The RequirementsTo be a strong fit for the role of Regional Human Resources Manager, Northeast, you will have:
- A bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Management or a related area (required) ; a master's degree and/or PHR or SPHR certification preferred.
- Strong experience and demonstrated success with a broad range of Human Resources functions, such as recruiting, employee relations, benefits, compensation, training, and performance management.
- A least 3 years of HR management experience (5+ years preferred), and a minimum of 6 years HR Generalist experience.
- Knowledge of legal issues across HR arena; experience with inside/outside labor law counsel preferred.
- Previous experience supporting a client group in a manufacturing environment highly preferred.
- Experience working in a matrix organization supporting operations management and HR management.
- Excellent computer skills, including:
- High proficiency in Microsoft applications, including PowerPoint, Excel and Word,
- Experience with HRIS systems, SharePoint preferred,
- Experience with SuccessFactors is a plus.
- Ability to travel between the two plants (day travel) as needed, as well as to Charlotte, NC or Houston, TX once or twice a year.
- Excellent process and problem-solving skills.
- A team player approach with strong people skills at all levels of the organization.
- Effective communication skills, including verbal (logical and organized), written, listening and presentation abilities.
- Effective negotiation skills.
- Ability to communicate with and influence employees and management at all levels.
- Take charge individual with lots of energy and a clear sense of urgency.
- Out-of-the-box thinker, decisive; experienced in and capable of leading change.
- Proven track record of meeting commitments with the highest standards of ethics and integrity.
The RoleRole Overview
Reporting to the Regional HR Lead, Americas, as Regional HR Manager, Northeast, you will be responsible for a wide range of HR functions, including employment (e.g. recruitment, selection, and new hire assimilation), employee relations, performance management, communications, policy and procedure development & compliance, compensation & benefits, training, and employee services to meet strategic HR and company objectives.
You will hold overall Human Resources responsibilities across two manufacturing facilities (Rochester, NY and McKean, PA), providing a full range of HR support to Site Directors, Operations Managers & Supervisors, talent and performance management, and employee services. You'll also work closely with Corporate HR, maintaining a balance between corporate initiatives and goals and local plant priorities.
To help with your efforts, you will supervise a talented HR team in Rochester and McKean. In Rochester, where we have a client group of approximately 280 and in McKean, the client group is approximately 75. At both plants, the majority of our staff works on the production floor or in Engineering. These plants have a history of success and a seasoned workforce, so much of your challenge will be in succession planning.
Day in the Life
This is a role requiring strong balance. On a daily basis, you will split your focus between tactical and strategic duties, between the two plants, and between local and corporate priorities and KPIs. You'll need high-energy, outstanding communication, organization and prioritization skills, and a deep understanding of manufacturing to be able to perform your job well. Additionally, you'll be a skilled leader and mentor who can leverage the full potential of your team and help them to further develop. Other specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
- Directing the entire recruitment process for selection of high caliber candidates for exempt, non-exempt, and manufacturing positions to meet staffing plans and objectives. Administering multiple recruiting strategies, working with internal & external resources, from initial sourcing through assimilation for open positions.
- Providing program management and administration for SPX Flow Talent Management programs, specifically the SPX Flow Talent Review process, while developing and executing in-house manager/employee leadership training, and employee development initiatives.
- Managing the SPX Flow Performance Management Process. This will include the goal deployment process, ensuring that all salaried employees have performance plans and reviews; coaching managers on the content of review documentation; and training on new performance plan development.
- Providing employee relations support to site management and employees to ensure complaints, discipline, performance management and corrective action procedures are handled in a fair, consistent and legally compliant manner.
- Working with designated managers, supervisors, and other HR team members to assure that customer requests for HR services are met in a timely, accurate and efficient manner.
- Coordinating and managing the merit planning and salary administration process, including management of salary structures, job slotting and competitive benchmarking processes.
- Developing, revising, implementing and communicating company policy, procedures and administrative practices.
- Forming solid working relationships, based on a thorough knowledge of the business, with General Managers, Operations Managers/Supervisors, and other key site managers (e.g. Engineering, Purchasing, Finance, Quality, Sales).
