Human Resources / Safety Manager
at VT Industries

Date Posted: 9/27/2020

Job Description

Job Description

VT Industries is a major US Manufacturer in the Home Building Industries and is seeking a career minded Human Resources & Safety Manager for one of our manufacturing plants in Bryan, Texas. The Human Resources / Safety Manager provides HR leadership and expertise to business leaders and line managers on the people-related matters affecting their business. The HR Manager will be responsible for a broad range of HR activities including organization and leadership development, change management, employee relations, talent acquisition and management with a strong focus on the assessment, selection and development of best-in-class talent. The HR Manager adds value by partnering with business clients to provide innovative HR solutions and approaches to drive success and achieve business objectives.

Key Responsibilities - HR Management

• Operate as a business partner to business functions and client groups, understanding the business strategies, goals, objectives and financial performance of the organization; building ongoing relationships with Company leaders and managers;

• Provide hands-on support to employees and managers to better understand and utilize HR tools, processes and policies; maximizing organizational effectiveness, improving performance, ensuring compliance; and balancing the demands of business objectives with the need for consistency across the Company;

• Advise and assist managers in achieving business goals through appropriate interventions; implementing and managing HR resource solutions, programs and services to maximize the achievement of short- and long-range business objectives (e.g., change initiatives, employee relations, talent and performance management/development, talent acquisition, diversity, retention and engagement, employee communication, and HR programs and services); and

• Work collaboratively with HR leaders within VT Industries corporate headquarters in the development and implementation of HR initiatives.

HR Strategic Planning

• Support organizational effectiveness through proper alignment of people, processes, and culture with business strategies; ensuring the people-perspective is represented in business decisions so implications are understood and the workforce is proactively managed;

• Participate in the establishment of business unit plans to effectively communicate business strategies and objectives, implementing change initiatives designed to support those goals; and helping translate strategy into goals, solutions, actions, and results;

• Assess the impact of business decisions on the workforce and providing solutions to optimize opportunities and mitigate any downsides;

• Partner with business and HR leaders to assess current talent and develop long term talent strategies that establish required competencies and skill level to improve the performance of the organization;


• Lead all employee relations initiatives ensuring a balanced advocacy for the needs of the business and the needs of the employees while ensuring all policies are adhered to;

• Implement effective talent acquisition strategies by managing the needs analysis process and developing sourcing strategies based on position descriptions; screening/recommending qualified candidates, managing the behavioral interviewing process, advising hiring managers on candidate selection and approving job offers;

• Manage talent review, salary planning, annual merit process; identifying learning and development as well as supervisor training needs, in collaboration with Corporate HR, to enhance the capabilities of leaders and associates;

• Facilitate communications and training activities that effectively translate strategies into easily understandable programs and tactics;

• Ensure implementation of compensation and benefits programs to support the business objectives;
• Manage insurance and benefits enrollment for new hires and during open enrollments;
• Manage safety, conduct safety audits to ensure compliance, conduct safety training, participates in accident investigations, manage workers’ compensation, and lead plant safety programs; and
• Represent Company in workers’ compensation claims, unemployment insurance claims, and other external claims.

Integrated Business Solutions and Transactional Operations

• Focus HR solutions on organizational outcomes and improving employee and organizational performance and productivity; delivering profit-impacting practices that achieve business results;

• Implement company policies and practices, ensuring legal compliance and consistent application;

• Ensure the reliability and security of employee data;

• Maintain payroll records as required, ensuring accurate, timely pay for associates

• Maintain HR files, checklists and ensure compliance with record retention guidelines.

• Measure, monitor and report key HR KPIs
• Engage with employees to investigate and resolve individual or job related issues; including monitoring and influencing clients’ participation and compliance with HR processes;

• Generate routine and special reports for clients as needed or requested using HRIS systems; and

• Use proprietary and vendor-sponsored systems and tools to execute employee and management actions.


• Interact with all levels of associates and other inter-company peers.

• External relationships include lawyers, OSHA Inspectors, Wage and Hour Investigators, Employment Security


Job Requirements

Background and Skills

• Bachelor’s degree (required); a degree in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Psychology, or Business Administration.
• At least 5 years progressive HR generalist business partner experience with at least 2 years as a Senior HR Generalist or HR Manager position in a small to mid-size manufacturing organization with a strong emphasis in talent acquisition/recruiting (required);
• At least 5 years of experience with MS Office Suite; HRIS, Payroll, and ATS systems;
• Strong business acumen and strategic thought leadership, with the demonstrated ability to translate business needs into effective strategies and actions to execute against those strategies;

• Experience working independently in a highly decentralized, process oriented, and hands-on organization with the ability to resourcefully innovate and adapt in a rapidly changing, fast paced, and highly complex environment;

• Drive for results, demonstrated success serving business clients and experience in developing and implementing change initiatives

Personal Trait Profile

• Strong communication, influencing, and consulting skills with a proven track record in quickly gaining credibility, partnering collaboratively with business leaders; and garnering support and gaining consensus;

• Highly effective project management skills with a complete understanding of business process and the ability to integrate multiple resources for integrated solutions; execute flawlessly with high attention to detail

• Strong written/oral communication, effective presentation and facilitation, team and leadership development, conflict resolution, and influence skills;

• Collaborative decision-making and work style and comfortable with working through gray/ambiguous areas.

• Strong problem solving and ability to assess the needs of the business and design and implement the best solutions.

• Ability to quickly learn, understand, and keep abreast of the drivers to company performance, the industry, customer segments, the business value proposition and how the company retains competitive advantage in the marketplace; defining the human capital aspects of business strategy and objectives

• Strong written/oral communication, effective presentation skills, team and leadership development, conflict resolution, and organizational influence skills.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Why would a company that is so successful choose to keep its corporate headquarters in Northwest Iowa? Largely because of the people who work so diligently to see that VT Industries continues to grow and succeed. When you walk through our facilities, it’s easy to see the hard work and dedication our people put forward. Today, VT has nine manufacturing facilities located across the U.S. and Canada.

VT Industries is family-owned and operated, with a commitment toward continual growth and improvement. Employees are offered competitive wages and benefits packages.


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