Global Human Resources Director

Lydall Thermal/Acoustical, Inc. - Hamptonville, NC (30+ days ago)3.1

The Human Resources Director of the global human resources team for Lydall Thermal Acoustical Solutions will be the HR business partner of the President for this segment, working closely to develop and execute on HR goals that align with the business strategy. This position is the liaison with the global management team serving as an advisor on human resources-related issues and activities (corporate and/or business driven) including leadership development, succession planning, performance management, compensation, employee relations, benefit schemes, employee involvement initiatives, talent recruitment and selection, and policy and ethics compliance. This position will be a change agent for the business and will continually assess and anticipate HR-related needs and proactively seek viable solutions. This role will mentor and manage the segment’s international human resource team to deliver value-added services that reflect the business objectives of the organization. Under the leadership of the Director, the HR team will maintain an effective level of business literacy about the business unit’s product offerings, financial position, its culture and its competition.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Works closely with the Business President and the Vice President of Human Resources to properly align the strategic business plan objectives with HR long range planning goals for the organization.

Sets annual objectives for global HR team in the U.S, China, and Germany that aligns with business goals, and fosters strong communications focused on continually improving the overall culture of the organization.

Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance, partnering with the legal department as needed/required.

Obtains a good working knowledge of employment-related laws, benefit schemes/offerings, and compensation/payroll guidelines governing the countries and states in which Metals conducts business.

Mentors and coaches HR team members, works with business leader in conducting periodic reviews of performance and goal achievement.

Consults regularly with global members of top management with focus on building trusted relationships.

Serves as the first line advisor to field HR on all employee relations matters, and determines when internal CHQ-HR and/or legal advice is needed.

Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues, and conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations.

Analyzes HR trends and metrics in partnership with the HR group to develop solutions, programs and location policies.

Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.

Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation, and creates local site-specific policy when required.

Leads an effective recruiting and selection process, and ensures onboarding requirements are adequate, effective, implemented and executed properly.

Assists international employees with expatriate assignments and related HR matters.

Provides guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning.

Identifies training needs for business units and individual executive coaching needs.

Participates in evaluation and monitoring of success of training programs. Follows-up to ensure training objectives are met.

Manages the HR global budget.

Must be able to travel domestically and internationally as the business requires (20-30% if time)

Must be able to work extended hours, when required

Must adhere to all company and location policies and safety rules

All other duties as assigned

Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities Required for Consideration as a Candidate:

(If a degree is required it must be from an accredited institution)

Must possess a Bachelor degree in Human Resources or related field; or an equivalent of education and experience, MBA a plus.

Minimum 10 years’ experience in a Human Resources leadership role resolving complex, employee relations issues

Experience with leading a global Human Resources team in a multi-site environment, preferably in manufacturing, in the U.S., China and Europe.

Working knowledge of all major human resource disciplines

Computer literate. Microsoft Office proficiency required.

Must have strong communication and listening skills.

Must be able to multi-task and have an attention to detail.

Must demonstrate strong organization and project management skills

Must have the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment

Proven success in employee development and succession planning

Additional Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

(If a degree is required it must be from an accredited institution)

SOX reporting requirements (working for a publicly traded company)

Lean Six Sigma experience in leaning out business processes

Working in a manufacturing environment

International experience

Strong negotiation skills

Prior experience dealing with works councils

Customer Focus

Drive for Results

Creative Problem Solving

Interpersonal Relationships