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Director, Human Resources Manufacturing Operations

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

OverviewStryten Energy builds the best batteries in the industry.From submarines to subcompacts, Stryten Energy builds innovative battery solutions that power everything from warehouses and distribution centers to cars, trains, and trucks. Our stored energy technologies include advanced lead, lithium, and vanadium redox flow batteries, intelligent chargers, and energy performance management software that keep people on the move and supply chains running.An industry leader backed by more than a century of expertise, Stryten has The Energy to Challenge the status quo and deliver top-performing energy solutions for today's most recognizable brands in manufacturing, distribution, and retail. Stryten partners with customers to meet the growing demand for reliable energy storage capacity now and into the future.The Stryten Energy corporate office is home to the leadership team and multiple support teams, including finance, engineering, human resources, and IT. These employees provide vital service to twelve manufacturing plants located across the United States.The Director, Human Resources - Manufacturing leads the HR function for manufacturing operations. Reporting to the SVP, CHRO, this role is responsible for implementing and directing the strategy for the people initiatives for manufacturing operations through collaboration with the HR and operations leadership teams People and culture are essential to the success of the business, and this role with work with their HR peers in developing and deploying initiatives to attract, retain and develop the talent needed to support our manufacturing operations. This role will develop employee relations programs and will function as an adviser for manufacturing operations. This position is responsible for managing employee relations activities according to established guidelines and sound administrative practices and in accordance with the Company's mission, values, and goals. This position will serve as a trusted partner to leadership providing expert guidance regarding all aspects of human resources, including the administration of Company policies and programs.The ideal candidate will have a human resources business partner background and must be considered a change agent. The candidate must have experience managing multiple sites in both a union and non-union environment.This position is expected to be onsite with travel 25% to manufacturing sites.ResponsibilitiesTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to build trusting relationships within manufacturing operations as well as with business partners throughout the Company. This position will interact with all levels of the organization to promote strategic alignment with Company policies, goals, and objectives.

  • Lead and develop on-site plant HR teams as they drive HR initiatives at their manufacturing plants
  • Guide and collaborate with operations leadership to build trusting relationships with labor-management committees. Key HR leader for all contract negotiations, building the strategy, and providing guidance regarding labor contract disputes.
  • Monitor and coordinate employee relations issues, corrective actions, performance improvement plans, and EEO matters with Company leaders ensuring resolution is achieved in an effective and timely manner.
  • Propose and develop progressive programs to increase employee engagement and satisfaction with the Company and to reduce turnover.
  • Responsible for compliance with the collective bargaining agreements across all union locations.
  • Guide the HR Manager/Generalist teams regarding working conditions, disciplinary actions, and employee and applicant appeals and grievances.
  • Develop and administer various human resources policies, procedures, and processes. Responsible for training and communicating to plant HR Managers and employees.
  • Partner with plant operations to review organizational structure, and compensation programs (Manufacturing Incentive Plan, Gainsharing, etc.), including position compensation analysis in partnership with the Director, Compensation.
  • Liaison between corporate HR functions and plant operations (benefits, compensation, payroll, staffing, HRIS, etc.); Partner with these functions to ensure consistency and ongoing communications with regard to updates, process changes, etc.
  • Propose and develop progressive programs to increase employee engagement and satisfaction with the Company to retain employees.
  • Develop, recommend, and collaborate with the HR team on hiring and retention strategies to improve employee engagement.
  • Responsible for conducting confidential investigations regarding employee relations concerns, and complaints. Seeks guidance as needed from Human Resources Leadership and/or Labor Attorney on risks, resolution, and actions.
  • Leverage systems, tools, technologies, and other resources to provide administrative support to the department as needed, may act as a liaison between employees and other HR employees in obtaining information, as well as the accurate completion and collection of mandated documentation to ensure compliance with government regulated guidelines and timelines.
  • Evaluate reports, decisions, and results of department initiatives about established goals. Recommend innovative approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of department and services performed.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local employment laws. Demonstrate prudent judgment when making important decisions by utilizing knowledge of industry best practices and current trends. Work with diverse stakeholders and build strong, collaborative relationships. Manage competing agendas and priorities across different functional departments.
  • Has a "can do" attitude and a positive outlook, while minimizing negative behaviors. Demonstrates initiative and resourcefulness as a self-starter.
  • Partner with plant leadership on workforce planning and actions necessary to ensure proper staffing levels.QualificationsEducation, Experience, Certifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management or related field. PHR or SPHR is preferred.
    • 10+ years of previous experience in labor relations is required.
    • Experience in employee relations performance management, worker's compensation, FMLA, employment law, planning, and project management is required.
    • 5+ years experience in a leadership position, managing in a matrix environment at multiple locations is a plus.
    • Heavy experience working in a manufacturing environment is preferred.
    • Project Management experience is required
    • Proven experience with workforce planning is requiredCompetencies, Skills, Knowledge:
      • Collaborative/team-based management style.
      • Strong verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills required.
      • Strong working knowledge of federal and state employment guidelines is required.
      • Strong computer skills including Windows-based programs such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook required.
      • Strong HR presence, capable of engendering trust and confidence of all elements of the workforce.
      • Capable of serving as an effective advocate of employee interests.
      • Demonstrated track record of achieving or maintaining a positive workplace culture.Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
        • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.EEO StatementMotrex is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.About StatementMotrex ( provides services to industrial manufacturing and recycling businesses. We specialize in Finance and Accounting, Purchasing, EHS Compliance, Quality and Human Resource Management, as well as Information Technology. Our multi-functional approach enables us to exploit synergy potential and thus improve the competitiveness of our clients' businesses.

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Alpharetta , Director, Human Resources Manufacturing Operations, Human Resources , Alpharetta, Georgia

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