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Human Resources Manager

Location:
West Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Posted:
January 24, 2013
Email:
abn2y1@r.postjobfree.com
Contact Info:
*********@**.**.***


william (Bill) L. Norwood

**** ******* ****** . ********, ***** Carolina 29201

(803) ***-**** . Email: abn2y1@r.postjobfree.com

- HUMAN RESOURCES Management PROFESSIONAL -

Director of Human Resources, Human Resources Manager

Versatile, energetic, and forward-thinking manager with a wealth of

knowledge and demonstrated leadership in human resources in both

distribution and manufacturing environments. Accomplished in providing

clear direction to staff, as well as building and maximizing the

performance of cross-functional teams. Optimal professional with fiduciary

experience, coupled with proven success in handling highly confidential

materials and information. Influential, business oriented hands-on leader

offering demonstrated success in strengthening morale and spirit, fostering

open cooperation and communication, and sharing wins and successes with all

contributors across the organization. Effective in resolving conflicts,

finding common ground and improving team synergy. Service-centric high

achiever dedicated to gaining the trust of internal clients, while ensuring

that their expectations and requirements are met and surpassed.

CORE COMPETENCIES

( Recruiting & Retention ( Employee Relations ( Organizational

Development

( Strategic Planning ( Compensation Design ( Federal, State & Local

Regulations

( Training & Mentoring ( Government Contracting ( Talent Management

& Acquisition

( Relationship Building ( Budget Planning/Analysis ( Succession

Planning

- SELECTED CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS -

. Instrumental member of management team that boosted sales volume 20% per

year for 10 consecutive years.

. Orchestrated the growth of company from 350 to over 1200 employees in

the largest facility located in Columbia, South Carolina.

. Authored and implemented OFCCP audit-tested Affirmative Action Plans.

. Shrunk turnover 44% per year within two years by creating and deploying

a novel employee relations program.

. Acted as key management team member during the start-up of a 350,000

square foot manufacturing facility.

. Realized a 52% reduction in worker's compensation cost by instituting a

record setting safety program; set a record for most man hours worked

without a lost time accident.

. Valued member of team that directed the retention, safety, production

and worker's compensation issues during a two and half year plant

closing and production relocation initiative.

. Designed and executed an outplacement program for employees in

collaboration with a third party firm and the South Carolina Department

of Workforce and Employment.

. Revamped enterprise-wide Human Resource policies that resulted in a 10

year time frame with no employment related lawsuits.

. Shepherded the settling or winning of five pre-existing EEO lawsuits,

two of which had obtained class action status.

. Maintained union-free environments through creation, implementation and

administration of positive employee relation practices and programs.

. Drove the change from traditional manufacturing culture to one utilizing

Total Quality Management (TQM) and Just-In-Time (JIT) manufacturing

methodologies.

. Conceptualized and led the development and implementation of a GED

program for adult learners within Dollar General Facility available to

employees and their immediate family members; in conjunction with the

Union County Adult Education Department.

- PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY -

Executed the delivery of all human resources activities within

manufacturing and distribution environments. Oversaw teams of both

salaried and hourly HR staff. Ensured compliance with all federal and

state regulatory processes. Cultivated and fostered relationships with

third party providers. Authored and distributed training and on-boarding

materials. Developed comprehensive training programs covering all aspects

of Human Resources and company operations. Oversaw the diligent management

of annual human resources budgets. Reduced cost-per-hire and retraining

costs through active management of talent acquisition and retention

initiatives. Liaised with legal counsel and recruiting teams to

standardize compensation structures. Successfully mitigated and avoided

union formation. Acted as company go-to person for all matters relating to

unfair labor practice complaints, harassment, ADA, worker's compensation

and EEO complaints. Maintained a progressive discipline policy. Authored

employee handbooks, human resource reference guides and numerous other

documents. Created metrics to monitor project performance.

(Continued)

william (Bill) L. Norwood page two

(Professional Summary Continued From PAge 1)

Planned and executed strategic Human Resources strategies. Charged with

departmental cost reduction. Simplified and consolidated corporate HR

processes. Directed annual performance and merit reviews. Administered

unemployment claims and acted as employer representative in unemployment

hearings. Authored comprehensive job descriptions. Manage day to day

performance of employees and develop action plans through corporate

progressive discipline policy. Researched, analyzed and procured HRIS

systems to enhance corporate efficiency. Oversaw annual open enrollment.

