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Human Resources Director – Wakefield

Job ID: BH324234

Category: VP Human Resources, Director of Human Resources

Specialty: Human Resources


Director of Human Resources – Wakefield


Must have:

8 plus years experience 


Strategic planning

  degree in HR or certifications from SHRM


Global comp exp

Dist/ Manufacturing


Position Summary:  

The Director of Human Resources is strategic partner to the other department heads and is a proponent for  the company and for the people who work for the company. The Director has the responsibility for ensuring  the smooth operation of all personnel related administrative processes and recordkeeping functions including  employee benefits, payroll processing, handbook and policies and work authorization requirements. The  Director would also oversee and participate in the full cycle recruitment process including working with  department heads to understand staffing needs and career development opportunities for employees, working  with recruiters and recruitment resources, compensation benchmarking, interviewing, review of offers and  the onboarding processes.  

The Director would also be responsible for working with Department Heads on approvals for promotions,  departmental transfers, disciplinary actions, terminations and related changes in compensation. The HR Director should also be experienced in compensation issues and conduct benchmark reviews of salaries as  needed. The Director would drive the Company’s participation in the mid-year and annual Success Factors  review process and coordinate with the President and global leadership on the finalization of ratings and  compensation decisions resulting from the annual review process The Director is responsible for making sure  the Employee Handbook accurately reflects all current policies, is compliant with law and that the  Company’s HR policies and adhered to, consistently applied and aligned with the Company’s goals. The  Director also works with vendors or develops other resources to carry out any mandatory employee training  programs.  

The HR Director also oversees the work of the HR Manager and works with the Finance Depart to review  and recommend budget for HR including recruitment, relocation, development, and other consulting services  needed by the Company. The HR Director would work with the HR Manager to lead the annual benefits  renewal process, work with brokers to review bids and renewal options and communicate with the President  and the management team on cost effective proposals that meet the needs of the employees.  

In addition, the HR Director together with the HR Manager is responsible for working with department heads  to discuss any staff issues, and to provide guidance and/or assist in resolving employee/employee or  employee/manager conflicts.  

The HR Director is the main point of contact with the Global Head of HR and is responsible for  implementing global policies, communicating with the Company President regarding any new global HR  initiatives, policies or procedures and participating in monthly global HR meetings and representing the  Company’s views, experiences and challenges at such meetings. With regarding to the termination or  recruitment of any VP roles the Director of HR would also deal with the Board delegate for the Company to  keep him apprised and to arrange for his participation in the process and that of such other executives as may be appropriate.  

The HR Director is also relied upon to identify and recommend continuous improvements to HR programs  and processes to drive efficiencies, accuracy and enhance retention and the overall employee experience. The  HR Director is expected to comply with professional standards and ensure compliance with state and federal  regulatory requirements and laws pertaining to employment at all Company locations. 

General Purpose: Actively manage and continually seek to improve all the functions of the Human Resources Department  

Position Responsibilities:  

• Oversee the effective operation of the Human Resources Department  

with regard to payroll and benefits administration (including medical,  

dental vision, 401k as well as like and other insurance coverages),  

• Oversee recruitment and onboarding process.  

• Work with Department Heads to meet staffing needs, develop career  

paths for high potential employees and development plans for low  


• Work with HR Manager to address employee issues and disputes and to  

facilitate department requests for promotion, transfers, disciplinary  

actions and terminations,  

• Prepare or review Company-wide communications to employees on  

HR matters,  

• Act as primary contact for global HR group


Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related discipline – Master’s Degree a plus  8-10 years of related professional experience  

Demonstrated capacity to positively and professionally interact with all levels of the organization  Strong verbal and written communication skills  

Knowledge of state and federal labor laws and regulations  

PHR or SHRM-CP certification preferred  

Strong skills with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook  Experience in compensation analysis and recruitment at all levels  

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail  

Self-starter who enjoys a fast-paced environment and can readily adjust to shifting priorities    

Reports to VPHR

Reporting to this position: Human Resources Manager


The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Direct

Location: Wakefield, Massachusetts