HR Manager

Bourbonnais, IL 60914

Posted: 09/25/2018 Job Number: SH100265

We are seeking a hands-on Human Resources Manager to provide both strategic and tactical HR leadership to our plant in Bourbonnais, Illinois. This is a challenging yet exciting opportunity to direct and lead the human resource activities and programs for this manufacturing location. The HR Manager will partner closely with plant leaders and the business unit’ s HR team; building employee engagement by driving the development and attainment of business strategies and plans through strategic HR planning, change management, organizational design and talent management. This position reports directly to the Corporate Senior Human Resources Manager with a strong dotted line to the Plant Manager.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead and direct plant HR activities to support the achievement of plant performance metrics in the areas of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Productivity & People
  • Serve as a strategic business partner, developing plans in tandem with plant objectives and functional HR processes
  • Ensure the execution of key plant HR initiatives and processes to drive continuous improvement in all areas of Human Resources to include organization effectiveness, staffing, employee relations, performance management, training and development, benefits, employment practices and legal compliance
  • Guide the Employee Relations strategy and manage overall culture at the plant to maintain a positive employee relations environment
  • Support organization change and continuous improvement efforts (such as Lean) and collaborate with plant leadership to ensure successful change management approaches through effective planning and analysis, communication of change initiatives, full and active leadership support and employee involvement
  • Provide counsel and coaching to all employees on a wide range of personnel matters
  • Track and analyze plant HR metrics to determine root cause and develop and execute action plans to address problem areas
  • Lead the talent management efforts including succession planning, competency development, process planning, career planning, retention efforts, and development activities across the plant
  • Support performance management initiatives and integrating balanced assessments, goal setting and development processes
  • Provide thorough and engaging orientation, on-boarding and employee communication processes in partnership with other lead team members
  • Advise and counsel managers and their staff on HR/employee issues and activities
  • Understand and ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws, rules, regulations, and statutes governing HR processes
  • Understand and apply lean manufacturing concepts to HR systems and problem-solving
  • Support community activities and location grants/donations

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • 7+ years of progressive HR leadership experience in a manufacturing organization
  • Experience with recruitment, employee relations, compensation, performance management, talent management, organizational development and culture / engagement initiatives
  • Working knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws related to HR policies and practices
  • Experience leading and managing significant organizational change, organizational development and/or organizational effectiveness
  • Experience in developing and supporting high performing and/or semi-autonomous teams
  • Strong organizational skills to handle high volumes of work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment while maintaining excellent delivery and quality performance.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving abilities with a strong attention to detail, combined with a strong customer service orientation and the ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization, individually and in teams
  • Proven oral and written communications skills to convey information clearly and effectively. Solid listening skills to gather information for understanding
  • Ability to synthesize information from multiple sources, determine issues and objectives, and develop strategies to address needs
  • Ability to pivot focus effectively in response to business needs
  • Experience managing complex employee/labor relations situations
  • History of effectively coaching across levels and functions, including individuals in more senior roles than oneself
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office including Excel and PowerPoint


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