As a key member of the Human Resources team, the Human Resources Senior Generalist reports to the Global Division Human Resources Director, serves as trusted partner to the HR Director and is responsible for our talent in our Mexico City plant. Critical areas of success are recruitment, selection, onboarding, engagement, performance management, influencing and coaching leaders at all levels and delivering on strategic intent. This role is a business partner to employees and managers, directly accountable for our talent pipeline and works closely with our hourly/plant population at our Mexico City location. This is an experienced professional, frontline advisory HR position and serves as a potential successor to the HR Manager in the US.
• HR business partner and focal point for the employee population, covering all areas of the HR function, especially in our Operations groups. Serves as a trusted partner and critical communicator to HR Director.
• Administer all company personnel policies; inform personnel of changes when necessary. Assist Operations Manager with establishing policies and implementing changes. Maintain and recommend updates as required to company handbook and train management and staff. Provides technical expertise and management reporting and responsible for Legal compliance / Employment Law.
• Works with leadership and employees to foster and promote a climate of inclusion and accountability.
• Directly creates and drives a positive employee culture across all our global locations concurrently with leadership. Actively leads employee communications and engagement activities; provides right-touch HR support to the business, especially to get in front of potential employee relation issues.
• Develop and maintain good employee relations at all levels of company. Counsel employees with work-related problems. Provide advice and counsel to management regarding employee relations, disciplinary actions and terminations. Conduct structured investigations and counsel management.
• Influences and coaches all levels of leaders on employee relation issues to ensure the safety, engagement, well-being and development of all our employees in the plant.
• Maintain knowledge of legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensures policies, procedures, and reporting are compliant. Ensures compliance with required legal postings on bulletin boards. Administer, implement and compile data for Federal regulations pertaining to employment practices; submit timely reports to government bodies. Analyze, identify and correct areas of deficiency related to established goals and timetables. Represent the company for any charges or violations. Responsible for the accurate maintenance and retention of employee records and files.
Talent Management and Pipeline
• Partners with hiring managers to recruit and select high-performing and high potential candidates that can serve as a pipeline for higher-level roles.
• Works with leadership to drive ongoing talent review processes, including the creation and execution of development plans for high potential employees and overall development programs for employees at all levels.
• Assists with the identification, development, and execution of training processes and programs critical to the achievement of ITW Hi-Cone’s annual and long-range plans.
• Assists the HR Director with the annual salary performance management, merit review, and incentive processes in full compliance with the Compensation and Benefits programs. Directly leads these efforts for the hourly/plant population in Mexico City.
• Supports HR Director in defining, managing, and successfully implementing change management processes and practices with a focus on ITW Hi-Cone culture and values.
• In conjunction with the HR Director, implement projects that support ITW Hi-Cone’s overall strategic intent.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field
• Bilingual skills in speaking, writing and presenting in English and Spanish
• Union experience in Mexico required
• Global experience a plus
• At least 5-7 years of progressive HR experience in a manufacturing environment with a proven track record of success and results; prefer 7 years or more
• Excellent understanding of employee/industrial relations, including knowledge of legal compliance, compensation, and disability management
• Solid organizational, project management, change management and analytic skills
• Strong at driving accountability and results through influencing
• Must be able to multi-task, be flexible, work under pressure and meet deadlines required
• Strong communication, written, presentation and influencing skills with the ability to collaborate with and directly influence leaders at all levels in the organization
• Independent decision-maker that makes great choices
• Solid intrinsic motivation, high degree of personal integrity, and reliability
• Financial and business acumen
• Limited global travel (1-2 times a year)