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Human Resources Manager

Company: The Shyft Group
Location: Middlebury
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:


The Human Resources Manager position is responsible for continuously pursuing HR functional excellence and supporting the Shyft Group's strategy with a specific focus on maximizing organizational capabilities and creating a high-performing, highly engaged culture.


  • Plan, organize, and direct HR-related activities to meet or exceed established goals in a cost-effective manner
  • Lead, communicate, and coach to cultivate a motivated associate environment of trust, teamwork, accountability, self-confidence, and business ownership
  • Prepare all required reports and correspondence
  • Develop, implement, and monitor department budget and manages expenses within approved budget constraints
  • Identify, document, and implement opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Stay up to date on overall activities of the team, identify problem areas and take corrective actions
  • Collaborate with other HR associates to drive consistent process excellence across Human Resources in areas such as talent acquisition, on-boarding, performance management, rewards and recognition, associate engagement, associate and leadership development, succession planning, communications, etc. Provide leadership and focus on people implication
  • Assist leaders in defining and executing workforce planning to ensure appropriate staffing levels
  • Proactively work with external firms/agencies to prepare for future vacancies
  • Manage talent acquisition process for all positions
  • Assist in establishing and supporting HR-specific performance metrics
  • Establish performance monitoring and assessment and reward processes, ensuring process and tools are understood and fully utilized
  • Collaborate with leaders in upgrading the skills and capabilities of associates through identification, development and retention of talent
  • Drive talent review and management processes including succession planning for key roles
  • Ensure compliance with legislative requirements and employment laws including an Affirmative Action Plan
  • Conduct investigations and advises leaders in the appropriate resolution of associate related issues
  • Manage and interpret policies and practices within the facilities, ensuring fair and consistent application
  • Provide leadership and focus on people implications of organizational change
  • Communicate with cross-functional teams to resolve issues
  • Other tasks as assigned
    • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or Business
    • Five to eight years of human resources experience in a manufacturing environment
    • Two years of management experience is preferred
    • Thorough understanding of employment laws and regulations
    • Unquestionable integrity and ability to work in a highly confidential environment
    • PHR, SPHR, or GPHR certifications preferred
    • Self-motivated with the ability to stay on task
    • Innovative team player
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
    • Commitment to excellence and high standards
    • Sound judgment with the ability to make timely, and sometimes difficult, decisions
    • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
    • Able to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
    • Versatile, flexible, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities
    • Strong:
      • Communication skills, verbal and written
      • Leadership attributes and interpersonal skills
      • Organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
      • Demonstrated leader who inspires others to action and drives associate engagement
      • Capable of coaching and counseling associates and leaders regarding work-related challenges
      • Demonstrated ability to effectively resolve conflict
      • Capable of translating big picture strategies into actionable plans to deliver results
      • Exceptional project management experience
      • Uses creativity to seek quality solutions and process improvements
      • Exercises sound judgment in dealing with highly confidential / sensitive information
      • Probes beneath the surface; does not accept things at face value
      • Anticipates and plans ahead with broad designs and ideas
      • Disciplined to carry out what must be done even when difficult or unpopular
      • Demands excellence; communicates and enforces high standards

        We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified Individual with a Disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

        About The Shyft Group

        The Shyft Group (NASDAQ: SHYF) is North America's leader in specialty vehicle manufacturing, assembly and upfit for the commercial, retail, and service specialty vehicle markets.

        The Shyft Group and our brands are as driven as our associates. Every person behind our badge is given the tools they need to make a positive contribution to the company, their community, and their families. Across eight go-to-market brands, in ten states and two countries, we have over 3,000 dedicated employees working as one to lead with innovation, ingenuity, and a dedication to quality craftsmanship.

        The Shyft Group rebranded in 2020 to reflect a new focus on high-growth end markets to help ensure long-term profitable growth. Our name and renewed focus reflect the action, speed, and agility we offer the commercial vehicle industry through our growing roster of brands - Blue Arc , Utilimaster , Royal Truck Body, DuraMag , Strobes-R-Us , Spartan RV Chassis, Red Diamond , and Builtmore.

Keywords: The Shyft Group, South Bend , Human Resources Manager, Executive , Middlebury, Indiana

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