Managed 401(k) distributions, deductions and rollover accounts. Maintained

an active voice in the community through personal participation in United

Way, Adult Education Initiatives and Chambers of Commerce. Recruited,

hired, trained and motivated staff. Experience includes start-up,

expansion as well as plant closure in various union free manufacturing

environments to include automotive parts, pressure sensitive tape and

medical products.

- EMPLOYMENT HISTORY -

dollar general corporation, Jonesville, South Carolina 2006 - 2011

Senior Human Resources Manager

federal-mogul - powertrain systems, Sumter, South Carolina 2002 - 2005

Human Resources Manager

mark knuckles associates and innovative human resources services, Hickory,

North Carolina 1994 - 2002

Human Resource Consultant

Previous experience included Human Resources Manager at Hyster Yale

Materials Handling, Manager of Personnel and Community Relations at AMBAC

International and Human Resources Manager at Anchor Continental. Details

on request.

- EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS -

Bachelor of Science - Business Administration, Western Carolina University,

Cullowhee, North Carolina

SPHR Certification, Human Resource Certification Institute, Alexandria,

Virginia (Inactive)

Society for Human Resource Management, Member

Columbia Personnel Association, Member (Past President)

william (Bill) L. Norwood

2305 Gadsden Street . Columbia, South Carolina 29201

(803) ***-**** . Email: abn2y1@r.postjobfree.com

- HUMAN RESOURCES Management PROFESSIONAL -

Director of Human Resources, Human Resources Manager

Versatile, energetic, and forward-thinking manager with a wealth of

knowledge and demonstrated leadership in human resources in both

distribution and manufacturing environments. Accomplished in providing

clear direction to staff, as well as building and maximizing the

performance of cross-functional teams. Optimal professional with fiduciary

experience, coupled with proven success in handling highly confidential

materials and information. Influential, business oriented hands-on leader

offering demonstrated success in strengthening morale and spirit, fostering

open cooperation and communication, and sharing wins and successes with all

contributors across the organization. Effective in resolving conflicts,

finding common ground and improving team synergy. Service-centric high

achiever dedicated to gaining the trust of internal clients, while ensuring

that their expectations and requirements are met and surpassed.

CORE COMPETENCIES

( Recruiting & Retention ( Employee Relations ( Organizational

Development

( Strategic Planning ( Compensation Design ( Federal, State & Local

Regulations

( Training & Mentoring ( Government Contracting ( Talent Management

& Acquisition

( Relationship Building ( Budget Planning/Analysis ( Succession

Planning

- SELECTED CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS -

. Instrumental member of management team that boosted sales volume 20% per

year for 10 consecutive years.

. Orchestrated the growth of company from 350 to over 1200 employees in

the largest facility located in Columbia, South Carolina.

. Authored and implemented OFCCP audit-tested Affirmative Action Plans.

. Shrunk turnover 44% per year within two years by creating and deploying

a novel employee relations program.

. Acted as key management team member during the start-up of a 350,000

square foot manufacturing facility.

. Realized a 52% reduction in worker's compensation cost by instituting a

record setting safety program; set a record for most man hours worked

without a lost time accident.

. Valued member of team that directed the retention, safety, production

and worker's compensation issues during a two and half year plant

closing and production relocation initiative.

. Designed and executed an outplacement program for employees in

collaboration with a third party firm and the South Carolina Department

of Workforce and Employment.

. Revamped enterprise-wide Human Resource policies that resulted in a 10

year time frame with no employment related lawsuits.

. Shepherded the settling or winning of five pre-existing EEO lawsuits,

two of which had obtained class action status.

. Maintained union-free environments through creation, implementation and

administration of positive employee relation practices and programs.

. Drove the change from traditional manufacturing culture to one utilizing

Total Quality Management (TQM) and Just-In-Time (JIT) manufacturing

methodologies.

