Human Resources Manager - APP

Job Locations US
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(1/25/2018 5:49 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.


ANDERSON POWER PRODUCTS® (APP), a wholly owned subsidiary of IDEAL INDUSTRIES, Inc., is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of electrical power connectors.  Anderson Power Products partners with leading edge companies to create innovative connector designs that leverage contact technology and high power expertise to provide superior value to the power electronics industry.  Applications include leading edge technology and next generation power requirements in industries such as alternate energy (wind, solar, fuel cell), datacenter and server power supply design and electrical distribution, electric vehicles, LED lighting, and battery charging.



Reporting directly to the General Manager and indirectly to the SVP HR of IDEAL INDUSTRIES INC, the Human Resources Manager is a key member of the Management Team; and drives the organizational development activity that supports the business strategies and results. Additionally, this role manages 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.
  • 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.
  • Performance Management - Navigates managers and employees through talent management processes including performance management and succession planning. Identifies training and development opportunities for both managers and employees.
  • Talent Acquisition - Responsible for the hiring process, including working with the management team to determine staffing needs, identify candidates, conduct interviews, candidate selection and offer recommendations, and manage employee onboarding process
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Corporate Initiatives - Participates with the global Human Resources team on company-wide HR initiatives and long-term HR strategic planning


  • 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.
  • Leadership - 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.
  • Problem Solving - Excellent organizational, analytical, quantitative and problem solving skills.
  • Communication - 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 field is required
  • 1-2 years HR experience Minimum
  • Previous experience working in a LEAN manufacturing environment preferred
  • 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


  • Organizational Steward – Creating a Competitive Advantage through People. Help the businesses to create a competitive advantage through people by cultivating a Learning Organization and a Values & Results Driven Culture
  • Solution Focused- ability to identify a problem, evaluate a situation and make informed and effective decisions based on the information from multiple perspectives.
  • Results Driven – strong work ethic, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, working on multiple initiatives that deliver business results (results vs. activity). Analytical and inquisitive.
  • Managerial Courage – strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and is willing to take a stand and push back when necessary. Uses influence skills to persuade others.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to successfully manage multiple activities/initiatives at one time.
  • Knowledge of contemporary HR processes and manufacturing processes, including continuous improvement mindset.

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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