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Director of Human Resources

Luminator is a leading innovator in the design and manufacturing of communications and lighting products for more than 80 years in transit, rail and aerospace industries. We are continuing to build our dynamic team by adding a Director of Human Resources.

Summary:

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization, specifically in the areas of succession planning, talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, training and development, compensation, and benefits. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Management and administration of all employment related matters within the Company
  • Provide guidance on employment related matters, which may include, but not limited to, human resources issues, wage and hour law, workers’ compensation, discrimination, unemployment and other federal and state agency claims, employee benefits, employment agreements and policy interpretation related issues, and FMLA matters
  • Establish and implement HR efforts that effectively communicate and support Luminator’s mission and strategic vision.
  • Develop HR plans and strategies to support the achievement of the overall business operations objectives.
  • Function as a strategic business advisor to the executive/senior management of each business unit or specialty group regarding key organizational and management issues.
  • Work with the firm's executive management to establish a sound plan of management succession that corresponds to the strategy and objectives of the firm.
  • Develop comprehensive strategic recruiting and retention plans to meet the human capital needs of strategic goals.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive compensation and benefits plans that are competitive and cost-effective for the organization.
  • Provide overall leadership and guidance to the HR function by overseeing talent acquisition, career development, succession planning, retention, training, leadership development, compensation and benefits globally. 
  • Implement human resources strategies including talent acquisition, staffing, employment processing, compensation, health and welfare benefits, training and development, records management, safety and health, succession planning, employee relations, retention, AAP/EEO and ISO/AS9100 training compliance.
  • Research, develop, write, and update policies, procedures, methods, and guidelines; communicating and enforcing organization value; and conducting internal audits that identify non-conformance to policy and procedures.
  • Compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Participate in the development of the corporation's benefit and retirement plans and programs as a strategic partner but particularly from the perspective of the impact on its employees.  
  • Maintain knowledge of international HR policies, programs, laws and issues, with a strong understanding of key differences between domestic and international policies and programs.
  • Ability to balance the need for strategic HR leadership with the need for hands-on generalist contributions in day-to-day aspects of HR such as employment, compensation and benefits, talent management, recruiting, employee relations, training preparing annual Affirmative Action Program updates, annual 401(K) compliance/5500 testing, safety, workers compensation, and more.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years' HR experience HR. Preferably is a manufacturing/engineering environment.
  • Experience with Training Programs and requirements in accordance to ISO/AS9100.
  • Experience with mergers and acquisitions due diligence is beneficial
  • Professional, well-developed communication skills with strong ability to collaborate and communicate with individuals and groups at all levels of the organization.
  • Identifies and assesses legal risks and opportunities within the employment area and advises accordingly related to litigation avoidance and threats of litigation and recognizes when to elevate certain matters to the attention of outside counsel

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess and demonstrate the following characteristics.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • Strong business acumen
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to critically evaluate situations
  • Strong ethical approach to HR and business
  • Global and cultural awareness
  • HR expertise
  • Leadership and coaching
  • Relationship management

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • This position manages all employees of the department and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within that department.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Masters is a plus) emphasis in Human Resources Administration/Management.  (HR Certification is a plus).

 

Luminator is an equal opportunity employer

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