Human Resources Manager

Tacoma, WA, US, 98446

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 Tacoma, WA plant


The Human Resources Manager partners with employees at all levels in the manufacturing plant to provide expertise and counseling for all people issues affecting plant operations.  Specifically, this role will provide HR business partnering to the Plant Manager and overseeing a small team of HR professionals to provide support to a total client group in Tacoma, WA.


The incumbent works to carry out all policies and procedures relating to personnel activity while ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local laws and guidelines including Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the American Disability Act (ADA). The incumbent also drives change and improvement in bottom-line results and implements corporate organizational initiatives and programs with a high degree of efficiency and accuracy.  As a member of the NA Human Resources Team the HR Manager reports to the Regional Sr Manager of Human Resources.

What You’ll Do:


  • Establishes rapport and acts as a business partner with plant management on all issues affecting plant operations by: (50%)

  • Partnering with plant managers to design/develop workforce planning and recruitment strategy, maintain staffing documents, interview candidates and develop staff;
  • Collaborating with plant and staff mangers to provide performance appraisal input and ensuring performance reviews are completed and delivered on time;
  • Attending management meetings to understand or revise plant operations, determining ways to develop staff, reviewing any employee relations issues, and sharing organizational knowledge;
  • Driving Lean manufacturing programs and standard work to support continuous improvement within HR department and across the site;
  • Reviewing Employee Engagement Survey results with managers to identify process improvements upon plant procedures;
  • Manages and carries out the plant’s employee relations programs, policies and procedures, and oversees all personnel activity within the plant by: (40%)

  • Maintaining excellent communication and a positive relationship with employees to promote employee satisfaction;
  • Providing an internal communications strategy with workforce and implementing an effective communications strategy between the plant manager and the plant on a long-term basis;
  • Communicating Company goals to employees and ensuring they are recognized and creating value for employees;
  • Overseeing plant-based training and ensuring training is completed on time and results in certification;
  • Overseeing communication regarding benefits, compensation, employee referral program, EAP programs, etc.;
  • Auditing HRIS data to meet the needs or the organizations goal of 95% accuracy in regards to HRIS;
  • Overseeing personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, and terminations;
  • Conducting and reviewing exit interviews to determine reasons behind voluntary separations.
  • Ensures compliance with EEO and ADA guidelines while establishing a positive employee relations environment by: (10%)

  • Continually staying informed on employment law concepts, practices, and procedures; and
  • Ensuring employees’ needs are being met, designing policies and procedures to keep employees gainfully employed while continuing to execute business strategy.
  • Identifying needs and securing management training in interviewing, selection, terminations, promotions, performance management, sexual harassment, or other areas as needed;


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:  


  • Proven leadership, management, and communication skills.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and influence across all levels and functions.
  • Proactive involvement and understanding of all level of employees and the related nuances of their working environments.
  • Expertise in providing insightful HR consultation to location leaders and employees.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Management or a related field required, Masters a plus. Degree must be from an accredited institution.
  • 5+ years of Human Resources experience in a generalist capacity with a minimum of 3 years experience managing Employee Relations, compensation, benefits administration, training, and/or recruitment.
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment required.
  • Ability to work onsite everyday with an early start time.
  • Thorough understanding of complex business requirements.
  • Ability to objectively coach, influence, and mentor employees and management through complex or difficult issues.
  • Knack in making quick and accurate decisions to solve a problem or reach a goal.
  • Ability to work within existing policy structure to meet the needs of management and employees.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to work effectively under pressure and deal with multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrated advanced skills with the standard features of various programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to relocate


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


The expected compensation range for this position is between $105K and $125K. Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience, market conditions, and other job-related factors permitted by law. This position qualifies for benefits which may also include a discretionary bonus.


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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.

Nearest Major Market: Tacoma

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