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Director, Human Resources, WPNA - 50784923

Charleston, TN

Our world needs ideas! As one of the world's most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors – from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber – for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and 13,500 employees from 70 nations.

WACKER POLYSILICON is the global leader in the production of hyperpure polycrystalline silicon for the photovoltaics, solar and semiconductor industries. At our Charleston, TN site, we are currently looking for a Director of Human Resources.

The Director, Human Resources, Polysilicon, will work in conjunction with the Polysilicon leadership team to support the Charleston, TN location. This is a highly visible full generalist position. This position will serve as a hands-on working leader within the HR organization. The incumbent will work as a business partner for the Polysilicon Division as well as ensure alignment with the regional HR guidelines, policies and structure. In addition, this position will oversee employee/labor relations activities for the facility fostering a climate of positive employee relations.

Your Tasks
Key Responsibilities:

• Work as a Business Partner with the Polysilicon leadership team and ensure active participation in staff meetings
• Build solid working relationships with peers and across the organization and build a solid business acumen for the operation and overall Wacker organization.
• Through collaboration with the US headquarters, COE and existing practices manage the; talent acquisition and management, leadership development, employee relations, rewards and recognition, change management and operational excellence processes for the business unit.
• Assist in the continued profitable growth of Wacker Polysilicon by participating in the planning process for the organization
• Work closely with peers to ensure strategies and policies are aligned and consistently applied across the region
• Lead a team of HR professionals to effectively manage the align to support the daily and ongoing needs of the business
• Ensure development of HR team

Talent Acquisition, Management and Development
• Work collaboratively with the Recruiting COE to identify and implement the best strategies, processes and services to attract, develop, motivate and retain the best talent
• In conjunction with Director, Talent Management and Development, direct talent management, talent assessment, career development and succession planning processes throughout the business
• Assist in driving the Diversity strategy

Employee and Leadership Development
• Work collaboratively with Director, Talent Management and Development and business group leaders to conduct comprehensive training and development .This will include a range of initiatives, including, but not limited to leadership development, 360-degree assessments, career development plans, leadership training, technical skill development, etc.
• Actively coach and provide guidance to managers and team members within the organization

Employee Relations and Employee Engagement
• Promote positive work environment through compliance with Wacker standards and ensuring fair and consistent administration of policies and practices
• Ensure compliance with federal and state legislation
• Support development and launch of effective communications programs
• Ensure positive working relationships at all levels of the organization
• Drive retention and reward and recognition initiatives throughout business unit

Change Management:
• Contribute to organizational change management initiatives through planning and execution
• Ensure open and timely communication

Safety/Worker Compensation
• Work with Manager, Safety to ensure that we provide a safe work environment for employees
• Work collaboratively to implement safety programs and initiatives, and audit results

  Your Profile
Education and Experience Required
• Bachelors degree in Human Resources Management, Business or related field
• Masters degree in Human Resources Management, Business or related field, preferred
• Minimum 10 years in the Human Resources field – generalist activity
• Leadership experience in a manufacturing organization
• Experience supporting both office and manufacturing environments
• Leadership experience for a team of 5 or more HR professionals

Key Success Factors and Attributes
• Demonstrated strong HR generalist skills and abilities
• Ability to handle multiple, complex projects in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
• Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to work independently and as a team member
• Self-motivated
• Competent in use of Microsoft Office and SAP HR
• Proven effective ability to build relationships and influence thinking within an organization
• Proven ability to drive consensus around difficult issues
• Able to establish and manage priorities and expectations of demanding client groups
• Demonstrated strategic thinking and problem solving capabilities
• Strong communications skills – interpersonal, presentation, written, spoken
• Demonstrated experience in project management
• Strong credibility and professional competence with senior corporate management team and operations management
• Effective facilitation, teambuilding and networking skills
• Thorough understanding of US and regional state human resources legislation and practices
• Strong internal customer-focus
• Proven ability to work in a process-driven culture
  Sustainability is one of WACKER's corporate goals – also as an employer.We want you to remain productive, healthy and successful long term. Thatis why we offer, for example, comprehensive health management and a variety of advanced training programs and courses for individual development opportunities, alongside a good work-life balance. Naturally, we also have a fair compensation system and above-average social benefits. After all, social responsibility has a long tradition at WACKER. Be part of a family. Across all nations. We are looking forward to your online application at

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Dec 6, 2017
Jan 5, 2018