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Employee Relations Resources Manager

Brownstown, IN
March 11, 2019

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Deanna Lawyer

P.O. Box ***

Brownstown, Indiana *7220



To obtain a position enabling myself to actively progress in the field of Human Resources Management utilizing my professional experience and excellent communication and leadership skills.


-Seen as a strategic business partner in all aspects of the business

-Proficient with corporate policies, procedures, beliefs, and structure

-High ambitious, creative, enthusiastic, motivated, action-oriented, and energetic manager with great business acumen

-Constantly thinking “outside the box” in order to help the business grow and prosper

-Delivery and administration of employee healthcare and benefit plans

-Ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local employment regulations

-Development of policies and practices to ensure continuous improvement in areas of HR, employee training programs, talent acquisition and company operations

-Recruiting strategies

-Provide support to the managers and supervisors by coaching, counseling, disciplining to provide a positive employee climate

-Possess strong working knowledge of Workers’ Compensation

-Increase safety awareness and work practices which leads to a reduction in work related injuries and workers compensation costs


Silgan Plastics Corporation, Seymour, Indiana

2015 - Present

Sr. Regional Human Resources Manager

-Responsible for 13 manufacturing locations; 2 union facilities, 11 non-union – 2500 hourly employees and 9 salary direct reports

-Oversee employment policies and serve as a point of communication between employees, union and management

-Represent the corporation/location in lawsuits, hearings, and federal/state agency inquiries/complaints

-Review the skills and talents of employees and implement plans around these to increase productivity

-Attract, select and retain the best possible employees

Silgan Plastics Corporation, Seymour, Indiana

2007 - 2015

Regional Human Resources Manager

-Responsible for 7 manufacturing locations; 2 union facilities, 5 non-union – 1100 hourly employees and 9 salary direct reports

-Advises management on employee relation issues including disciplinary action according to policy and employment law (ADA, FMLA, FLSA, NLRB etc.)

-Facilitate and deliver corporate-initiated training programs

-Represent the corporation/location in lawsuits, hearings, and federal/state agency inquiries/complaints

-Deliver a successful performance management program that drives employee motivation and business growth to achieve targeted results

-Mentor to site HR managers. Manage and motivate their performance to drive HR excellence

-Responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing HR strategies to support assigned operations

-Oversee and provide guidance and support on workforce planning, recruitment, employee relations, labor relations, training, performance management, succession planning, compensation management and retention

-Provide hands-on management approach with the business leaders and employees

-Key leadership responsibilities in all procedures involved in labor contract negotiations at multiple locations

-Instrumental in negotiating a 7-year contract; cost savings of 1.5 million dollars

Silgan Plastics Corporation, Seymour, Indiana

1998 – 2007

Human Resources Manager

-Proactively work with managers and supervisors regarding organizational issues

-Assisted in developing and implementing change in accordance with the business strategy

-Responsible for all compliance: EEO, FMLA, FLSA, and other regulatory requirements

-Ensured location was in compliance of federal, state, and local laws

-Handled all benefit enrollments, changes, questions pertaining to medical, dental, vision, life, flexible spending and 401(k)

-Updated monthly Human Resource metrics in compliance with corporate finance

-Directed the safety committee to achieve plant safety goals

-Maintained positive employee relations and responded to employee concerns

-Site representative for all workers’ compensation claims/unemployment claims

-Recruited and hired wage employees

-Plant resource for all labor relations responsibilities and labor contract interpretation

-Monthly meetings with Union leadership to improve plant employee/management relations resulting in reduced grievances and arbitrations

-Participated in contract negotiations as an active member of the team

-Ensured document retention compliance by maintaining confidential personnel, benefit, attendance, payroll and disciplinary files


-Certificate of Merit; Advanced Family Medical Leave Act - Indiana Chamber - 2007

-Certificate of Human Services; Indiana Wesleyan University - 2005

-Certificate of Merit; The Complete Course on OSHA Recordkeeping – 2002

-Certificate of Merit; Human Resources And The Law - 2000


Indiana Wesleyan University

-Bachelor of Business Management


-Available upon request

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