Senior Human Resources Manager

WR Grace Columbia , MD 21044

Posted 3 weeks ago

Requisition ID: 5614

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company's two industry-leading business segments-Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies-provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 3,900 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

The Senior Human Resources Manager will provide HR leadership and partnership for the Columbia, MD based Integrated Supply Chain (ISC) leaders and teams. Reporting to the Vice President, HR for ISC, this individual will enable organizational capabilities across the ISC functions in Columbia and support the attainment of business and people/talent goals, including talent acquisition and development planning, employee relations and communications. You will be responsible for leading and executing critical annual HR processes for talent management, talent development, succession planning and compensation planning and work with ISC leaders in planning and executing functional projects and change management initiatives. This position also entails program management responsibilities for the Manufacturing Leadership Program (MLP). Responsibilities include:

  • Partner with ISC functional leaders to plan and execute organizational strategies and ensure organizational capabilities.

  • Provide consultation, design and guidance on organization design structures.

  • Ensure the assigned functions have the resource capability and bench strength to achieve Grace's business goals and growth strategies.

  • End to end engagement in HR functional responsibilities, including talent acquisition, talent development, employee relations and communications, performance management, compensation and related areas. Work with HR Centers of Excellence (COE's) to drive implementation and sustainability of key HR strategies.

  • Provide leadership, guidance and counsel to the functional leaders on matters related to talent, organizational change, and human capital planning.

  • Organize and execute on all key annual processes such as performance management, compensation planning and talent reviews and day to day HR processes.

  • Partner with ISC and HR leadership on driving programs, policies, and procedures. Coach and enable leaders.

  • Participate in regular ISC tracking and reporting meetings related to ISC and HR KPI's (Safety, Quality, Delivery, Productivity/Costs)

Required Skills

  • Business and Supply Chain acumen

  • Ability to establish strong/effective working relationships with all levels in the organization

  • Demonstrated ability to execute successfully on strategic initiatives, as well as day to day tactical tasks

  • Ability to generate alternative solutions from diverse opinions

  • Strong customer and results orientation

  • Progressive HR experience

  • Global experience and awareness

  • Demonstrated change management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple projects from conception to completion in a fast-paced, global, team environment

  • Proficiency in utilizing HR systems, data analysis and reporting capabilities

Required Experience

  • BS degree in Business, Management, Psychology or related

  • 10+ years of experience and progression in HR management and demonstrated project/program management experience.

  • Proficiency with HR systems and processes

Preferred Qualifications

  • HR experience in a manufacturing plant environment with responsibilities for driving employee engagement, communications strategies and positive labor and employee relations

  • Experience in working with functional leadership teams on planning and executing complex projects and organizational change initiatives, along with working with global teams and diverse cultures

  • Familiarity with Lean/Six Sigma principles


Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore

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