HR Manager

Stillwater, OK

Posted: 05/14/2019 Industry: Building Supplies Job Number: J-163 Pay Rate: 86,000-100,000

Our client is seeking a hands-on HR Manager to provide both strategic and tactical HR leadership to their plant in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  Our HR Manager jobs are challenging yet exciting opportunity to direct and lead the human resource activities and programs for this manufacturing location - 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. 

You will report directly Vice President Human Resources at Corporate with a strong dotted line to the Plant Manager, partner closely with plant leaders and the HR team and build relationships with all plant employees. 


  • 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 HR 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
  • 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 and employee 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 and donations
  • HR degree or related field, bachelors is required
  • 7+ years of progressive HR leadership experience in manufacturing
  • Experience with recruiting, employee relations, compensation, performance management, talent management, organizational development, culture and engagement initiatives
  • Experience leading and managing significant organizational change, organizational development and/or organizational effectiveness
  • Experience in developing and supporting high performing
  • 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
  • Communications skills to gather and convey information clearly and effectively
  • 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 and labor relations situations
  • History of effectively coaching across levels and functions, including individuals in more senior roles than oneself

Desired Qualifications

  • PHR/SPHR certification
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma or other process improvement methodologies to increase value to customers through elimination of non-value added work
  • Experience working in both union and non-union environments 

Additional information 

Our client offers excellent salary, bonus, incentives and benefits packages.  Regional relocation assistance is available. 

Regional relocation assistance is available. Position is eligible for additional bonuses and incentives.

Linda Nicholls

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