Human Resources Manager

Prattville, AL, US, 36067

James Hardie Building Products Inc. is the North American leader in fiber cement home siding and exterior design solutions. Hardie® products offer long lasting beauty and endless design possibilities with trusted protection and low maintenance. The company pioneered modern fiber cement building products and continues to invest in innovation to transform the industry. James Hardie is a high-performance organization, with an unwavering commitment to Zero Harm. The company proudly employs a diverse workforce of over 3,000 employees across operations in North America.

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Onsite from the Prattville, AL manufacturing plant


The Human Resources (HR) Manager partners with the Plant HR Manager to develop employee capabilities and improve performance of business operations within the Finance, IT, Legal and other Corporate Functions.  This will include the facilitation and implementation of key HR strategies and client specific initiatives to recruit, retain and develop the workforce located globally. In addition, the HR Manager will help develop and implement process improvements in the HR department’s service and support to teams, assist with day-to-day operations and perform various HR duties.  The incumbent will showcase his/her communication, employee relations expertise and organizational skills to ensure our internal clients are provided assistance, support and customer service in line with the Business strategies and Company’s missions and values. 

What You’ll Do:


  • Participates in various company-wide workforce and Human Resources initiatives addressing areas of employee development and training programs.  (35%) 

  • Assist in providing guidance and direction in use of various development tools, approaches, and methods to ensure effectiveness of programs. 
  • Track development progress to assist in employee development, High-Potential programs, succession planning and promotions. 
  • Ensure that all new employees are adequately introduced and informed of all pertinent Company information, policies, procedures, and guidelines, and then accurately processing all completed paperwork, as required.       
  • Assumes responsibility for the administration of employee retention and recognition programs. (35%) 

  • Implement effective retention strategies, including recognition, employee surveys and performance management systems. 
  • Seek out and presents alternatives to enhance engagement and employee communications 
  • Drive step change to improve communications and morale. 
  • Conduct focus group sessions to gain feedback on employee engagement. 
  • Effectively identify areas of improvement, resolve employee relations issues, and ensure action items are addressed and completed. 
  • Assumes responsibility for establishing and maintaining effective communication, coordination, and working relations with Human Resources teams, site personnel and with management. 
  • Assumes responsibility for HR related duties as required or assigned.  (20%) 

  • Communicate HR and company policies and programs to site employees as needed. 
  • Provide superior employee support by responding to employment-related inquires, coordinating with related departments, other HR teams and client groups, as required, ensuring that all inquiries are quickly addressed with accurately with a high level of customer service.  
  • Assist the HR team, site management and administrative personnel with miscellaneous administrative tasks and special projects as needed. 
  • Assumes responsibility for effectively recording, maintaining, and reporting employee data and human resources information.  (10%) 

  • Update various reports, logs and employee database information for HR or client group organization development records. 


The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing.  Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.


What You’ll Bring:  


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Management, or related field. 
  • 7 or more years of HR experience with exposure to employee relations, performance management, compensation, benefits administration, training and development, and recruitment. 
  • Master’s Degree in related field preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to implement development and training programs within a large corporate environment, with multiple stake holders and site locations. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state employment law and equal employment guidelines and policies including the principles and practices of staffing administration including methods and techniques used in recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, and training. 
  • Knowledge of core capabilities/competencies approach to staffing and meeting a large organization’s business needs. 
  • Knowledge of and ability to learn various innovative sourcing and prescreening activities and related assessment tools. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the practices and principles of human resources including FMLA, ADA, worker’s compensation, safety administration, benefits, employee relations, and providing consultative services to various client groups. 
  • Demonstrated advanced skills with the standard features of various personal computer word processing and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, and other proprietary software). 
  • Demonstrated high level of accuracy in work with a strong attention to detail.  
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively take action to solve problems, exhibiting sound judgment. 
  • Demonstrated ability to provide exceptional customer service to wide range of client groups. 
  • Ability to work effectively with site and corporate HR teams, as well as all levels of employees and management. 
  • Strong communication skills, and the ability to guide processes through to closure. 
  • Strong results orientation and a history of driving positive change with measurable results. 
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to work effectively under pressure and deal with multiple priorities. 
  • Ability to learn various processes and policies quickly to effectively perform tasks and provide support as needed. 
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information in an ethical, professional manner. 


What You’ll Receive:

At James Hardie, we recognize that our success depends on our people. We've worked hard to build a generous and competitive benefits program that demonstrates our commitment to our employees.

  • Comprehensive low-cost co-pay Health Insurance; medical, dental, prescription, and vision insurance benefits for every 30+ hour full-time employee. Insurance starts on day one!
  • 401(k) Retirement plan that will match 100% of employees saved dollars up to the first 6% of your salary
  • Paid holidays, paid vacation including Jury Duty and bereavement leave
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Parental Leave
  • Community Involvement & Sustainable Solutions - Fire Resistant Siding to Help Rebuild the Grizzly Flats Community | James Hardie
  • And more



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James Hardie Building Products Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, veteran's status, marital status, pregnancy, disability, or any other basis protected by law.

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