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Human Resources Manager

Garden Grove, California, United States
January 31, 2017

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Ellen M. Lott, PHR, SHRM-CP


Garden Grove, CA 92840 LinkedIn Enthusiastic, results oriented HR professional with over 8 years of experience in planning and directing all areas of Human Resources that includes benefits, compensation, employment law, employee relations, recruitment, on-boarding, policy and procedures, training, and safety while fostering a positive work environment.


Labor Law Compliance

Coaching and Mentoring

Safety and Wellness


Employee Relations


Dawson & Dawson, Mission Viejo, CA 2016-Present (4 months) Dawson & Dawson is a National Search & Staffing firm committed to assisting mid-tier to Fortune 500 companies in a myriad of industries.

Candidate search via job boards and referrals

Phone screening and interviewing

Conduct skill assessments

Coordinate client and candidate interviews and offers

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Fluid Research Corporation, Tustin, CA 2000-2015 (15 years 7 months) Designer and manufacturer of custom meter mix dispensing equipment (purchased by Ellsworth Corporation 11/23/13).

Operations Project Manager, 2015-2015 (7 months)

Human Resources Business Partner, HR Manager 2007-2015 (8 years) Office & Purchasing Manager, Administrative Assistant 2000-2007 (7 years) Operations Project Manager 2015-2015

Planned, directed, and analyzed a wide variety of projects aimed at cost reduction, improved quality and manufacturing time. Member of the Operational Review Committee.

Created matrix to track and analyze production milestones. Provided data that pinpointed manufacturing constraints and issues that contributed to improved purchasing and production time.

Managed contractors and vendors to ensure all required documentation was completed and work met quoted criteria. Negotiated 10% cost savings on facility maintenance. 2

Ellen M. Lott, PHR, SHRM-CP


Human Resources Business Partner, Human Resources Manager 2007-2015 Implemented strategic projects related to improving organizational performance. Managed and administered employee benefit programs. Effectively trained management staff in proper techniques in hiring and progressive discipline. Counseled managers and employees on basic and complex employee relations issues.

Rewrote and maintained employee hand book and all job descriptions to assure legal compliance. Designed annual employee review program and supporting documentation.

Effectively implemented Safety and Wellness Program and produced safety handbook in compliance with SB198

Created and chaired safety committee. Provided continuing education and training ensuring OSHA compliance which resulted in only 1 reportable accident in 8 year period.

Negotiated, evaluated, and administered all health care benefit plans. Ensured employee satisfaction through surveys and training.

Administered and processed company payroll. Negotiated a 30% payroll reduction Office & Purchasing Manager, Administrative Assistant 2000-2007 Hired to provide sales support as an Administrative Assistant. Supervised and implemented the first company marketing program. Promoted to Office Manager and took on additional role of Purchasing Manager.

Negotiated with over 20 accounts payable vendors to change payment terms from COD to N30 terms providing approximately 5k additional cash flow per month.

Maintained and audited all employee documentation, files and time cards. Created system to track employee sick and vacation time to ensure legal compliance. Bal Seal Engineering, Foothill Ranch, CA 1996-2000 (3 years 4 months) Customer Service Representative-Technical Sales

The Technical sales team was recognized for increasing sales by 20% three consecutive years. Member of ISO committee representing the sales department.

Responsible for high volume proposals, account management of key accounts and blanket pricing.

Developed and implemented system to identify & track industry trends and technical proposals and contract pricing.


Associate of Arts, General Studies Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California Human Resources Management Certification University of California, Irvine, CA 2009 3

Ellen M. Lott, PHR, SHRM-CP


Professional Human Resources Certification (PHR) Certified 2010-2019 Society for Human Resource Management Certification (SHRM-CP) Certified 2015-2018 PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Professionals In Human Resources (PIHRA)

Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM)

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