. Conceptualized and led the development and implementation of a GED

program for adult learners within Dollar General Facility available to

employees and their immediate family members; in conjunction with the

Union County Adult Education Department.

- PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY -

Executed the delivery of all human resources activities within

manufacturing and distribution environments. Oversaw teams of both

salaried and hourly HR staff. Ensured compliance with all federal and

state regulatory processes. Cultivated and fostered relationships with

third party providers. Authored and distributed training and on-boarding

materials. Developed comprehensive training programs covering all aspects

of Human Resources and company operations. Oversaw the diligent management

of annual human resources budgets. Reduced cost-per-hire and retraining

costs through active management of talent acquisition and retention

initiatives. Liaised with legal counsel and recruiting teams to

standardize compensation structures. Successfully mitigated and avoided

union formation. Acted as company go-to person for all matters relating to

unfair labor practice complaints, harassment, ADA, worker's compensation

and EEO complaints. Maintained a progressive discipline policy. Authored

employee handbooks, human resource reference guides and numerous other

documents. Created metrics to monitor project performance.

(Continued)

william (Bill) L. Norwood page two

(Professional Summary Continued From PAge 1)

Planned and executed strategic Human Resources strategies. Charged with

departmental cost reduction. Simplified and consolidated corporate HR

processes. Directed annual performance and merit reviews. Administered

unemployment claims and acted as employer representative in unemployment

hearings. Authored comprehensive job descriptions. Manage day to day

performance of employees and develop action plans through corporate

progressive discipline policy. Researched, analyzed and procured HRIS

systems to enhance corporate efficiency. Oversaw annual open enrollment.

Managed 401(k) distributions, deductions and rollover accounts. Maintained

an active voice in the community through personal participation in United

Way, Adult Education Initiatives and Chambers of Commerce. Recruited,

hired, trained and motivated staff. Experience includes start-up,

expansion as well as plant closure in various union free manufacturing

environments to include automotive parts, pressure sensitive tape and

medical products.

- EMPLOYMENT HISTORY -

dollar general corporation, Jonesville, South Carolina 2006 - 2011

Senior Human Resources Manager

federal-mogul - powertrain systems, Sumter, South Carolina 2002 - 2005

Human Resources Manager

mark knuckles associates and innovative human resources services, Hickory,

North Carolina 1994 - 2002

Human Resource Consultant

Previous experience included Human Resources Manager at Hyster Yale

Materials Handling, Manager of Personnel and Community Relations at AMBAC

International and Human Resources Manager at Anchor Continental. Details

on request.

- EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS -

Bachelor of Science - Business Administration, Western Carolina University,

Cullowhee, North Carolina

SPHR Certification, Human Resource Certification Institute, Alexandria,

Virginia (Inactive)

Society for Human Resource Management, Member

Columbia Personnel Association, Member (Past President)

william (Bill) L. Norwood

2305 Gadsden Street . Columbia, South Carolina 29201

(803) ***-**** . Email: abn2y1@r.postjobfree.com

- HUMAN RESOURCES Management PROFESSIONAL -

Director of Human Resources, Human Resources Manager

Versatile, energetic, and forward-thinking manager with a wealth of

knowledge and demonstrated leadership in human resources in both

distribution and manufacturing environments. Accomplished in providing

clear direction to staff, as well as building and maximizing the

performance of cross-functional teams. Optimal professional with fiduciary

experience, coupled with proven success in handling highly confidential

materials and information. Influential, business oriented hands-on leader

offering demonstrated success in strengthening morale and spirit, fostering

open cooperation and communication, and sharing wins and successes with all

contributors across the organization. Effective in resolving conflicts,

finding common ground and improving team synergy. Service-centric high

achiever dedicated to gaining the trust of internal clients, while ensuring

that their expectations and requirements are met and surpassed.

CORE COMPETENCIES

( Recruiting & Retention ( Employee Relations ( Organizational

Development

( Strategic Planning ( Compensation Design ( Federal, State & Local

Regulations

( Training & Mentoring ( Government Contracting ( Talent Management

& Acquisition

( Relationship Building ( Budget Planning/Analysis ( Succession

Planning

- SELECTED CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS -

. Instrumental member of management team that boosted sales volume 20% per

year for 10 consecutive years.

