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Whirlpool Manager, Business Human Resources-Manufacturing in Amana, Iowa

Manager, Business Human Resources-Manufacturing

Date: Oct 1, 2020

Location: Amana, IA, US, 52204

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 38858

Whirlpool Corporation is consistently recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Our values are the driving force behind everything we do. Respect, integrity, diversity and inclusion, teamwork and the spirit of winning propel our teams to excellence. Get to know us and see what it's like to be part of the world's leading major home appliance company.

Manager, Business Human Resources-Manufacturing

Function Overview:

This Fortune 500 business needs a dynamic Manager, Business Human Resources to act as a change agent to provide all aspects of people leadership to drive growth and productivity in a highly matrixed environment. We are looking for a Human Resources business leader who knows how to utilize and leverage the Global Center of Excellence (COE) shared services and analytics to support business needs. If you have a passion for employee engagement, leadership development, and talent management and have a continuous improvement mindset, this is a great opportunity to lead a highly complex organization.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Partner with business leaders to deliver business outcomes through development and delivery of business strategy, strategic imperatives, and functional goals

  • Partner with HR Operations and Centers of Excellence (CoEs) to enable two-way information sharing on business needs, analyze trends and metrics within designated business units, develop integrated solutions, programs and policies in support of the business strategy

  • Identify talent implications in business strategy, develop human capital strategies and drive business events, Mergers, and Acquisitions (M&A), divestiture, plant closure, etc.), as applicable

  • Identify organizational needs and gaps, drive to build organizational capability and people excellence

  • Partner with the business to drive succession planning and management through identifying high impact/critical roles, developing incumbents and successors, as well as identifying global mobility opportunities and candidates

  • Effectively coach business leaders and leadership team

  • Build people leader effectiveness and drive effective talent management by leveraging globally consistent talent calendar and Centers of Excellence (CoE) toolkits

  • Lead Strategic Workforce Planning and drive Diversity & Inclusion strategy in business units

  • Partner with leaders to develop organizational pay strategy, appropriately budget and manage the annual pay planning process, and drive utilization of rewards and recognition programs

  • Embed a culture of continuous improvement and effectively manage change

  • Participate with others in completing special projects as assigned

  • Partner with the Plant Operation leadership to understand resourcing requirements and develop resource forecasting to ensure adequate staffing to meet business needs

  • People Movement per plant bid process

  • Lead and manage all of the recruiting activities to fill hourly roles in a timely manner

  • Manage local HR activities (e.g. application of local policies and practices, recruiting activities, personnel file maintenance, unemployment claims, etc.)

  • Data corrections

  • Auditing of payroll and people movement to ensure accuracy

  • Headcount and metric tracking

  • Leave management

  • Executing Employee Engagement at the plant

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 5+ years of HR experience in one or more of the following areas: Recruiting, Leave of Absence (LOA) Management, Payroll, Policy, and Procedures, Employee Relations or Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

  • 5+ years of Plant or Manufacturing experience

  • 2+ years of Labor Relations experience including contract administration, negotiations, and strategy

Preferred Requirements:

  • Masters or MBA Degree

  • Degree concentration in Human Resources

  • Work experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Knowledge of Kronos and or Success Factors

  • Uses extensive knowledge and insight about the business to fully engage in business discussions and lead People Excellence strategy to improve talent and business outcomes

  • Develops effective relationships with clients by building trust, leveraging networks, applying HR expertise, and measuring and ensuring business results

  • Creates an effective and strong organization by utilizing organizational diagnosis tools, leveraging organization design principles, and building organizational capabilities in line with Whirlpool’s core values to win against the competition

  • Applies data analytics and judgment to draw insights that inform business decision making

  • Uses coaching and influencing skills to successfully drive change and leaders’ ownership/accountability

  • Partners to lead and sustain change creating an agile and responsive organization


About us

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the leading major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $20 billion in annual sales, 77,000 employees, and 59 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2019. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit, and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. Additional information about the company can be found at.

At Whirlpool Corporation, we believe that all people matter. Celebrating diversity and including thousands of perspectives empower us to create products that blend into every concept of home. Whirlpool Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status.

Additional information about the company can be found on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.

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