Manufacturing HR Manager in Charlotte, North Carolina at Altra Industrial Motion Corporate

Date Posted: 9/14/2020

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Job Description

We are looking for an experienced HR professional for Altra Industrial Motion’s Boston Gear manufacturing facility in Charlotte, NC.  

The position will be responsible for leading and executing local and Corporate HR practices and initiatives that will achieve overall business goal. As the Human Resources Manager, you will act as a consultant and adviser to Leadership in the effective management of their workforce through employee relations, training and development, compensation, engagement, compliance, talent acquisition,  performance management, HR program administration (Benefits, Recognition, etc.), change leadership and talent management. You should be a skilled problem-solver with a continuous improvement mindset who likes to find creative solutions to help others.

The position is broad in scope and the successful incumbent will be energized by a hands-on role, be highly productive and able to handle a variety of tasks and will have a customer-centric mindset with the objective of providing an excellent customer experience. If you are someone who enjoys both a strategic and hands-on role that provides full cycle Human Resources leadership and support, then this role just might be the role for you.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Apply a sound understanding of business strategy and goals. Move strategy to action by recommending and implementing new approaches and actual business solutions to effect continual improvements in business objectives, productivity and the development of HR within the company.
  • Provide effective and timely counsel, coaching & mentoring at the senior management level particularly in the areas of talent management, employee engagement and employee relations / communications.
  • Collaborate with leadership to develop and implement processes and tools that foster higher productivity, quality, safety and improved engagement / retention of workforce.
  • Embrace a continuous improvement mindset while providing leadership and change management expertise in support of manufacturing business initiatives, projects, and changes. 
  • Build positive, meaningful relationships with management and employees in order to act as a vital resource and trusted advisor.
  • Demonstrate self-awareness, accountability and transparency. Holds self and others accountable. Takes responsibility and ownership when appropriate.
  • Facilitate ongoing Talent Management processes such as Strategic Organizational Talent Assessment (Succession Planning) and Talent Review (9-Box Calibration). Provide managers with strategic direction regarding organizational structure and approaches to leverage staffing & talent needs.
  • Manage, monitor, and report on key performance indicators for the HR department as established by local, division, and corporate value drivers.
  • Design polished, relevant and timely internal communications in order to keep our workforce engaged and informed.
  • Develop new policies, programs and culture-building initiatives to drive deeper employee engagement.
  • Continually seek opportunities for improvements and implement “best practice” initiatives that streamline transactional activities, increase productivity, reduce costs, and improve customer service.
  • Drive problem-solving activities to resolve department and business issues and inefficiencies and increase employee satisfaction.
  • Coach and counsel management and employees in the interpretation and application of HR and organizational policies and procedures, assuring fairness and consistency.
  • Ensure the resolution of complex employee relations issues by overseeing and/or conducting effective, thorough and objective investigations.


Job Requirements

Critical Competencies

  • Critical Thinking: Makes decisions and solve problems based on critical thinking. Demonstrated ability to collect and analyze complex data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions where limited information exists.
  • Customer-Focused: Proactively seeks and responds to voice of customer in an attempt to provide the highest standards of service.
  • Communication: Communicates accurate and complete information in a timely and transparent manner. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Influence: Strong business acumen with the ability to inspire and motivate and influence culture to create alignment between business goals and HR processes.
  • Problem-Solver and Decision-Maker: Demonstrates creative and innovative thinking to think about, understand and creatively handle complex ideas, problems and situations.
  • Business Competence: Ability to link HR, People and Development matters with business goals.
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness: Builds constructive and effective relationships; builds trust and treats others with respect; presents information and respond to questions with confidence; uses humility, diplomacy and tact.
  • Subject Matter Expert: Extensive proven HR leadership experience. Strives to upgrade job knowledge and ability to add value beyond the HR function.
  • Team Oriented Leadership: Builds cohesive teams. Inspires and motivates team members to perform at their best. Holds self and others accountable. Builds trust and treats others with respect. Demonstrates the ability deliver results through others.
  • Initiator/Change Agent: Demonstrated continuous improvement mindset with previous proven change management experience. Spirit and attitude to inspire and drive change.
  • High Sense of Urgency: Ability to be highly productive and capable of thriving in a fast-paced, multi-shift environment that includes working under the pressure of production requirements, management requests, corporate/division deadlines, etc.
  • Adaptability: Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to adapt to internal processes and change, delays or unexpected events. Able to respond to adversity or restrictions of the organization with resilience and tenacity.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree is required (advanced degree is a plus), preferably with a concentration in Human Resources or related field.
  • Minimum of 7 progressive years of HR experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment required.
  • 3+ years previous HR leadership experience required.
  • Experience working as a change agent.
  • PHR or SHRM-CP certification strongly preferred.
  • Exposure to Lean Manufacturing a plus.
  • Must be able to travel (up to 10%-15%) domestically and internationally.

Physical Demand and Work Environment:       
Majority of time is spent in a general office environment, but frequent time will also be spent in a manufacturing production environment where personal protective safety equipment must be worn, and proper safety precautions must be observed.


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