Human Resources Manager in Niles, MI at National Standard

Date Posted: 10/9/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Holding Company

Since its founding over 30 years ago, The Heico Companies, LLC has grown from a single business to over 50 separate companies through a strategic acquisition policy, and by reinvesting its earnings into internal growth and new prospects. Historically talented at restoring distressed companies, Heico also targets acquisitions that will complement its ever-growing portfolio of companies in manufacturing, construction, and industrial services.

These four core operations are organized into platforms: Heico Metal Processing Group, Heico Construction Group, Ancra Group, and Pettibone LLC. Once acquired, new Heico companies are assigned to a platform and run on a stand-alone basis, allowing for great independence as well as the opportunity to share knowledge about markets, production processes, and management practices across other Heico platforms and companies.

The Heico Metal Processing Group (HMPG) offers one of the widest and most diverse selections of steel rod, wire, wire products, specialty fasteners, nuts, and bolts in North America. HMPG is comprised of the Canadian based Ivaco Group and the US based Heico Wire Group. National Standard is one of the companies that comprises the US based Heico Wire Group.

The Company

National Standards integrity in our people and our wire is trusted by leading companies across diverse industries. Our wire delivers our energy and safeguards our highways. It frames our skyscrapers, strengthens our tires and softens our beds. National Standard wire is part of the fabric of our country.

A career with National Standard combines great benefits, competitive pay and employee development in a supportive, team-oriented environment. As the premier wire producer for more than 100 years, we are committed to providing excellent opportunities where our employees can learn and advance their respective careers. Come join a team that values hard work, quality, and safety.

The Position

The HR Manager will serve as a key business partner to the VP/GM in executing talent strategy, managing policies/procedures, and ensuring compliance. This position also facilitates the development of culture and key capabilities for the organization, and is responsible for securing and maintaining a productive, diverse, and engaged workforce comprised of the best talent. This highly visible role provides a broad range of HR support to leadership functions and effectively maintains the integrity and quality of HR programs; ensuring consistency throughout the organization. Provides tactical support in the areas of employee relations and development, performance management, succession planning, engagement and retention strategies.

Job Description

Talent Management


  • Partner with the VP/GM and functional managers to ensure proper workforce planning as well as role and responsibility alignment

  • Collaborate with Platform HR Director and Corporate HR Team to develop and execute creative recruitment and pipeline building strategies to attract solid talent and People Leaders; primarily source candidates through internal ATS, company social media sites and other company sponsored tools

  • Manage full cycle recruiting responsibilities such as maintaining job descriptions and FLSA classifications, delivering pre-hire skills testing, tracking key talent acquisition metrics, and conducting productive exit interviews

  • Develop, facilitate, and improve the new employee onboarding and integration process

  • Strategically support the learning and development efforts identified to build and support the growth of top talent within the organization



Employee Relations


  • Serve as a primary compliance partner and consultant to leaders regarding employee relations

  • Partner with managers and leaders on leadership improvement and initiatives

  • Refer to the collective bargaining agreement to navigate employment matters

  • Assist in the response to internal Ethics Helpline investigations as an advisor and investigator

  • Partner with Heico Legal on training to ensure Company compliance



Performance Management


  • Administer and improve Company performance appraisal program

  • Drive strategies to develop bench-strength and succession plans

  • Partner with leaders on all corrective action, PIPs, IDPs and goal setting



Total Rewards


  • Serve as a consultative partner both to employees and leadership regarding all employee rewards

  • Administers employee leave programs

  • Partner with Platform/Corporate HR to provide functional oversight of compensation program

  • Monitors the compensation component of the selection process, ensuring uniformity of compensation protocols in selection, promotion, and transfer

  • Collaborate with Platform/Corporate EHS on workers compensation, health and wellness initiatives


Job Requirements

Job Requirements


  • A bachelors degree is required, preferably in human resources management, or related studies

  • HR certification preferred

  • 5-10 years of progressive human resources experience including 3 years in an HR leadership role

  • Manufacturing experience strongly preferred, especially in a unionized environment

  • Strong business acumen to identify solutions for business problems

  • The ability and willingness to provide practical business solutions when required, exercising tact and diplomacy while providing supporting facts and data

  • Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to build influential relationships at all levels within the organization

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to consolidate data into concise, executive-ready presentations and reports

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Exceptional action and customer service orientation with the ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities in a fast paced, dynamic business environment

  • Solid knowledge of employment law, regulations and statutes

  • Demonstrated problem solving and consulting skills as well as project management abilities

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications; particularly Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Ability and willingness to travel an estimated 10



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