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Human Resource Manager/Regional/Director

Fairburn, Georgia, United States
February 17, 2017

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Allen Christopher

*** ******** **. **** *******, GA, 30349 H-770-***-****/C-404-***-****

An Experienced Human Resource Professional

Performance-driven professional with combined expertise in corporate and field Human Resources Management. A strategic and tactical problem solver and decision maker who effectively balances the needs of leadership (sales, engineering, IT operations etc and employees with the mission of the organization.


Policy Development Employee Relations Benefits Mergers and Acquisitions Union Union Avoidance

Labor Relations, Contract Negotiations, Collective Bargaining Worker’s Compensation Talent Management

Manage Payroll Processing, Training & Development Implement HRIS (ADP, Oracle, Taleo, SAP, PeopleSoft)


Entered company’s undergoing restructuring; lacking in organizational effectiveness, with no sound HR practices. Redeveloped HR department. Implement employee handbook, job descriptions and performance management.

Redeveloped the on-boarding process which helped reduce management turnover from 27.8% to 19.7%.

Developed recruiting programs and sponsored INROADS internships to increase diverse candidate by 40%.

Implemented 5’s and Kaizen principles into safety teams which reduced an average cost of $200,000 per center.


Hyundai Dymos USA (Hyundai Motor Group) West Point, GA November 2015 to July 2016

Manager of Human Resources and Administration

Redeveloped Employee Hand Book. Implemented positive associate engagement; creativity in planning and executing associate activities for 325 employee manufacturing facility in US. Traveled to and supported Global HR Team(Europe/Mexico) regarding unionization and avoidance. Trained managers/supervisors on the administration of Human on Resource policy. Recommendations workforce planning. Gained VCA 18001Certification for facility.

HP Pelzer Automotive Systems, Thomson, GA March 2015 to November 2015 Human Resource Manager, Georgia Area Lead, organize and manage HR functions of 400 employee tier one thermoplastic automotive multi plant manufacturing facilities. Carried out supported Corporate HR policies and procedures.

Ensured the organizational structure of staffing, planning, and development of supervisors and managers.

Managed overall employee relations function and administration of benefits, policies, programs for facility.

Maintaining a union-free plant and complying with federal and state regulations and requirements.

Monitored HR performance indicators with regards to attendance, safety, turnover, and resource headcount.

Collaborated with NAFTA HR colleagues on HR Policies and Compliance initiatives regarding HP Pelzer.

Overall responsibility for the facilities environmental health and safety program i.e. OSHA, EPA etc…

Adhere to applicable ISO 9001, 14001 requirements.

Emerson Process Management, Atlanta, GA/Baton Rouge, LA June 2013 to February 2015 Regional Human Resource Manager (Southeast) Support regional valve manufacturing division with responsibilities of employee relations, region-communication, training compensation, recruitment, staff planning, and benchmarking to Emerson policies and guidelines.

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Manage all HR initiatives of manufacturing and service locations (AL,FL,GA,TN,LA,SC,) 840 employees.

Trained and educated Regional Leadership regarding changes impacting the Region; workforce, sales, etc...

Direct fair and equitable administration of company policies and wage and benefit programs.

Maintain positive associate relations ensuring union free shop and office environments.

Coach and advised site managers, department heads, on associate relations issues, culture, and talent.

Conduct HR audits, develop and deliver training. Align Manufacturing Units needs and maintain KPI’s.

Assist managers with compensation related issues and administer annual increases.

Partnered with EH&S on maintaining policies, compliance regulations to eliminate work-related injuries.

Drive Operations/Quality initiatives such as Lean Manufacturing, 5S & Kaizen principles.

Felkim Inc, Atlanta, GA/Boca Raton, FL May-2006 to May-2013 Human Resource Director Full accountability for overall Human Resource initiatives for logistic centers (over 1900 employees) in North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Florida, New Jersey and Arkansas. Responsible for wage and employee safety programs for Field and Corporate. Managed and set 1st chair during union negotiations. (International Brotherhood of Teamsters) Assisted with California satellite operations.

Provide advice and counsel as subject matter expert (SME) to operations management, sales, administration and employees regarding HR policies and procedures.

Maintained policy requirements in the area of FLSA, ADA, EEO, Title VII, and other employment laws.

Partnered with Safety Manager on safety programs, policies/procedures to ensure a safe working environment compliant with all OSHA related requirements.

Supported and assisted HR team (8) during investigations and bring timely resolution to employee relations concerns (hotline calls/payroll/benefits) or other general employee matters.

Restructured and built Human Resource Department to support organization; i.e. Generalist, Benefits etc…

Developed a retention strategy based on metrics and performance indicators.

Lead management to improve morale and retention to align with corporate vision and goals.

Managed the union grievances by addressing each concern, working with the local committee to resolve the grievance, educating the committee/members on the contract and communicating with Senior Management in the resolution process.

Maintained safety reports, accident reports, OSHA and FMCSA.

Overall responsibility for managing benefits (medical, dental, vision) payroll audit deductions for 401k.

Advised line managers of communication during downsizing and closing of facilities

McNair Distribution Management, Atlanta, GA July-1994 to May 2006

Regional Human Resource Director

Directed the Human Resource functions for 20 facilities in 8 states: FL, GA, IL, NJ, TX, TN, LA, CO and Mexico with over 2700 field employees. Transformed Field HR from a tactical role to a strategic business partner.

Supervised a total of 18 with 9 directly reporting to me. Delivered metrics and, governed Field HR budget.

Managed the people process of organizational mergers and acquisitions to maintain best company practices

Assisted on union (International Longshore/Warehouse Union-ILWS) negotiations and grievances and collective bargaining agreements to support strategic goals and business needs.

Advised and /or managed various employee/labor relations from EEO, FLSA, ADA, AA, and ISO to minimize risk to the company and coordinate compliance activities in partnership with Legal Department.

Conducted training for management on how to discipline union employees and trained on union avoidance.

Coach and Develop management to effectively manage employees and set expectations for performance.

Promoted from HR Logistic Center Manager to Regional Human Resource Director in 2000.


United States Marine Corps, Active and Reserve. Gunnery Sergeant. Honorable Discharge

American University, B.A, Business Administration

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