Human Resources Manager- South Gate, CA

Human Resources Manager- South Gate, CA┬ ┬ 
Internal ID:┬  id
Job:┬ Human Resources
Primary Location:┬ South Gate,┬ California
Other Locations:┬ 
Employment Status:┬ Full-Time
Travel:┬ 10%
Pay Grade:┬ 11/12┬ 


Armstrong Flooring, Inc. (AFI) is actively seeking a hands-on Human Resources Manager to provide both strategic and tactical HR leadership to our resilient┬ tile flooring plant in┬ South Gate, CA.┬  This is a challenging yet exciting opportunity┬ to direct and lead the human resource activities and programs for this manufacturing location.┬  The HR Manager will partner closely with plant leaders and the business unit's HR team; building employee engagement by driving the development and attainment of business strategies and plans through strategic HR planning, change management, organizational design and talent management.┬  This position reports directly to the Corporate Senior Human Resource Manager with a strong dotted line to the Plant Manager.


Key Responsibilities:┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ 

  • Lead and direct plant HR activities to support the achievement of plant performance metrics in the areas of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Productivity & People

  • Serve as a Strategic Business HR partner and develops plans in tandem with functional HR processes

  • Ensure the execution of key plant HR initiatives and processes to drive continuous improvement in all areas of Human Resources┬  to include organization effectiveness, staffing, employee relations, performance management, training and development, benefits, employment practices and legal compliance

  • Guide the Employee Relations strategy and manage overall culture at the plant to maintain a positive employee relations environment

  • Support organization change and continuous improvement efforts (such as Lean) and collaborate with plant leadership to ensure successful change management approaches through effective planning and analysis, communication of change initiatives, full and active leadership support and employee involvement

  • Provide counsel and coaching to all employees on a wide range of personnel matters

  • Track and analyze plant HR metrics to determine root cause and develop and execute┬ action plans to address problem areas

  • Lead the talent management efforts including succession planning, competency development, process planning, career planning, retention efforts, and development activities across the plant

  • Support performance management initiatives and integrating balanced assessments, goal setting and development processes

  • Provide thorough and engaging orientation, on-boarding and employee communication processes in partnership with other lead team members

  • Advise and counsel managers and their staff on HR/employee issues and activities

  • Understand and ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws, rules, regulations, and statutes governing HR processes

  • Understand and apply lean manufacturing concepts to HR systems and problem-solving

  • Support community activities and location grants/donations


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

  • 7+ years of progressive HR leadership experience in a manufacturing organization

  • Experience with recruitment, discipline, compensation, performance management, talent management, teaming and resolving interpersonal conflicts

  • Working knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws related to HR policies and practices

  • Experience leading and managing significant organizational change, organizational development and/or organizational effectiveness

  • Proven ability to interact positively and effectively with individuals from all levels and functions within the company and with a variety of individuals and organizations external to the company

  • Experience in developing and supporting high performing and/or semi-autonomous teams

  • Strong organizational skills to handle high volumes of work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment while maintaining excellent delivery and quality performance.

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving abilities with a strong attention to detail and organizational skills, combined with a strong customer service orientation and the ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization, individually and in teams

  • Proven oral and written communications skills to convey information clearly and effectively. Solid listening skills to gather information for understanding

  • Ability to synthesize information from multiple sources, determine issues and objectives, and develop strategies to address needs

  • Ability to pivot focus effectively in response to business needs

  • Experience managing complex employee/labor relations situations

  • History of effectively coaching across levels and functions, including individuals in more senior roles than oneself

  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office including Excel and PowerPoint


Desired Qualifications:

  • PHR/SPHR certification

  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma or other process improvement methodologies to increase value to customers through elimination of non-value added work

  • Experience working in both union and non-union environments


Equal Opportunity Employer:┬ Armstrong Flooring is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets.┬ 

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