Director, Human Resources

Our firm is engaged in a search to identify a dynamic Human Resources leader for a prestigious global organization in Western Massachusetts. Reporting to the Vice President, Human Resources, the Director, Human Resources (“Director”) will employ HR expertise to deliver best practices and excellence with respect to HR programs and objectives that closely align with the company’s vision, goals, and cultural beliefs. The Director will ensure that all HR initiatives support overall business objectives and drive employee performance and engagement.


The Director is a divisional HR leader who will promote a high performance environment that focuses on management excellence through leadership and talent development, performance programs, employee relations, and succession planning. In addition, the Director will support HR strategies and action plans to facilitate the achievement of business results, organizational effectiveness, and individual development. Global HR initiatives include employee communications, training and development, redesign of compensation programs, recruitment and selection processes, and global talent review.


In this role, the Director will act as a key advisor, business partner, and functional expert to senior leaders on people and organizational issues, and collaborates with leaders, senior management, and management to establish strategy for short and long term goals and objectives. The Director will develop strong working relationships with leaders to facilitate the integration of HR and business goals through strategic planning. Partnering with senior management, the Director will enhance and build upon a positive, engaged culture that assimilates the interests, talents, and contributions of long service employees with newer colleagues in a high performing and inclusive workplace.


Essential functions of the role include:
* Consult with functional leaders to provide and make recommendations in such areas as talent acquisition, organizational assessment, performance and career management, succession planning, organizational structure, work force planning, and change management.
* Provide leadership in, and promotion of, a positive company culture that aligns with all levels of company goals.
* Advise senior leaders on complex leadership and HR issues to support business strategy.
* Counsel employees and managers regarding employee relations issues, including performance management, facilitation of formal/informal complaints to resolution, discipline and/or terminations in line with the business, and country/state/federal guidelines.
* Coach managerial/supervisory employees relative to interpretation and implementation of relevant HR policies, procedures, and programs.
* Recommend employee relations practices essential to employee engagement, organizational consistency, and legal compliance. Navigate and resolve all sensitive employee relations issues while maintaining the strictest degree of confidentiality.
* Provide guidance to employees and support to managers on the performance management process, including feedback on evaluations prior to manager-employee meetings. Initiate development programs and other training initiatives to ensure employee development, retention, and advancement.


The ideal candidate for the Director role will possess a minimum of 7 to 10 years of progressive HR experience with broad generalist knowledge of employee relations, staffing, training and development, organizational development, and succession planning. Additional requirements include:


* Bachelor’s degree in business, HR, psychology, or related discipline (advanced degree preferred).
* Varied experience supporting corporate and manufacturing operations with a strong preference for high-performance work system (HPWS) experience.
* Ability to consult with, challenge, and influence senior management to align processes and practices with functional objectives.
* Strong process and customer focus skills, including giving and receiving feedback, active listening, conflict resolution, negotiation, group facilitation, delegation, coaching, contracting, influencing, and visioning.
* Demonstrated critical thinking, ability to deal with ambiguity and complex problem solving, and project management skills.
* Demonstrated ability to manage both strategic and tactical execution of key HR initiatives.
* Strong analytical skills, process orientation, and business savvy.
* Results oriented with strong record of success in delivering on objectives in a highly ethical and professional manner.
* Ability to garner trust, respect, and support through business knowledge, functional competence, and professionalism.
* Strong computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, email, HRIS, etc.
* United States citizenship is required, as well as the ability to demonstrate suitability for employment in a position of Public Trust consistent with U.S. Government contract requirements.


If you are interested in this position then please submit your resume to Thank you!

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