Result driven professional with over 15 years of progressive Human Resources experience; Achievements in delivering strong results. Unique ability to operate, lead and align HR strategies with business objectives. Hands-on administrator and working manager. Proven strengths in building strong and sustainable internal and external relationships by maintaining open, honest and trustworthy communication.
Integral professional with a heightened sense of ethics and social responsibility. Takes pride in the quality of work, dedicated to performing right the first time every time and tenaciously does what it takes to remove roadblocks to get the job done. Effective team leader, coach and mentor. Bilingual in English and Spanish.
SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE
Proficient with SAP HR module, ADP payroll, TALEO talent management system, and MS Office applications. Extensive experience in numerous Human Resources functions such as benefits, employee engagement/ retention, employee relations, employment law, compensation/ payroll, training and development, talent acquisition, and workers compensation. Knowledgeable in Lean Manufacturing principles and implementation of world-class tools.
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ICESI UNIVERSITY CALI, COLOMBIA MAY 2000
UAS INTERNATIONAL TRIP SUPPORT, LLC. HOUSTON, TEXAS
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER: DECEMBER 2014 – PRESENT
Responsible for building, implementing and overseeing the administration of innovative HR programs and processes including training and development, employee relations, talent acquisition, and performance management.
Work with department managers to coordinate all aspects of the recruitment and onboarding processes.
Partner with the management team to ensure HR practices and strategies achieve the company’s objectives and lead functions.
Provide strategic and tactical HR business partner support to management and employees.
Responsible for administration of employee benefits. Develop, recommend, and implement new or modified plans and employee benefit policies.
Conduct employee relations investigations, summarize results, and implement recommended actions. Identify and manage employment related risks and manage in accordance with company policies and government regulations.
Provide counsel on workforce issues to minimize risk and ensure a proactive approach and timely resolution to issues.
Manage key business relationships; partner effectively with functional teams across the organization to ensure business needs are met.
CEMEX USA HOUSTON, TEXAS
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER: MAY 2014 – OCTOBER 2014
Managed the HR function for Houston and Rio Grande Valley ready-mix operations, which included 16 ready-mix concrete plants with 300+ drivers (DOT) and plant personnel.
Executed professional HR objectives, practices and policies to meet business needs.
Managed the hiring process including creation of job descriptions, requisitions, recruiting, behavioral interviewing, selection of candidates and employee retention.
Oversaw compliance to company rules & policies and government regulations; labor relations; and employee development.
THE SCHWAN FOOD COMPANY HOUSTON, TEXAS
SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCES GENERALIST: FEBRUARY 2012 – MAY 2014
Managed the HR function for the Deer Park, Texas and Hollywood, Florida food manufacturing facilities with 350+ plant personnel.
Led talent management initiative by coaching/mentoring leaders to identify and retain talent critical to the growth and success of the organization.
Managed the effective implementation and communication of compliance to all HR policies, procedures and processes.
Managed the employee/workforce relations function; identified and analyzed problems and took corrective action to resolve any issues.
Partnered with business leaders on the development and implementation of initiatives that created an engaged workforce.
Responsible for managing functions which included staffing/employment, compensation and benefits, workforce relations, organization design and development, and HR management systems.
oDeveloped and implemented an employee retention plan to reduce turnover by 10% (Houston) and 5% (Hollywood) in the course of one year (2013). This strategic plan was later implemented across the Global Supply Chain business unit.
oDeveloped and implemented employee engagement strategy, based on prior year Kenexa Engagement Survey results maintaining scores 20% above company average.
SIGMA FOODS (SIGMA ALIMENTOS SA DE CV.)
JUNE 2006 – FEBRUARY 2012
DAIRY PLANT HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER: 12/2007 – 02/2012 DARLINGTON, WISCONSIN
Managed the HR function for the Darlington, Wisconsin cheese manufacturing facility with 100+ plant personnel.
Assured a smooth transition to parent company culture by maintaining honest and open communication with all employee levels during transition period, while implementing parent company institutional policies, practices and initiatives.
Established key HR metrics to measure the department’s contributions to the bottom line, and monitored employee productivity levels.
Determined and negotiated pay rates and salary levels for internal and external candidates within approved parent company compensation guidelines.
Educated managers and supervisors on employee retention and managing relation issues, performance management, organizational development and compensation management.
Ensured and directed the successful execution of all HR responsibilities, initiatives, policies and programs throughout the production facility.
Planned and executed employee development training for management, supervisors and non-technical skills for staff, including employee safety, accident prevention and development of an integral safety culture.
oSuccessfully managed the HR function in the Post-Merger Integration (PMI) process with the Mexican Cheese Producers, Inc. acquisition in Darlington, Wisconsin. Savings estimated at $111K based on duplicate role optimization project.
oImplemented employee development tools such as Alchemy SISTEM which educates employees on critical skills for success in life and the work place.
HUMAN RESOURCES GENERALIST: 06/2006 – 12/2007 HOUSTON, TEXAS
Provided HR support to seven distribution centers, two food manufacturing facilities (Oklahoma and Wisconsin), and the US corporate headquarters, encompassing 300+ employees.
Developed recruitment plans to meet staffing goals and objectives, actively participated in the staffing and hiring process for all levels in the organization.
Facilitated various training and development initiatives such as new hire orientations, on-the-job training, customer service, sales techniques and safety and health practices.
Planned and executed benefits open enrollment, communication and Q&A sessions.
Responsible for HR synergy project in the Post-Merger Integration (PMI) process with the Mexican Cheese Producers, Inc. acquisition in Darlington, Wisconsin.
Responsible for numerous functions of the HR department such as talent acquisition, performance management & relations, benefits, training and development, policy administration, payroll and related HR functions.
oStaffed all plant management level positions for Sigma Processed Meats, Seminole, Oklahoma facility one year before construction of building was concluded.
oLed roll-over initiative, converted 135+ employees to Sigma payroll, savings estimated at $570K in staffing service fees.
LINK STAFFING SERVICES HOUSTON, TEXAS
STAFFING COORDINATOR: JUNE 2000 – JUNE 2006
Co-managed West Houston branch office overseeing complete staffing/recruiting function, payroll, employee benefits, HR legal compliance, performance reviews and compensation plans, employee relations, training and development, policy administration, employee engagement and other related HR functions.
Monitored work-site safety programs and coordinated all safety committees.