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Human Resources Manager

Location:
Illinois, United States
Posted:
December 28, 2015

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Kevin Lowman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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Waukesha, WI 53189

H: 262-***-**** C: 262-***-**** acsxoj@r.postjobfree.com

HUMAN RESOURCES PROFESSIONAL

Human Resources management and generalist experience in multiple industries

Administrative services leadership and supervision

Business focused professional with financial and operational acumen

Experience supporting both single site and multiple locations

Experience with Lean Manufacturing and Lean Office

Experience with acquisitions and start-ups

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER 3/2007 – 8/2015

SVA Certified Public Accountants - Brookfield, WI

A mid-sized professional services firm with 5 offices in WI and IL

Led Human Resources function for multiple offices (3) and business units (5)

Led the administrative function in the Brookfield office, supervising 10 staff members

Provided strategic HR direction and insight (performance management, organizational design, policy creation, staff planning) for 10 Principals

Teamed with HR Director on strategic plan, HR goals, and HR budget

Shared supervision of HR Administrator and Trainer

Served as HR consultant for numerous external clients (chiefly healthcare and manufacturing)

oRecruitment

oOrganizational design

oEmployee relations issues

oCompensation analysis

oPolicy creation/Handbook review

Major projects and accomplishments:

oSpearheaded new PTO plan for entire firm

oLed implementation of new performance evaluation software

oProject lead on new applicant tracking system

oRewrote numerous policies and procedures

oProject team member on HCM system selection

oLed Medical Billing Division reorganization efforts

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER 2005 – 2006

Guaranty Bank – Brown Deer, WI

A regional retail bank in WI, IL, MI, and MN

Led Human Resources function for Retail Banking Division

Supervised 4 HR Generalists and 2 Recruiters

Served on the bank’s Retail Leadership Team

Major projects and accomplishments:

oRewrote compensation plan for branch employees

oLed bank branch reorganization efforts

oContracted with 3rd party staffing groups for outlying markets

oHelped implement new applicant tracking system

oLed effort to select and implement new HRIS

PLANT HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER 1999 – 2005

Pierce Milwaukee LLC – Milwaukee, WI

An ISO 9001 registered manufacturer and developer of biochemical products (a division of Thermo-Fisher)

Led Human Resources function

Served on site Operating Committee (plant oversight, budgeting, site performance)

Worked extensively with Safety Manager on training, reportable injuries, etc.

Member of Lean Enterprise/Lean Manufacturing integration team

Partnered with various staffing agencies for contingent labor

Selected and partnered with various niche recruiters for national candidate searches

Major projects and accomplishments:

oLed project to develop and implement compensation structure

oHad a major role in starting a new medical device division

oWorked with international employees to move to US to work

oParticipated in acquisition of a small biotech firm (Boston, MA)

oLed staff reduction efforts after loss of business line

DISTRICT HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER 1996 – 1999

Best Buy Co., Inc. – Menomonee Falls, WI

The largest specialty electronics retailer in North America

Provided HR support for 9 Best Buy locations in eastern WI

Served on District Management Team

Supervised 1 HR Representative

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

BS – BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

SENIOR PROFESSIONAL IN HUMAN RESOURCES

Human Resources Certification Institute

SHRM – SCP

Society for Human Resources Management

AFFILIATIONS

SHRM Member (Society for Human Resources Management)

MMSHRM Member (Metro-Milwaukee SHRM)



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