Human Resources Director
HR
Full Time
Charlotte, Nc
2019-02-28

Electrolux North America, Inc., a $5 billion manufacturing and sales subsidiary of AB Electrolux, is seeking a Human Resources Director. The Human Resources Director aligns people strategy & people management solutions with the business strategy by understanding business, market and industry trends, providing insights for future talent needs in order to build talent and leadership capabilities. This role acts as a change catalyst to realize the long term people strategy as an integral member of the business leadership team.

This role will be located in the Corporate Headquarters in Charlotte, NC. The role is a member of the NA HR leadership team reporting operationally to the VP Human Resources for Electrolux Major Appliances North America and provides HR leadership and direction to the Purchasing, Supply Chain, S&OP, Advanced Manufacturing and Quality functions.

The objective of this position is to deliver upon the Electrolux HR
initiatives and facilitate the sector and business function strategies through
collaboration, people leadership and expertise in organization effectiveness,
design and development. This role requires an experienced hands-on client
facing business partner that will provide effective coaching to leaders and
employees.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Business Partner: Understand and anticipate business priorities and contributes to the development of the business strategy
    • Understand business context, issues, and challenges to provide coaching to managers
    • Use business knowledge to provide effective solutions that align with business goals
    • Ensures execution of the people strategy
    • Partner with the management team to understand key performance issues, objectives, and drivers and converts those needs into people management solutions
    • Leads the people element of M&A integrations and divestments

  • Change Champion: Embrace change and understand strategies to address and reduce employee resistance
    • Challenge the status quo, champion new initiatives and act as a catalyst for change that drives continuous improvement in business performance
    • Drive organizational and cultural change
    • Coach managers on leading change, engaging employees and effectively building capabilities 
    • Support delivery of the people strategy within the business sector and drive business results through the identification and development of targeted HR/OD interventions to deliver performance
  • Talent Manager and Organizational Designer: Select, retain and develop the right talent and capabilities 
    • Develop and implement proactive and innovative talent management solutions to deliver business results
    • Understand and analyze organizational capabilities to proactively develop and implement organizational design and structure improvements to support delivery of the business strategy
    • Coach, challenge and support managers in their role on people development and organizational related processes
  • Operational Support:  Implementation of initiatives, balancing both global and local needs, understand common global frameworks, share best practices, maintain flexibility to meet local needs
    • Support roll out of HR solutions to the business unit, acting as a champion, engaging stakeholders, challenging and coaching managers to gain buy-in
    • Develop tools in collaboration with Centers of Expertise and HR Operations to maximize opportunities for economies of scale, global consistency and shared learning 
    • Guide and support leaders on performance management, including interim coaching, counseling, career development, and disciplinary guidance
    • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues by conducting effective, thorough and objective investigations
    • Advise and coach People Managers on compensation program, including annual merit and compensation processes

Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field, Master’s degree preferred
  • 7 years of HR business partner experience supporting a line of business, including leading others
  • HR experience in the manufacturing industry highly preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Strong business acumen, understanding how the business agenda drives people imperatives and future organizational needs
  • Breadth of knowledge on HR practices, procedures and HR laws and regulations
  • Excellent interpersonal, facilitation and coaching skills; engages and builds effective relationships across the organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact at all levels of the organization
  • Proven success in project management and leading change initiatives
  • Action-oriented with a focus on results
  • Managerial courage to challenge the status quo
  • Operates with the utmost integrity and trust 
  • High levels of resourcefulness, influence/organizational savvy, execution skills (strategy through implementation) 
  • Ability to balance the strategic and the practical with strong implementation and drive for execution. 
  • Sound judgement and decision making
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)