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Hman Resources Manager

Indianapolis, IN
June 18, 2018

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Debra Veldman

***** **** **** *****, ************, IN 46236


Global HR Leader with over 10 years’ experience seeking a position where I can use my analytical, organizational and continuous improvement skills to make a significant contribution with employee engagement, organizational growth and profitability


Global Recruitment & Selection

Organization & Administration

Employee & Labor Relations

Global Regulatory Compliance

Training & Development

Environmental/EH&S (ISO 14001)

Benefits & Salary Administration

Shared Services

HRIS (ADP, PeopleSoft, WorkDay)


SR. HUMAN RESOURCES GENERALIST, Conagra Brands, Indianapolis, IN 2016-current

An $8 billion dollar company, with over 20,000 employees, Conagra Brands combines a rich heritage of making great food with a sharpened focus (Reddi Wip & Tablespreads location).

Provide on-site Human Resources support to Manufacturing and Distribution Center.

Direct & counsel regarding human resource functions including payroll, recruitment, labor relations & contract negotiations, employee relations, salary administration, safety & health, worker’s compensation, benefits, training.

As a key member of the Supply Chain HR Team, partner with assigned business areas to ensure all human resources, employee relations and labor-management needs are met. Assists in the implementation and administration of policies and programs covering all aspects of human resources for the entire complex workforce.

Integral in training, support and roll out of key CPS initiatives, including High Performance Organizations.

Manages employee relations & grievance process through issue resolution phase.

HUMAN RESOURCES CONSULTANT, Indianapolis, IN 2014-2016

Vice President Human Resources, large furniture-making manufacturer with locations in IN & FL

Member of Executive Management Team; Represent organization in Human Resources legal matters; Conduct investigations and provide guidance for performance development; Provide training and coaching to new and existing managers

Implement new benefits, policies, procedures, training and electronic forms regarding Confidentiality, Conflict of Interest, management training program and a formalized investigation procedure.

HR Director, Indianapolis Community Action Non-Profit

Member of Executive Leadership Team and key position in the organization; Provide executive and administrative direction on all human resources related matters (Recruiting, On boarding, Performance Management, Employee Relations, Compensation & Benefits, Diversity Initiatives, HRIS, etc.)

Provide strategic oversight and deliver hands-on implementation of workforce initiatives and use of Human Resources tools such as, Talent Review, 9-Block, Salary Planning, Salary Structure, Salary Surveys, E-Verify.

SR. HUMAN RESOURCES GENERALIST, Allegion, Indianapolis, IN 2013-2014

A global leader with over 7,500 employees, Allegion is pioneering safety as a provider of security solutions for homes and businesses through 23 global brands (previously an Ingersoll-Rand Co.)

Develop and implement solutions to organizational challenges by leading and coaching others through change. Foster a culture of employee engagement, empowerment and accountability. Help define and set cultural expectations by championing enterprise wide change initiatives.

Work with the management team to implement robust people planning programs in support of plant and human resources objectives and make recommendations for change through the course of the year.

Drive project management of HR initiatives, new systems and processes across the organization (e.g. Recruitment, Talent Review, Salary Planning, HR MDI Board, Supervisory Training, New Performance Review Program, ISO Policy and Procedure, Contract Program Management, Kronos, etc.).

Collaborate with Shared Services regards to employee benefits; Investigate employee relations issues and Ethics Hotline calls, propose and implement resolution; Demonstrates integrity, ethical behavior and excellent customer service with ability to respond effectively with frequent organizational change

GLOBAL HR SITE MANAGER/GENERALIST, Technicolor, Indianapolis, IN 2012-2013

A worldwide technology leader with over 20,000 employees, Technicolor delivers new experiences for consumers in theaters, homes and on the go

Lead all HR initiatives for client group to include performance management, employee relations, employee engagement, diversity, career development and succession planning

Build strong relationships with managers, employees and collaborate with other areas of HR to ensure integrated solutions and a strong rollout of plans, programs and policies

Integrate North American Human Resources Competency Center Shared Services team with other HR Managers streamlining policies and procedures supporting all business units worldwide

Provide strong consultation, coaching and guidance to people managers to establish a high-performance work culture to include managing work relationships, building morale, and increasing productivity and retention; Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance; partner with legal counsel as needed

GLOBAL HR GENERALIST/TIER II MANAGER, Grundfos, Indianapolis, IN 2008-2012

Represented by 82 companies in 45 countries and over 17,000 employees, Grundfos is one of the largest global pump manufacturers in the world (Parent Company is Grundfos based in Denmark)

Partner and align with business leaders at multiple sites key business goals and overall organization strategies and business goals related to recruitment, employee relations, training & development and labor relations; Develop, support, drive and deliver corporate HR programs and solutions.

Investigate, document and resolve employee and labor relations issues in a timely manner; Communicate, coach and administer policies in accordance departmental procedure; Conduct and analyze exit interviews to identify issues and correct areas for action and problem avoidance.

Source, screen and recommend qualified candidates in support of the region’s business needs, develop job descriptions, make compensation recommendations, manage unemployment inquires; Current working knowledge of employment law and regulations including FMLA, ADA, FLSA, EEO/AAP, GINA, etc.

Manage and develop HR Coordinator, Payroll Administrator and Receptionist to create a customer focused HR culture and to maximize organizational impact and efficiency

HR CONSULTANT, Stanley Security Solutions, Indianapolis, IN 2006-2008

A $900M manufacturer, service and distributor of mechanical & electronic access control products and approx. 5,000 employees worldwide (Parent Company is The Stanley Works, $3.3B revenue, S&P 500 company)

Partner with HR/Site Leadership Team to drive strategic restructure and change in organizational climate by demonstrating relationship building techniques and consistent follow-through; Provide support and guidance to executives, directors, managers and employees on policies and procedures.

Lead Corporate Goal Deployment Process (GDP) regarding a Candidate Sourcing Program that includes strategic planning, implementation and communication; Develop surveys and consult with staff and management to encourage and support company culture that respects and values employees.

Manage Talent Acquisition process to support company initiatives and improve performance and productivity; Recruit & present offers to exempt and non-exempt employees; Mentor Hiring Managers regarding Employment Law (FLSA, OFCCP, etc.), Behavioral Interviewing Assessments, Work Visa’s; Prepare succession planning analysis and present to managers’ individual career development recommendations to support corporate goals and objectives.

Develop, implement and facilitate training regards to Corporate Policy and Procedure, Employment Law and full life-cycle Recruiting.


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana


MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access

MS Outlook, Lotus Notes

Visio, Project, FrontPage

ADP EV5, HRB, HR Perspective

ADP PC/Payroll for Windows

ADP ReportSmith, Kronos


Predictive Index, SuccessFactors

SAP and Business Objects

BrassRing/Kenexa (ATS) /Hodes


Quality Training 2008-2014

Kronos, 2014

Affordable Care Act, 2013

Predictive Index - Certified, 2011

Project Management, 2010

Succession Planning, 2011


Strategic Planning, 2010

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, 2003

Time Management, 2002

Certification, OSHA Seminar, 1996 & 2000

Member, APA 1995-1999

Multi-state Payroll Compliance, 1996

FMLA Leave, 1995, 2009, 2014

Volunteer, Lawrence Central High School, Habitat for Humanity, 1996-current

Board Member, Coach, Volunteer, Northeast Youth Soccer League, 2006-2011

Leader, Single Parenting with Christ Ministry, 2002-2004, Zionsville Presbyterian Church

References Available upon Request

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