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Human Resource Director

Assurant has an exciting opportunity for a rising Human Resource Director supporting our Lavergne, TN business site.  This dynamic and fast-paced light manufacturing and logistics organization helps our clients manage our trade-in and buy-back program. This role is ideal for an experienced HR Manager seeking to move into a director role.

Reporting to the AVP People Business Partner, you will serve as a credible, visible, and value-added partner to managers and employees by facilitating the deployment of human resources plans and programs to support the achievement of business results.  Through consultative guidance and support of assigned clients, this role adds value by helping individuals and the organization achieve peak performance and results.

Primary Job Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

Working across our matrixed People Organization - which includes Talent, Total Rewards & Wellbeing, Strategic Enablement & Change and People Experience Center - the Director, People Business Partner develops integrated approaches to define and address client needs.  This includes identifying, building, and deploying required organizational capabilities, structures, processes, and behaviors.  More specifically, the incumbent will deliver solutions in direct response to the needs of our LaVergne Tennessee, operation across the following disciplines:

  • Employee Relations

  • Talent Acquisition

  • Culture / Employee Engagement

  • Organizational Change

  • Talent Development

  • Succession Planning

  • Performance Management

  • Learning and Performance

  • Compensation

Examples of the use of knowledge in the disciplines above would include:

  • Enhance employee engagement to promote a customer-focused culture

  • Plan and implement ongoing front-line manager development programs/interventions

  • In collaboration with Talent Acquisition, assist in creating and deploying recruiting plans to address staffing needs

  • Partner with managers to develop and implement plans to minimize unwanted attrition

  • Complete, in collaboration with Total Rewards, local pay competitiveness reviews

  • Create and implement change management plans to support local transformation initiatives

  • Identify and track location-specific HR metrics (leading and lagging) to inform decision-making and drive continuous process improvement

  • Assist business leaders in providing employees with development opportunities that align with current and future performance standards

  • Provide effective advice and coaching to managers to reinforce leadership skills

  • Contribute to HR and cross-functional initiatives

Basic Qualifications Required - Experience, Skills, and Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, organization development or related disciplines

  • 6 years of Human Resource experience, ideally including experience in an HR Business Partner or HR Manager role

  • 1 year+ experience in a Human Resources role within a manufacturing or logistics (warehousing) environment   

  • Strong business and financial acumen

What other skills/experience would be helpful to have?  

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Must have a demonstrated track record of implementing HR plans/programs

  • Advanced consulting and influencing skills 

  • Strong collaboration skills; experience operating in a matrix environment

  • Ability to communicate up, down, and across to a variety of constituencies (P&L owners, directors, front-line managers, and employees), both verbally and in writing  

  • Knowledge and experience in core HR functional areas (i.e., staffing and recruiting, employee relations / engagement, learning and development, benefits, etc.,)

  • Strong project management and problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrated track record of continuous learning and skill development

Travel: Minimal Travel, 10%.

Schedule : The incumbent must be able to occasionally work flexible hours to include “off shift” hours.


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