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Regional HR Manager, US

Apply Job ID REF6814W Date posted 06/09/2022 Address 18531 Spring Creek Drive, Tinley Park, IL Job Type Full-time Job Status Exempt

ITW (Illinois Tool Works Inc.) is a Fortune 200 company and is one of the world’s leading diversified manufacturers of specialized industrial equipment, automotive components, consumables, and related service businesses. ITW businesses serve local customers and markets around the globe, with operations in 55 countries and an employee base of more than 48,000 women and men who adhere to the highest ethical standards. These talented individuals, many of whom have specialized engineering or scientific expertise, contribute to our global leadership in innovation. We are proud of our broad portfolio of more than 17,000 granted and pending patents.

The Seats, Safety & Motion Division within the ITW Automotive Segment delivers highly differentiated, precision-engineered plastic solutions to our “80” global OEMs & Tiers across North America and Europe through customer back innovation, targeted at addressing the emerging pain points associated with passenger seating & comfort, and ensuring best-in-class quality & delivery through our commitment to 80/20 operational excellence. ​ 


The Human Resources Manager is a strategic business partner, responsible for planning, developing, and implementing HR programs, policies and practices that supports the business’ goals while ensuring the best experience for our people. This role will support the Division's US based manufacturing facilities, as well as the US Sales & Engineering team within our division.

 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Strategic Alignment - Identifies implications for organizational strategy along with recommendations to support longer term business growth. Collaborates with the Division Leadership Team to identify change management implications and leads change.  Leads the integration for the HR function with the local management team and acts as a business partner.

Organization Design & Effectiveness - Consults with and advises business leadership and plant HR partners on organizational design (Clean Sheet Structure) that will enable the business to grow and operate effectively.  This includes evaluating work structure, job design, labor forecasting, and role and responsibility clarity.  Proactively identifies organizational needs (talent assessment, team effectiveness, staffing, etc.) and develops strategies for resolving and addressing needs.   Develop/administer employee performance management process and provide training and support in all components of performance management.

Talent Management / Employee Development - Assesses organizational capabilities and identifies gaps.  Works closely with the Division HR Leader and Sales and Engineering Leaders, to develop and implement Sales and Engineering Competency Frameworks that can further elevate the teams commercial skills. Actively participates with business leadership to source, evaluate, select and on-board talent.  Coaches business leaders, managers, and regional HR team on the development of others.  Interfaces with other ITW HR peers to advance movement of talent across business groups.  Helps identify development opportunities for talent within the business unit and tracks progress on development action plans.  Consults on succession plans.  Drives and facilitates management team in HR planning, assessment and succession plan reviews. Develops a high performing HR team.

Compensation – Develops job evaluations and oversees annual merit review programs. Coordinates with ITW Corporate compensation department as required.

Employee Relations - Builds and drives employee engagement.  Advises and coaches business unit management on resolving employee issues.  Manages complex or significant employee relations issues.  Analyzes employment-related concerns, patterns, and business needs to proactively develop and implement action plans to address pervasive issues.  Balances legal exposure with desired business outcomes.

Technical HR Support - Directs, recommends, and proactively guides regional HR team in local implementation of HR policies, practices, and initiatives.  Ensures legal and regulatory compliance, including: equal employment opportunity/affirmative action, wage and hour, and work authorization.  Leads any local Visa processes, as needed.  Designs, business unit specific policies and practices as needed.

HR Operations - Fosters continuous improvement by analyzing processes, monitoring effectiveness, and identifying actions to reduce complexity and/or enhance operational performance. Utilizes data to drive decisions and ensure accurate recordkeeping/data integrity is maintained. 

Company Culture - In concert with the Division Leadership Team as well as Regional Leaders,, builds and drives a positive employee culture. Champions diversity and inclusion goals, strategies and plans.  Actively participates in Employee Communications.  Provides high-touch HR support to the business.  Oversees company and community events.

·Safety and Workers Compensation - Champions a safe work environment and demonstrates effectual leadership.  Promotes reporting of safety issues and ensures appropriate follow-up. Submits information to Corporate regarding workers’ compensation concerns and OSHA/safety issues.  Participates in appropriate loss prevention activities to control risk and expense. 

  • Experience in all facets of human resources including knowledge of recruitment processes, benefit and compensation administration, employee relations, and legal compliance requirements.
  • 7+ years of experience in HR  including experience in HR leadership positions; manufacturing HR experience highly preferred.
  • 3+ years Supervisory/Managerial experience. 
  • Proven experience driving culture building initiatives
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills; good listening skills; a team player who demonstrates the ability to relate to employees at all levels of the Company and who is sensitive to cultural differences.
  • Approachable, inspires trust and confidence.
  • Must be adept at analyzing facts and issues, identifying options, and able to decide and recommend a course of action.  Must know when to align and when to be assertive.
  • Independent and organized work style:  Effectively manage time and prioritize work load, assume and manage multiple tasks without close supervision, adapt to change, and consistently meet deadlines.  Ability to make independent decisions and regularly suggest ways to improve services and processes.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and ability to thrive within a matrix organizational structure.
  • Strong PC skills/aptitude.  Intermediate Proficiency in MS Office programs (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).  Experience using HR systems, Workday.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required. Master’s preferred.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position may require domestic travel (up to 25%).  Must have valid driver’s license and good driving record. Must be able to travel internationally, if required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential. 

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  

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At ITW, we value our colleagues' unique perspectives, experiences, and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

Equal Opportunities

ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Read more information here.

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