Human Resources Manager in Houston, TX at National Strand

Date Posted: 11/9/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Company

National Strand has built an unbeatable reputation among tough customers in the electric utilities and telecommunications industries who demand the highest quality, most dependable galvanized steel strand. The superior qualities of our products provide exceptional reliability and long life for guy wires, overhead ground wires and messenger cables. Wherever strand is needed, National Strands expertise and resources can be counted on.

A career with National Strand combines great benefits, competitive pay and employee development in a supportive, team-oriented environment. 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 President 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 President and functional managers to ensure proper workforce planning as well as role and responsibility alignment

  • Collaborate with Platform HR Director and Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager 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

  • Manage and maintain working relationship with local Union

  • 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

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

  • Partner with Legal Counsel 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 Corporate Director of 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 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

  • Certification in Human Resources preferred

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

  • Manufacturing experience strongly preferred

  • 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

  • English-Spanish bilingual a plus

  • Ability and willingness to travel an estimated 15-20



EOE M/F/D/V