Human Resources Manager

Position Summary:
Responsibilities include the successful deployment of a comprehensive HR strategy that supports the growth and profitability of the organization. As a member of the management staff, plays a key leadership role in identifying and implementing effective strategies regarding human resource issues, primarily focusing on Talent Management initiatives. This hands-on role is best suited for an individual that enjoys being involved at a detailed level on a daily basis with the tactical activities and actions required to implement and execute various HR initiatives.

Job Responsibilities:

HR Leadership
Fosters image of Gleason as an employer of choice – through communication efforts – both externally as well as internally.

Provides value-added professional human resource coaching and mentoring to members of the management team and employees to enhance the effectiveness of the organization.

Drives strategic and tactical approaches for all HR areas including: recruitment, employee development, employee relations, policy and procedure development, training, compensation, performance management, benefits and payroll.

With the support of the other HR leaders in our US facilities, provides coordination and leadership for the self-insured medical plan along with other ancillary benefits. This is done in collaboration with our Manager of Benefits, who has the day to day responsibility for this function.

Ensures overall HR programs, policies and procedures are legally compliant, consistent and aligned with corporate guidelines.

Plans, organizes and oversees all activities of the HR department including department budgets.

Employee Training & Development
Leads the training and collaborates on content development of The Gleason Business Principles, our over-arching business philosophy.

Identifies needed training, develops training modules and delivers training to the Leadership Group as required.

Identifies, develops and delivers needed employee training on changes in procedures and policies as well as providing relevant informative communication regarding community and State and Federal guidelines.

Employee Advocacy
Serves as the primary Operations liaison with employees

Demonstrates a true hands-on approach as well as the ability to successfully monitor the “pulse” of the employees to ensure a high level of employee engagement

Supports the Company culture by providing an approachable and helpful interaction with employees regarding their growth and developmental opportunities within the organization

Balances the Company’s interests with the needs of the employees when reviewing policies, procedures and benefit offerings

Talent Management
Leads the execution of the Talent Management Strategy, including partnering with corporate and local business leaders in accordance with corporate HR objectives and strategy deployment goals.

Proactively works with management to identify strengths and gaps in leadership and technical talent, organizational effectiveness and work performance and acts as a catalyst to initiate appropriate development plans.

Primary driver for our talent management process, including high-potential employee development, career mapping and overall employee development strategies.

Identifies and develops plans for the acquisition and/or retention of high potential and key contributor talent.

Acts as liaison with local universities and organizations to promote Gleason as an employer of choice within the local community.

Leads employee development, training and succession planning activities for the organization.

Initiates core competency assessments and development needs with action plans to address gaps identified.

Administers the performance review process to drive development of existing talent

Supervisory Responsibilities:
The person in this role carries out supervisory responsibilities for the Human Resources Staff in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Travel Requirements:


The physical demands described here are representative of those that would need to be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job in an office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job may include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job in an office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, experience and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed. Employees are required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by their manager or supervisor.

The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed and is not an all inclusive summary of job duties and responsibilities. The omission of specific statements or duties and responsibilities does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the Company as the needs of the Company and requirements of the job change.

Gleason is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard toage, disability, genetic information and/or predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, victim of domestic violence status, arrest or conviction record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities):

  • Ability to drive execution of goals and deliverables using continuous improvement methodologies.
  • Successful track record of developing and implementing employee development plans with demonstrated results.
  • Ability to foster a highly collaborative environment across all functions and levels of the organization.
  • Must be honest and trustworthy in their approach with people and in dealing with ambiguity.
  • Knowledge of federal and state employment laws and regulations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must possess a leadership presence and have the ability to positively influence culture in an organization.
  • Strong relationship management skills, including the professional maturity and confidence to work effectively with an executive team.
  • Strong alignment with business objectives.
  • Tactful, diplomatic, and collaborative with internal and external customers.
  • Experience in developing and delivering developmental training to employees in strategic competencies: communication skills, team
    building, conflict management, problem solving, etc.

Preferred Education/Training/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field required, Master’s degree desired.
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment is desired.
  • Prior management experience in a non-HR role (operations, quality, supply chain, etc.) is preferred.
  • Must have hands-on experience in working closely with Leadership to assess the organization, identify skills gaps, and close the gaps
    through key technical and leadership talent attainment strategies, employee development and succession planning processes.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.

Professional Certificates, Licenses or Registrations:

  • Professional Human Resources Certification desired

Computer Skills:

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Outlook, Internet, Project Management Software

Gleason is a global, advanced manufacturing company in the Gear Services Industry that helps some of the most recognized companies in the world solve problems. Our storied success comes from a shared belief in rolling up our sleeves and doing the hard work of solving complex challenges, executing well and implementing technology to help our customers achieve their objectives.

Working for Gleason, you will be connected to work that matters, putting your expertise to its best use while developing skills for the future. The result is a career defined by you, supported by Gleason and built on tangible accomplishments. As we continue to grow and evolve, we are looking for the right people to join us on our mission. If you are interested in being part of our team, there are a few things you should know: We are energized by challenges and the effort needed to solve them. We like working with people who are positive, adaptable and growth-minded. We care how work gets accomplished and are deeply invested in the success of our customers and colleagues. If this sounds like you, we invite you to apply today!

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