Human Resources Manager

Job Function:
Human Resources

US, IL, Bolingbrook

Position Summary:  Reporting to the Vice President of Global Human Resources, the Human Resources Manager serves as a trusted business advisor to the organization on HR-related programs and priorities. They will assess and anticipate HR-related needs and proactively communicate solutions. The HR Manager collaborates to build trusted relationships that deliver value and reflects G&W’s culture, vision and values. The HR Manager acts as a liaison between various HR functions and across to organization on priorities such as: Onboarding, Offboarding, Employee Relations, Performance Management, Compensation, Talent Assessments, Succession Planning, and Engagement/Retention.



Primary/Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Actively support HR Leadership Team in the provision of People initiatives that are aligned with the business vision and strategy of global growth and translating business vision into HR operational excellence strategies and plans, to implement change and support business development.

  • Provide trusted thought leadership and HR/Employee Relations advice to all stakeholders, ensuring a balanced approach is taken to resolving all HR issues. Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance.

  • Drive, influence, advise and support the cultural and people aspects of organizational change.

  • Drive accountability and provide day-to-day guidance to line management as it relates to-coaching, counseling, career development, succession and talent management, performance management and disciplinary actions.

  • Develop and implement HR solutions that drive performance improvement and support the short- and long-term business objectives.

  • Work proactively with managers and leaders to evaluate and prepare for future talent needs. Manage all internal transitions and promotions for hourly manufacturing workforce to ensure appropriateness and eligibility.

  • Serve as a change management leader, effectively preparing managers and leaders to drive change.

  • Partner with Corporate COEs (Center of Excellence) in leadership development, compensation, benefits and staffing to help drive organizational initiatives.

  • Manage and develop plant apprenticeship program support.

  • Provide admin support for HR Performance Mgmt system.

  • Participate in and/or lead specific projects, as assigned.

  • Support the Vice President of Global Human Resources with reports, metrics and other miscellaneous projects.

  • Advises and coordinates team efforts to completion; answers questions functioning as an expert resource; maintains assignment completion schedules. 

  • Performs the same tasks as others within the team along with some higher-level tasks.



Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent combination of skill development and work experience.

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience resolving complex employee relations issues and progressive HR experience within a manufacturing environment.

  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee relations, diversity, performance management, and federal and state respective employment laws.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Outlook. Should be proficient and comfortable working with spreadsheets and data, ensuring data integrity and accuracy is maintained

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, growth-oriented and highly collaborative environment

  • Must possess leadership qualities with exceptional communication skills both written and verbal

  • Strong interpersonal and customer skills.

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) designation



Physical Demands / Working Conditions: 

  • General Office Environment, PC use

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