Resume of Sammy G. Simmons, Jr.
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Human Resources Professional
Proven Human Recourses Manager, delivering highly effective degree of efficiency. Ensuring proper lines of communications are established with management and front-line supervision. Proven ability to improvise and improve procedures while meeting demanding of the workforce. Extensive Background in HR/Safety Management/Payroll and Benefits Administration offering 19 years as a Human Resources practitioner distinguished by commended performance and proven results. Including Worker’s Compensation, Safety/Injury prevention, Employee recruitment, retention, mediation, conflict resolution, benefits and compensation. Records management, policy development and legal compliance with demonstrated success in the assimilation of over 500 employees, while working as HR lead for mergers and acquisitions team. Union Avoidance Specialist/Employer Representative serving as first chair negotiator, working with the following locals; UAW, United Steel Worker and IBEW.
Areas of Expertise
Self-Motivation Goal Setting & Follow through, Detailed Organization Development, Time Management, Employment Law, OSHA Guidelines, Training & Development, Employee Relations, Benefits Administration, Mediation & Advocacy, ADA/FMLA/DOT.
Microsoft Office: Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Publisher, and Word HRIS Systems: UltiMate/UltiPro, Optimum Software, PeopleSoft, Great Plains, and ADP Professional History
Ashley Furniture Inc., Ripley MS
Human Resources Manager (contract employment) Oct. 2017 to present Responsible for business Human Resources functions, daily employee relations, delivering front line assistance to management and supervisors, complete adherence to policy and procedure. Working with Sr. Human Resources Manager to provide reporting for retention, recruiting, labor and employee issues. Acting as liaison, for corporate legal department in cases of termination, lay off or other legal matters which involved employees. NauticStar LLC. Dba NauticStar Boats
Human Resources/EHS Manager 2015/Oct. 2017
Responsible for Human Resources, Health, Safety and Environmental Management, for a privately-owned company. At the beginning of my tenure the company employed 175 team members, since has grown to 287 team members. I have 3 direct reports, my responsibilities cover payroll, recruiting, orientations, benefits management, safety (all OSHA reporting), and environmental management (all EPA && MDEQ reporting). Partnering with the Owner and COO, to move the company from a small operation to a world class builder of pleasure watercraft. In preparation for sale, as the owner is preparing to retire.
Resume of Sammy G. Simmons, Jr.
United Furniture Industries
Human Resources Business Partner 2013/2015
Responsible for all Corporate Human Resource Functions, working as liaison for President/CEO, COO and CFO. Oversite of three HR groups, Mississippi/North Carolina/California with a total of 8 HR Managers/Coordinators and administration staff also including benefits. Development of handbook which instituted global policies for all business groups. Automated the application/recruiting process which included implementation of on-boarding for continuity between all business groups.
Continental Motors Inc.
Human Resources Manager/Contract Negotiator 2011/2013 Managed Human Resource department for manufacturing facility with 350 UAW bargaining unit team members. Responsible for HR/Payroll/Benefits management, operating with 6 direct reports meeting our customer’s needs. Implemented with our benefits partner BCBS of Alabama an on-site clinic for team members and their family members which reduced cost of routine healthcare by 500K annually. Also, negotiated as first chair the company’s new contract moving from a 3-year to a 5-year contract. Totally realigning the contract to benefit the company and regaining positive relationship with Union Officials.
Morris Recycling/Sims Metal Management
Regional Human Resources Director 2001/2011
Regional HR responsibilities for 27 locations in 8 states, handling all labor claims. Working with a team of 18 direct reports. Launched new time keeping process, managed benefits at the regional level which included health, dental, vision also 401K. Organizational development, annual training for all levels which also included (harassment, day to day supervisor training, haz-com/right to know, lock out/tag out). Strategic succession planning, mergers and realignment of business units acquired in the region.
Supervisor/Production Manager 1990/2001
Rice University Houston TX.
Bachelor Music Education May 1987
Masters Business Administration December 1989
Certified Human Resource Professional SHRM
Licensed Real Estate Agent N A R
Boy Scouts of America, serving locally as a leader giving back to an organization that gave me leadership skills. Global Outreach
Served in the mission field “Honduras Hope” building homes for the poor, also serving in a Children’s Home “Casa Esperanza”.