Armand Brian Lambert
Forward Thinking Strategic Human Resources Professional
Change Agent Trusted Partner Driving Business Solutions
Experience across multiple industries implementing innovative HR business strategies to meet priorities and needs. Drive productivity gains, improve processes and increase data integrity. Recognized for stakeholder management, advocating solutions, mobilizing cross-organizational support and facilitating decision-making processes. Approachable leader adept at building trusted partnerships.
Human Resources Competencies
Compensation Talent Acquisition Employer Branding Policy and Procedures Employee Engagement Performance Management Succession Planning Strategy Development Change Management Organizational Design Innovation Culture Management Benefits FLSA EEO Social Media Facilitation Analytics Training and Development Business Acumen Human Capital Planning On-Boarding Process Redesign Communication Strategies ERISA Budgeting Talent Management
Automotive Medical Device Supply Chain Retail Hospital Manufacturing
Contractor Atlanta, GA 2019 - present
Independent consultant engaging with firms driving human capital management solutions.
Sr. Human Capital Management Consultant
Led initiatives driving transformation for client firms and their Sr. Leadership teams to support the strategic initiatives of the organization.
•Reviewed and drove the clients FLSA review. Developed the strategy and directed the process for review of all core positions ensuring positions were FLSA compliant and that each employee was in the right job title and job code. Completed project in 90 days and the firm met at HR compliance standards.
•Implemented performance management program at client firms corporate location. Trained leaders on the importance of performance management, trained managers, and communicated the new process to the entire client firm. Performance management, talent management, and succession planning became large part of the overall human capital management strategy going forward.
Serta Simmons Bedding, Atlanta, GA 2015 - 2019
$3 Billion dollar venture capital owned bedding manufacturing and marketing organization providing innovative solutions for sleep wellness.
Human Resources Business Partner (Director Level)
Directed HR for corporate and Simmons brand functions supporting the CFO, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Executive Vice President of Innovation, Chief Information Officer, and other corporate function executives. Reported to the SVP of Human Resources with dotted line responsibility to each functional head.
•Led leaders through enterprise wide culture change initiative. Used modern change management philosophies which resulted in a new corporate business philosophy and an increase in employee engagement.
•Managed leaders in “future business state” exercise. Determined actions to transform the organization to a D2C business model. Introduced 2 revenue generating streams which were the fastest growing industry wide.
•Implemented a manager self-service platform for merit and bonus programs. Developed user guide, training materials, and budget. 100% of leaders remained in budget while cutting human capital time by 25%.
•Developed on-boarding program for employee engagement initiatives. Researched world class programs and designed on-boarding documents. Received 95% positive feedback on the program and manager execution.
•Restructured the IT organization. Compared current human capital with comparable organizations which resulted in parts of the IT department being outsourced and reducing headcount by 25% with a 10% cost savings.
•Remodeled career ladders for all departments. Built the business case for paths and built reporting metrics. Resulted in 25% lower attrition of high potential employees and a 7% reduction in recruitment costs.
EndoChoice, Alpharetta, GA 2014
$100 million dollar capital venture backed medical organization providing medical device imaging technology for the healthcare industry.
Human Resources Manager
Provided HR services for all corporate departments, North American Sales, Marketing functions, and Manufacturing Operations comprising of over 350 employees. Reported directly to the global head of human resources.
•Added a 3 year strategy for an employee wellness program. Scoped needs and annual budget for the project. Showed over 96% positive feedback from the workforce and healthcare premiums remained flat.
•Injected a new employer branding campaign. Used social media platforms to reach talent and structured the platform to interact with current technology. This resulted in reducing the hiring time by 25%.
Panasonic Automotive Systems of America, Peachtree City, GA 2012 - 2013
$2 billion division of a Fortune 50 firm in the automotive industry that holds the number one market share position globally.
Global Sr. Human Resources Manager
Supported the Global Chief Technology Officer’s development and manufacturing teams of more than 500 employees worldwide. Exercised direct responsibility for North America, Europe, South American, and Asian markets.
•Refined development plans for employees. Met with managers and employees to discuss desired career opportunities and skill needs, and mentors for individuals which resulted in 100% buy in.
•Piloted the Talent Acquisition team and developed strategy for all human capital needs. Reviewed annual budget, determined requirements, and set priorities which resulted in meeting 100% of 2012 goals.
•Modernized Human Resources US social media strategy. Identified goals and audience, developed the strategy, vendor selection, and implementation costs which resulted in an ROI of $200,000 annually.
•Pinpointed human capital solutions in international manufacturing operations for the worlds’ largest automaker. Completed business review for the next 10 years which resulted in $700 million in opportunities.
Smith & Nephew Inc., Memphis, TN 2004 - 2012
$4 billion global medical device manufacturing organization operating in 4 major sections: Orthopedics, Endoscopy, Advanced Wound Care Management, and Ortho-biologics.
Global Human Resources Manager
Advanced Surgical Device Division
Acted as key human resources partner for the $2.6 billion Advanced Surgical Device Division. Reported to the Vice President of Human Resources of the global division and an active member of the leadership teams for all executives.
•Adapted sales rep cost analysis business model. Specified revenue reps must attain for a break even cost which resulted in re-aligning territories with balanced selling and 20% increase to commission only plans.
•Constructed engineering rotational and development program for new talent. Identified learning requirements, mentorships, and assignments which resulted in an 87% completion rate of all participants.
•Served as leader of the division global compensation planning committee. Leveled compensation structures across global business including bonus programs which resulted in 100% aligned overall compensation plans.
•Devised standards of leadership for business areas to improve capabilities. Presented current trends on leadership and needed skills. These were used in 100% of global markets as the platform for leadership.
Global Human Resources Manager
Trauma Global Business Unit
Human Resources Performance Consultant
Trauma and Reconstruction Global Business Unit
Bachelor Business Administration (BBA), Management with a concentration in Human Resources Management, Fogelman College of Business and Economics, University of Memphis.
Certifications and Affiliations
·Development Dimensions International - Target Selection Interviewer and Administrator
·Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
·Microsoft Office suite, ADP, SAPHR, TotalHR, Taleo, Work Day, Open Hire, Proprietary HR HCM systems