Human Resources Manager, SSB North America more...
Location:Houston, TX
Company:Rockwell Automation
First posted:April 10, 2017 (last updated 30+ days ago)

Position Summary:

The Manager, Human Resources, NA Systems & Solutions Business will report to the Director, Human Resources Systems & Solutions Business. The HR Manager operating as an HR business partner provides leadership in the development and implementation of strategic and operational human resource programs and ensures linkage of human resources strategies with the strategies and objectives of the internal customers in the NA Systems & Solutions organization. The HR Manager provides the leadership to ensure that HR services meet the business's needs including talent acquisition, talent management, leadership development and succession planning, performance management, change management, employee relations, compensation and benefits, and driving a culture of inclusion and engagement.

This role will support the North American SSB organization dispersed across multiple locations across United States and Canada. This position requires team participation and interface with all levels of the organization, as well as a direct and continuous collaboration with the Regional Vice President, NA Solutions & Services, Business Directors within Global Solutions and Maverick Technologies and Human Resources colleagues across the global organization.  The successful candidate will be able to partner with the business at a strategic level and drive change throughout the organization.

Additional Responsibilities
Develop career path models for key leadership positions and succession plans that motivate and retain key employees and assures that the right talent is available to execute the business plans.

Continually strive to develop functional excellence within the human resources organization that helps generate improved operating results.

Partner with leadership to facilitate meaningful change and improved organizational effectiveness.

Ability to take a concept and follow-through to implementation                                                                  -

Collaborate with headquarters human resources Center of Excellence as well as HR Operations teams to maximize HR delivery within assigned region.

Develop an understanding of the industrial automation industry including business cycles, competitors, customers, channel partners and key success factors.

Track human resources metrics which drive key business results.

Ensure thorough familiarity with company policies and procedures as well as local labor laws.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in HR, Business or related discipline required
Minimum of 8 years HR generalist experience
Ability to travel throughout the US and Canada up to 30% of time

Desired Qualifications
Advanced degree - MBA or Masters in Human Resources, Organization, Behavior, Industrial & Organizational Psychology or related discipline a plus.
PHR or SPHR certification is also a plus
Experience in Mergers & Acquisitions desired  
Experience managing people is a plus

Key Experience
-Technical expertise in talent acquisition, talent management, leadership development and succession planning, performance management, change management, employee relations, compensation and benefits, and driving culture change.
- A demonstrated track record of effectively developing HR strategies and executing plans to achieve those strategies, leading to improved organization effectiveness and business results.
-Must have experience working with a wide range of levels within the employee base in order to develop and implement practices and programs that drive performance and attract and retain top talent.
-Demonstrated experience in many aspects of cultural transformation, including lean/six sigma, business process improvement, change management, diversity initiatives and the integration of people, systems and technologies in high performance management teams.
-Must have experience operating in a complex, global organization and industry including collaborating with colleagues in multiple business units, continents and diverse cultures.
-Demonstrated ability to anticipate future workforce needs and to influence the business leaders to invest in innovative talent strategies to ensure that we develop and retain the talent required to achieve our long term strategy.
Competency Requirements
-Change Management: A combination of mental flexibility, creativity, conceptual ability and judgment. Ability to lead and manage change process for the organization effectiveness. An analytical and effective human resources problem-solver, with a strong strategic orientation; someone who deals effectively with both macro "big picture" issues, as well as detailed tactical activity involved in developing appropriate programs.
-Strong interpersonal savvy: A good listener with outstanding interpersonal qualities and a natural, effective consultative style. Someone who is sought out for their opinions and counsel and who can forge and maintain close relationships, both internally and externally. A highly-motivated team player who contributes to an atmosphere in which people work together, enthusiastically and effectively, in producing outstanding results.
-Results driven: An energetic, resourceful and hands on individual with a strong service orientation, someone who commits herself/himself fully to the job and who is dedicated to developing and delivering outstanding work - consistently revisits, rethinks and proactively explores opportunities to improve the Human Resources function, and its support of the organization's mission and objectives.
-Managerial Courage: Willing to say what needs to be said, take a tough stand, and give candid / frank feedback when necessary.
-Ability to Deal with Paradox: Must have the ability to work in a very fluid environment and deal with seeming opposite concepts and tasks.
-Strong Organizational Agility: Must be comfortable working in a highly matrixed environment and influencing without authority.
-Leadership: Self starter who leads by example; effective in working with, and through others.
-Knowledge of all areas within HR having been achieved as an HR Generalist.
-Ability to analyze complex data, understands business implications, and makes recommendations to business leaders.

  Legal Authorization to work in the US is required.  We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future for this job opening.

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Work State/City:
Houston - Texas, Mayfield Heights - Ohio, Mequon - Wisconsin, Milwaukee - Wisconsin

Company Overview:
Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Throughout the world, our flagship Allen-Bradley® and Rockwell Software® product brands are recognized for innovation and excellence. When you choose Rockwell Automation, you join countless talented employees who have helped us establish our leadership position in the automation industry over the past century. You join a diverse, inclusive and global community with a passion for innovation. A place where you can partner with great minds and inspiring people. And a corporation backed by the financial strength that drives growth - and career opportunities. As much as we focus on our customers, we know our employees are key to our success and future. Helping you develop a rewarding career is a top priority. Because when you succeed, we succeed.

EEO Statement:
Rockwell Automation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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