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Country: United States
State: South Carolina
City: West Columbia
Posted date: 1/24/2013   all resumes
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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)

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