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Director, Human Resources

Company: Rheem Manufacturing
Location: Fort Smith
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:


A Career at Rheem: Where Comfort Is Your Calling

At Rheem, we are dedicated to bringing comfort to people's lives. As a leading global manufacturer of heating, cooling and water heating equipment, we are innovating all-new ways to deliver just the right temperature while saving energy, water and supporting a more sustainable future. It is an exciting challenge that requires a team of talented, passionate people with a diverse set of skills. From engineers to accountants, sales professionals to support experts, Rheem depends on people to power our innovations. Join Rheem, and help shape the future of products that impact lives-every day.

The Director, Human Resources is responsible for aligning people strategies with the business objectives of the Air Conditioning Division (ACD). This position will lead key HR processes including talent development, performance management, organizational design, employee engagement, and compensation planning with support from Global Air HR leader and Enterprise COE's. Acting as the Human Resources Business Partner for the ACD leadership team, this position provides strategic leadership on human resources-related issues to ensure a high-performance culture and effective management of human capital. This position leads and develops the HR team that supports the Division.

This position will serve our Air Conditioning Division, located in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

What You'll Do

  • Establish and execute people strategies to enable business growth and results.
  • Partner with ACD leadership as well as other HR partners to prioritize and execute key initiatives in support of strategic operational targets.
  • Collaborate with the Air HR Lead on organizational Human Resource strategies including development of initiatives, goals, and other key performance indicators.
  • Partner with business leaders to identify organizational gaps, and drive to build organizational capability and succession plans.
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition on employment initiatives including recruitment strategy, postings/advertisements, interviews and selection. This includes drafting job descriptions and obtaining approvals for recruiting, hiring, and compensation.
  • Partner with business leaders to execute organizational rewards strategy, appropriately budget and manage annual merit planning process, and drive utilization of rewards and recognition programs. Ensure all pay practices are equitable and reward superior employee performance.
  • Serve as a key member of the site's leadership team - appropriately challenge, coach, and facilitate effective development of the team.
  • Provide ongoing performance development guidance and coaching to site leadership and line management regarding talent acquisition, performance management, development/training and deployment.
  • Employ coaching, consulting, and facilitation skills to influence behavior and business decisions consistent with Rheem values and leadership competencies.
  • Work closely with leaders and employees to improve teamwork/communication, build morale, and increase productivity, engagement, and retention.
  • Complete analysis and action plans necessary to achieve all HR metrics for the ACD.
  • Manage and resolve complex employee and labor relations issues; conduct effective, thorough, and objective investigations for resolution of employee issues.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state and local laws along with company policy.
  • Manage departmental budget.
  • Other duties as assigned.Job Qualifications

    What You Need
    • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field
    • 10+ years' experience in a Human Resources Generalist function
    • 5+ years' experience in a leadership role
    • Strong ability to influence and coach leaders, including Director-level functional leaders
    • Excellent communications skills (speaking, writing, & listening) with the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from regulatory agencies, public groups, employees, and company leaders
    • Broad knowledge of the principles, laws, and regulations related to the management of human resources (city, state, & federal employment laws).
    • Experience in conflict management and conflict resolution for managers/leaders.
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
    • Ability to develop, manage and conduct training programs.
    • Experience in team management and coaching/developing employee performance.
    • Proven ability to influence decision making.
    • Ability to make tough decisions and deliver difficult messages with professionalism and poise.
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
    • Highest level of integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality
    • Experience in managing a departmental budget.
    • Experience in leading change management.
    • Independent thought, good judgment, analytical and problem-solving skills, and ability to prioritize multiple projects
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate well with others is a matrix team environment
    • Proficient computer skills and in-depth knowledge of relevant software such as MS Office Suite.
      How To Stand Out
      • Master's degree in human resources management or equivalent
      • Human Resources Certification (SHRM-CP, PHR, etc.)
      • Experience in a manufacturing environment with lean/six sigma concepts
      • Experience in preparation of Affirmative Action Plans, working visa acquisitions, and continuous improvement programs
      • 8-10 years' experience in a HR leadership role
      • Experience in a unionized environment
        Rheem is an Equal Opportunity Employer

        Notice To Third Party Recruitment Agencies

        Please note that Rheem and its subsidiaries do not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of an executed Recruitment Services Agreement, there will be no obligation to any referral compensation or recruiter fee.

        In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without an agreement, Rheem and its subsidiaries shall explicitly reserve the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, will become the property of Rheem.

        Primary Location

        US-AR-Fort Smith

        Work Locations

        Rheem ACD - Fort Smith (AR)


        Human Resources


        Air Conditioning Division




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        Job Posting

        Jan 5, 2022, 11:05:21 AM

Keywords: Rheem Manufacturing, Fort Smith , Director, Human Resources, Executive , Fort Smith, Arkansas

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