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Plant Human Resources Manager

Date: Jan 8, 2022

Location: Prattville, AL, US

Company: James Hardie

Position Summary


The Human Resources Manager partners with employees at all levels in the manufacturing plant to provide expertise and counseling for all people issues affecting plant operations.  The incumbent works to carry out all policies and procedures relating to personnel activity while ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local laws and guidelines including Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the American Disability Act (ADA). The incumbent also drives change and improvement in bottom-line results and implements corporate organizational initiatives and programs with a high degree of efficiency and accuracy.  As a member of the Human Resources Team the Human Resources Manager reports to the Regional Senior Manager of Human Resources.


Position Responsibilities


Establishes strong employee relations and acts as a business partner with plant management on all issues affecting plant operations by:  

  • Partnering with plant managers to design recruitment strategy, maintain staffing documents, interview candidates, and develop staff.
  • Collaborating with plant and staff mangers to provide performance appraisal input and ensuring performance reviews are completed and delivered on time.
  • Attending management meetings to understand or revise plant operations, determining ways to develop staff, reviewing any employee relations issues, and sharing organizational knowledge.
  • Reviewing Employee Engagement Survey results with managers to identify process improvements upon plant procedures.
  • Coordinating management training in interviewing, selection, terminations, promotions, performance management, sexual harassment, or other areas as needed; and
  • Administrate Employee Engagement Survey results and working to identify process improvements upon plant procedures to maintain positive employee relations.


Manages and carries out the plant’s employee relations programs, policies, and procedures, and oversees all personnel activity within the plant by:  

  • Maintaining excellent communication and a positive relationship with employees to promote employee satisfaction.
  • Scheduling meetings with employees to conduct the Employee Engagement Survey and providing feedback to maintain a 95% survey participation level.
  • Providing an internal communications strategy with workforce and implementing an effective communications strategy between the plant manager and the plant on a long-term basis.
  • Communicating Company goals to employees and ensuring they are recognized and creating value for employees.
  • Overseeing plant-based training for new employees and ensuring training is completed on time and results in certification.
  • Overseeing communication regarding benefits, compensation, employee referral program, EAP programs, etc.
  • Updating and supervising new employee orientation to foster a positive attitude toward company goals.
  • Overseeing personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, and terminations.
  • Conducting and reviewing exit interviews to determine reasons behind voluntary separations; and
  • Manage Hourly Compensation Program and determine wage issues within the plant.


Ensures compliance with EEO and ADA guidelines while establishing a positive employee relations environment by: (10%)

  • Continually staying informed on employment law concepts, practices, and procedures; and
  • Ensuring employees’ needs are being met, designing policies and procedures to keep employees gainfully employed while continuing to execute business strategy.


Supervisory/Lead Responsibilities:

The Human Resources Manager typically has up to 4 direct reports (2s Human Resources Representative, and up to 2 Operator Trainers) and provides generalist support to a client base of 375.  The incumbent coordinates, manages, and oversees all issues that deal with personnel activity.  The incumbent has sole responsibility in delegating these tasks which include, training, interviewing, completing, distributing, and filing documentation, and HRIS, etc.  Additionally, he/she provides performance reviews for the HR staff as well as supervises performance reviews and counseling sessions for plant managers and their subordinates.  The incumbent also has a high level of communication with managers within the plant as well as key leaders within the organization.


Scope of Position:

The Human Resources Manager partners with plant managers to oversee a plant of 375 employees.  The incumbent works with multiple product lines, business units, and multiple plant managers and key leaders.  A high level of communication as well as the ability to deal with conflict effectively and offer the appropriate solutions is needed to be successful within this position.


Position Requirements


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proven leadership, management, and communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and influence across all levels and functions.
  • Ability to work within existing policy structure to meet the needs of management and employees.
  • Proactive involvement and understanding of all level of employees and the related nuances of their working environments.
  • Expertise in providing insightful HR consultation to location leaders and employees.
  • Thorough understanding of complex business requirements.
  • Ability to objectively coach, influence, and mentor employees and management through complex or difficult issues.
  • Knack in making quick and accurate decisions to solve a problem or reach a goal.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to work effectively under pressure and deal with multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrated advanced skills with the standard features of various personal computer word processing and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, and other proprietary programs).



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Management or a related field required.  Masters preferred.
  • SPHR / PHR preferred
  • 10+ years of Human Resources Management experience in a manufacturing environment




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