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Employee Relations Manager

South Carolina
February 26, 2020

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Derry, PA • 412-***-**** •


Expertise in employee relations, talent management, legal compliance standards, and change management

Human Resources Manager with a Master of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations. Possess a strong history of achievements developing and deploying policies/processes to mitigate organizational risk. Substantial leadership experience includes managing a multi-million-dollar budget, directly managing HR business partners, overseeing a staff of 21+, and managing employee relations for 1500+ employees. Create and implement strategies to support corporate values, mission, and goals. Demonstrate outstanding business and financial acumen with accountability reducing costs across HR programs. Strong qualifications in performance management, interviewing and recruiting/talent acquisition, workforce planning /analysis, employee relations management, safety compliance, internal investigations, compensation and benefits, and succession planning. Subject matter expert dedicated to enforcing compliance with federal and state employment regulations, including FLSA, Title VII/EEO, FMLA, HIPAA, and OSHA. Superior decision making, process planning, people management, organizational, communication, and analytical skills.

Core Competencies

Employee Relations • Organizational Design & Development

Strategic Business Relationships • Budgeting & Fiscal Management • Human Resources (HR) Administration

Program Development & Implementation • Change Management • Conflict Resolution

• Staff Recruitment, Development & Performance Management

Technical Proficiencies

Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and PowerPoint)

ATS, Recruitment Tools, HRIS

Professional Experience

CSE CORPORATION – Export, PA 2014 – Present

Manager, Human Resources and Safety

Principle strategist and visionary in charge of leading the overall administration of human resources policies, programs, procedures, and practices. Spearhead and manage all human resources and safety functions for this successful safety products manufacturing company. Challenged to identify gaps/areas in need of improvement and implementing solutions that drive productivity and efficiency. Develop and execute strategies to excel as the sole HR professional within the company. Manage and maintain strong employee relations and high morale by encouraging and facilitating communication between management and staff. Ensure alignment with the company’s vision, mission, and values.

Successful in generating a 25% savings while maintaining a high level of coverage for employees through the successful implementation of a new health insurance plan.

Embarked on a detailed sourcing and recruiting campaign to acquire top-tier managers and directors, which improved employee engagement, company performance, and succession planning.

Reduced the headcount and saved money by developing and introducing a voluntary separation program.

Triggered a significant cost reduction and improved level of coverage after carefully researching the marketing, analyzing various quotes, and migrating from the higher cost health insurance to a more reasonably priced option.

JOY GLOBAL, INC., – Warrendale, PA

Human Resources Manager 2011-2013

Provided leadership, vision, and direction to the to a multifaceted HR operation holding strict accountability for employee relations, HR Generalist, and staff functions across two (2) manufacturing locations and corporate headquarters. Drove recruitment strategies to generate top talent across the organization. Consistently tested new processes and platforms to identify and acquire the best candidate. Handled a wide range of operational leadership functions, including project management, operational efficiency, contract negotiations/preparations, and handling first level grievances for union location.

Demonstrated breadth and depth of expertise in HR infrastructure by creating and implementing formal Attendance Policy, Substance Abuse Policy, and other HR-related policies and procedures.

Provided subject matter expertise to revises/update the employee handbook for more streamlined and updated reference materials.

Significantly improved productivity and saved money by serving as Project Manager and spearheading the implementation of the new ATS software to replace the former manual recruiting and applicating tracking system.

Facilitated the move to Kronos by utilizing ADKAR to introduce the change to reluctant employees.

INTERIM ROLES – Johnstown, PA & Smithfield, PA

Recruiter & HR Generalist Roles 2008 -2011


Manager, HR Business Partners – North America 2005-2008

HR operational strategist in charge of managing employee relations for 1500+ employees across eight (8) non-union and one (1) union site throughout the US and Canada. Closely collaborated with operations managers in succession planning, performance management, coaching, and workforce optimization to support employee development and growth initiatives.

Subject matter expert, leader, and direct manager to six (6) Human Resources Business Partners (Managers) at multiple locations across the United States and Canada.

Provided leadership and direction to a staff of 21 Human Resources employees while overseeing a managing a multi-million-dollar budget.

Established and managed strategies and roadmaps aimed at improving operations by initiating skill transfer between sites after analysis and revision of hourly compensation structure for three manufacturing locations.

Led and supported HR personnel as an advocate addressing conflicts in the workplace, instrumental in guiding disciplinary situations to fair resolutions.

Champion successful strategies to successfully respond to all EEOC claims while serving as the primary point of contact for HR-related legal challenges.

Played a vital role on the MSA North American Leadership Team, which was responsible for establishing long-term strategic company goals.

Earlier Career History

Recruiter, Advantage Technical Resourcing, 2010-2011 (Contract)

Recruited top candidates after creating a customized recruiting and interviewing plan for each position

Human Resources Generalist, Global Professional Services, 2009 (Contract)

Handled employee relations for 125 employees through a contract position at Lockheed Martin Global Supply Chain Center

HR Generalist/Recruiter, Sony Electronics

Planned and administered employee relations and general HR support to 600+ employees across three (3) business units



West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV


Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA

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