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Senior Manager, Human Resources

2 weeks ago
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Human Resources


The Senior Manager Human Resources is responsible for leading the human resources operations for the Decorative Panels Inc. business, in compliance with LIXIL corporate HR policies and guidelines.  The role is physically located at DPI's administrative offices in Toledo, OH but oversees all DPI HR functions (include Alpena HR & Labor Relations).



  • Develop a high performing workforce, ensuring the right talent to accomplish business objectives
  • Improve organizational culture ensuring emphasis on quality, continuous improvement, employee retention and development, communication, and high performance
  • Manage and administer labor relations activities including negotiating and interpreting collective bargaining agreements and grievance resolution up to and including arbitration at unionized sites.
  • Partner with site management and elected union officials to facilitate trust, mutual respect and partnership in the business; provide counsel regarding human resources practices, policies, and employment laws.
  • Manage and administer employee benefit plans and programs in compliance with established company practices and policies.
  • Collaborate with HR COE & manage corporate HR COE initiatives including salaried talent acquisition, learning and development, compensation, retirement, and benefits.
  • Promote talent development and create a talent pipeline for key positions
  • Manage hourly employee talent acquisition including developing best practices attracting, interviewing, assessing, retaining, rewarding, engaging and managing the performance of an hourly workforce.
  • Collaborate with state and local government employment and training agencies and local trade schools to maximize available resources and programs.
  • Partner with site management regarding salaried employee performance management, personal development and employment decisions.
  • Participate on required site level steering committees (i.e. union-management, safety, etc.)
  • Assure Legal & Corporate Compliance including conducting required training and investigations.
  • Analyze HR KPIs and other employment metrics to assist in data driven decision making.
  • Identify training needs for sites.
  • Prepare new job descriptions and evaluations.
  • Perform weekly safety audits in assigned area; Attends monthly site safety training.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience required; Advanced degree preferred
Minimum of 5 years of human resources experience in a large manufacturing environment required
Strong experience in three or more of the following areas: human resources management, organizational development, change management, process improvement, compensation, staffing, and employee relations.
Labor Relations & Collective Bargaining experience is required
Experience in culture transformation is desired
Leadership within a regional HR organization that is heavily matrixed
Handling sensitive issues with diplomacy and demonstrating respect  for people from all backgrounds
Thorough knowledge and understanding of required processes and laws for legal and corporate compliance


Strategic planning
Thought leadership
Complex problem resolution
Communication and presentation skills
Managerial Skills
Excellent execution and drive for results
Customer Focus
Working in ambiguous environments
Adaptability / flexibility
Ability to influence senior management


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