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Human Resources Resource

South Lyon, Michigan, 48178, United States
April 06, 2018

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South Lyon, MI 48178

Phone: 248-***-**** ~ Email:

Human Resources Executive

Strategic Human Resources Planning / Change Management / Merger & Acquisition Restructuring

Top performing Senior Human Resources Leader with broad-based experience, complimented with solid expertise in employee relations, benefits / compensation administration, talent acquisition, mergers and acquisitions, and integration. Known for comprehensive experience and background in all facets of HR practices, processes, policies, including HR platform development and implementation; employee engagement; talent acquisition and retention. Strategic thinker, adept at executing initiatives aimed at improving performance and process efficiencies; coupled with well-founded business acumen essential in improving operational efficiency.

Developed strong relationships with senior management, hiring managers and corporate HR Business Partners to enable systematic decision making across the organization.

Built commercial team to help drive double digit revenue growth.

Demonstrated experience initiating cost containment strategies resulting in significant savings.


Human Resource Consulting Talent Acquisition Budget Management

Strategic Planning Risk Management Organizational Development

Compensation Administration Project Management Benefits Administration


GLOBAL DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES, – Sartorius, Ann Arbor, MI 2015 – Present

(formerly Essen BioScience)

Provide full spectrum Human Resources support for global life science company with 4 locations and revenue of $60M. Serve as strategic partner in formulating, establishing, and implementing HR platforms.

Key Achievements:

Established rapidly growing company’s first Human Resources department, supporting 250 employees globally.

Conducted extensive analysis and developed business plans to implement policies, procedures, practices, programs, and operations.

Maintained <4% voluntary turnover across the organization.

Devised staffing and human resources practices that supported 30% growth year over year.

Created sourcing strategies and led internal and external search and calibration process for sales and positions.

Developed standardized organizational model to clarify authority and responsibilities.

Managed new HRIS / Payroll / Benefits system implementation to achieve cost savings.

Improved employee satisfaction by implementing organization wide 360-degree feedback process to identify and correct problem areas.


Delivered expertise in Human Resources to small and medium size business owners. Developed and implemented internal HR practices, policies and procedures to build solid foundation for the organization. Determine legal compliance and potential exposure or liability. Direct planning, development, organization, coordination, implementation and / or maintenance of human resource policies, programs and services. Work in conjunction with leadership in support of recruitment / employment issues, compensation administration, performance management, as well as training and development. Create, propose, revise, publish, administer, and implement human resource policies and procedures.

Key Achievements:

Implemented New Employee Orientation program.

Created and delivered new supervisor training program.

Developed recruiting strategy to more successfully identify candidates for campus positions.

Created and implemented new performance development program.

Collaborated with leadership to implement new wage structures to comply with legal requirements.

Developed comprehensive Human Resources procedures manual encompassing hiring, termination, disciplinary action, unemployment, workers compensation, compensation and benefits administration.

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER, – Tachi-S Engineering, Farmington Hills, MI 2007 – 2008

Guided and managed the overall provision of Human-Resources services, policies, and programs for the entire organization consisting of 100+ technical employees. Coordinated and monitored risk management programs and conducted exit interviews. Provided support and direction regarding all policies, procedures and practices. Supported General Manager in implementing, achieving, and maintaining the organizations strategic goals and objectives. Administered all employee benefits including health / wellness plans as well as retirement plans.

Key Achievements:

Successfully implemented new performance review system to align employee objectives with corporate goals. 100 % participation in first year of use.

Wrote JSOX documentation for Human Resources and Payroll areas. Successfully completed first audit.

Wrote and published new employee manual.

Implemented ADP Payroll/HRIS system on time and within budget.

SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCES REPRESENTATIVE – Pall Life Sciences, Ann Arbor, MI 1999 – 2007

Provided strategic and consultative Human Resource services to business leaders, consulted and coached line managers on performance, change management, and employee relations. Functioned as System Administrator for HRIS Ceridian Source 500, ADP Enterprise 3.0 and Benefits Expert. Created all ad hoc HRIS reports for local and corporate management team.

Key Achievements:

Functioned as Project Manager, successfully implemented HRIS Ceridian Source 500, ADP Enterprise 3.0 and ADP Benefits Expert within established timeline and according to Company guidelines.

Created Sarbanes-Oxley documentation for Corporate Human Resources department and performed annual audits. Documentation was used as template for global SOX initiative.

Introduced electronic Corporate Performance Appraisal system to align individual objectives with site and corporate goals. 100% utilization of system in first year.

Coordinated Reduction In Force (RIF) process during significant site reorganization resulting in lower operating costs while limiting adverse legal action.

Wrote annual Affirmative Action Plan and compiled EEO / Affirmative Action data, successfully passed OFCCP audit of Affirmative Action Plan.


Master of Business Administration (MBA), Human Resources Management Oakland University, Rochester, MI

Bachelor of Science (BS), Merchandising Management Michigan State University East Lansing, MI

Professional Human Resources Certification (PHR)

Society for Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)


Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Michigan State University Alumni Association

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