HR Manager job – ALCOA – Savannah, GA

The Human Resource Manager is accountable for the location’s HR function and is a key member of the location leadership team that works closely with Plant Leadership to accomplish the strategic outcome of optimizing workplace performance in support of business goals. The HR Manager also works very closely with the business units HR team; building employee engagement by driving the development and attainment of business strategies and plans through strategic HR planning, change management, organizational design and talent management.

Essential Functions:
Translates business strategy into HR strategy.

Directs all aspects of recruitment and retention activities. Ensures all activities are in compliance with our equal employment policies and practices.

Drives organizational initiatives such as talent development, employee engagement and learning and development.

Performance Management – provide overall process coordination, communication, and training of the performance management process; act as help chain, provide coaching; coordinate consensus meetings.

Compensation – communicate and coordinate the salary administration and variable compensation processes, conduct compensation reviews, provide consulting on compensation processes and structure, evaluate salaried and hourly jobs, follow the approval process.

Implements Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action strategies and programs in all aspects of the staffing and career planning functions.

Consults with other managers on training and development issues. Recommends training and development strategies for broad and individualized needs. Implements training programs for specialized issues, e.g. – skill enhancement, ethics and compliance, and sexual harassment. Acts as training spa for site.

Coaches leadership on performance management and participates in counseling and/or termination proceedings.

Leading Global Voices (employee engagement survey) deployment and action planning within the site.

Works with location leader with regard to Company Foundation grant making and community development needs. Maintains good public relations status with the various civic and welfare organizations, local plants, all forms of local media, state and local government representatives, and business people in the community regarding human resources functions.

Drive employee activities committee in conjunction with team. Promote activities throughout the site to increase participation.

Conducts research into human resources programs and activities, and recommends changes or innovations when desirable.

Ensures HR keeps employees informed of all changes in human resources policies.

Performs investigations and assists in the solutions and appropriate adjustments to complaints received from management and employees.

Assures that company policies and practices comply with the applicable provisions of federal and state labor laws, including the maintenance of necessary files, etc.

Provide health and welfare, savings plan, pension and retirement benefits support in coordination with Corporate resources units.

Participate in the disability and return to work process including worker’s compensation and FMLA

Arrange for on-site Employee Assistance Program services and identify situations requiring EAP support.

Sets up and maintains general control methods, records, and files as required for effective human resources functions.

Maintains all Company Self Audit Tool responsibilities/assignments to achieve minimum of “Good’ rating.

Maintains all Sarbanes Oxley compliance responsibilities/assignments.

Work in a safe manner that promotes the health and well-being of the individual and the environment.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities :
Proven ability to interact positively and effectively with individuals from all levels and functions within the company and with a variety of individuals and organizations external to the company.

Strong organizational skills to handle high volumes of work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment while maintaining excellent delivery and quality performance.

Proven oral and written communications skills to convey information clearly and effectively. Solid listening skills to gather information for understanding.

A solid knowledge of mainframe human resource information systems and personal computers, including word-processing, spreadsheet, and database software.

A knowledge of process improvement techniques and demonstrated ability to increase value to customers through elimination of non-value added work.

Ability to synthesize information from multiple sources, determine issues and objectives, and develop strategies to address needs.

Working knowledge of State and Federal wage and hour laws.

Ability to pivot focus effectively in response to business needs.

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited University.

Minimum of 5 years’ HR Management experience.

Progressive leadership experience with increasing responsibilities and direct reports.

This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

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