Human Resources Director

Job Description
About the opportunityGKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do.We are looking for a dynamic Human Resources Director that will play a key role in establishing a customer service culture by driving the effective execution of HR Process at the plant.What you'll doWe are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.HRD is responsible for the planning and delivery of processes for talent management, performance management, and employee engagement, with the goal of developing a workforce that achieves excellence in driving business results, customer service, and Company Values. HRD provides coaching and advisement to management/employees. HRD also works as a contributing and flexible member of the HR team by assisting other team members in meeting workload demands.
Responsible for the oversight and implementation of HR policies, practices and processes for the local sites consistence with GKN standards within the business group.
Lead organizational development, ensuring the organization is staffed with innovative, high-performing team members with a focus on continuous improvement. Maintain active involvement in the succession and career-planning/career-pathing process and workforce planning initiatives.
Administers and implements all aspects of Human Resources including recruitment, employee relations and other related Human Resources programs. Ensures adherence to local, state and federal government regulations.
Consult with business leaders and guide them through company practices for HR programs for example: 360 feedback, performance management, compensation planning, succession planning, communication, workforce planning, organizational structure design, training and development options and change management.
Serving as point-of-contact for Site Leadership on day-to-day and programmatic issues that impact the assigned customer group.
Accountable for ensuring an environment of positive employee relations to maximize productivity and manage retention.
Monitors compliance and mitigates risk related to existing Company policies and location-specific laws/regulations governing employment practices.
Consults with employees and managers to address employee relations trends and root causes of work-related problems and issues, attempting to resolve employee relations issues with a consistent systematic approach.
Supports line managers in forecasting and planning their talent pipeline requirements in line with the function/business strategy. Aide business unit leaders in providing employees with development opportunities and ensure that they are able to meet current and future performance standards.
Collaborates on the recruitment/selection process and takes the lead on cultural and leadership fit, supports strategic hiring efforts.
Facilitates development planning for succession. Takes follow up actions as appropriate.
Works on assignments that are complex in nature where considerable judgment and initiative are required in resolving problems and making recommendations.
Business Partner to the sites supporting all employee on HR policies, practices and processes; managing day to day activities to include performance management, training, compensation, benefits, employee relations and personnel administration.
Oversees the recruiting and onboarding process.
Investigate and appropriately resolve complex employee relations issues; coaches managers as necessary to mitigate risk and take appropriate corrective action.
Conducts feedback and assimilation meetings with managers and teams when requested; coaches managers on development initiatives.
Participates in employee termination discussions; coaches managers in preparation for such discussions.
Represents organization at employment -related hearings and investigation.
Oversees the analysis and maintenance of records required by law or local governing bodies, or other departments in the organization.
Promote workplace safety by modeling safety work practices & taking leadership role in addressing workplace safety and health issues.
Providing partnership and counsel on all terminations and demotions
Supporting leaders in Employee Survey administration, feedback, and action planning
Taking an active role in the execution of organizational change initiatives impacting the sites
Partnering with site leadership on continuous improvements plans to drive business results, customer service, and alignment with Company Values
Take appropriate action to ensure the integrity and sustained certification of the Quality standard and any other audit findings related to HR (e.g. GRIP, PLC audit, OFCCP?).
About you Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree
10 or more years of diverse HR experience. Ability and experience in a matrix work structure
5 years in leadership/supervisor role.
Preferred Qualifications:
MBA preferred
PHR/SPHR preferred
Effective communication and influencing skills to ensure compliance with company policies and practices. Must be skilled at and demonstrate the ability to support change management initiatives.
Must have excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrate the ability to establish effective working relationships and credibility with all levels of the internal organization and external client organizations.
Demonstrated balance between appropriate levels of customer service and running a lean, cost-efficient organization.
Ability to take ownership of problems and follow through for resolution.
Very strong leadership, relationship building and interpersonal skills, both internally (with the HR Team) and externally (with the client groups).
Ability to develop credibility quickly.
Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative while also being a team player who works closely with other members of the HR team.
Excellent organizational, project management, problem solving and decision-making skills and a high degree of common sense.
Requires the ability to change the thinking of, or gain acceptance from, others in sensitive situations, without damaging the relationship.
Key Responsibilities
Not Specified
About Us
GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world's leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.
GKN Aerospace is the world's leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world's aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world's advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.
Diversity and Inclusion
As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.
A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.
GKN is an equal opportunity employer.
We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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