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HR Director, Fluid & Electrical Distribution Division

Human Resources



Jackson, Michigan, United States

Eaton is seeking a Human Resources Director for its Fluid & Electrical Distribution (FED) division in the Aerospace Group. This position is a hybrid work model and is based at Eaton’s Jackson, MI location. Relocation assistance is offered.

Position Overview:

This position leads the Human Resources function for the FED business within Aerospace, which includes $1B+ in revenue, 13 primary manufacturing facilities and 3,750+ employees in the US, Mexico, UK, Germany, France, India and Indonesia. The HR Director will develop, implement and validate Human Resources strategies, initiatives and programs aligned with short and long-term business plans. They will also foster a culture in the organization that promotes making work exciting, engaging and meaningful.

The HR Director reports directly to the SVP/GM of the business and functionally to the Aerospace HR leader. This position is a key member of the FED division leadership team, partnering with functional/site leaders to ensure human resources programs and initiatives are aligned with strategic and annual business objectives.

Essential functions include:

• Lead the division’s HR team – 35+ in the US, Mexico, UK, Germany, France, India & Indonesia.

• Coach and influence leaders to improve performance and leader effectiveness while fostering a culture of manager ownership and accountability of the employee life cycle.

• Drive the Eaton Business System across the division, fostering employee engagement through an inclusive culture focused on safety, customer focus and continuous improvement / learning.

• Ensure positive employee relations to provide an optimal and inclusive work environment for all employees as well as ensure effective labor relations.

• Build organizational capability through ownership of talent management processes including acquisition, assessment, performance management, employee development, succession planning and retention.

• Facilitate talent reviews to assess pipeline strength, determine development focus areas or gaps in the organization and implement necessary actions.

• Manage and develop employee compensation, reward and recognition programs, while ensuring alignment to corporate policy.

• Work with site managers and local HR talent to deploy communication plans and utilize assessment tools (e.g. the employee survey) to identify organizational issues and drive action plans.

• Lead and coach others to utilize effective change management tools.

• Facilitate a culture where best practices are retained and shared across the Human Resources organization and benchmark industry and local best practices to set stretch performance targets.

• Provide guidance to leaders regarding policies, practices, laws and regulations to ensure compliance with local and governmental regulatory requirements.

• Anticipated travel: 25%


Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

• Minimum nine (9) years’ experience of increasing responsibility in a progressive HR environment

• Minimum five (5) years’ experience in manufacturing organizations

• This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e., 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

• Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s degree and/or HR certification.

• Prior experience with labor relations and leading global teams.

Position Success Criteria:

• Demonstrated strategic thinking capability and business acumen.

• Knowledge of relevant local/state/federal/provincial employment laws.

• Excellent facilitation/ coaching skills. Strong employee relations skills with the proven ability to drive change and leadership ownership/accountability.

• Strong leader of people with proven capability to empower, motivate and develop others.

• Drives for results and sense of urgency; data and metrics-driven.

• Strong project management skills with ability to lead a cross-functional business team.

​The expected annual salary range for this role is $172500.03 - $253000.04 a year. This position is also eligible for a variable incentive program. Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

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We know that good benefit programs are important to employees and their families. Eaton provides various Health and Welfare benefits as well as Retirement benefits, and several programs that provide for paid and unpaid time away from work. Click here ( for more detail: Eaton Benefits Overview. Please note that specific programs and options available to an employee may depend on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.