managers to identify opportunities for improving employee relations activities that are complimentary with business priorities
  • Responsible for providing and maintaining extraordinary levels of service through a high level of influence, execution and prioritizing of duties
  • Manage all human resource policies and programs related to employment law, employee health, staffing, wage and salary compensation, and benefits
  • Ensure effective employee relations in matters of supervision, discipline, performance management, motivation, discharge, and promoting a non-union environment
  • Support plant and safety objectives by participating in plant safety teams and initiatives.
  • Assist HR Leadership with the implementation of organizational learning and development solutions
  • Perform other duties and participate in special projects as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, industrial relations, business administration or equivalent experience. Human Resources certification preferred
  • Must be fluent in English (written and verbal) and Spanish (verbal only)
  • At least 3 years of HR generalist experience in a manufacturing environment to include administration of policies and programs related to employment law, employee health and safety, staffing, wage and salary compensation, and benefits,
  • 5-7 years of progressive HR experience
  • Nonunion and union experience
  • Multiple locations and/or large manufacturing site ( >500 people)
  • Experience with direct reports
  • Self-starter; take charge, positive & proactive attitude
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of the organization

The Company:

Focal Point is a Chicago-based family owned and operated architectural lighting manufacturer. Our vertically integrated manufacturing facilities are fine-tuned to produce high quality products with short lead times. Using the most advanced equipment and processes, Focal Point delivers a superior luminaire. Focal Point’s specification grade products are suited for a broad range of applications, and we’re always reaching out to new markets with innovative designs that are engineered by our own experts. Our ever-expanding product line is sold and distributed via independent lighting agents worldwide.


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