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Human Resources Employee Relations

Middle Island, New York, 11953, United States
March 12, 2018

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Sophie Mirabal-Cardone

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Middle Island, NY 11953


Objective: To establish myself within a dynamic, growing organization where my expertise as a Human Resources professional will be utilized to a mutually beneficial end.

Summary: Seasoned professional who has reported to company CEO/CFO/COO/Presidents. Demonstrated and proven expertise in developing strategic partnerships in support of business objectives, in both non-union and union environments. Experience and expertise both internationally and domestically in recruitment, employee relations, training, compensation, sales compensation, relocation and payroll. Excellent coaching, mentoring, management and communication skills. Act as Internal Consultant to all levels of management. Proven track record establishing and implementing plans to increase productivity and improve morale within the organization. Demonstrated ability to partner with management to create an efficient and effective organizational structure. Skilled communicator who has also created Policy and Procedure manuals, Employee Handbooks, job descriptions, compensation and benefit programs, Fleet programs. Highly effective at team building to achieve organizational goals. Background includes Manufacturing, Production, Sales & Call Center in both union and non-union environments. Act as “Change-Agent” not for the sake of change, but with the objective of improving the organization overall.

Perfumania Holdings, Inc, Bellport, NY

Human Resources Manager

June 2015 - present

Allegiant Health (formerly A&Z Pharmaceutical)

Director Human Resources/Payroll

October 2010 - May 2015

Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources Department inclusive of year to year review of Compensation and Benefit planning, on-going Recruitment, Employee Relations, 401K Program, Management and Employee Development and Training, Corporate Culture development, Employee Legal Issues, Intern Programs, development of Policy & Procedures, Employee Handbooks, Non-Resident/Alien employee management, Employee programs and activities. Complete payroll responsibility of weekly and bi-weekly payroll. Experience with ADP and Paychex payroll systems. Ongoing recruitment of Packaging, Compression and Coating Operators and other roles. Training in cGMP on an ongoing basis. Responsible for weekly/biweekly payrolls.

Festo Corporation, Hauppauge, NY

Vice President Human Resources (Domestic/International)

March 9, 1998 - June 30, 2009

Act as Internal Consultant for Executive Management team and work closely with the President on any/all issues. Very involved with Finance, Manufacturing, Marketing and Sales organizations to align departmental objectives to company sales and profit goals. Work closely with management and all employees to ensure company goals are communicated and understood. Develop and manage recruitment, employee relations, training, benefits and payroll services for corporate office and all field offices. Travel between all field offices, as well as parent company in Germany as required. Introduce on-going programs and functions designed to improve morale and productivity. Coordinate management training sessions to provide guidance on policies, procedures and legal issues.

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Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources Department inclusive of compensation and benefit planning, recruitment, employee relations and activities, 401K program, management and employee development and training, employee legal issues, Intern programs (International/Domestic), FIRST, employee programs and compliance with all State/Federal regulations for Corporate and field Offices. Ensured the offering of competitive salary and benefit programs, communicate a “total compensation package,” maintain low turnover, hiring of qualified employees, provides internal growth opportunity and educational programs, whether internal/external.

475 employees, non-union, ISO 9001 company

HR Staff of 5, inclusive of Payroll and Receptionist

Responsible for all areas of compensation, salary reviews, increases and performance reviews

Write and update job descriptions in accordance with ISO, company policy and roles

Handle all disciplinary actions and/or separations with management

Work with Sales Executive to develop sales compensation programs and bonus plan

Annual review of benefit program to ensure a competitive yet cost effective program is offered to employees and potential employees. Analyze demographics, benefit offerings with outside Consultant to ensure industry competitiveness

Keeps President informed on the conditions and operations of the department/company and on all-important factors influencing employees, department and/or company

Responsible for Management Development and Training, employee benefits, suggestions and employee issues

Responsible for providing input to President in regard to market issues/changes, which could affect our company, employees, employee salary and/or benefits, etc.

Handle all internal and external communication, Public Relations, community/school programs, as needed/required

Utilizing staff meetings, memos, etc., communicates all major events or changes as they may possibly affect the organization to management and ensure message is carried forward to employees

Work closely with Executive Management team on strategic planning, financial issues, manpower planning, assessment of personnel, development programs, employee relations issues, etc.

Prepares, researches, analyzes, and follow up on special projects assigned

Responsible for the recommendation, development, and uniform implementation of Policies and Procedures, Handbooks

Responsible for the administration of salary, pension, benefits, and training programs

Ensures that policies and practices are in compliance with labor and regulatory requirements related to Cobra, pension, benefits, salary administration, EEOC, ISO, etc.

Makes recommendation(s) to the President/Management for the selection, placement, promotion, salary increment and termination of any prospective employee/employee, as needed

Involved in all employee relations issues whether in Corporate or in field offices

Works with outside agencies/community affairs/other companies, as needed/required

Interacts with Festo AG Human Resources on any/all-required programs, and communications

Handles all relocations for domestic/international employees

Develops contracts/arrangements for all intra-company transfer employees

Works with local management as internal consultant/strategic partner, on any issues, as required

Maintains HR budget as directed by Finance

Provides feedback to President and/or members of management on any/all issues as required

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Bay Shore, Ronkonkoma & Owatonna, Minn.

Director Human Resources

June 1994 - March 1998

Overall responsibility for three Human Resource departments, at different sites, encompassing 1100+ non-union and union employees. Manage and support all Human Resource activities at each location. Ensure policy, procedure and practices were consistent with corporate policies and philosophies, as well as local Federal and State regulations. Ensure sound business practices across diverse employee populations. Define and supervise recruitment and relocation programs and expenditures. Support business and objectives during significant organizational changes including workforce reductions, expansions and realignments. Control hiring all locations. Provide counsel to management and employees. Developed and implemented a formalized compensation program that served to retain current employees and attract qualified candidates at all levels and sites. All areas of recruitment, hiring, terminations, disciplinary actions and employee relations. Successfully negotiated union contracts over several years. Heavily involved in downsizing over a two year period involving employee transfers to various locations within the organization.

Linotype-Hell (Mergenthaler Linotype)

Hauppauge, New York

Vice President HR/Director HR/Mgr. HR/Spvr. HR

September 1980 - May 1994

HR responsibilities for L.I. facility of worldwide leader in manufacture of pre-press imagesetters.

Benefits Administration: medical, 401K/Pension administration, Policies and Procedures related to FMLA, vacation, sick leave, etc.; medical, life and pension benefit administration for database of over 1400 retirees.

Recruitment of all exempt and non-exempt employees, ensuring compliance with EEO and Affirmative Action Policies; relocations, domestic and international Compensation: Salary Plan development; develop and update job descriptions/policies and procedures, Employee Relations, Communication and Training.

ILC Data Device Corporation

Bohemia, New York

Human Resources Generalist/Human Resources Assistant

January 1977 - August 1980

Deutsch Relays

East Northport, New York

Personnel Assistant/Personnel Secretary

April 1974 - November 1976

Memberships: SHRM; Hauppauge Industrial Association

Languages: Bilingual - Spanish

Education: Bachelor's Business - NYIT - Old Westbury, NY

References: Excellent references from both personal and business associates will be provided upon

the establishment of a mutual interest.

Outside Interests: Irish Wolfhound Association; Yorkshire Terrier & Chihuahua Rescue;

Alzheimer's Association

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