. Orchestrated the growth of company from 350 to over 1200 employees in

the largest facility located in Columbia, South Carolina.

. Authored and implemented OFCCP audit-tested Affirmative Action Plans.

. Shrunk turnover 44% per year within two years by creating and deploying

a novel employee relations program.

. Acted as key management team member during the start-up of a 350,000

square foot manufacturing facility.

. Realized a 52% reduction in worker's compensation cost by instituting a

record setting safety program; set a record for most man hours worked

without a lost time accident.

. Valued member of team that directed the retention, safety, production

and worker's compensation issues during a two and half year plant

closing and production relocation initiative.

. Designed and executed an outplacement program for employees in

collaboration with a third party firm and the South Carolina Department

of Workforce and Employment.

. Revamped enterprise-wide Human Resource policies that resulted in a 10

year time frame with no employment related lawsuits.

. Shepherded the settling or winning of five pre-existing EEO lawsuits,

two of which had obtained class action status.

. Maintained union-free environments through creation, implementation and

administration of positive employee relation practices and programs.

. Drove the change from traditional manufacturing culture to one utilizing

Total Quality Management (TQM) and Just-In-Time (JIT) manufacturing

methodologies.

. Conceptualized and led the development and implementation of a GED

program for adult learners within Dollar General Facility available to

employees and their immediate family members; in conjunction with the

Union County Adult Education Department.

- PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY -

Executed the delivery of all human resources activities within

manufacturing and distribution environments. Oversaw teams of both

salaried and hourly HR staff. Ensured compliance with all federal and

state regulatory processes. Cultivated and fostered relationships with

third party providers. Authored and distributed training and on-boarding

materials. Developed comprehensive training programs covering all aspects

of Human Resources and company operations. Oversaw the diligent management

of annual human resources budgets. Reduced cost-per-hire and retraining

costs through active management of talent acquisition and retention

initiatives. Liaised with legal counsel and recruiting teams to

standardize compensation structures. Successfully mitigated and avoided

union formation. Acted as company go-to person for all matters relating to

unfair labor practice complaints, harassment, ADA, worker's compensation

and EEO complaints. Maintained a progressive discipline policy. Authored

employee handbooks, human resource reference guides and numerous other

documents. Created metrics to monitor project performance.

(Continued)

william (Bill) L. Norwood page two

(Professional Summary Continued From PAge 1)

Planned and executed strategic Human Resources strategies. Charged with

departmental cost reduction. Simplified and consolidated corporate HR

processes. Directed annual performance and merit reviews. Administered

unemployment claims and acted as employer representative in unemployment

hearings. Authored comprehensive job descriptions. Manage day to day

performance of employees and develop action plans through corporate

progressive discipline policy. Researched, analyzed and procured HRIS

systems to enhance corporate efficiency. Oversaw annual open enrollment.

Managed 401(k) distributions, deductions and rollover accounts. Maintained

an active voice in the community through personal participation in United

Way, Adult Education Initiatives and Chambers of Commerce. Recruited,

hired, trained and motivated staff. Experience includes start-up,

expansion as well as plant closure in various union free manufacturing

environments to include automotive parts, pressure sensitive tape and

medical products.

- EMPLOYMENT HISTORY -

dollar general corporation, Jonesville, South Carolina 2006 - 2011

Senior Human Resources Manager

federal-mogul - powertrain systems, Sumter, South Carolina 2002 - 2005

Human Resources Manager

mark knuckles associates and innovative human resources services, Hickory,

North Carolina 1994 - 2002

Human Resource Consultant

Previous experience included Human Resources Manager at Hyster Yale

Materials Handling, Manager of Personnel and Community Relations at AMBAC

International and Human Resources Manager at Anchor Continental. Details

on request.

- EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS -

Bachelor of Science - Business Administration, Western Carolina University,

Cullowhee, North Carolina

SPHR Certification, Human Resource Certification Institute, Alexandria,

Virginia (Inactive)

Society for Human Resource Management, Member

Columbia Personnel Association, Member (Past President)