Armstrong World Industries Human Resources Manager - Hilliard Job in Hilliard, Ohio

Job: Human Resources

Primary Location: Hilliard, Ohio

Relocation Offered: No

Employment Status: Full-Time

Travel: 15%

Do you want to work for a company that gives you opportunities to grow in a collaborative environment? How about working for a manufacturer with a rich history and even brighter future? Armstrong World Industries began over 150 years ago as a small cork-cutting shop in Pittsburgh, PA. From that small business, we became the leader in ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions that contribute to better, more inspiring buildings that make a difference in the lives of people where they work, play, learn, heal and live. At Armstrong World Industries you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Come build your future with us!

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) has a job opportunity for a Plant Human Resources (HR) Manager to be located in Hilliard, OH. The Plant HR Manager will be responsible for partnering with the Plant Manager to ensure HR strategies and initiatives are tightly linked to the objectives and key challenges of the facility and the business. Additionally, the Plant HR Manager has responsibility for a non-union 150+ employee plant and is a true generalist role with responsibility for staffing, development, employee relations, training, employee activities and compliance.

Key Responsibilities of the Plant HR Manager:

  • Leading and directing plant HR activities to support the achievement of plant performance metrics in the areas of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Employee Morale

  • Driving the execution of key plant HR initiatives and processes to enable continuous improvement in the areas of organization effectiveness, staffing, employee relations, performance management, training and development, benefits, employment practices and compliance

  • Supporting 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

  • Coaching and developing plant leadership team members providing HR guidance and input on operational plans and decisions, and maintaining a forward looking staffing plan

  • Maintaining regular touch point meetings with individual leadership team members and front-line supervisors

  • Supporting and developing effective performance management and employee development systems for the salaried and production workforce

  • Developing and driving initiatives to foster employee engagement

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

  • Developing and implementing Human Resource strategies and techniques for improvement that provide support to the plant mission, critical issues and goals

  • Driving clear communication to all employees regarding change management in areas of programs and policies

  • Engaging in practical and rational employee relations including investigations, discipline, coaching and counseling to employees

  • Actively demonstrating leadership in areas of employee safety and health. Partnering with EHS on workers compensation claims management

Required Qualifications for the Plant HR Manager:

  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, business, or a related field

  • 5+ years of progressive human resources experience in a multi-shift, manufacturing environment

  • Proven knowledge of principles and processes related to recruitment, selection, training, compensation employee relations and HR information systems

  • Strong knowledge of applicable employment and labor laws

  • Clear, comprehensive understanding of the link between HR and business strategy

  • Ability to develop clear, actionable steps in support of the plant strategy

  • Ability to engage, inspire, and influence people

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Strong communications and presentations skills

  • Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing and Process Improvement methodologies

Desired Qualifications for the Plant HR Manager:

  • MBA or MA/MS in applicable field of study

  • PHR or SPHR certification

Why Armstrong World Industries?

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions. At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, Armstrong World Industries offers interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces. We built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we’re here to serve – our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.

Benefits Package

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

  • Long term disability coverage

  • Vacation and sick time

  • Product discount programs

  • 401k Match

About the Location (Hilliard, OH)

Our Hilliard Plant, one of six Armstrong ceiling plants in North America, employs approximately 135 associates across multiple shifts who are involved in the manufacturing and shipping of acoustical ceiling tile. The Hilliard plant prides itself in placing high priority on safety, quality and exceeding customer expectations.

Located 13 miles west of downtown Columbus, the city of Hilliard is a charming blend of old and new. Leisure strolls through historic Weaver Park, football games at OSU, thriving businesses and chic boutiques and shops are just some of the many ways that Hilliard caters to both ends of the generation spectrum.

*Equal Opportunity Employer: *AWI is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets

Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters

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

AWI will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to AWI, including unsolicited resumes sent to an AWI mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to AWI employees, or to AWI's resume database will be considered AWI property. AWI will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. AWI 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.

*AWI will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed AWI contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. *

Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by AWI's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee. No other AWI employee is authorized to bind AWI to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Recruiters. By submitting a candidate to AWI, recruiters agree to be bound and comply with this policy.