SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCES EXECUTIVE
Transforming Culture, Developing Leadership, and Engaging Employees Proactively
Senior Human Resources Business Partner, who has shaped high-performing cultures at Fortune 500 companies with progressive technical resources, prolific communications, and robust development programs that achieve business results. Employs current human capital practices that attract and retain high-performance teams. Develops executable strategy that motivates teams individually and financially to exceed the corporate objectives through various economic cycles.
Strategic Human Resources Planning
High Performing Talent Acquisition
Training Development and Facilitation
Change Management and Reengineering
Succession Planning and Development
Performance Compensation Programs
Field and Corporate Office Collaboration
Employee Relations, Diversity and Inclusion
PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS & EXPERTISE
PATRICK INDUSTRIES, INC. Elkhart, IN 2017-Present
Manufacturing & Distribution Firm with 2017 revenue at $1.6B, 90 locations in 20 states and 6,800 employees.
Senior Human Resource Manager, Business Partner (2017-Present)
Corporate HR Manager at 6,800 employee manufacturing & distribution firm of 90+ locations in 20 states
Voluntary turnover reduction by 27.7% year over year in a labor market enduring historic lows in labor pool availability
Coaching/strategy development for executives and operations leaders to achieve maximum effectiveness/commitment from workforce
Field and Corporate Office Collaboration to reduce turnover, develop local leadership, and reduce costs
Recruiting strategy development and support
Engagement and Retention Strategy development and execution
Performance and Talent Management
Development of HR Support Team
Compensation Analysis and Strategy
Development of workforce analytics to achieve corporation-wide understanding of critical HR metrics
Facilitate superior strategies to achieve maximum human capital improvements/results.
ARCELORMITTAL Burns Harbor, IN 2007-2017
International Steel Manufacturing firm with 4,000 employees (3,400 hourly USW, and 600 salaried employees)
Training Manager (2014 – 2017)
Managing Flagship Training facility ($5M operational budget, 20 on staff) which out-performed 14 other local unions (combined) for volume of Crafts Training completed.
Nominated for World Steel Association’s Excellence Award in acknowledgement of innovative training practices
Set new records (10% avg. improvement year-over-year) for Safety Training compliance for 3 consecutive years in a plant of 4,000 employees
Achieved $750,000 savings in first year through realignment of resources and enhanced employee engagement
Averaged $275,000 savings in last two years through development of new programs, repurposing teams and equipment and realignment of the organization
Sr. Human Resources Representative (2012-2014)
Lead Project Manager on $1.2M electronic time system implementation
Lead Implementation of Call-off system achieving $800,000 in annual operational savings over similar system at sister plant in the same region
Analyzed and established optimum staffing levels for plant of 4,000 employees down to unit level
Other Responsibilities: Project Implementation, staff recruitment, team coordination, project planning, data-driven strategy and risk response, and Sarbanes Oxley compliance. Facilitation of meetings with salary/union. Conflict resolution with employees, training, headcount reports, general human resources data management and reporting, and special projects for plant manager.
Human Resources Representative (2010 – 2012)
HR leadership and support for steel production plant of 4,000 salaried and union employees with $228.9M in annual revenue
Data Base Administrator (DBA) for HRIS system responsible for employee population of 4,000 and applicant population of more than 10,000.
Payroll Liaison for employee population of 3,400
Other Responsibilities: Interviewing, payroll liaison, candidate database management and policy implementation for Northwest Indiana hourly hiring campaigns (combined operations headcount of over 15,000, liaison with State Job Placement department (WorkOne), Interplant Job Opportunity Coordinator, and other responsibilities as required.
Managed Mid-Term solution through increase of more than 5 million tons increased business for the department
Coordinated a combined effort of seven mills in five states to manage steel orders flowing between the plants.
Lead Project Manager to implement new product line and manage acquisition of satellite facility
Lead Facilitator in business partnership with a competitor mill in a shared facility negotiating the allocation of resources between businesses.
ROBERT HALF INTERNATIONAL Tinley Park, IL 2006-2007
International Recruiting and Consulting Firm
Recruiting Manager (2006-2007)
Within first month on the job, achieved highest success rate for my sector in the Chicagoland Region.
Transitional position while moving from IT3 to ArcelorMittal. Focus was finance and accounting professionals.
IT3, INC. Crown Point, IN 2005-2007
Information Technology Consulting Firm
Operations Manager (2005-2007)
Responsible for day-to-day operations management, client interface, project management, and vendor liaison. Raised investment capital.
Wrote business plan and project approach that placed in the top three out of 100 small business competitors for the NWI Entrepreneurs Competition (cash award).
My organization, attention to detail, and ability to communicate our service & mission gained our organization the endorsement of several high-level businessmen and customers for the firm.
Secured $75K investment for startup
BULKMATIC TRANSPORTATION Griffith, IN 2001-2005
Largest Dry Bulk Transportation firm in the USA with 500 employees, 50 locations in 22 states
Project Manager/Analyst (2001-2005)
Implemented On-Time Performance system that reduced late loads by 20% across the company and over 60% at specific locations.
Operational realignment and streamlining savings identified at $500K annually
Evaluate departments and operations for cost savings and efficiencies.
Worked with CFO to analyze business, liquidate toxic assets, and successfully restructure the company’s debt load.
Responsibilities included Cost Analysis, Operations Analysis, Performance Measurements and Enhancements, MIS Facilitator, Operations Support, Claims Manager. My leadership and diversity of skills impacted operations’ competency throughout the company, and directly improved our marketability in the industry. I also performed the analysis for our Six Sigma implementation efforts.
PFIZER CORP. Kalamazoo, MI 1989-2000
International pharmaceutical manufacturing & distribution firm
Responsible for managing and training of personnel (45). Also responsible for compliance with OSHA, FDA, EPA and ISO 9000 implementation, and industrial quality and safety initiatives (GMPs and SOPs).
Developed training regime with schematics that reduced the time to achieve operations competence from 3 months to 2 weeks.
Received special recognition for eliminating costly vendor usage through increased employee engagement in 3 different production sites, raising operating standards throughout the division while simultaneously reducing overhead costs.
Achievement award for assistance in launching promotional program for a company division of more than 5,000 employees using creative resourcing and personnel management/recruiting techniques.
Masters of Business Administration, Purdue University, Krannert School of Management, Indiana 2005
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology/Counseling (ministerial), Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC 1996
Senior Professional Human Resources, HR Certification Institute 2015
MS Office Suite Advanced Certs:Excel, Word, PowerPoint
Cognos Impromptu (Reporting Software)
TMS Compliance Suite(Training Tracking Software)
ADP Hrizon(Training Tracking Software)
Lotus Notes (Database Management)
Graduate with Distinction Purdue University MBA program
Finance and Accounting
Time and Process Management Studies