Human Resources Manager
Company: Fort Dearborn Company
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Build your Career with an Industry Leader
Fort Dearborn Company is a leader in printed labels for the
consumer products industry. Join Fort Dearborn and you will have
the opportunity to become part of an organization that is committed
to excellence and industry leadership for almost 100 years.
The Human Resources Manager is responsible for staffing according
to business need, sustaining critical HR programs and overall
talent management. This role will partner with the Plant General
Manager to ensure that any broader initiatives include the
appropriate HR considerations. The HR Manager must have a working
technical knowledge of all relevant labor and employment
regulations, excellent communication skills and a strong motivation
to advance Fort Dearborn's Core Values and culture.
The HR Manager in Fort Dearborn will focus in several key areas,
Having the right people in the right place at the right time
The Manager, Human Resources will leverage talent acquisition tools
to fill open requisitions as well as prospect for strategic people
needs. This role will work closely with local staffing agencies to
fill temporary positions within their plant(s) as well as be
primarily responsible for all hourly direct hiring. The HR Manager
will also be a critical contributor in selection processes for
Plant management roles. Part of ensuring proper staffing also
includes implementation and maintenance of a variety of labor
forecasting tools and "after the fact" reporting (e.g. turnover) to
understand future labor needs as well as understand why/where Fort
Dearborn is losing existing talent.
Developing our managers and HR team to succeed in an environment
that is continuously improving
In addition, this role will also play a leadership role in
executing the Fort Dearborn talent identification and succession
planning process (also called the "People Plan"). The Manager will
lead this process for their plant, including calibration and also
work with the HR Director to aggregate People Plan data and present
internal key talent as part of slates for new openings within their
segment. The HR Manager must also be influential in deploying an
individual development planning process as well as our performance
management process. This role will also lead a semi-annual Talent
assessment within their segment whose goals are to assess current
enterprise training offerings and also identify needs and programs
for the coming year. The Manager, Human Resources must finally
ensure that all progressive discipline and policy matters are
executed in an appropriate manner in accordance with labor and
employment rules and also our company policies.
Make Fort Dearborn the employer-of-choice for current and future
The Manager, Human Resources will play a key role in ensuring
execution of our company onboarding strategy and also provide
feedback for ongoing continuous improvement in our onboarding
program. The HR Manager will monitor, drive and help improve any
number of two-way associate communication avenues including Town
Hall meetings, monthly plant-wide meetings, new hire meetings and
feedback "roundtable" meetings. The HR Manager will ensure that
his/her respective segment is attentive to our annual "Speak Up"
associate feedback survey including making sure that all associates
have the opportunity to complete the survey and also making certain
that his/her plant(s) complete action plans aimed at improving
overall culture which will be measured by survey results.
Ensure that assigned plant(s) are staffed appropriately to labor
planning. This includes initiating the requisition approval
process, advertising, screening resumes, interviewing, ensuring
management involvement in the selection process, and offer
approvals. Enabling the plant to be resourced to meet production
demands is a primary responsibility of this role. The HR Manager
will also interview exempt and other senior hires when
Lead and continuously improve our enterprise-wide Onboarding
program with an objective of ensuring all new hires receive a
proper introduction to the company, their location and their job
throughout their first 90 days.
Manage the Objective Setting and Performance review process
throughout the year to ensure that all associates receive
objectives and performance feedback throughout the year.
Work with local management team and the HRIS team in Corporate to
ensure the maintenance of the HCM and payroll tools including
weekly payroll process; ensure HR events are properly and timely
recorded in the HR system.
As part of the plant leadership team, ensure a safe work
environment where accidents are prevented where possible and any
injury/incident is handled with the associate's well-being as the
top priority and then addressing worker's compensation
administration and the root causes and countermeasures to prevent
Provide information and reports on data such as staff turnover,
cost, etc. This role must be comfortable utilizing technology in
order to aggregate and analyze data in order to make fact-based
Work with the HR Director and Plant Manager to ensure HR plans
support the needs of the business but are also flexible enough to
cope with changes in the organization, as and when they occur
Accomplishes special project results by identifying and clarifying
issues and priorities; communicating and coordinating requirements,
expediting fulfillment; evaluating milestone accomplishments;
evaluation optional courses of action; changing assumptions and
Interact seamlessly with peers in the HR department but also
cross-functionally. Coordinating decisions and communications
across multiple stakeholders within the plant is an important
responsibility of this position.
Manage and direct local compensation wage surveys, market equity
proposals and the annual merit process.
Oversee payroll and benefits administration to ensure associates
are paid timely and accurately, and are provided benefits they
elect. This should also include management of various LOAs
including STD, FMLA, etc.
Assists plant management in the annual review, preparation and
administration of wage and salary program.
Consults with legal counsel with the authorization of the Director,
Human Resources, as appropriate.
Supports management by providing human resources advice, counsel,
and decisions; analyzing information and applications. The HR
Manager must be comfortable challenging assumptions and having the
courage to stand-alone when it is appropriate while also
maintaining productive and sustainable partnerships with other
leaders in the organization.
Guides management and employee actions by researching, developing,
writing, and updating policies, procedures, methods, and
guidelines; communicating and enforcing organization values.
Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by
studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation;
enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed
Role models our Core Values and Code of Conduct and coaches and
communicates the same across their segment including their HR
Travel will be intermittently required in order to provide field
training and attend ad hoc meetings.
Other duties as assigned.
Undergraduate degree in Human Resources or related discipline is
preferred but not required
5+ years of HR generalist experience (more experience required if
no undergraduate degree). Preferred experience in manufacturing and
also in managing HR in multiple-site, 24/7 operation(s).
Working knowledge of regulatory, legal and statutory rules
governing employment and labor law.
Excellent communication and presentation skills
High energy level and ability to marshal resources to accomplish
projects, tasks and change initiatives
Exceptional customer focus and ability to build effective working
relationships at all organizational levels
Ability to adapt to changing environment and support of multiple
High degree of professionalism, discretion and integrity.
Fort Dearborn welcomes and encourages applications from people with
disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for
candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
Fort Dearborn Company is an equal opportunity employer.
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