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Human Resources Manager

Location:
Stafford Township, New Jersey, 08050, United States
Posted:
March 04, 2018

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MARY RAPOLAS

908-***-****

ac4o3u@r.postjobfree.com

Manahawkin, NJ

Summary of Qualifications

Versatile Human Resources Manager with a proven history of innovative and enthusiastic solutions to human capital challenges. Accustomed to a fast-paced environment with exceptional project management skills.

Areas of Expertise

Talent Acquisition

Benefits Administration

Negotiation

Talent Development

Payroll Administration

Employee Relations

Compensation Planning

Performance Management

Regulatory Compliance

Software ADP WorkforceNow, PayChex, Ceridian, CheckpointHR, Explorer Eclipse, Kronos, HRIS,

Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint

Experience

XPRESS NATURAL GAS, Montrose, PA, provides unparalleled service and technical expertise to help businesses and institutions join the energy revolution by transitioning to compressed natural gas (CNG).

Sep, 2017 – Nov, 2017

Contract Human Resources Manager

Developed, managed and directed day-to-day operations of Human Resources Department for 100 exempt and nonexempt employees for a natural gas pad station start-up. Identified training and development needs and opportunities. Worked with management to address employee coaching needs, policy issues and disciplinary matters. Worked towards developing a culture that rewards high performance and teamwork. Maintained clear communication to foster strong collaborative relationships. Made recommendations to ensure ongoing improvement. Developed and implemented policies and procedures to ensure employment law compliance. Lead by example and acted as consultant to managers, supervisors and employees. Reported to Corporate VP of HR and newly appointed Station GM.

LEEWARD CONSTRUCTION, INC., Honesdale, PA, is an integral part of the heavy highway construction industry in Northeastern PA

Jul, 2014 – Jun, 2017

Human Resources Manager

Administered, managed and directed day-to-day operations of Human Resources Department for 250 exempt and nonexempt employees in a seasonal construction setting, recruiting for all technical, skilled and unskilled positions, including CDL drivers. Developed and implemented policies and procedures to ensure employment law compliance. Acted as consultant to managers, superintendents and foremen. Reported to Chief Financial Officer.

Implemented a worker’s compensation claims management process to accelerate return to work and/or settlement of open cases resulting in the resolution of high profile claims.

Facilitated group discussion, strategized and negotiated vendor contracts.

Created benefit and payroll administration processes resulting in streamlined pension benefit calculations and reconciliation of eligibility rosters, which resulted in reduced errors and premiums.

Improved recruitment strategy through partnership with local Workforce Development Agencies, Veterans groups and technical schools resulting in an increased applicant pool with better time to fill and higher quality hires.

SUPREME OIL COMPANY, INC., Englewood, NJ, at the time was the largest privately held manufacturer of cooking oil and oil based products in the United States.

Mar, 2012 – Jun, 2014

Human Resources Director

Administered, managed and directed day-to-day operations of Human Resources Department for 450 employees at 3 US union and union-free locations. Developed and implemented policies and procedures to ensure employment law compliance. Established employee portal and conducted employee benefit educational meetings throughout company. HR liaison with ERISA counsel, TPAs, recordkeepers, union representatives and auditors. Reported to Chief Legal Officer.

Negotiated union contracts, agreements with vendors and salary offers. Worked toward resolution on grievances.

Increased productivity and efficiency by systematically reviewing and streamlining all benefit and payroll administration processes and implementing controls; developed invoice reconciliation procedures to ensure premiums were paid correctly resulting in significant reduction of payroll errors and improved detection of variances as well as overpayments to TPA.

THE NEWARK GROUP, INC., Cranford, NJ, a privately held manufacturer engaged in the recovery and recycling of secondary fibers and manufacturer of paperboard products.

1995 – Jan, 2012

Human Resources Manager

Dec, 2005 – Jan, 2012

Managed day-to-day operations of Payroll and Benefits Department for 30+ US union and union-free locations, which included 2 salaried and 30+ hourly payrolls, and administration of 7 DB plans, 3 DC plans, non-qualified plans and 8 H&W plans. Liaison for outsourced executive payrolls in Canada and Europe. HR liaison with in-house and ERISA counsel, TPAs, recordkeepers and auditors. Managed four direct reports in payroll and benefits areas and reported to VP of HR.

Payroll & Benefits Supervisor

2003 - 2005

Promoted to newly created role responsible for analytical reporting from HRIS used for strategic business planning. Supervised Corporate Payroll Administrator and Benefits Administrator (new position).

Corporate Payroll Administrator

2000 - 2003

Administered executive payroll for 140 employees and administered benefits across 30+ US locations. Provided guidance to payroll and benefits Administrators Company wide. Implemented payroll upgrade across all locations.

Administrative Assistant

1995 - 2000

Progressively increased responsibilities supporting CFO and Corporate Counsel. Responsible for pension fund accounting, providing support for mergers and acquisitions, employee legal matters and contracts.

Education

PHR

B.S., Management Science, KEAN UNIVERSITY, Union, NJ. 2003



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