Manager, Human Resources Results oriented Human Resources Professional with a proven record of guiding companies through substantial cultural change. Certified Human Resources leader with over ••••• years of diverse and progressively increasing responsibility in Human Resources Management and Training & Development. Track record of establishing credibility and reputation of integrity and trust earned though open communication, honesty, accountability, and hard work. ••••• Areas of Expertise Policy Development •••••; Organizational Design and Development •••••; Labor/Negotiation Skills Multi-Site Management •••••; Strategic Planning and Problem Solving •••••; Change Management Employee Relations •••••; Benefits Administration •••••; Recruitment and Talent Management Succession Planning •••••; Regulatory Compliance •••••; Environmental Health and Safety •••••; Community Relations ••••• Professional Experience Human Resources Responsible for full range of key HR functions including: Management of all hourly and salaried recruitment, interviewing, hiring, and disciplines; administration of all benefit programs, employee engagement, performance evaluations, organizational policies, incentive programs, HRIS system and payroll; compliance programs including AAP, WC, FLSA, FMLA and EHS functions and all labor relations including disciplines, grievances, supplemental agreements, arbitrations, and partnering with management to facilitate ultimate conflict resolution.
• Managed full range of HR functions and responsibilities for Cleveland-based manufacturing facilities while navigating tremendous cultural change through acquisition. • Partnered with Senior Staff to create and implement talent management strategy, recruiting A Players, and developing employees to their potential with a focus on succession planning. • Enhanced communication structure by partnering with plant manager to communicate with associates monthly, weekly and daily during process walks contributing to reduced turnover from •••••% to •••••% and improved morale measured in fewer grievances (•••••%) and attendance tracking. • Successfully created and blended organizational rules/policies, job descriptions, and handbooks in startup HR department(s), meeting T&B and government compliance. • Tracked and analyzed attendance data, presenting findings and solutions to management and union to bring about change in attendance policy; reduced absenteeism from 5% to 2%, improving productivity by 7% through decreased overtime, better utilization, and fewer personnel moves. • Reduced incident rates from ••••• to ••••• over two year period (industry average •••••) through heightened safety awareness including Safety Team creation, sling and ladder inspections, incident investigation program, weekly tool box talks, and daily process walks highlighting recordables and lost time. • Drove compliance through Human Resource policies and procedures for QS/ISO•••••, Safety Program and MSDS Management. • Coordinated plant closings and outsourcing of product lines without interruptions to the business through planned strategy, negotiations, communication, and services to exiting employees. • Managed workforce through creative redeployment of labor to non-aligned work initiatives and employment of flexible work schedules.
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Training & Development
Managed ••••• employee, ••••• facility organization-wide training function utilizing both internal subject matter experts and external consultants to achieve training objectives. Accountable for management of SAP software system utilizing documentation output for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance for role security; development and roll out of course catalog and training calendar of training offerings; and training for alcohol and random drug testing program utilizing EAP at corporate and two large manufacturing locations covering ••••• personnel.
• Designed and implemented structured OJT programs for eight HDPE and PVC manufacturing facilities through collaborative effort to expedite learning curve and enhance awareness of existing personnel; resulted in •••••% reduction in scrap, reduced downtime, increased throughput, and operational errors. • Led career development through use of PDI •••••° feedback, assisting in establishing and monitoring goals and timelines. • Communicated required and recommended programs for all levels of management and individual contributors based on core competencies of organization. • Successfully deployed SAP training via state-of-the-art software and web conferencing for major upgrade and subsequent new functionality, impacting ••••• employees and several thousand transactions. • Provided wellness training to corporate office on a monthly basis using EAP to educate workers on variety of wellness topics that impacted healthcare costs through an informed workforce.
Lamson & Sessions/Thomas & Betts, Beachwood, OH•••••••••••••••••••• Manager, Human Resources; Corporate Manager, Training & Development
EDUCATION Bachelor of Science, Business and Marketing Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS Professional Human Resources (PHR) certification, Human Resource Certification Institute PDI Certification - •••••° Feedback Zenger-Miller Facilitation Certification DDI Facilitation Certification
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES Chair and Co-Chair Harvest for Hunger Campaign Co-Chair United Way Campaign Board of Directors, Open Arms Domestic Violence Shelter