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Human Resources Management

Harrison, New Jersey, United States
December 25, 2015

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Muhammad Murtaza

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Senior Human Resources Professional

Expert in All Aspects of Human Resources Management

Senior HR Professional with a proven track record of establishing and invigorating Human Resources departments and contributing to organizational improvement. Achieves strategic and operational goals utilizing hands-on HR experience gained in business and industry, strong management and legal skills, and effective relationships established across all levels of the organization.

Proactive in anticipating and fixing problems. Self-driven with the ability to work autonomously and within cross-functional teams to achieve business goals.


HR Policies Development Strategic Workforce Planning Recruitment/Retention

Employee Development Employee Relations Compensation & Benefits Performance Management

Organizational Development Continuous Improvement Conflict Resolution Regulatory Compliance


LINCOLN GROUP, New York/New Jersey 2002 – 2015

Administrative Manager

Developed and managed HR and Accounting functions for a group of pharmacies, property corporations and a nonprofit organization enhancing organizational effectiveness and performance levels of each unit. Ensured compliance with employment and labor laws. Coached managers in management and constructive discipline resulting in better workplace environment and business performance. Mentored and motivated employees for self-development leading to improvement in job performance.

Key Accomplishments:

tDevised a system to continuously monitor and manage performance of individual companies.

tPersonally contested cases before administrative judges; saved Lincoln thousands of dollars in attorney fees and legal penalties.

HR CONSULTING, Pakistan and Libya 1997– 2002


Provided consulting services to industrial, business and nonprofit organizations such as ZTE Pakistan Limited, WEMCO Libya, and Shirkatgah Lahore (NPO). Developed and implemented HR policies and procedures for clients; managed all HR related processes for clients ensuring regulatory compliance. Provided HR related training and coaching to managers and staff.

Key Accomplishments:

tAdvised clients on employee relations issues and provided guidance regarding resolution so as to maintain industrial peace and achieve business goals.

tEstablished and provided to clients fully functional HR offices at the end of each contract.

SARAH TEXTILES GROUP, Lahore 1995– 1996

General Manager, Human Resources

The group included two garments manufacturing companies with 3K employees. Provided executive leadership to total HR function. Orchestrated two teams of managers, officers and personnel for the two companies.

Revamped organizational structure and established Human Resources Department. Developed HR policies, workforce plan, job classifications, pay scales and benefits. Coached managers to prepare position descriptions, and to deal effectively with performance management, misconducts and grievances. Assisted managers with appropriate guidelines on maintaining a safety-conscious and legally compliant workplace. Helped foster learning for management staff through training at management institutes. Elicited and provided organizational feedback through monthly HR updates, regular staff meetings, group magazine, suggestions boxes and exit interviews. Collaborated with Executive Management serving as a Member of the Operations Management Team responsible for defining and overseeing execution of operational goals.

Key Accomplishments:

tFormulated HR policies, programs and procedures promoting organizational effectiveness.

tDeveloped and executed a strategic workforce plan that right-sized the organization by cutting 110 jobs resulting in substantial reduction of payroll and increase in productivity.

tPromoted healthy labor relations and a motivated workforce by balancing the company’s best interests with employees’ needs, establishing effective communications between the company and employees, and instituting rewards and recognition programs


Personnel Manager

Strategically managed HR functions for corporate, plant and marketing offices. Approx. 340 employees along with a staff of four HR professionals.

Aligned HR department goals with the organization’s overall strategic plan. Updated organizational chart, policies, programs, documents and position descriptions. Developed a workforce plan, and started smart hiring and on-boarding and employee development. Supported managers in using proactive performance management consisting of year-round coaching, counseling, career development and disciplinary actions. Compiled and analyzed HR metrics to make improvements. Actively assisted attorney in employment litigation.

Key Accomplishments:

tConducted in-house production management and quality control programs in collaboration with BICC Training Center to upgrade knowledge and skills of management staff. Organized training of workers in collaboration with polytechnic institute to develop a highly-skilled workforce.

tDeveloped and introduced a cost-effective competitive pay structure to recruit and retain officers by merging six annual bonuses with salary and benefits thereby increasing take home monthly pay.

tBalanced Union-Management relations and helped to conclude win-win collective bargaining agreements.

tSlashed unnecessary overtime payroll by 25%; also reduced costs by replacing two insurance policies with a consolidated one that cut premiums in half.

tCost-effectively managed employee services by negotiating competitive rates with vendors and exercising vigilance against overcharges; cut overall expenses by 25%.

Previously served as a Manager of Administration & Personnel at Benz Industries Limited, and as an

Assistant Personnel Manager at Pakistan Tobacco Company Limited, a member of BAT Group, UK


M.A. Political Science, M.B.A., LL.B. (J.D. Equivalent), University of the Punjab, Lahore

Human Resources Management Program, University of Pittsburgh, PA

Organization & Human Resources Development Program, LUMS-Warwick Business School, UK

Mini MBA in Nonprofit Management, University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

BARBRI Legal Associate Edge Boot Camp held at NYU School of Law, NY

Professional Member, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

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