Human Resources/Industrial Relations Manager with more than 25 years experience in a fast paced manufacturing environment. Unique combination of expertise in Human Resources, Training & Organizational Development, Labor Relations, Change Management, Lean, Continuous Improvement and Contract Negotiations. Dynamic leader and team builder, consistently motivating others. Expert in building strong employee and employer relations. Skilled in negotiating and administering labor agreements and arbitrating grievances. Highly effective at incorporating creative leadership skills to achieve business objectives. Directs projects that improve efficiency while meeting deadlines and budget requirements.
Certified Human Resources Professional
Training and development
Performance management strategies
New hire orientation
Personnel records maintenance
Affirmative Action compliance
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Hiring and retention
Increased diversity representation by 5%
Successfully reduced grievances from 170 to 3 within a 12 month period Instrumental in reducing employee turnover by 32%
Participated and successfully negotiated three separate five year labor agreements
Successfully won three labor arbitrations
Developed and Implemented First Line Supervisor Training
Developed and Implemented Change Management Training for all employees
Human Resources/Industrial Relations Manager 04/1986 to CurrentJW Aluminum St. Louis, MO
Currently reporting to the Plant Manager with a dotted line to the Corporate HR Director of Human Resources.
Develop, direct and coordinate implementation of all collective bargaining activity for two-hundred union employees at the St. Louis location.
Provide advice and counsel to company first line supervisors and department managers concerning management/union relations.
Maintain close communication with Plant Managers on issues warranting attention and/or authorization.
Serves as the Company advocate in proceedings arising under the terms of union contracts, Third Step grievances, government charges, suits and demands related to labor relations throughout the company.
Represents the Company during disciplinary meetings with employees.
Assisted with the startup of two JW Aluminum non-union facilities - Jackson, TN and Russellville, AR
Provide support to Company's business leaders and the Human Resources Department in key areas including labor relations, recruiting, performance management, employee relations, benefits assistance, training, administration and interpretation of company policies and programs.
Plans, organizes, and controls all activities of the department.
Participates in developing departmental budget, plant wide goals, objectives, and systems.
Implements and annually updates compensation program; rewrites job descriptions as necessary; conducts annual salary surveys and develops merit pool (salary budget); analyzes compensation; monitors performance evaluation program and revises as necessary.
Developed corporate wide Employee Reference Manual
Developed Supervisor Manual for the first time supervisor
Performs Workers Compensation case management and benefits administration to include claims resolution, change reporting, approving claims for payment, annual re evaluation of policies for cost effectiveness, information activities program, and cash flow.
Files EEO 1 annually; maintains other records, reports, and logs to conform to EEO regulations.
Conducts recruitment effort for all exempt and nonexempt personnel, students, and temporary employees; conducts new employee orientations; monitors Succession Management program, employee relations counseling, outplacement counseling, and exit interviewing; writes and places advertisements.
Participates in Weekly Safety meetings.
Evaluates reports, decisions, and results of department in relation to established goals.
Recommends new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of department and services performed.
Responsible for Plant Wide Security Personnel to assure that all work performed is in accordance with policies and procedures.
Responsible for Vending Services
Responsible for plant wide human resources planning and development.
Provides functional guidance for administrative support needs.
BA: Human Resource Management2001Concordia UniversityHuman Resource Management
Management Training for the Human Resource Professional Train the Trainer Program Taylor Cox Diversity Training Seminar Racial And Sexual Harassment Training (R.A.S.H.) Safe Start Safety Training Commitment to Excellence JW Aluminum WIN Culture Training University of Michigan Labor Relations/Contract Negotiations
BA : Human Resource Management 2001 Management Training for the Human Resource Professional Train the Trainer Program Taylor Cox Diversity Training Seminar Racial And Sexual Harassment Training (R.A.S.H.) Safe Start Safety Training Commitment to Excellence JW Aluminum WIN Culture Training University of Michigan Labor Relations/Contract Negotiations
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