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Manager Management

Location:
Arlington, Texas, United States
Posted:
November 28, 2017

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JAMES T. BAXLEY

**** ****** *****

Arlington, Texas 76016

ac3ir9@r.postjobfree.com

(817) ***-**** (Cell)

(817) ***-**** (Home)

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Core-Mark Sr. HR Manager

Fort Worth, Texas 76134 May 2015 – Present

Accomplishments:

Increased employee satisfaction survey by employee engagement activities and creating an environment where employees can utilize the “open door” policies to improve culture and create buy in with the management team.

Integral part in reducing attrition from 2015 number by over 50% year to date. The attrition number in 2015 was 343 and currently at 90 employees.

Actively work with employees on the floor to help train and coach employees to improve in their productivity and assist in gaining process improvements within the PFP Program.

Minimize payroll entries within the existing manual payroll process. Successfully passed SOX Audit with zero errors and reduce manual checks that cost the division extra costs and delays of payment to employees.

Responsible for the full cycle recruiting within the distribution center at Core-Mark to include four domiciles in Texas and Oklahoma.

Manage the Worker’s Compensation Program for the entire division. Currently on track to bring more than $1.4 million back in wages and premiums for LTIR/RIR. Increased safety awareness and culture for all warehouse and drivers to keep the employees aware of pitfalls and unsafe acts in their daily routine.

Perform open enrollment for over 450 employees while ensuring all their benefit needs are met and questions answered.

Supervisor one HR Generalist and Recruiter in all facets of HR functions throughout the division.

Monitor all HR Metrics to ensure that I meet or exceed company standards and tolerances throughout the division on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

PetSmart DC HR Manager

Ennis, Texas 75119 July 2013 – May 2015

Accomplishments:

Increased distribution staff from 43 associates to 86 within a three month timeframe. This allowed the distribution center to function at 100% and help enhance productivity to ensure over 125 Stores received the necessary consumable products to place on their shelves daily.

Scored a 100% on PetSmart DC Internal Audit in February 2015. This resulted in the DC receiving a combined score of 95%.

Scored the highest people pulse results within the HR Department at the DC than any former HR Managers. Increased People Pulse results by over 15% while providing associates with an open door environment to share ideas and feelings regarding topics and issues that could be perceived as unproductive if left unattended.

Opened communication between hourly associates and management leadership team. Successfully built the bridge that would communicate the organizations mission statement and expectations to ensure that associates bought into the culture and change managed the organizational style to allow more productive discussions and daily interactions/communications between supervisors and associates.

Streamlining workflow by assessing and evaluating work processes to increase productivity and efficiencies within the forward distribution center.

Responsible for the full cycle recruiting within the distribution center within PetSmart. Currently staffed at over 120% to goal and using communication avenues to increase productivity of associates and enhance their employee percentage on a daily basis.

Identified a high potential management candidate and mentoring him to increase his skills within the operation to ensure he is ready for the General Manager role in the very near future.

Working on re-writing position descriptions and coaching management team members to use the STAR method to interview the best possible candidate to join the hourly and salaried team.

Handle employee relations issues and consistently administer policies and procedures to eliminate the perception of favoritism and inconsistently managed practices.

Handle all CareSmart calls and grievances within the DC. Perform investigations to gather the root cause and provide determinations to handle and alleviate misconduct and inappropriate behaviors.

YPO-WPO Talent Acquisition Manager

Las Colinas, Texas 75039 April 2012 – July 2013

Accomplishments:

Integral partner in the successful implementation of the new Halogen performance/appraisal system. The company was unable to implement this and it sat on the shelf for two years prior to taking over the project.

Responsible for the successful sourcing, interviewing and pre-boarding of all new hired management team members. Utilize key recruiting staff to maximize the fill date and meet or exceed the 90 day closure target for each position.

Design, write and approve position descriptions for all positions that are being sourced within the organization.

Work with a recruiting budget of only $60,000. Come up with creative ways to meet hiring needs without exceeding departmental recruiting budget.

Responsible for the full cycle recruiting of the corporate offices for all positions within YPO-WPO. Currently working on 40 openings throughout the International and Domestic arena.

Currently designing the organizational goals and performance journals within Halogen to roll out to existing Management Team Members for FY2013.

Implementing and designing best practices procedures to reduce risk and implement standard operating procedures to the hiring process.

Reviewing policies and procedures with CHRO to outline areas that may be in non-compliance and possible target for violations, inconsistent practices and risk assessment.

Performing workflow analysis and designing procedures/process to the existing recruiting methods.

Reviewing and researching new applicant tracking system to recommend to CHRO to improve and make a more robust tool for the recruiting department to use in order to minimize days filling open positions.

Designing KPI’s that are measureable and reportable within the recruiting department.

Air System Components, Inc. Sr. HR Generalist

Richardson, Texas 75081 February 2007 – March 2012

Accomplishments:

Key member of negotiation team. Successfully negotiated three year contract with Sheet Metal Workers. Saved $220k.

Successfully implemented Halogen Performance Appraisal system; eliminating a paper intensive and time delayed process.

Reduced performance appraisal process timeframe by 41 days.

Responsible for recruiting and on-boarding testing within Taleo. Created and incorporated all position descriptions into Taleo and the job library for new requisitions.

Responsible for sourcing, screening and interviewing positions within the company to include: Vice Presidents, Directors, Mechanical Engineers, Accountants, Customer Service and plant management personnel within the 90 day time line.

Participate, as a corporate mediator and key decision maker, in plant labor management meetings with Union Business Managers and salaried plant management. Administer labor contract to ensure compliance of contract terms to help increase plant productivity.

Sit at bargaining table to negotiate plant contracts. Ensure equity is maintained within the process and that the company initiatives and goals are achieved by capitalizing on contract language to increase plant productivity and ensure management’s rights are maximized.

Actively participate in Grievance proceedings and NLRB Arbitrations. Successfully defended wrongful termination charges and frivolous allegations from the United Steelworkers and Sheet Metal International Labor Unions.

Benefits coordinator responsible for open enrollment, STD/LTD, Worker’s Compensation processing, FMLA, LOA and salary continuance for all salaried exempt and non-exempt employees at the corporate offices and field locations.

Back up processor for ADP payroll for salary exempt personnel. Utilize Payforce to enter, correct, deduct and complete liens, levies, garnishments and child support payments.

Counsel, coach and discipline personnel utilizing company policies/procedures and plant rules. Advise supervisor and managers, mediate and provide corrective action plans to improve employee behavior and morale.

Design succession planning module utilizing the Halogen Performance Appraisal system.

Work within Taleo ATS for requisition creation, applicant tracking and on-boarding of all candidates into the new hire system.

Full cycle recruiter responsible for successfully filling all salaried exempt/non-exempt positions. Provided direction to 11 manufacturing facilities in sourcing and creating applicant flow for their open plant management positions.

Managed employment function to include sourcing, interviewing, tracking candidate pool, background screening, personality testing, AAP/EEO reporting and extending offers of employment.

United Parcel Service, DFW Airport Operations Manager, On the Road

Dallas, TX March 2002 – February 2007

Cox Communications, Inc Regional HR Manager

Tyler, Texas April 2001 – October 2001

TruGreen LandCare Regional HR Manager

Euless, Texas December 1999 – April 2001

EDUCATION:

MBA, Texas Tech University, Lubbock Texas

Bachelors of Art in Psychology/Business Management, The University of Texas at Arlington.

Certificate from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee in Labor Relations Management.

White Belt in Lean Six Sigma; studying for Yellow Belt.

Currently studying for SPHR Certification.



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