Human Resources Director, Americas West

Exova Huntington Beach , CA 92648

Posted 4 months ago


Element has an opportunity for a Human Resources Director, Americas West based in Huntington Beach, CA. You will be responsible for leading an HR team supporting approximately 700 employee in 15 locations across the Western part of North America (consisting of 2 Aerospace divisions and a Health Sciences division).

In this role you will provide strategic HR counsel, direction, and partner with a region of Element locations throughout the Americas West region. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Human Resources, Americas. You will be responsible for definition and execution of HR strategy concerning assigned geography, sector, division and location teams (employee development, compensation, recognition, discipline, employment termination, and employee benefits).


  • Develop, implement, and administration of HR policies, programs, practices and procedures

  • Lead talent management programs to include supporting critical hiring needs, personal development planning, change management, driving performance management programs, and organizational assessments aimed at growing Element's US organization talent

  • Implement and align company culture with the vision and values of the company

  • Guide hiring decisions consistent with HR practices and future skill needs, per approved planning

  • May lead and / or participate in acquisition due diligence and integration work as required

  • Develop, support, and execute regional compensation and benefits strategy

  • Monitor the employee relations climate to insure fair and consistent treatment of all employees consistent with HR policy

  • Lead the performance management process for assigned geography, sector, division, location teams to include guidance on employee performance issues and annual performance review process and merit increase processing

  • Execute talent management processes and drive regional succession planning

  • Advise and assist managers and employees in identifying development opportunities, improvement ideas, and in business problem solving

  • Champion the development of the Element culture to insure alignment with One Element vision and values

  • Facilitate communication and understanding of Element's business vision, operating plan commitments, and other critical programs

  • Optimize organizational effectiveness by delivering key training programs to facilitate understanding and development of people

  • Provide leadership over other HR business partners in assigned group

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management, Business or other related fields or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Minimum experience level of 7-10 years, with 5 years experience in a HR leadership role

  • Demonstrated success in a HR leadership role. Experience should include recruitment, talent identification, assessment, and management, succession planning, compensation, employment law, and change management

  • Must possess outstanding communication skills, both oral and written

  • Proven track record of managing complex, confidential, and sensitive issues

  • Experience working with multi-site, multi-state organizations is desired; International HR leadership experience is a plus

  • Must be proficient and experienced working with Word, Excel, and Power Point

  • Experience working with HRIS software such as ADP, SAP, Workday, People Soft, or Oracle is preferred

Company Overview

We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration businesses in the world.

We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.

Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.

Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world's most trusted testing partner.

We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

  • Safety
  • We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
  • Integrity
  • We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
  • Excellence
  • We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
  • Partnership
  • We work together for the benefit of our customers

When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY. We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming "the world's most trusted testing partner".

All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.

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