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Plant HR Manager

James Hardie Building Products
Waxahachie, Texas 75165
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Plant HR Manager

James Hardie Building Products


James Hardie is the global leader in fiber cement technology, and has been furthering founder James Hardie’s innovative, entrepreneurial legacy around the world for more than 125 years. It invented fiber cement siding products in the early 1980s as a durable, lower-maintenance alternative to wood and vinyl. Its products combine innovation and versatility to offer a variety of design possibilities, matched with specific performance attributes relative to the climate where the product is being used. Currently installed on more than 8 million homes in North America, James Hardie has earned a favorable reputation within the industry and has been specified in some of the country’s most prestigious projects. For more information about James Hardie visit www.jameshardie.com.

Position Summary

The Plant Human Resources Manager partners with employees at all levels in the manufacturing plant to provide expertise and counseling for all people issues affecting plant operations.  The incumbent works to carry out all policies and procedures relating to personnel activity while ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local laws and guidelines including Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the American Disability Act (ADA). The incumbent also drives change and improvement in bottom-line results and implements corporate organizational initiatives and programs with a high degree of efficiency and accuracy.  As a member of the Human Resources Team the Plant Human Resources Manager reports to the Regional Manager of Human Resources.

Position Responsibilities

Establishes rapport and acts as a business partner with plant management on all issues affecting plant operations by:  (50%)

  • Partnering with plant managers to design recruitment strategy, maintain staffing documents, interview candidates and develop staff;
  • Collaborating with plant and staff mangers to provide performance appraisal input and ensuring performance reviews are completed and delivered on time;
  • Attending management meetings to understand or revise plant operations, determining ways to develop staff, reviewing any employee relations issues, and sharing organizational knowledge;
  • Reviewing Employee Engagement Survey results with managers to identify process improvements upon plant procedures;
  • Coordinating management training in interviewing, selection, terminations, promotions, performance management, sexual harassment, or other areas as needed; and
  • Scheduling meetings, providing Employee Engagement Survey results, and working to identify process improvements upon plant procedures to maintain positive employee relations.

Manages and carries out the plant’s employee relations programs, policies and procedures, and oversees all personnel activity within the plant by:  (40%)

  • Maintaining excellent communication and a positive relationship with employees to promote employee satisfaction;
  • Scheduling meetings with employees to conduct the Employee Engagement Survey and providing feedback to maintain a 95% survey participation level;
  • Providing an internal communications strategy with workforce and implementing an effective communications strategy between the plant manager and the plant on a long-term basis;
  • Communicating Company goals to employees and ensuring they are recognized and creating value for employees;
  • Overseeing plant-based training for new employees and ensuring training is completed on time and results in certification;
  • Overseeing communication regarding benefits, compensation, employee referral program, EAP programs, etc.;
  • Auditing HRIS data to meet the needs or the organizations goal of 95% accuracy in regards to HRIS;
  • Updating and supervising new employee orientation to foster a positive attitude toward company goals;
  • Overseeing personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, and terminations;
  • Conducting and reviewing exit interviews to determine reasons behind voluntary separations; and
  • Completing local wage surveys providing data and determining wage issues within the plant.

Ensures compliance with EEO and ADA guidelines while establishing a positive employee relations environment by:  (10%)

  • Continually staying informed on employment law concepts, practices, and procedures; and
  • Ensuring employees’ needs are being met, designing policies and procedures to keep employees gainfully employed while continuing to execute business strategy.


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required:

  • Proven leadership, management, and communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and influence across all levels and functions.
  • Ability to work within existing policy structure to meet the needs of management and employees.
  • Proactive involvement and understanding of all level of employees and the related nuances of their working environments.
  • Expertise in providing insightful HR consultation to location leaders and employees.
  • Thorough understanding of complex business requirements.
  • Ability to objectively coach, influence, and mentor employees and management through complex or difficult issues.
  • Knack in making quick and accurate decisions to solve a problem or reach a goal.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to work effectively under pressure and deal with multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrated advanced skills with the standard features of various personal computer word processing and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, and other proprietary programs).

Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Management or a related field.
  • 7+ years of Human Resources experience in a generalist capacity with a minimum of 3 years’ experience managing Employee Relations, compensation, benefits administration, training, and recruitment.
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment required.
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP Preferred


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