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Senior human resource manager

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Des Moines metro area, IA
Job Type
Direct Hire
Aug 24, 2017
Job ID
Human Resources Senior Manager is responsible for providing strategic and functional HR leadership for the  Iowa union facility consisting of ~800 employees. The position manages a team of 5 HR professional employees. The role reports directly to the Plant Director and functionally to HR executive leadership.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Plans and directs human resource initiatives for the  facility.
  • Drives effective talent management practices including talent acquisition, performance management, succession planning, employee development, employee engagement, diversity and inclusion.
  • Provides advice and counsel to plant leadership, managers, supervisors and staff.
  • Builds and leads a team of HR professionals who deliver excellent HR service to the business.
  • Develops, implements and administers labor relations strategies.
  • Administers and interprets labor agreements, administers grievance procedures, and provides labor relations leadership during contract negotiations.
  • Acts as a liaison between department managers and union representatives.
  • Develops, streamlines and enhances existing HR processes.
  • Implements effective retention strategies.
  • Creates and oversees university relations program.
  • Participates in enterprise-wide functional HR projects and initiatives.
Key Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in human resource management, business or related field.
  • Master’s degree or MBA preferred.
  • 7+ years of experience in human resource management, three years of which must have been in a labor relations leadership position.
  • Prior experience with a union negotiation.
  • Prior people management experience.
Key Competencies:
  • Drive for results. Action-oriented. Self-starter.
  • Strong influencer and persuader.
  • Effective communicator at all levels within the organization.
  • Effective team builder and able to develop talent.
  • Instills trust, confidence and credibility.
  • Quickly establishes rapport and professional relationships.
  • Solid judgement and decision quality.
  • Continuous improvement mindset.
  • Ability to manage conflict.
  • Demonstrates resiliency and resourcefulness.