Human Resources Manager

Company Description:

This is an international textile firm that is over $200MM in sales and is operating in numerous countries and including two plants in the US. They have invested in this company in Rutherford College and are making capital improvements.

In addition to the duties listed below, you will also be able to set up your own HR Department and to set up some new systems. Last person was in this role for a long time and they are looking to make some improvements.

The HR Manager will have sole responsibility for the efficiency and effectiveness of HR functions to include recruiting, orientation & onboarding, employee relations, and safety and compliance. The HR Manager will strategically assess and anticipate HR-related needs, communicating proactively with Management to develop integrated solutions.

Overall Goals:

  • Maintain a culture that fosters productivity, employee job satisfaction, a safe work environment, increased retention rates and high employee moral by developing, assist with implementing and maintaining effective employment practices, policies, and procedures
  • Maintain great people and business skills with effective communication within the HR department, between HR and other departments and with external business partners to drive HR initiatives
  • Maintain excellent internal and external customer service with timely responses, a sense of urgency and the highest level of confidentiality. Conveys a consistent, competent message as part of overall HR team communication
  • Maintain relationships with external business partners to drive HR initiatives
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism and work as a team to build solid working relationships
  • Maintain a culture of accountability with full awareness of compliance and labor laws, continually learning
  • Help ensure that the Organization’s philosophy, mission, vision, and values are pertinent, prominent and practiced throughout the entire Company, setting a positive example with actions
  • Follow all safety rules for department and entire facility

Essential Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Lead recruitment initiatives by establishing and maintaining relationships with agencies, online job boards, local media outlets and educational organizations as well as utilizing new and emerging recruiting methods. Maintain resumes, applications and applicant flow from internal Applicant Tracking System, agencies, and other sources to include job fairs with the ability to produce on-demand candidates
  • Lead new employees and ensure continual onboarding process. Ensure pre-employment drug screen and any other pre-employment testing requirements are complete. Conduct off-boarding to include exit interviews
  • Provide daily HR support, coaching, counseling and guidance to employees and managers on all aspects of HR, striving to ensure employee understanding of Company, policies, procedures and benefits; manage and resolve complex employee relations issues; conduct thorough and objective investigations as needed
  • Manage the payroll functions, ensuring pay is processed on time, accurately, and in compliance with government regulations
  • Implements, maintains, and reviews payroll processing systems to ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions including salaries, benefits, garnishments, taxes, and other deductions
  • Maintain compliance with federal and state regulations concerning employment; maintain bulletin board postings for labor law compliance as well as internal job posting and announcements
  • Maintain compliance with Drug Free Workplace to include training; pre-employment, post-accident/incident, reasonable suspicion, and on-site random drug screens as required
  • Manage workplace injuries with timely reporting and oversight of worker’s compensation claims; maintain OSHA logs
  • Partner with HR Corporate to establish strategies and to respond promptly to requests that may come from the role from time to time
  • Develop, implement, and reevaluate employment policies and procedures for overall effectiveness and compliance
  • Maintain HR team communication by attending HR meetings and utilizing appropriate HR network folders and channels of communication to include HR actions, injury/incident reports, FMLA requests, etc.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned

Essential Skills & Abilities:

  • Problem solving – identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully
  • Functions as a self-starter with the ability to work independently
  • Is aware of resources to access guidance on regulations, policies, and procedures such as the Employee Handbook, SHRM and labor law websites
  • Customer service – manages difficult situations effectively, responds promptly to internal and external customer needs and meets commitments
  • Exhibits strong interpersonal techniques, is positive, respectful and customer focused
  • Planning/organizing – prioritizes and plans work and uses time efficiently. Attention to detail, organized, able to meet deadlines
  • Quality control – demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, monitors own work to ensure quality and applies feedback to improve performance
  • Proven ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written and oral instructions
  • Quantity – meets productivity standards and completes work in a timely manner
  • Adaptability – adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and can deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
  • Dependability – consistently at work and on time, follows instructions and responds to management direction
  • Safety and security – observes safety and security procedures and uses equipment and materials properly. Ability to read and interpret safety rules and instructions which are posted in English
  • Communication – effectively and professionally conveys information internally and externally through verbal and written communication skills. Actively listens, communicates clearly, concisely, and assures understanding. Strong phone etiquette skills, grammatical and professional business skill sets
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts

Essential Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR, Business Management or equivalent preferred
  • PHR certification preferred
  • 5+ years of HR management experience
  • Proficient with payroll software
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Software: Word, Excel and PowerPoint

All Candidates must be able to provide work related references.

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