Human Resources Manager in Kent, WA at Davis Wire

Date Posted: 3/10/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Kent, WA
  • Experience:
    5 to 10 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

The Company

Heico has a history of success. Since its founding 40 years ago The Heico Companies L.L.C. has grown from a single business to over 70 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 strategically 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: Metal Processing Group, Construction Group, Ancra Group, and Pettibone L.L.C. 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.

Heico continues to seek out new opportunities and maintain its standard of success. The Heico Companies L.L.C has remained a privately held company since its creation and maintains a majority ownership in each of its operations, which generate more than two and a half billion dollars in revenues. Many of our businesses are certified Woman-owned Business Enterprises (WBE). More information about the overall organization can be found at

Since 1927, Davis Wire Corporation has built a reputation for dependability and quality. As the largest wire manufacturer in the western United States, our impressive range of products are used in a wide variety of fields, including agriculture, construction, transportation, communications and industrial applications. The foundations of our business are galvanized and reinforcement wire, though we also produce an assortment of specialty wires to fit almost any need. Our entire line is always supported by our committed customer service.

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 facilitates the development of a positive culture 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. This position will be responsible the transformation of manual processes to automated. The HR Manager provides tactical support in the areas of employee relations and development, performance management, succession planning, as well as talent engagement and retention strategies.

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities

Talent Management 

  • Partner with the VP, GM and functional managers to ensure proper workforce planning as well as role and responsibility alignment
  • Collaborate with Group HR Director and Corporate Human Resources to develop and execute creative recruitment and pipeline building strategies to attract solid talent and future “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, schedule and facilitate the new employee onboarding and integration process
  • Identify and drive learning and development efforts 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 on leadership and employee development initiatives
  • Support and assist in the diligent and timely response to internal Ethics Helpline investigations as an advisor and investigator
  • Coordinate with Legal Counsel on training to ensure Company compliance

Performance Management

  • Communicate and administer an on-going performance management program using company delivered tools
  • Drive strategies to develop bench-strength and succession plans
  • Partner with leaders on all corrective action, PIP’s, IDP’s and goal setting

Total Rewards

  • Serve as a consultative partner both to employees and leadership regarding benefits, compensation and recognition
  • Hold and manage the annual employee open enrollment presentations
  • Communicate and facilitate the leave of absence program in conjunction with an external vendor
  • Monitor wage and hour rules, ensuring uniformity of compensation protocols and compliance with federal, state and local laws
  • Champion people initiatives - create employee recognition awards/events to increase engagement and boost retention
  • Collaborate with Corporate EHS on workers compensation, health and wellness initiatives

Change Management

  • Responsible for overall HR project management and direction for transition and integration activities.
  • Support change management and communication practices to help continue HR transformations.
  • Build change agility to accelerate HR transformation efforts.

Job Requirements      

  • 4-year bachelor’s degree from college or university in human resources, business management, psychology or a related field
  • S/PHR or SHRM S/CP certification a plus
  • 5-10 years of progressive human resources experience, preferably in manufacturing, production or a related industry.
  • Previous experience with collectively bargained workforce a plus but not required
  • Ability to perform tactical as well as strategic work
  • Above-average proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to interact with, lead and guide employees/managers at all levels and build relationships quickly
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to consolidate data into concise, executive-ready presentations and reports
  • 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
  • Demonstrated ability to transition manual HR processes to automated processes
  • Ability to build, develop, implement and engage new process approaches
  • Strategic thinker who understands the ever-changing Human Resource market
  • Solid knowledge of employment law, regulations and statutes – compliance focused
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills as well as project management abilities
  • High level of confidentiality, professionalism and decorum