Director of Human Resources

Electrolux - Springfield, TN3.8

The HR Director is responsible for driving the implementation of the Electrolux HR strategy and HR delivery model as part of the Springfield Cooktop and Product Line team. They coach, collaborate and partner with the line management team to provide leadership and proactive solutions for people and organizational issues. This position will support both the Springfield manufacturing operations and the Cooktop R&D team based on site.

The HR Director maintains an effective level of business literacy about the plant and product line’s financial position, strategic plans, and competition.


Understand key drivers and challenges of the business to provide specific coaching to line managers
Use business knowledge, trend reporting and data to provide effective solutions which align with business goals
Partner with the line management team to understand key performance issues, objectives and drivers and their implications for people and organizational strategies
Influence and effectively convey messages through clear and consistent communication
Prioritize work and respond to changing business needs
Support roll out of global HR solutions to business unit, acting as a champion, engaging stakeholders,
challenging and coaching managers to gain buy-in
Utilize available resources and best practices to get things done
Provide leadership and foster constructive cross-functional working relationships
Challenge the status quo, champion new initiatives and act as a catalyst for change that drives continuous improvement in business performance
Build a case for why change matters, overcome resistance to change, engage key stakeholders in the process of change and drive processes to sustain change
Support delivery of the people strategy within the business sector through the identification and development of targeted HR/OD interventions to deliver business performance
Select, retain and develop the right talent and capabilities; develop and implement proactive and innovative talent management solutions to deliver business results
Diagnose and analyze organizational capabilities to proactively develop and implement individual, team and organizational improvements to support delivery of the business strategy
Coach, challenge and support managers in their role on people development and organizational related processes
Lead and manage the people related plan and agenda
Proactively drive HR core processes in the business unit
Support the development and execution of technology to make HR processes more efficient and effective in supporting the business
Understand and leverage appropriate technologies to connect people and collaborate with identified target groups
Support roll out of global HR solutions to business unit, acting as a champion, engaging stakeholders, challenging and coaching managers to gain buy-in
Develop tools in collaboration with Centers of Expertise and HR Services to maximize opportunities for economies of scale, global consistency and shared learning

Minimum Qualification
Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Human Resources or Business
Masters degree and professional certification a plus
10 plus years HR leadership experience in a manufacturing environment including large workforces
Experience working in a Lean manufacturing environment required
Demonstrated capability in several core areas of Human Resources (i.e., talent management, employee relations, leadership development, etc.)
Demonstrated capability in building a team and leading change efforts in support of factory and organization requirements
Demonstrated experience in successfully managing in a complex and matrixed environment
Demonstrated success establishing goals and objectives to meet key deliverables and commitments using fact-based information and data

Operates with impeccable integrity and trust
Active listener
Strong business acumen
Desire to serve
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Critical thinker; uses logic and analysis to identify issues and develop solutions
Action-oriented with a focus on results
Proven success leading complex change initiatives
Managerial courage
Strategic Agility