Vice President of Human Resources
Location: IL, IL
Vice President of Human Resources
Crane Composites Inc., a subsidiary of Crane Co. (NYSE:CR), is the world's leading provider of fiberglass-reinforced composite materials. We combine our expertise in composite material science, process and technology with a deep understanding of customer needs to deliver innovative products that outperform traditional metals and woods. Our lightweight composite products deliver unsurpassed strength and durability. Since 1954, we have continued to pioneer numerous patented technologies for industrial and commercial product applications. We’ve built a proven reputation for industry leadership by partnering with customers and suppliers to deliver advanced, industry-leading solutions. We employ over 680 associates and have domestic sites in Joliet, Illinois; Jonesboro, Arkansas; Goshen, Indiana; and Florence, Kentucky.
The VP of Human Resources is responsible for partnering with the senior leadership to develop the strategic direction of human resources and ensures all initiatives are aligned with the business goals. This role has overall responsibility for leading and managing talent selection, performance management, organizational and management development, employee relations, compensation and benefits, policy development and legal compliance. This managerial position has 7 direct reports.
As the top human resources person for the Crane Composites division, this role will serve as a key member of the Executive Leadership Team and reports directly to the divisional President.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Translate business strategy and objectives into goals, plans and tactics that are aligned with business imperatives
- Develop and execute on action plans, following the HR strategies, policies and activity for Human Resources
- Demonstrate strategic business knowledge and strong relationships to align HR plans to achieve overall business objectives
- Support the managers in the implementation of strategies and policies regarding Intellectual Capital which includes talent development, performance management, and talent acquisition as well as Compensation & Benefits, Labor and Employee Relations and HR related communication.
- Take the lead in identifying HR related issues that have impact on business strategy and develop innovative solutions and activities to address these issues
- Utilize thorough knowledge of current applicable domestic labor laws, employment laws (recruitment and selection/ compensation/benefits) and experience in coaching managers through complex employee relations situations
- Develop a comprehensive talent strategy that is closely aligned and strongly integrated with the business strategy, ensuring that the company is making the right talent decisions to meet its strategic priorities
- Anticipate future trends, and respond to the changing needs of a diversified workforce and network affiliates by planning, creating, implementing, and evaluating innovative programs and services to recruit, develop, and retain top talent to achieve strategic goals
- Drive and influence talent assessment and performance management throughout the organization with the goal of achieving a culture of high performance
- Build effective relationships in the business to improve the communication and identification of key issues and priorities
Qualifications and Competencies:
- Bachelor’s degree in Business or other related discipline; MBA preferred
- Strong financial acumen and analytical skills
- Minimum of five years’ experience leading a business or function with responsibility for financial results
- Proven track record of recruiting and developing top talent
- Professional level ability to interface effectively with all levels of management and employees
- High energy level, comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities
- Demonstrated skills in influencing other, interpersonal skills, analytical and problem-solving skills
- Results and people oriented, but have sound judgment—ability to balance other business considerations; service oriented, but assertive/persuasive
- Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing
- Previous manufacturing experience strongly preferred
*Crane Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.