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Director, Regional HR

Company: Americold Logistics, LLC
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

OverviewAmericold provides temperature-controlled warehousing and transportation to food producers, restaurants, schools and retail outlets such as grocery stores. We're proud to provide an essential link in the food industry supply chain and to help put food on tables around the world. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates temperature-controlled warehouses around the world. We have over 16,000 associates and offer a wide variety of career opportunities - from warehouse forklift operators and supervisors to accounting, administration, business development, customer support, engineering, transportation, and technology solutions positions.ResponsibilitiesPrimary Responsibility:This role is a key member of the Americold HR North America Leadership team. The Director, Human Resources will provide HR business partner support. The incumbent will provide day to day HR leadership including performance management, employee relations, organizational planning, employee metrics reporting, coaching and succession planning. He or she will be responsible for creation and delivery of policies and best practices to support and encourage a productive workforce that meets both the business goals of the organization and personal needs of employees.Essential Functions: Serve as Human Resources leader for Regional HR function; lead HR team (HR Managers and HR Generalists/Coordinators) Possess broad knowledge and understanding of the business to assess, recommend, and drive organizational changes Lead the talent and performance management process to include quarterly reviews, talent development planning, manager feedback, coaching and facilitation of performance management training Responsible for tracking and reporting HR metrics as they pertain to overall Americold goals Provide coaching and support to leaders and employees on performance improvement plans, conflict resolution and career development Drive continuous improvement of human resource functions (i.e., staffing & recruiting, budgets, compensation administration, policy administration, employee relations, organizational development, change management, etc.) Drive a robust organizational review/succession planning process Ability to drive a positive culture through employee communications and activities Own end to end various HR processes within region team including onboarding, offboarding etc. Assist with compensation analysis for professional and hourly employees Partner with the Total Rewards to develop and deploy compensation, benefits and recognition programs that will drive a performance culture Demonstrate managerial courage and provide timely and actionable constructive feedback across the region teams Resolve issues quickly and directly to maximize performance. Leads continuous improvement across the HR team and assist Americold HR team across the business on special projects and initiatives S/he will have a proven track record of building and driving successful talent strategies and processes that clearly support the objectives of the business Must have both strong strategic capabilities as well as be hands-on and comfortable with tactical execution Lead and manage investigations of all types including research and documentation of all legal, policy, or procedure-related issues; collaborate with Legal as necessary Provide consultative support and advice to management on appropriate resolution of employee relations issues. Manage multiple concurrent progressive discipline process with supervisors and employees Produce and/or review reports requiring analysis and data compilation utilizing tools available (turnover, trends, budgeting, compensation, legal requirements, etc.). Ensure compliance with all federal and state employment laws, including EEO, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, and company policies Facilitate effective succession planning processes to ensure management and professional readiness to meet the growth plans of the business Direct and implement employee engagement and retention programsQualificationsQualifications & Experience: Bachelors Degree in Human Resources, Business, or a related field required 10+ years of experience as an HR professional with increasing levels of responsibility, including 5+ years of leading broad distributed teams. Minimum of two (2) years of labor relations experience including CBA negotiations Proven leadership, coaching, relationship building and effective conflict resolution skills Strong business acumen, communication, and presentation skills Experience with change management Must be proactive in nature with strong communication skills Interpersonal savvy Ability to motivate teams to produce desired outcomes within tight timeframes Ability to work with and connect with all levels of employees Strong planning & organizing skills Drive for results & follow-up Demonstrated problem solving skills Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments simultaneously Experience in supply chain warehouse, operations or transportation industry preferred Strong knowledge of employment laws including EEO and Affirmative Action Broad knowledge in Human Resource areas including Performance Management, Succession Planning, Training, Workers Compensation, Recruitment etc.Knowledge & Employment Standards: Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment. Strong interpersonal skills and sound judgment Ability to effectively communicate verbally and orally with various levels of staff internally and externally Ability to effectively reason, negotiate, instruct, persuade, and/or influence others Ability to pay close attention to detail Ability to maintain confidentiality and build relationships built on trust Knowledge of and the ability to effectively execute conflict resolution techniques and defuse conflict Working knowledge of HR processes, policies and government regulations Willingness to develop a mentoring relationship in order to contribute experience, skills, and knowledge to employees for their development Proven ability to be flexible and handle multiple tasks simultaneously Ability to solve complex problemsPhysical Requirements & Abilities: The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job Requires the ability to sit for long periods of time, with frequent interruptions Requires several hours per day of sitting, getting up and down from chairs, and reaching, or bending Requires manual dexterity with normal hand and finger movements for typical office work Talking, hearing, and seeing are important elements of completing assigned tasks May require travel by automobile and airplane May require visiting facility operations in temperatures at or below freezing May carry loads related to travel and occasionally lifts, carries, positions, or moves objects weighing up to 20 pounds Requires the use of various electronic tools Occasionally works evenings or weekends in order to complete objectives or to attend meetings Requires the ability to relate to others beyond giving and receiving instructions: must partner with colleagues without exhibiting behavioral extremes Requires the performance of work activities including reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others; and respond appropriately to constructive feedback from executive managementAmericold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action EmployerEOE/AA M/F/D/V DFWCompensation MinimumCompensation Maximum

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