Vice President Human Resources

Industry: HR

Location: CT

Job#: 105483


This is an HR leader for a multi-site organization with a long and rich history of success in the aerospace and defense industry and is accountable to support the business unit including matrix reporting to the VP, Human Resources at our parent company. This role is accountable for the development and delivery of programs and services that will increase the operational performance and results of the business unit. The successful candidate must be a strong and action-oriented partner who can work with leadership to accelerate strategy implementation and change and must have strong collaboration skills, with the vision, tough-mindedness and organizational savvy to execute. Well-developed analytical skills, unquestioned integrity, and the experience and presence to effectively handle senior level interpersonal relationships.

Position Objectives:
• Lead the business through an incredible growth period while protecting the entrepreneurial
spirit that defines our culture
• Serve as an advisor, counsel, and trusted resource to the senior business leaders
• Facilitation of organizational and leadership development, recruiting, compensation and
employee relations activities
• Lead and develop improvements for HR processes and services to improve efficiency and ensure
legal compliance

• Help to align business objectives and goals to broaden the business strategy and culture
• Counsel business leaders on HR issues such as organization design, leadership and team
development, succession planning, change management, performance management, training, policy
issues, retention strategies and compensation management
• Evaluate how the organization works to help improve effectiveness in areas such as structure,
work processes, teamwork, and leadership

Knowledge Skills, and Abilities:
• Comprehensive knowledge of current and key HR practices-employee relations, compensation,
talent development, HRIS, HR law and recruitment/staffing
• An ability to influence senior executives, establish and maintain collaborative partnerships,
and provide thought leadership
• Familiarity with influencing compensation decisions to attract the best talent and aligning
compensation with contributions and growth potential

• Develop and lead the implementation of projects in a fast paced, challenging environment with
multiple, competing priorities
• Ability to architect and implement large changes and to maneuver easily between conception
and operation
• Business Acumen relative to understanding financials, including P&L, budget planning and
execution, revenue and operating profit, headcount forecasting and budgeting etc.
• Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
• Continuous improvement mindset in an established business system, including lean process
tools such as Kaizen and Problem-Solving Process
• Industry experience helpful, although a background in most types of manufacturing industries
would likely translate well
• Knowledge of Workday as an HRIS and ATS helpful

Education or Equivalent Experience:
• 10+ years relevant experience, of which at least 5 served in a leadership capacity in a similar sized business
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent industry experience required
• MBA Preferred

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