Plant Director, Human Resources


Sellersville, PA



Director Human Resources

Scope of the role

The HR Business Partner leads and manage the people agenda for the site in line with business needs and functional priorities. The role holder will act as a coach, mentor and HR subject matter expert responsible for providing partnership in all key HR areas – talent acquisition, talent management & development, succession planning, change management, work force planning, organization development & design, performance management, employee engagement, coaching and counseling, compensation evaluation, benefits administration support, et al. The HR Business partner will collaborate with the central and regional HR team members to diagnose, develop and deliver solutions to support the people needs of the site. The person in this role should have strong business acumen with proven ability to align business needs with HR solutions to move the business forward in a dynamic environment

Roles & responsibilities

  • Provide HR leadership, consultation and guidance for all people and labor-relations matters to the employees and managers at the site. Support the identification, creation and dissemination of employment and labor related policies and procedures
  • Work closely with the Site Leadership team and support with the implementation of the Business plan, highlighting potential HR-related business opportunities or risks and liabilities
  • Develop and implement a people plan for the site that is aligned with site, business and regional/global HR strategy. Partner with central and regional HR teams on various HR initiatives and efforts to executive the people plan. Leverage global processes such as talent and performance management, capability building, leadership development, employee engagement and succession planning to enable business results
  • Support budget planning discussions, lead and execute workforce planning in alignment with the site`s business plan
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other Site HR leaders in NA and with the Central HR team on design and execution of regional/global HR projects in line with business and functional needs
  • Coordinate for payroll and benefits administration activities at the site
  • Responsible for the sourcing and recruitment of talent. Proactively searches for candidates to fill current and future vacancies with focus on key metrics such as TAT, Quality of Hire
  • Work with Central and Regional Learning and Development teams to identify learning needs of team members at the site, support various learning programs to drive capability building and strengthen the culture of continuous learning
  • Lead the performance management and talent review process for the site. Advise line managers on effective performance management, coaching, mentoring and personal development within their teams
  • Provide direction to Leadership Team regarding compensation, benefits, salary planning, job architecture, and employee recognition programs
  • Establish and drive engagement and development strategies to improve employee engagement
  • Collaborate with the regional/central HR team on the development of processes, practices and programs to facilitate effective organizational design and performance (e.g. compensation, benefits, training, policy development, staffing/recruitment practices, communication, etc.)
  • Coordinate with external service providers such as benefits brokers, 401(k) administrators, and similar professionals to ensure best-in-class support to employees on matters related to benefits, rewards, leave administration, etc.
  • Provide direction for effective communications related to site people-related activities
  • Contribute to personnel cost planning, performing periodic cost and productivity analyses to support Finance and the Line in maintaining workforce budgets
  • Govern, influence and report key people metrics at the site
  • Other projects and duties as required/assigned, provide support for organizational growth initiatives, which may involve M&A activities.


  • Master or Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Economics, Psychology or relevant areas (major in HR preferred but not a must)
  • 10-12 years of experience as a generalist or HR business partner role in chemical, biotech and/or pharmaceutical industry. Minimum of 5 years’ experience managing both exempt and non-exempt staff.

Skills & Competencies

  • Knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, safety, training and labor relations staffing and recruitment
  • Experience in internal communications, benefits administration and/or training and development is preferred. ADP, PeopleSoft or similar HRIS is preferred; expertise in Microsoft Office; experience with applicant tracking systems, and social media recruitment is preferred.
  • Detail oriented, good organizational skills and a structured, proactive working attitude, strong work ethic
  • Ability to build rapport and cultivate relationships at all levels of the organization and work as part of the Global and Regional HR teams
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