Human Resources Manager - SK Tools

4 months ago(9/28/2017 3:06 PM)
# of Openings
Regular Full-Time


IDEAL INDUSTRIES, Inc. has been propelled by the principles of its founder, J. Walter Becker, for nearly a century. Since the beginning, this family-run enterprise has been committed to building ideal relationships with its customers, employees and communities, creating some of the industry’s most innovative and trusted products along the way. This commitment to quality and service will continue to spur the success of IDEAL INDUSTRIES, Inc. and its family of companies, for generations to come.


In 2010, SK Professional Tools became part of IDEAL INDUSTRIES, and they both share a commitment not only to quality and innovation, but also to the American tradesmen they serve.  SK Professional Tools has been trusted by generations of mechanics for its broad line of quality, American-made tools that include sockets, wrenches, ratchets, hammers, and screwdrivers. SK continues to manufacture each of our nearly 3000 productsin the United States.  As SK continues to grow, it is focused even more solidly on quality control, new product design, and providing automotive professionals with the most innovative and reliable tools available anywhere, at any price.


Reporting directly to the General Manager and indirectly to the SVP HR of IDEAL INDUSTRIES INC, the Manager of Human Resources strategically manages and supports all human resource related issues for a manufacturing facility with professional, production, technical, and administrative employees.


  • Business Partner - Serve as a key member of the team to assist in driving business results.  Develop and drive people and organizational development strategies that are aligned with the business strategy.
  • Organizational Development - Partner with senior management to develop effective leadership and management succession planning.  Ensure creation of a talent pipeline, succession planning, management development and career development for employees.  Specific emphasis will be on recruiting process for key management positions and development of first-level supervisory talent. 
  • Change Agent - Partner with, and coach, the business leadership team to facilitate organizational and cultural change. Act as a catalyst for building Organizational Effectiveness within the business.  Educate the business on HR trends that affect the business. 
  • Human Resources Excellence - Work collaboratively to diagnose manager and Team Member capability needs and design ongoing learning and development plans. Consult with leadership team about implementing management capabilities that result in an open, inclusive and diverse environment based on Ideal values. 
  • Employee Advocate/Relations - Assist in building management capability to facilitate an open, inclusive, Ideal culture-based environment that enables effective employee relations.   Ensure role is perceived as an objective employee resource and escalation path for unresolved employee relations issues.   May conduct investigations and provide conflict resolution as necessary. 
  • Administration & Compliance – Oversee local benefits and compensation programs, performance management programs and government compliance, including maintenance of employee records and representing the company in unemployment, workers compensation, EEO, ADA, FMLA OSHA & EPA issues. 
  • Corporate Initiatives – Will be involved with corporate wide human resource initiatives and will interact and work closely with corporate human resources team.



  • Strong work ethic and the ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Business Acumen, having the ability to contribute to the strategic direction of the company with the GM. Understanding all areas of the business.
  • Drive for Results, sets high standards of performance for themselves and their team. Works towards exceeding goals and helps others in the business to understand how their choices and decisions about people affect the whole business.
  • Strong ability to mentor, motivate, influence and persuade others.
  • Strong leadership skills demonstrated through championing accountability, maximizing team and individual strengths, seeking and implementing change and aligning with critical business objectives.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, quantitative and problem solving skills.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills.
  • Change Management, advocate for organizational change and helps others through the change.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related major required; an MBA and PHR/SPHR designations are preferred
  • 5 – 10 years of HR experience required. Background in a manufacturing environment is required.
  • Background in Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing is a plus
  • Proven experience in leading process improvement teams
  • Must be a “hands-on” professional with a proven knowledge of employee relations, leadership development, training, organizational development, performance management, compliance issues, communications, salaried and hourly staffing, and compensation/benefit administration
  • Strong human resources generalist experience required. 


IDEAL INDUSTRIES is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.






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