This position is responsible for maintaining a full and productive workforce for Mexican plant. This position is also responsible for leadership of programs and policies around associate/labor relations, compensation, benefits management, communications, safety, associate development, leadership, and organizational development. Recruitment and Retention 1.Leads/coordinates hiring processes that ensure top-quality candidates for hiring managers, and ensure a positive service-oriented experience for all candidates. The process includes all activities from the initial point of contact through the hiring decision. 2.Manages internal and external recruitment activities for the following types of positions: (A.) exempt managerial, professional, and technical position; (B.) office non-exempt positions; (C.) wage and hour (factory and warehouse) positions. 3.Oversees the internal posting process to assure consistent messages to potential internal candidates. 4.Oversees the development and promulgation of creative, innovative and cost-effective recruitment strategies that will market Springs as an employer of choice in the community. 5.Oversees orientation programs for new associates. Associate and Leadership Development 6.Participates in building business acumen among associates and managers. Helps to assess organizational development needs and participates in building programs, learning tools and a learning structure to accomplish strategic plans. Links programs and learning events with other learning plans (safety, Quality, Lean manufacturing, etc.) to ensure learning priorities are defined and consistently applied throughout the organization. Ensures learning is integrated into meetings and day-to-day activities and barriers to learning are addressed. 7.Quality Action Facilitation: Trained in problem solving methodologies and facilitates quality action teams. Coaches/teaches others in Quality tools and methodologies. Team development facilitator with a strong linkage to Quality team. 8.Participates in building and maintaining a succession plan for key management and supervisory roles. Associate Relations 9.Develops, disseminates and administers policies and procedures through supervisory personnel. Recommends and prepares modifications to policies as needed. 10.Oversees the counseling/corrective action program. Counsels supervisors and associates and develops the skills of supervisors to counsel associates. Investigates incidents and situations as needed. Serves as the final step in the termination approval process. 11.Oversee "People Matter" type meetings. Co-chairs these events with the facility manager. Safety and Health 12.Oversees/supervises the associate health office including placement physicals, workers compensation issues, associate assistance, drug testing, associate educational programs, etc 13.Ensure that associates have the proper training as required on safe work practices, proper personal protection including but not limited to orientation of new associates and organizing and directing training of safety committees. This includes working with safety action teams in the facility to ensure implementation of the overall safety program. 14.Oversee/conduct audits to ensure safety practices and procedures are being adhered to as they relate to associate actions, machinery and equipment and building and grounds and to recommend corrective action where deficiencies are found. 15.Oversee the investigation and analysis of cause and effect of accidents, injuries, illnesses, property damage and near misses, communicating findings as appropriate to management and associates to ensure preventative measures are taken. 16.Oversee the testing and monitoring of air quality, noise levels, and other environmental and ergonomic conditions, communicating findings and recommendations for correcting deficiencies. 17.Remain abreast of Mexican and local laws dealing with Occupational Safety and Health to determine compliance needs and act as liaison for company with state, local and federal regulatory agencies. 18.Oversee developing, implementing and communicating emergency action plans and updating those plans as needed. 19.Ensure outside contractor policy is followed and documentation is maintained on premises. Labor Negotiations and Relationships with Union 20.Leads and acts as company spokesperson for all negotiations and interactions with the local Union. Other Responsibilities 21.ssess wage and salary trends in the local market. Recommends wage and benefit changes as necessary. Monitors wage and benefit programs that apply as associates. 22.Works with finance to prepare annual budgets for recruitment, associate relations, compensation, benefits, training and development, communications, etc. Manages expenses to the approved budget. 23.Supervises the day-to-day administration of the PPC department office (personnel recordkeeping, insurance, attendance, payroll changes and monitoring, performance appraisals, associate health, etc.). 24.Ensures compliance with all Mexican and U.S. laws impacting on Human Resources. 25.Oversees annual and special events and recognition programs, ie. Associate of the year, retirement recognitions, service awards, company picnics, open houses, Christmas party Christmas gifts, attendance recognition events, suggestion dinners, etc. 26.Negotiates with and serves as liaison with food service and bussing service. Ensures the highest quality services for the funds available. 27.Actively participates in the local maquila association and other business and groups as appropriate to ensure our human resources programs, policies, benefits and compensation programs remain competitive in the community. 28.Acts as the company spokesperson for charitable and social groups in the community, maintaining a positive community image which enhances our strategy of being a local employer of choice.
�Bachelor's degree in business, HR, psychology or a behavioral science is required, or an equivalent combination of similar education and practical experience. A minimum of 4 years of relevant working experience leading an HR function, preferably in a custom manufacturing environment. �Must be fluent in English and Spanish, and have an understanding and appreciation of culture and business practices in both the United States and Mexico. � Advanced working knowledge of associate recruitment and selection techniques. � Advanced knowledge of positive associate relations principles and practices. � Advanced knowledge of Union practices and negotiation strategies in Mexico. � An understanding of quality systems thinking with a proven track record of proactive interventions. � Ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining working relationships. � Excellent written and oral communications with a facilitative style. � Ability to plan, implement and drive the project work of teams and self with measurable results.