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Manager Hr

Houston, Texas, United States
April 25, 2019

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SPX FLOW, INC. 2017- 2018

Regional HR Manager, Houston, Texas

Provide full service HR support to SPX Flow Southwest Region business locations: 1 - OE valve manufacturing plant, and 9 - Aftermarket Service locations for oil and gas valves, pumps, dehydration, bolting, and mixer.

Deliver hiring requirements to meet growth including corporate transition to new Talent Acquisition partnering relationships with local recruitment providers, supporting actions for significant upgrade in leadership talent.

Deliver talent management, leadership and management training and development programs to improve senior, middle and front-line managers selection and hiring processes and decisions, performance evaluations, and managing performance improvement and corrective actions through fair assessments/investigations.

Deliver organizational and functional re-alignment/restructuring of Manufacturing, Supply, Engineering, and Sales, including rollout of new Safety Expectations and Employee Policy Handbook, and annual benefit programs to workforce.


Manager, HR Project – Shell Upstream Albania, Tirana, Albania

Served as HR functional leader to staff, and HR project manager for the Shell Albania JV and planned transfer of operatorship.

Member of country management team contributing to strategic and operational HR infrastructure development.

Responsible for resourcing the business, contracting and partnering with local HR service providers, and aligning HR practices.

Supported office setup, facilitated review of local schools and health/medical services for expatriate families.

Built relationships with local HR leaders, HR service providers, labor officials.

Deputy HR Director & HR Strategy Manager – Sakhalin Energy Investment Co., Russia

Led, planned, and implemented an HR Strategy focusing on the attraction and retention of 4-discrete workforce segments (Secondees, direct hire expatriates, Russian nationals from Continent and from local island), implemented HR operational improvement, including the management of 4 HR departments and budgets: HR Business Partners, Organization Planning, Recruitment, and International School).

Delivered a Recruitment strategy (including the restructuring of the recruitment organization) resulting in an increase of filled vacant technical critical positions by 10% in a remote location.

Delivered 2-new housing programs (cash housing allowance and mortgage interest subsidy) to attract talent to island.

Delivered the expansion of the Shell international school to include Middle Years education (resulted in broader expatriate/secondee attraction and ‘returning’ Russian talent abroad).

Implemented technical skill pool metrics to re-establish focus on technical competence and improve workforce planning.

Led organizational planning including annual manpower planning, expansion of LNG Train 3; Hay completion of SEIC organization review of job grade structure; EVP review to focus improvements on discrete workforce segments; Sirota engagement of annual people survey to monitor employee attitudes.

Delivered retention programs for Russian National and expatriate staff in key technical skill pool areas, e.g., Wells, LNG.

Rapidly assimilated in the unique Russian and international multi-cultural environment building credible relationships with multiple shareholders -- Gazprom, Mitsui, Mitsubishi, and Shell.

Significantly improved HR function from a failed external audit (2012) to a successful audit outcome (2013).

HR Manager – U.S. Shell Trading & Shipping, Houston, Texas

Served on HR country leadership team and managed country HR supporting Shell Trading Services employees supporting Crude, Products, Shipping and Gas & Power businesses including the management 12 HR staff in the U.S. and Barbados.

Implemented HR processes, in accordance with new global governance structures, ensuring integrated country approach.

Managed complex local Employee Relations cases for the businesses resulting in minimizing company risk and exposure including serving as company mediator in formal mediation for Sr Traders and IT professional.

Supported organizational restructuring improving the Crude & Products business, Finance migration of accounting work to India, and major IT platform changes impacting key areas of the trading business.

Led U.S. implementation of the Trader Development program resulting in the improvement of the overall assessment process and increasing the talent pipeline for other organizational activities supporting the Trading business.

Delivered Diversity & Inclusiveness agenda to help focus the business using data to improve the talent pipeline.

Implement leadership engagement sessions with employees at lower levels of the organization to get a broader view on various topics impacting people in the business.

Influenced global business and HR leaders in shaping key talent strategies around global trading hubs; shifted thinking of shipping leaders to develop long term talent pipeline through partnerships.

HR Manager -- North American Distribution, Houston, Texas

Managed virtual team of 10 to support operational HR activities for two NA Distribution businesses -- Shell Pipeline and Motiva JV – including pipeline, terminal, and marine operations locations in NA.

Delivered annual people processes including union negotiations (managed Brooklyn strike action), delivering supervisory selection, training, and/development program.

Led implementation of Global Life Saving Rules with a focus on improving safety practices.

Served as Business Continuity lead during hurricane season (HR lead during Hurricanes Gustav and Ike) ensuring mandatory staffing levels met to maintain operations, and appropriate employee assistance administered to impacted staff.

Partnered with business leaders to reorganize the Engineering and HSSE functions in the U.S. and manage the Canadian integration into a Shell NA Distribution business.

Managed RIF (including repatriation of Secondees) as part of Global Cost Leadership Program.

Served as member of the HR sub-Committee for the LOOP Board of Directors.


HR Manager – Office of the General Counsel & Executive Services, WHQ, Dearborn, MI

Supported handover of 2-General Counsels and 3-Chiefs of Staff. Executive Services included: Air Transportation Office; Corp. Security & Fire; Corp. Travel & Events; and Office of the Ex. Chairman, President and Chief Ex. Officer (W. C. Ford, Junior).

Implemented global organizational agenda in managing people processes.

Supported Exe Chairman, President, and CEO in preparing annual performance assessments of his senior exec staff.

Increased employee communications events to improve overall corporate alignment, and employee morale.

Guided organization design and realignments to support major year-over-year downsizing activities resulting in significant reductions in staffing levels.

Outsourced legal document processing and security guards to outside service provider.

Led selection process and managed specialized talent search firm to support attraction and recruitment of legal talent.

HR Manager -- Ford India, Ltd, Chennai, India

Led HR for Ford Motor Company operations in India including Ford India Limited, Ford Business Services Center; and Ford Information Technology Services. Direct report to President/General Manager, Ford India, Ltd.

Accountable for salaried and hourly personnel planning (including expatriate services); security; medical; safety; training and development; and administration of ground transportation and cafeteria services.

Partnered with Mercer to deliver broad local national compensation study and revised compensation structure to meet competitive market demands.

Directed Security operations after 9/11, the bombing of Afghanistan, the India/Pakistan conflict, and union/labor protests including communication/reporting to corporate leadership on country security matters based on local government, and intelligence agency briefings.

Managed HR due diligence activity at Korean automotive company operating in India as possible company acquisition.

Prevented unionization attempt and launched a labor relations system to address hourly labor concerns.

Implemented community initiatives -- Ford Academy for Manufacturing Sciences (FAMS) in local K-12 schools; after hours Bachelor of Science Program in conjunction with BITS Pilani for existing employees; AIDS awareness.

Supervisor, Labor Relations & Hourly Personnel – Dearborn Engine & Fuel Tank Plant, Rouge

Managed hourly personnel matters including health and safety, staffing, selection, pay, disciplinary processes, union relationships, and negotiations.

Managed UAW grievance procedure and negotiated agreements: 1999 local contract negotiations; outsourcing of past model fuel tank production; implementing skilled trades Craft agreement on new engine program.

Served as member of business continuity team and delivered HR actions during the Rouge Powerhouse explosion.

Maintained positive labor relations climate with union officials and represented employees during difficult situations.


Shell HR Executive Education Programs

Certificates: IMD International; Cornell/INSEAD

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Human Resources Executive Program, Certificate

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

Master of Education, Instructional Technology and Organizational Development

Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan

Bachelor of Science, Speech Communication


English, Albanian

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