Armstrong Flooring Inc. HR Manager, Lancaster Plant in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

HR Manager, Lancaster Plant

Date: Dec 3, 2018

Location: Lancaster, PA Pennsylvania, US, 17603

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HR Manager, Lancaster Plant

Job: Human Resources

Primary Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Other Locations:

Employment Status: Full-Time

Travel: 10%

You’ll see it in the vibrant colors of your office lobby, the durable aisles underfoot at the supermarket, and the beautiful hardwood foyer that welcomes you back home.

That’s us. That’s Armstrong Flooring.

We develop products that inspire spaces where people live, work, learn, heal and play. SM

We are North America’s #1 manufacturer of resilient and wood flooring, offering the most recognized brands in the industry and we want YOU to join our team!

We are seeking a hands-on Human Resources Manager to provide both strategic and tactical HR leadership to our resilient flooring plant in Lancaster, Pennsylvania . This is a challenging yet exciting opportunity to direct and lead the human resource activities and programs for this manufacturing location. The HR Manager will partner closely with plant leaders and the HR team; building employee engagement by driving the development and attainment of business strategies and plans through strategic HR planning, change management, organizational design and talent management. Additionally, this position provides HR leadership to our plant in Beech Creek, Pennsylvania . This position reports directly to the Vice President Human Resources with a strong dotted line to the Plant Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and direct plant HR activities to support the achievement of plant performance metrics in the areas of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Productivity & People

  • Serve as a strategic business partner, developing plans in tandem with plant objectives and functional HR processes

  • Ensure the execution of key plant HR initiatives and processes to drive continuous improvement in all areas of Human Resources to include organization effectiveness, staffing, labor and employee relations, performance management, training and development, benefits, employment practices and legal compliance

  • Guide the Labor and Employee Relations strategy and manage overall culture at the plant to maintain a positive labor/employee relations environment

  • Support organization change and continuous improvement efforts (such as Lean) and collaborate with plant leadership to ensure successful change management approaches through effective planning and analysis, communication of change initiatives, full and active leadership support and employee involvement

  • Provide counsel and coaching to all employees on a wide range of personnel matters

  • Track and analyze plant HR metrics to determine root cause and develop and execute action plans to address problem areas

  • Lead the talent management efforts including succession planning, competency development, process planning, career planning, retention efforts, and development activities across the plant

  • Support performance management initiatives and integrating balanced assessments, goal setting and development processes

  • Provide thorough and engaging orientation, on-boarding and employee communication processes in partnership with other lead team members

  • Advise and counsel managers and their staff on HR/employee issues and activities

  • Understand and ensure compliance with the Union contract, local, state, and federal laws, rules, regulations, and statutes governing HR processes

  • Understand and apply lean manufacturing concepts to HR systems and problem-solving

  • Support community activities and location grants/donations Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

  • 7+ years of progressive HR leadership experience in a manufacturing organization with a minimum of 2 years of union/labor relations experience

  • Experience with recruitment, employee relations, compensation, performance management, talent management, organizational development and culture / engagement initiatives

  • Working knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws related to HR policies and practices

  • Experience leading and managing significant organizational change, organizational development and/or organizational effectiveness

  • Experience in developing and supporting high performing and/or semi-autonomous teams

  • Strong organizational skills to handle high volumes of work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment while maintaining excellent delivery and quality performance.

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving abilities with a strong attention to detail, combined with a strong customer service orientation and the ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization, individually and in teams

  • Proven oral and written communications skills to convey information clearly and effectively. Solid listening skills to gather information for understanding

  • Ability to synthesize information from multiple sources, determine issues and objectives, and develop strategies to address needs

  • Ability to pivot focus effectively in response to business needs

  • Experience managing complex employee/labor relations situations

  • History of effectively coaching across levels and functions, including individuals in more senior roles than oneself

  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office including Excel and PowerPoint Desired Qualifications:

  • PHR/SPHR certification

  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma or other process improvement methodologies to increase value to customers through elimination of non-value added work

  • Experience working in both union and non-union environments

About the Location (Lancaster, PA)

Located in South Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster is ideally situated for easy access to major metropolitan cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC and New York City. Lancaster offers a vibrant arts and entertainment community with wonderful historic sites, B&Bs, museums, world class shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants.

Why Armstrong Flooring?

With a heritage that began more than 150 years ago, Armstrong Flooring, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of flooring products with a focus on innovation, design, and environmental sustainability. Based in Lancaster PA, Armstrong Flooring serves both the residential and commercial markets.

Benefits Package

  • Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance

  • Competitive 401(k) with company match

  • Long term disability coverage

  • Vacation and sick time

  • Product discount programs.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Armstrong Flooring is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets.

Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters

Armstrong Flooring, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact Armstrong Flooring employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.

Armstrong Flooring will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Armstrong Flooring, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Armstrong Flooring mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Armstrong Flooring employees, or to Armstrong Flooring’s resume database will be considered Armstrong Flooring property. Armstrong Flooring will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Armstrong Flooring will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Recruiter free of any charges or fees.

Armstrong Flooring partners with Scout for all direct hire search firm activity .

Armstrong Flooring has a partnership with Scout for all of our direct hire search firm activity and as such, all inquiries and resumes must be submitted through Scout. Scout is an easy to use recruitment marketplance intergrated within Bullhorn, PCRecruiter or accessible via Scout Connect. Accordingly, we respectfully ask agencies not to solicit our business managers or Talent Acquisition team directly and to reach out to Scout at www.goscoutgo.com/searchfirmreferral .

Nearest Major Market: Lancaster

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