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Plant HR Manager Erie, PA
Erie, PA

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$85,000 - $110,000 / yr


Reporting to the Director of HR & Labor Relations, the Human Resources Manager will work onsite at a large 1300 union employee manufacturing location to provide all facets of HR management as a strategic partner with the extended Plant Senior Leadership Team. This role will be critical in working across union heavy industrial machine manufacturing plants to proactively identify and execute organizational priorities and drive culture change. Hiring talent with continued drive to grow their career with strong organizational development and employee engagement strengths to drive a manufacturing centric business at the plant level.  HR experience in a manufacturing environment is required.   

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Serve as active business partner for multiple operating entities. Provide guidance and support for full suite of HR functions, including talent management, performance management, organizational change, policy and process implementation and facilitating team performance
  • Partner with business management to develop appropriate human resource plans in support of key business needs in a dynamic environment and develop / implement appropriate change management plans as required. Including recruiting, selection, as well as restructuring, and reduction of the workforce as needed
  • Partner with HR Centers of Excellence in areas of organizational talent & strategy, compensation & benefits, HR Operations, and employment counsel to ensure alignment and effectiveness
  • Oversee labor relations for the sites. Ensure alignment with Supply Chain and broader labor relations strategy
  • Serve as proxy for the Global Supply Chain HR Leader; drive enterprise-wide initiatives and engage with senior leadership team to further HR and organizational objectives.
  • Provide coaching, advice, council, and support for Leadership, managers, employees and peers
  • Act as an impartial advocate to ensure that all individuals receive fair and equitable treatment

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college
  • 3-5 years of experience in a HR Management role
  • Prior HR Business partnership experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Union Labor Relations experience

Desired Characteristics

  • Prior labor relations experience: including union relations, contract negotiations and grievance resolution strongly preferred, not required
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to influence & engage at all levels of the business
  • Demonstrated ability to investigate and resolve problems
  • Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects and inspire change
  • Strong mentoring skills

Relocation assistance is provided per eligibility requirements



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