HR Director

Thomas Brooke International - Hickory, NC

 The Opportunity

  • Serve a diverse Group of operating businesses with over $600 million in annual revenues within a public Fortune 1000 manufacturer of consumer and industrial products
  • Bring your insight and energy to a newly-created, hands-on role, providing vital HR expertise to multiple small and medium operating businesses, and maximizing efficiencies from new HRIS capabilities
  • Company culture values initiative, decisive action and pro-active collaboration; you’ll continually prioritize a high level of activity day to day. This is NOT the job for you if you are looking to manage a large team, be assigned work by a senior executive, or receive regular title-level promotions – but if you enjoy a broad base of work, drinking from the firehose every day, building relationships through responsive service to multiple internal customers, you’ll find this a highly rewarding career
  • Report directly to the Group President with dotted-line reporting to corporate


    Specific Responsibilities

    • Assess the current HR landscape across the Group, consult with HR teams and business leaders and ensure solid HR structure, policies and programs are place at each company; work to standardize policies and handbooks across entire Group where appropriate, while recognizing individual businesses’ different needs
    • Identify immediate legal and compliance issues which need addressed. Consult with Legal Counsel as appropriate.
    • Serve as resource providing counsel and guidance to HR team and Business Leaders regarding HR issues, including guidance on investigations and complex employee relations issues
    • Identify best practices and opportunities to standardize across the Group. Explore opportunities to utilize various modules in Oracle as a Group
    • Work with Director of Leadership Development to strategically deploy training and development programs to ensure investment in developing the right people and that the initiatives are aligned with business needs
    • Participate in selection of HR hires within the group
    • Lead and coordinate the HR team to address business issues, monitor progress on initiatives, and provide professional development opportunities for the HR staff
    • Serve as HR contact to Group-level employees
    • Supervise Payroll Manager and work toward improving efficiency of payroll processing across Group
    • Collaborate with corporate Compliance department to ensure that compliance training requirements are met and training plans are in place

      The Profile

    • Bachelor’s degree required: MBA preferred but real-world experience is most important
    • HR certification preferred
    • 8+ years direct HR generalist experience
    • Proven success supporting multiple stakeholders in small and mid-size businesses and delivering measurable ROI to the business from the HR function
    • A “do what it takes” willingness and ability to function both strategically and at the granular level as needed to support the businesses within the Group
    • Meaningful experience with use of an HRIS system
    • You’ve worked through the complexities of HR policy standardization across different business types, and you understand what works and what doesn’t
    • Highly self-motivated with exceptional ability to prioritize and execute: you take initiative to identify and follow through on important projects and initiatives
    • Collaborative: you pro-actively engage stakeholders at all levels, communicate effectively and build trust


    Compensation: $140,000+

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