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State College, Pennsylvania

Director of Human Resources



Director of Human Resources


How would you like to help shape the future for an innovative company that absolutely dominates their market? This organization is a supplier to the heavy vehicle & specialty vehicle industry with an immediate need for a Director of Human Resources. In this position, you will lead all HR functions for 3 regional, non-union manufacturing locations along with a corporate headquarters.


Additionally, you will impact the company’s future by directing all areas of Human Resources across the company and will be a true Business Partner for the VP of Operations. This position is based at one of the manufacturing plants with frequent travel to the other locations, all of which are within a 90 minute drive of each other.


What’s special about the job is the amount of influence you can have, driving HR best practices in all areas of the company, with a significant amount of visibility. This company is owned by a larger parent company that offers additional advancement opportunities!




Lead all areas of Human Resources for 3 non-union manufacturing locations and a corporate headquarters with a total employee count of 550+


Development and training of HR staff with up to 8 direct reports


Develop a leadership pipeline that improves the depth of talent across the company and meets the needs of accelerating organizational growth


Establish a standardized recruiting function for salaried and hourly employees across multiple manufacturing locations as well as the company’s headquarters


Maintain a union-free workforce through direct communication with all employees


Is a strategic business partner to the senior leadership team, providing HR strategy solutions to accommodate the company’s growth


Tactical, day-to-day HR responsibility for manufacturing


Partner with company leaders and business partners across the organization to identify and coordinate specific talent needs, design solutions, and acceptance of strategies to determine effectiveness in driving business performance and increasing talent readiness across the company


Collaborates across the organization by sharing relevant data and insights around performance, promotability, and readiness to support business talent decisions



Education and Work Experience:

BS degree in Human Resources or related, MBA or MS degree preferred


10+ years’ experience in Human Resources within a manufacturing environment


Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience leading Human Resources across multiple locations and has experience as a top HR Leader for a company


Has led HR in a fast-paced manufacturing environment


Has a true, HR Generalist background (benefits & compensation, employee relations, union avoidance, training & organizational development, staffing & recruiting, etc…)


Knowledge of contemporary Human Resource structure, processes, and technologies along with understanding business functions from a “Big Picture” perspective


Succession planning experience with workforce planning/headcount tracking


Strong business acumen both tactical and strategic


Excellent communication both written & verbal at all levels within an organization


Has partnered with operations as an HR Business Partner


Proficiency in all Microsoft Office products


Able to travel as needed to company manufacturing locations



Personal and Professional Competencies:


Must be a Hands-On, results driven Human Resources professional with a high energy level


Must have an excellent work ethic and high integrity


Able to build internal partnership sand relationships with key managers & stakeholders


Demonstrated success working in a fast-paced environment


Versatility to partner with all levels of the organization


Demonstrated ability to manage multiple initiatives/projects simultaneous



Key Words:  Director Human Resources, Human Resources Business Partner, Strategic HR, Tactical HR, Non-Union, Union Avoidance, Talent Acquisition, Recruiting, Succession Planning, Human Resources, Organizational Effectiveness, Talent Management, Manufacturing, Organizational Development, Psychology, Heavy Vehicle, Specialty Vehicle, HR Generalist, Benefits, Compensation, Employee Relations, Multi-site, Training