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Western Region Human Resources Director

    Attached is a brief description for a job opportunity in the East Bay.  Anyone interested should contact:  

    Thomas J. McMahon
    Managing Director
    Columbia Consulting Group
    5525 Twin Knolls Road
    Suite 330 & 331
    Columbia, Maryland 21045
    410-790-3654 Mobile
    443-276-2525 Telephone
    443-276-2536 Facsimile


    Located in San Ramon, California, the Region West Human Resources Director reports to the West Region President with a dotted-line reporting to the Vice President Human Resources at the corporate offices in Irving, Texas.  The position will be responsible for leading human resources, safety and health initiatives for the region west by aligning human capital with the business strategy; the adoption of best practices; and the attraction, development and retention of employees.  The successful candidate must also work closely with region west senior management and the North American (“NAM”) human resources team to accomplish objectives in the areas of safety and health, risk management, benefits, compensation, labor and employee relations, HR systems, internal communications, leadership development, payroll, recruiting and training.  This position provides a path to a more senior role within the organization.


    •    Provide sound HR counsel to the region's executive team.
    •    With an HR insight, helps determine the short-term and long-term business strategy. 
    •    Partners with the NAM HR Team to achieve agreed upon objectives.
    •    Provides effective leadership and communication for all aspects of initiatives and campaigns, including Wellness, Safety Week, and company-wide employee events.
    •    Leads and facilitates change management.
    •    Maintains transparent communication and quickly builds trust across all levels of the organization.
    •    Leads and develops potential department restructuring efforts.
    •    Ensures that adequate and effective training and development opportunities are provided that meet the business needs.
    •    Ensures that an effective performance management program is in place and utilized to drive a high performing culture.
    •    Works with region management to ensure that an effective and sustainable manpower planning process is in place.
    •    Effectively manages employee relations issues.
    •    Develops and implements region policies that are aligned with the corporate policies.
    •    Identifies the need for outside expertise to mitigate, manage and/or assess HR system risks, health and safety risks, etc.
    •    Ensures compliance requirements are met through organizational and procedural
    measures, including implementation of Group and NAM guidelines and training.
    •    Proactively manages health & safety to continuously improve the company's health & safety culture.
    •    Leads continuous improvement efforts with the region's safety, health, risk management, and HR initiatives and programs.
    •    Ensures effective participation within NAM safety, health, HR and risk management initiatives.



    •    Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field preferred; PHR, SPHR, CCP, or other related HR certification preferred.
    •    Minimum of 10-15 years of experience in a human resources generalist role with increasing responsibility, or equivalent combination of education and experience; prior experience with managing a safety function strongly preferred.
    •    Prior experience in a union environment including participation in the collective bargaining process, and handling grievance and arbitration cases.
    •    Thorough understanding of state, federal and corporate safety regulations. 
    •    MSHA/OSHA experience required.
    •    Working knowledge of Federal and California labor and employment laws and regulations required.
    •    Experience developing strategic initiatives that align with business goals and budgets required.
    •    Experience providing counsel to senior management is required.
    •    Experience using creativity and innovation in recommending improvements to HR practices and processes and encouraging this continuous improvement behavior in others.
    •    Experience using HRIS, Time and Attendance and other HR computer systems.
    •    Experience working with Kronos time keeping system required.
    •    Knowledge and understanding of the impact of change on people, processes, leadership and culture.
    •    Knowledge of change management principles, strategies and techniques required for effectively evaluating, planning, and implementing change in the organization.


    •    Commitment and engagement through high level of work ethic and utilization of abilities for the best of the company.
    •    Internal and external customer and market management.
    •    Demonstrated openness to change, flexibility, and adaptability.
    •    Establish trust and relationships.
    •    Entrepreneurial management (i.e., consideration of long-term risks and opportunities).
    •    Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. 
    •    Ability to motivate teams and simultaneously manage several projects.
    •    Demonstrated drive and initiative.
    •    Strong strategic thinking, problem solving, and decision making skills.
    •    Persuasion and negotiation skills.
    •    Sustainable management (i.e., compliance with laws and regulations).
    •    Professional competence (i.e., knowledge of the industry and cross-functional understanding).


    The compensation package is highly competitive, incentive-driven and includes generous employee benefits.  Our client is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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