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AHF Products- HR Manager, Somerset

Date: Mar 15, 2019

Location: Somerset, KY Kentucky, US, 42501

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AHF Products is an independent wood flooring company established following American Industrial Partners’ (AIP) acquisition of the Armstrong Flooring wood division on December 31, 2018.  AHF Products is a leader in hardwood flooring products boasting an impressive portfolio of leading wood flooring brands, including Bruce®, Armstrong Flooring®, HomerWood® and Capella® and serves both the residential and commercial markets.

AHF Products is a leader in hardwood flooring products with a family of strong brands serving the residential and commercial markets. With decades of experience in award-winning wood flooring design, innovation, product development, manufacturing and service, we improve the quality of people’s lives through great products and a deep commitment to outstanding customer service.

 

Headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with manufacturing operations across the United States, AHF Products employs over 1,700 dedicated team members.

 

We are seeking a hands-on Human Resources Manager to provide both strategic and tactical HR leadership within our largest hardwood flooring facility in Somerset, Kentucky.  This opportunity serves as a key leader for a 350 person production facility in Somerset and a 45 person production facility in Oneida, Tennessee, with responsibility for staffing, development, employee and labor relations by proactively identifying and implementing practices that continue to drive employee engagement and improved plant performance. The HR Manager will partner closely with plant leaders and the business unit’s HR team; ensure the Human Resources strategies and initiatives are tightly linked to the objectives and key challenges of the facility and the business, building employee engagement by driving the development and attainment of business strategies and plans through strategic HR planning, change management, organizational design and talent management.  This position reports directly to the Corporate Senior Labor and Employee Relations Business Partner with a strong dotted line to the Plant Manager.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:       

  • Lead and direct plant HR activities to support the achievement of plant performance metrics in the areas of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Productivity & People
  • Serve as a strategic business partner, developing plans in tandem with plant objectives and functional HR processes
  • Ensure the execution of key plant HR initiatives and processes to drive continuous improvement in all areas of Human Resources  to include organization effectiveness, staffing, employee relations, performance management, training and development, benefits, employment practices and legal compliance
  • Lead labor relations activities in Oneida; including CBA negotiation preparation, administration of grievance process, interpretation of contract, and coaching supervision on consistent application of plant policies and practices
  • Guide the Employee Relations strategy and manage overall culture at the plants to maintain a positive employee relations environment
  • Support organizational 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
  • Provide counsel and coaching to all employees on a wide range of personnel matters
  • Track and analyze plant HR metrics to determine root cause and develop and execute action plans to address problem areas
  • Lead the talent management efforts including succession planning, competency development, process planning, career planning, retention efforts, and development activities across the plant
  • Support performance management initiatives and integrating balanced assessments, goal setting and development processes
  • Provide thorough and engaging orientation, on-boarding and employee communication processes in partnership with other lead team members
  • Advise and counsel managers and their staff on HR/employee issues and activities
  • Understand and ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws, rules, regulations, and statutes governing HR processes
  • Understand and apply lean manufacturing concepts to HR systems and problem-solving
  • Support community activities and location grants/donations

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • 5+ years of progressive HR leadership experience in a manufacturing organization
  • Experience with recruitment, employee relations, compensation, performance management, talent management, organizational development and culture / engagement initiatives
  • Working knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws related to HR policies and practices
  • Experience leading and managing significant organizational change, organizational development and/or organizational effectiveness
  • Experience in developing and supporting high performing and/or semi-autonomous teams
  • Strong organizational skills to handle high volumes of work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment while maintaining excellent delivery and quality performance.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving abilities with a strong attention to detail, combined with a strong customer service orientation and the ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization, individually and in teams
  • Proven oral and written communications skills to convey information clearly and effectively. Solid listening skills to gather information for understanding
  • Ability to synthesize information from multiple sources, determine issues and objectives, and develop strategies to address needs
  • Ability to pivot focus effectively in response to business needs
  • Experience managing complex employee/labor relations situations
  • History of effectively coaching across levels and functions, including individuals in more senior roles than oneself
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office including Excel and PowerPoint

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • PHR/SPHR certification
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma or other process improvement methodologies to increase value to customers through elimination of non-value added work

 

Physical Demands:

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:  sit for prolonged periods; repetitive motion of hands/wrists/fingers; concentrate and repeat the same physical activities over and over; move between different physical locations within and between buildings; and push, pull, carry and lift 10 lbs. in the normal course of work/travel.

 

Mental Demands:

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: think analytically and be exact or highly accurate; make decisions such as to identify complex problems, develop options and implement solutions; work in a team; pay attention to and remember details; communicate effectively including active listening to understand points being made, and asking appropriate questions and not interrupting inappropriately; speak to convey information effectively; write to communicate effectively as appropriate for the needs of the audience; read to understand work related documents.

 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job. Requires working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions with standard level of noise common to an office environment including office equipment and co-workers speaking to each other and on phones. Employees are required to wear personal protective equipment when entering the floor of manufacturing facilities based on the specific requirements of each location.

 

Reasonable Accommodation for Disability:

Any employee, who believes that a reasonable accommodation is required for purposes of federal or state disability law, is required to contact Human resources to begin the interactive exchange process.

 

Disclaimer:

The employee is an “AT-WILL” employee subject to termination with or without cause or resignation at any time. The information provided in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents within this job. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of employees, assigned to this job. Management has sole discretion to add and modify duties of the job and to designate other functions as essential at any time. This Job description is not an employment agreement or contract.

About the Location (Somerset, KY):

Our Somerset, Kentucky facility sits on 80 acres of land with 271,000 sq. ft under roof. The facility employs approximately 340 people working multiple shifts to manufacture engineered wood flooring products.

 

Located between Lake Cumberland and the Daniel Boone National Forest, Somerset Kentucky lies in Pulaski County and attracts more than 1.5 million tourists each year. With 1,255 miles of shoreline, Lake Cumberland is one of the largest manmade lakes in the nation and serves as great place for boating, fishing and skiing. Its southern hospitality makes guests feel right at home, and as one of the largest commercial centers in Kentucky, Somerset offers an ideal quality of life for families, individuals and business.

 

About AHF Products:

With decades of experience in award-winning wood flooring design, innovation, product development, manufacturing and service, AFH Products seeks to improve the quality of people’s lives through great products and a deep commitment to outstanding customer service.

 

Headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with manufacturing operations across the United States, AHF Products has a deep rooted belief in the power of teamwork, transparency, and trust.   Together, we work each day to promote a fair, dependable, and passionate community of over 1,700 employees.  We value well informed, highly committed, and enthusiastic employees who motivate others to do their best work. Our culture emphasizes productive collaboration that inspires innovation, empowers creativity, and delivers best-in-class performance. It is an environment where the highly motivated thrive, each person bringing their unique talents and diverse perspective to drive the business forward together.

 

Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services and Professional Recruiters:

AHF Products is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity.  All resumes submitted by search firms to any associate at AHF Products via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of AHF Products. Written search agreements may only be signed by AHF Products VP of HR or his or her designee.  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by AHF Products as a result of the referral or through other means.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer: AHF Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets.


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