Director of Human Resources09/2013 to Current EveryWare Global, Inc – Lancaster, OH
Implement a Change Management plan to steer the moral of the company while improving productivity.
Mentor and manage 6 direct reports at 3 locations in the implementation of performance plans, effective succession planning, new hire onboarding, and conflict resolution.
Improve the consistency of policies throughout the New York, Savannah, Lancaster and Monaca locations.
Sat at the table for the 2013 Contract Negotiations for the Lancaster facility.
A successful ratification was the end result.
Successfully sourced and executed the new medical carrier and benefit plan for all hourly employees.
Partner with the VP of HR in developing a plan to align the business with strategic measures for an Exempt bonus program.
Seen as a strategic partner in executing a business plan for the phases of Oneida's move to the Lancaster Corporate office.
Handle step 3 grievance process and all investigations stemming from Onbuds calls within the organization.
Source for exceptional talent to fill over 30 Exempt openings within our Sales, Food Service, Customer Service and Ecommerce departments.
Work closely with internal and external Legal Counsel to gather information for open Arbitrations at multiple sites.
Human Resources Manager05/2013 to 09/2013 EveryWare Global, Inc – Monaca, PA
Handle day-to-day HR duties including payroll auditing, leading employee training seminars and maintaining OSHA log.
Support and advise both Lancaster and Monaca locations on Safety initiatives that have reduced recordable injuries by 40%.
Handle HR portion of audits from our prominent customers.
Worked with Local Union Reps on job evaluations that were out dated at both manufacturing sites.
Facilitate productive meetings between Management and Union Leaders as the company grew and become publically traded.
Administered all unemployment claims, FMLA, STD and LTD claims for 2 locations of the business.
Develop and train approximately 200 Exempt employees on newly developed Corporate Employee Handbook.
Human Resources Manager07/2010 to 12/2012 GE – East Cleveland, OH
Support 7 Union and Non Union sites across the US for all of their benefit roll outs, compliance training, LEAN events, and retirement education.
Provide support to Plant Managers and Leadership team in managing operation workflow.
Improved communication efficiency as primary liaison between departments, Union and corporate office.
Consistent record of improving productivity, reducing costs, and resolving complex departmental issues.
Compiled annual recommendations for end of fiscal year budgets for training and staffing needs.
Trained HR reps on the benefit and retirement plans that are offered US wide to salary and hourly employees.
Solidified a trusting relationship between the Union and Management through the implementation of quarterly Job and Preservation meetings.
Conduct all Labor Relation tasks for my 3 Union sites including contract interpretations, negotiations of local and national contracts, grievance meetings, Step 3 meetings, and am the HR rep for arbitration cases.
Human Resources Director01/2008 to 05/2010 Saint-Gobain – Akron, OH
Managed team of 12 of professionals at two locations to stay engaged, efficiently meet deadlines, and focus on regulatory audits that were critical to the business.
Defined strategy and business plan for the succession of up and coming team leaders into Management roles.
Directed strategic initiatives in our Customer Service Dept.
to achieve 100% satisfaction of our internal and external clients.
Reorganized the Safety Committee to be proactive in identifying potential risks on the shop floor.
Developed a return to work plan to significantly reduce our OSHA days away from work for injured employees.
Implemented an innovative employee incentive program, which resulted in an increase of staff productivity.
Educated employees on their benefits and a new defined benefit plan that was introduced to the hourly employees.
Director of Human Resources05/2004 to 12/2007 Anderson-DuBose – Solon, OH
Developed Customer Service department's first incentive performance plan which motivated reps and resulted in a 60% increase in positive customer service survey results each quarter.
Managed direct reports to prepare and maintained production reports and personnel records.
Reviewed processing schedules and production orders concerning inventory requirements, staffing requirements, work procedures and duty assignments, considering budgetary limitations and time constraints.
Guided Safety Committee to develop a program which verified the functionality and safety of warehouse equipment and trucks to meet all DOT regulations.
Streamlined the Warehouse Management System (WMS) to be more efficient in areas of inventory, loss control and customer needs.
Integrated a new payroll system with ADP to streamline the merge of the facility in PA and the OH facility.
Human Resources Manager01/2001 to 10/2003 TESCO Builders – Cleveland, OH
Directed strategic plan to decrease the company's negative BWC rating due to near fatalities at job sites.
Reduced and controlled expenses by negotiating with vendors for equipment needed on various projects.
Assisted in the implementation of capital programs to increase bids with the city of Cleveland.
Created company's first employee manual which included training and development measures, tracking method of all cell phones, computers, copy/fax machines and jobsite subcontractors equipment loan program.
Partnered with legal consultants to finalize several open employee issues.
Human Resources Manager08/1998 to 12/2000 Cuyahoga Steel & Wire – Solon, OH
Managed employee records, grievance issues and company files using an on line tracking system.
Trained employees on new inventory methods for the excess steel on the premise.
Reviewed and explained insurance and retirement plans, HSA and flexible spending options to employees during open enrollment meetings.
Created databases and spreadsheets to improve inventory management and reporting accuracy.
Negotiated local Union contract with Management team and Union Board.
Bachelor of Arts: Human Resource ManagementNotre Dame College-
OHHuman Resource Management