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Director of HR

Company: ultra electronics herley
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Job Description:

POSITION: Director of HR

Lancaster, PA

JOB ID: 273



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Reporting to the Division SVP of HR, this position will be responsible to manage and execute all HR programs and activities for Ultra Electronics Herley. The position will be responsible for managing a staff of 3 and will be located in our Lancaster, PA office while requiring collaboration with senior leaders and management teams in two additional office locations (Whippany, NJ and Woburn, MA). The position will have a dotted line reporting to the President and be a member of the senior management team.

* Work closely with senior leaders, managers, and HR COE s in areas of organizational strategy, talent management, compensation planning, performance management, recruitment, and employee engagement and retention.

* Act as primary liaison for Employee Relations to remedy employee issues, investigate and resolve workplace concerns and work with legal counsel when necessary. This position may be called upon to assist and oversee Employee Relations for other businesses in the US within Ultra Electronics.

* Responsible for HR strategy and budget including creation, presentation to executive management and execution upon approval.

* Maintain knowledge of federal, state, and local legal requirements for existing and new legislation, enforce adherence and advise management to ensure company compliance.

* Provide training and development required to support HR and the business strategy.

* Manage HR data and ensure availability for federal and state reports, executive management teams, and corporate reporting

* Be proactive with recruiting process and understand competition for staffing in all areas and locations and work with COE s to create competitive and strategic recruiting techniques

* Provide leadership to Human Resources staff


* Ability to obtain a US Government security clearance. Security clearances are granted to U.S. citizens.

* Bachelor s degree in HR or related field

* SPHR/PHR and/or SHRM-SCP/PC certification

* 10+ years in an HR leadership role

* Ability to travel to other offices (NJ, MA) as needed (approximately 30%) with occasional travel to other business locations in the US and UK


* Excellent knowledge and hands-on experience managing employee relations including investigations. Understanding of employee relations laws in other states throughout US

* Willing to quickly develop strong relationships and earn trust of the internal teams

* Possess strong coaching skills with ability to coach all levels within the organization

* Strong analytical skills with regard to HR data interpretation and presentation

* Solid knowledge of employee engagement, employment law, performance management, recruiting, compensation, benefits and wellness programs required

* Strong presentation and group facilitation skills required

* Strong computer skills utilizing Microsoft Office and HRIS systems is required; knowledge of Workday preferred

* Strong written and verbal communication skills

* Work experience within a government contracting environment is a plus


STRATEGIC MINDSET Able to anticipate future trends and implications accurately. Readily puts forward future scenarios. Articulates a credible picture and vision of possibilities that create sustainable value. Creates competitive and breakthrough strategies that show a clear connection between vision and action
CUSTOMER FOCUS Gains insight into customer needs. Identifies opportunities that benefit the customer. Builds and delivers solutions that meet customer expectations. Establishes and maintains effective customer relationships.
DECISION QUALITY Makes sound decisions, even in the absence of complete information. Relies on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgement when making decisions. Considers all relevant factors and uses appropriate decision making criteria and principles. Recognizes when a quick 80% solution will suffice.
CULTIVATES INNOVATION Comes up with useful ideas that are new, better or unique. Introduces new ways of looking at problems. Can take a creative idea and put it into practice. Encourages diverse thinking to promote and nurture innovation.
DRIVES RESULTS Has a strong bottom-line orientation. Persists in accomplishing objectives despite obstacles and setbacks. Has a track record or exceeding goals successfully. Pushes self and helps others achieve results.
ENSURES ACCOUNTABILITY Follows through on commitments and makes sure that others do the same. Acts with a clear sense of ownership. Takes personal responsibility for decisions, actions and failures. Establishes clear responsibilities and processes for monitoring work and measuring results. Designs feedback loops into work.
COLLABORATES Works cooperatively with others across the organisation to achieve shared objectives. Represents own interests while being fair to others and their areas. Partners with others to get work done. Credits others for their contributions and accomplishments. Gains trust and support of others.
DEVELOPS TALENT Places a high priority on developing others. Develops others through coaching, feedback, exposure and stretch assignments. Aligns employee career development goals with organisational objectives. Encourages people to accept developmental moves.
DRIVES VISION AND PURPOSE Talks about future possibilities in a positive way. Creates milestones and symbols to rally support behind the vision. Articulates the vision in a way everyone can relate to. Creates organisation wide energy and optimism for the future. Shows personal commitment to the vision.
BUILDS EFFECTIVE TEAMS Forms teams with appropriate and diverse mix of styles, perspectives and experience. Establishes common objectives and a shared mindset. Creates a feeling of belonging and strong team morale. Shares wins and reward team efforts. Fosters open dialogue and collaboration among the team.
MANAGES AMBIGUITY Deals comfortably with the uncertainty of change. Effectively handles risk. Can decide and act without the total picture. Is calm and productive, even when things are up in the air. Deals constructively with problems that do not have clear solutions or outcomes.
INSTILLS TRUST Follows through on commitments. Is seen as direct and truthful. Keeps confidences. Practices what he/she preaches. Shows consistency between words and actions.
AGILE - Creates a nimble and agile organisation where decision making is made at the right level. Empowers others to act. Establishes clear decision rights at the right place in the organisation. Assumes positive intent. Discusses, decides, then supports decisions.
SHARING - Believes that through teamwork and collaboration, when applied to a common vision, we can achieve great things. Proactively seeks opportunities to work across our businesses and with our partners. Shares information and engages with others. Trusts others to play their part. Recognizes the power of One Ultra.

Ultra Electronics is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/VUltra Electronics provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics or gender identity. In addition to federal law requirements, Ultra Electronics complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application process, please email

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