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HR Manager

Job ID: BH496153

Category: HR Manager, HR Business Partner

Specialty: Human Resources

The HR Manager acts as a strategic business partner, change agent, and member of the line management staff.  Provides coaching and advice to managers and employees on a variety of HR-related topics.  

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Manages overall talent acquisition strategy and execution, including guidance and support for internal and external talent acquisition and support staff.

  • Selects and manages external recruitment vendor relationships, including negotiation and approval of contracts. Manages recruitment subscriptions and tools used to support talent acquisition processes.

  • Manages internal on-boarding processes in collaboration with IT, Finance, Facilities, Safety, Quality, and Export Compliance.  Oversees and when necessary, conducts new hire orientation.

  • Manages hiring of co-op hiring by conducting job fairs, arranging payroll with third-party vendors, offer letters, background screenings, work authorization, and other processes.

  • Responsible for strategic HR OKR, (Operational Key Results) initiatives, and KPIs, (Key Performance Indicators) to support overall business objectives. Determines best methods accomplish overall objectives, and details tasks and timelines.  Measures results.

  • Provides coaching and counsel to managers and employees.  Supports managers and employees with goal setting, performance feedback, performance improvement plans, as well as individual development planning activities and resources.

  • Manages employee relations activities, including intake, investigation, documentation, and resolution.

  • Manages annual employee engagement survey and follow-up actions.  Facilitates focus-groups with employees to gather information on root causes for improving employee engagement and retention.

  • Leads senior management team through organizational assessment processes, including (9-box) talent review, succession planning, and coaches on career paths and IDPs, (Individual Development Plans)

  • Conducts terminations and exit interviews, providing analysis and reporting of turnover statistics/reasons to identify trends and root causes for turnover.  Recommends actions for improving retention.

  • Partners with Safety, Quality, IT, Finance, BU Leaders and Export Compliance to support business operations and initiatives.

  • Maintains internal compensation structures, (pay ranges, job descriptions, job codes, job levels.  

  • Prepares benchmark salary/practices survey submissions and analyzes results. Conducts analysis and benchmarking to ensure internal equity and external market competitiveness.  Makes recommendations for pay adjustments.

  • Drives compensation planning and implements processes for annual merit increases, promotions/adjustments, annual bonuses, and pay change communication notices.

  • Manages workers’ compensation and disability management processes, including FMLA, PFML, and ADA accommodations to support our employees.  Services as an internal case manager and liaison between insurance companies, supervisors, employees, and safety personnel.

  • Provides support as needed for work authorization/immigration/visa requirements in collaboration with other HR personnel.

  • Prepares and submits a variety of corporate headcount, budget, and demographic reports monthly and semi-annually.  

  • Prepares custom and periodic supports to various stakeholders monthly or as requested to support internal operations.

  • Supports work authorization/immigration/visa support requirements in collaboration with regional HR personnel.

  • Supports our ISO9001/1400 quality management processes, including documentation of procedures and participation in audits.

  • Supports implementation of employee benefit processes and communication, as needed.  Oversees employee spot awards and service award program.

  • Conducts or facilitates organizational training programs, as needed

  • Ensures compliance with local and national labor laws.  

  • Prepares and/or collaborates with Finance for annual departmental budgeting process.

  • Selects and trains other HR personnel, as needed.


Education and Experience:

  • BS in Business Management, Human Resources, or a closely related field; MBA strongly preferred.

  • 12 or more years’ HR Management experience, including direct supervision experience.

  • Advanced HR Certification, desired.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Broad knowledge of HR-related focus areas such as Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Compensation, Employee Relations and Labor Law Compliance.

  • Demonstrated experience in effectively applying these areas of HR Competency to support a growing organization

  • Familiarity with HRIS systems, preferably ADP Workforce Now.

  • Strong knowledge of MS Office:  Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and TEAMS collaboration tools.

  • Prior experience using Recruitment platforms such as:  LinkedIn Recruiter, Indeed, etc.

  • Strong facilitation, written, verbal, and presentation skills required.

  • Ability to build effective working relationships across a diversified demographic of employees and managers.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervises HR Generalist and other Talent Acquisition personnel as required, (approximately 4 people).


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: Billerica, Massachusetts