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Manager Employee Relations

Location:
Abilene, TX
Salary:
110000
Posted:
March 18, 2019

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DAVID BYERLY

*** ********** ******, *******, ***** 79562 Cell Phone 252-***-****

ac8tku@r.postjobfree.com

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

Directed the development and oversight of a Union Avoidance SharePoint site for all

Bridgestone Americas non-union Manufacturing sites, and distribution centers in the U.S.

Initiated and directed the design, development and implementation of an HR Information System to coordinate pay, promotional, disciplinary, performance management and other systems.

Developed Union Avoidance training programs for senior management as well as newly hired

frontline leaders within Bridgestone Americas Tire Manufacturing group.

Led the strategic change initiative in planning and executing the talent management, policy

development, organizational design and cost reduction activity which resulted in an annual savings of over $11million annually in people costs while keeping the facility union free.

Improved employee relations in manufacturing group, resulting in an 80% reduction in grievances filed in one year.

Was successful in having employees work toward union decertification at one manufacturing site.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

Bridgestone Corporation October 2004 – October 2018

Divisional Human Resources Manager 4750 FM 18, Abilene, Texas 79562

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations: Bandag North American Operations

Responsible for all Human Resources activities at the Bandag Abilene plant. Worked

together with other Bandag plant HR Managers on issues and KPIs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Direct the activities of an HR Coordinator in the Abilene facility.

-Developed a direct hiring model for the U.S. for the Bandag plants

-Helped maintain a union free status at all Bandag facilities

-Developed key metrics model for all U.S. based facilities.

-Drive top leadership in personnel policy & program matters & in strategic decision making and provide ongoing coaching.

-Developed and delivered training for management in leadership, union avoidance and team building.

Divisional Human Resources Manager 3001 Firestone Pkwy, Wilson, NC 27893

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations: Wilson Plant Operations

Led HR activities at the Bridgestone manufacturing facility in Wilson, NC. This plant manufactures over 1million passenger tires per month in a non-union setting. Had responsibility for directing the Human Resources department team in the plant.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Established employee training & educational programs to upgrade managerial, technical and support-level productivity and to ensure facility remained union free.

-Developed and implemented a selection and placement strategy for production recruiting that dramatically improved the caliber of new hires.

-Developed a retention and succession strategy for critical employees.

-Responsible for directing the planning, development, implementation, administration & budgeting for the following functions; employment, compensation, benefits, employee relations, equal employment opportunity, organizational development, affirmative action, HRIS training, programs.

-Drive top leadership in personnel policy & program matters & in strategic decision making and provide ongoing coaching to build trust with teammates.

-Manage the development and implementation of an HR Information system.

Eaton Corporation Powerware Division March 2000 – September 2004

Human Resources Manager 8609 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615

Energy Management Division: Global Services Business Unit

$200 Million telecommunications business providing service encompassing technical

support, dispatch call centers, parts logistics, field operations, service sales and

marketing, headquartered in Raleigh North Carolina. A mixed union/ non-union

environment. Over 1000 employees in the Business Unit. With nine regional offices

overseeing the work of 400 employees in 47 states. Directly managed 6 employees.

Responsibilities:

-Served as liaison between European corporate contacts and international assignees.

-Worked with multi-site managers to ensure service organization remained union free.

-Saved the company over $100(k) in expenses through the development of Risk

-Management for Global Services to monitor safety programs and manage worker’s compensation cases.

-Developed & established employee training & educational assistance programs to upgrade managerial, technical & support-level productivity & to develop employees for future advancement.

-Developed a union avoidance training strategy for Global Services group.

- Reduced time to hire from an average of 127 days to 49 days.

- Responsible for directing the planning, development, implementation,

administration & budgeting for the following functions; employment,

compensation, benefits, employee relations, equal employment opportunity,

organizational development, affirmative action, HRIS training, & health &

safety services programs.

- Counsel management in personnel policy & program matters & in strategic

decision making as well as in employee engagement and union avoidance.

- Implemented a performance management system for Global Services.

Celotex Corporation March 1995 – January 2000

Human Resources Manager 2710 Highway 11 South, Meridian, MS 39307

Building Products Division: Meridian Plant

$120mm building products business manufacturing acoustical ceiling tile located in Meridian, Mississippi. Machinists Union represented the collective bargaining unit

with approximately 250 employees working at the facility. Managed 2 employees.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Lowered the direct labor cost in the manufacturing facilities by 8% through the periodic use of temporary labor during peak periods by reducing permanent headcount.

- Successfully negotiated labor agreements with the Machinists Union.

-Experienced in handling strikes organized by the union.

-Conduct labor relations, including grievance handling, arbitrations and preparing Company contract language for labor agreement negotiations.

-Saved the company over $150(k) by managing Workman’s Compensation cases toward a quick, fiscally responsible conclusion.

- Saved the company $2mm to $4mm per year in worker’s compensation and OSHA costs through the development of new corporate safety incentive program designed to cut the accident rate in half.

-Exercise independent judgment and discretion in establishing and implementing policies and procedures.

- Wrote AAP Policy Manual for this facility.

- Won Corporate Award for best safety record for four consecutive years.

- Certified instructor in team building and coaching skills training.

- Train front line management and staff in team building, coaching and

succession planning.

- Wrote and implemented all the Plant’s OSHA mandated safety programs.

-Performed selection and placement activities for all employees.

-Managed compensation plans and developed job descriptions for all positions

at the facility.

- Conducted all training had oversight of facility service awards program.

Halstead Metals Corporation April 1994 – February 1995

Assistant Human Resources Manager 1525 N Falls Blvd Wynne, Arkansas 72396

Heavy Metals Production Division: Arkansas Plant

$300mm copper tubing manufacturing business located in Wynne, Arkansas.

Teamsters Union represented the collective bargaining unit. Approximately 1,300 employees working at the facility. Managed 10 Human Resources employees.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Managed the Human Resource Department of ten, including a training manager, safety manager, benefits coordinator, employment coordinator, two nurses & four clerks.

-Employee Relations Manager.

-Conducted labor relations for a facility of over 1200 employees.

-Conducted grievance handling with Teamsters officials.

-Assisted in labor agreement negotiation preparation.

-Performed selection and placement activities for all facility positions.

-Directed Corporation’s multi-media facility; producing public relations and training videos.

-Administered Workman’s Compensation program.

-Had oversight of Safety Manager’s OSHA compliance programs.

-Direct oversight of all training programs on site.

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY:

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS & ACTIVITIES

Masters in Personnel Administration, 1981 Texas Tech University 2903 4th St., Lubbock, TX

Bachelor of Arts, 1976 Abilene Christian University Abilene, TX 79699

Associate of Arts, 1974 Michigan Christian College Rochester, Michigan

Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) President Toastmasters International Conway Chapter President Wilson HR Association 2008 Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Board of Directors YMCA Board of Directors Wilson Education Partnership President Board of Directors Red Cross Board of Directors United Way Edgecombe Community College Advisory Board Turning Point Workforce Development Board of Directors SPOT Charter School Board of Directors West Texas Manufacturing Partnership member



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