Human Resources Director, North America
Altra Industrial Motion Corp.

Blacksburg, Virginia

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

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The Human Resource Director, North America has responsibility for the human resource coordination for the North American facilities for Kollmorgen (manufacturing locations in Radford, VA., Marengo, IL., Vista, CA., and Tijuana, MX.) Responsible for leading efforts regarding organization planning, development, performance management, compensation and the execution of special programs. All tasks should be in alignment with the company's strategy and be designed to achieve maximum effectiveness and success.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Along with those identified below, other duties may be assigned.

  • Leads the North American HR team which includes Program Managers, Senior HRBP's and administration support (team size - 8).
  • Leads in developing best practices and implementing policies and processes as applicable. Properly executes local and corporate policies and HR programs ensuring superior quality, delivery and cost.
  • Responsible for key talent and management development including consulting with the organization's leaders regarding team development and personal/professional development of employees. Provides leadership in the development of a sustainable high performance/high commitment workforce.
  • Advises management as a strategic business partner, change agent, and member of the business unit(s) staff.
  • Directs internal communications regarding site activities, HR programs, business updates and organizational changes ensuring the workforce is informed and engaged.
  • Directs recruiting and employment activities to ensure the timely placement of qualified employees in salaried, hourly and temporary positions.
  • Develops programs, policies, procedures and controls regarding key HR metrics (safety, recruiting, associate satisfaction, on-time performance appraisals, turnover, etc.)
  • Conducts research into HR programs, policies and employment law and recommends strategies, changes or innovations where appropriate.
  • Ensures compliance with employment-related laws. Aids in the representation of the Company on related litigation.
  • Administers wage and salary policies while ensuring competitive rates of pay and competitive benefits. Conducts benchmarking to ensure competitiveness.
  • Travel required up to 20% of time.

Job Requirements:

Critical Competencies
  • Change Management: A combination of mental flexibility, creativity, conceptual ability and judgment. Ability to lead and manage change process for the organization effectiveness. An analytical and effective human resources problem-solver, with a strong strategic orientation; someone who deals effectively with both macro "big picture" issues, as well as detailed tactical activity involved in developing appropriate programs.
  • Strong interpersonal savvy: A good listener with outstanding interpersonal qualities and a natural, effective consultative style. Someone who is sought out for their opinions and counsel and who can forge and maintain close relationships, both internally and externally. A highly-motivated team player who contributes to an atmosphere in which people work together, enthusiastically and effectively, in producing outstanding results.
  • Results driven: An energetic, resourceful and hands on individual with a strong service orientation, someone who commits herself/himself fully to the job and who is dedicated to developing and delivering outstanding work - consistently revisits, rethinks and proactively explores opportunities to improve the Human Resources function, and its support of the organization's mission and objectives. Ability to maneuver between strategic thinking, planning and tactical execution.
  • Managerial Courage: Willing to say what needs to be said, take a tough stand, and give candid / frank feedback when necessary.
  • Ability to Deal with Paradox: Must have the ability to work in a very fluid environment and deal with seeming opposite concepts and tasks.
  • Strong Organizational Agility: Must be comfortable working in a highly matrixed environment and influencing without authority.
Education and Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Human Resources or related field is required, MBA highly desirable
  • 10+ years' experience in successful manufacturing human resources environment
  • Global experience is a plus
  • Comfortable in working with shared leadership and in cross-functional multi-cultural teams
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 20% as needed, domestically and internationally

EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: If you have a disability and need assistance accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request assistance by sending an email to

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