- Developing and honing expertise in HR functional areas. Seeking development opportunities to improve professional competencies and stay current on innovations in HR practices through benchmarking, networking and exposure to research/publications/professional associations.
- Championing the Great Place to Work enterprise initiative and leading the HR team in the development of activities to support that initiative.
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More Good ReasonsVisibility & impact
You will have plenty of opportunities to demonstrate your talent and shine both locally and to the corporate team in Charlotte. There are ample challenges, such as a long-tenured, retiring workforce, and interesting opportunities to stretch and bring fresh ideas to the table. For example, you can make a significant impact from an operational standpoint as we move more toward an operating company. Exciting changes are underway.
At SPX, we believe in providing career opportunities to proven performers. While this role could keep you challenged and growing for years to come, you could also relocate to one of our other businesses, nationally or internationally, or pursue a corporate HR role.
The best of both worlds
With lots of positive change underway, you'll enjoy strong entrepreneurial energy within HR and throughout other departments. At the same time, we offer the stability and resources of an established global leader with a reputation for innovation built over many years.
Strong, cohesive team
It's rare to hear a team talk as highly about their business as the Rochester team does. The team in Rochester believes this is the best plant in which to work -- people love working there!
In addition to a competitive salary and bonus opportunity, you will enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including insurances, retirement planning, paid time off and more. Benefits begin day one.
At SPX FLOW, what's in it for employee goes far beyond compensation and benefits. Our comprehensive Total Rewards program combines a challenging work environment with opportunities for personal development, career growth and recognition. The program gives employees a financial stake in their success and the ongoing success of the organization. This includes:
- Opportunities to be recognized and rewarded for hard work and a job well done.
- A platform to spotlight personal talent and achieve exceptional results.
- A chance to display the values and leadership practices we, as a company, embrace.
Keys to SuccessTo excel in this role, you will leverage your management skills along with your knowledge and familiarity with HR concepts, policies and procedures to make a direct impact on your assigned plants and the organization as a whole. It's essential that you are comfortable keeping one foot in the corporate world and the other in your region. Balance and your ability to earn credibility and respect across locations and functions will be key. You'll need corporate polish on one hand, and understanding of manufacturing and the challenges of running a plant(s) on the other. You'll need confidence without arrogance; an open and interested approach combined with thick skin; and outstanding communication skills.
This is a role requiring a lot of energy and the ability to not only lead but effectively mentor. You'll be strategic -- bringing fresh ideas to corporate calls and local leaders -- and tactical -- willing to get down in the weeds and execute. As Regional HR Manager, you are bound to find some situations and information stressful and/or sensitive. Managing these situations will require a high degree of maturity, poise, and discretion along with strong personal ethics and integrity.
About UsSPX FLOW is a global supplier of highly specialized, engineered solutions with operations in over 35 countries and sales in over 150 countries around the world. Our innovative solutions play a critical role in helping meet the rising global demand in the end markets we serve. Our total revenue in 2014 was $2.5 billion, with approximately 30 percent from sales into emerging markets.
We serve the food and beverage, power and energy and industrial markets. Our product portfolio of pumps, valves, mixers, filters, air dryers, hydraulic tools, homogenizers, separators and heat exchangers, along with the related aftermarket parts and services, supports global industries, including food and beverage, oil and gas, power generation (including nuclear and conventional), chemical processing, compressed air and mining. Our core strengths include product breadth, global capabilities and the ability to create custom-engineered solutions for diverse flow processes. Over the past several years, we have strategically expanded our scale, relevance to customers, and global capabilities in these markets. We believe there are attractive organic and acquisition opportunities to continue to expand our business.
We focus on a number of operating initiatives, including innovation and new product development, continuous improvement driven by lean methodologies, supply chain management, expansion in emerging markets, information technology infrastructure improvement, and organizational and talent development. These initiatives are designed to, among other things, capture synergies within our businesses to ultimately drive revenue, profit margin and cash flow growth. We believe our businesses are well-positioned for long-term growth based on our operating initiatives, the potential within the current markets served and the potential for expansion into additional markets.
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