Director of HR
Company: ultra electronics herley
Posted on: November 14, 2019
POSITION: Director of HR
JOB ID: 273
# OF OPENINGS: 1
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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
* 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
* 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
* 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
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
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.
DRIVES AND LIVES OUR VALUES
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
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 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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