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Human Resources Manager

at Danfoss

Posted: 9/30/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1511328
Keywords: human resources

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Job Title
Human Resources Manager

Country for Data Deletion
United States of America

Job Description
Danfoss is seeking a strong and experienced Human Resources Manager to manage several groups/departments at our Ames, IA location in the United States.  This site has over 1000 employees in the Power Solutions business segment and is also home to the Application Development Center (ADC).   This is an exciting role with deliverables and services that impact the success of the Regional HR team in North America.    As the Human Resources Manager, you will make a sustainable impact within the Regional HR team.  As the face of HR, you will engage with managers and employees across all levels of the organization and drive operational excellence with a strong focus on efficiency, standardization, and cost in our services.  You must be curious to understand the business’ objectives and be able to analyze how effectively these objectives can be supported from an HR perspective.  Daily responsibilities for this position include: Implementation of organizational change initiatives, compliance, stakeholder management, talent acquisition, talent development, employee relations, compensation, benefits, and particular focus on supporting the day to day needs of the business. 

If you are an HR leader with experience in developing and driving HR initiatives at both operational and tactical level, and with experience managing change in a matrixed organization, this is the role for you.  This position reports directly to the HR Director in Ames, Iowa.

Background and Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant area of Business, Human Resources or other applicable program.  Master’s degree is preferred.
  • 5+ years of HR experience serving a business or relevant customer base in a manufacturing environment
  • HR Certification (PHR/SPHR/SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) highly preferred.
  • Leadership and change management experience
  • Ability to translate strategic initiatives into operational/tactical plans with experience in process implementation, change management, leading transformation processes and manage resistance
  • Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills
  • Diplomatic, sensitive and adaptable to the needs of people from different cultures
  • Extensive knowledge in employment laws, affirmative action plans, worker’s compensation and safety
  • Passionate about creating a dynamic and thriving working environment that inspires employees to do their best
  • Relationship builder and team player, capable of identifying collaborative solutions to business challenges 
  • Experience working with employees and business leaders from remote or virtual sites
  • Experience working in an environment where there is a high need and expectation to work and be effective influencing others (without direct responsibility) 
  • Sound understanding of the interrelation of key management/HR processes 
  • Knowledge of using organizational metrics in order to take decisions to improve performance in the best interest of the business 
  • Identifies and resolves issues independently, will take initiative even under unfamiliar or ambiguous circumstances
  • Resilient and able to deal with resistance
  • Experience with HRIS systems
  • Relocation assistance provided
Job Responsibilities: 
Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following. 
  • Drive the implementation of Danfoss HR policies and processes; i.e. – Payroll, Talent Acquisition, Compliance, Compensation and Benefits, etc. in the business unit
  • Serve as the face of HR; act as a HR resource and trusted advisor to employees and managers
  • Ensure that sound human resources practices are being followed in the implementation of HR decisions
  • Support the development and implementation of organization change initiatives
  • Manage the site’s employee relations to include performance issues, on-boarding and the investigation of employee issues
  • Oversee activities to improve employee satisfaction, motivation and engagement in the business
  • Support talent and people development in the business in close collaboration with HR Business Partners in the business unit
  • Contribute towards the development of an employee-oriented company culture that focuses on quality, continuous improvement and high performance
  • Leading or participating in HR projects initiated in the region, possibly across different locations

We are Engineering Tomorrow
The world faces growing populations, booming urbanization and rapid climate change. At Danfoss, we engineer ready-to-use solutions to these challenges. We build energy-efficient solutions that reduce food loss and make cities cleaner – using digital technology to make systems smarter and more connected – and we engineer innovative new ways to save energy and transition to clean energy for the good of our climate.

Join Danfoss
Danfoss gives you unique opportunities to put your skills to good use, make an impact and shape an exciting career. We encourage employees to take charge, do extraordinary things and run the business like it was their own. Danfoss is a high-performance technology company. We give you opportunities to learn and grow – both professionally and personally – while still maintaining a healthy work/life balance. Join Danfoss to be part of a world-class team of over 27,000 people in 56 countries that engineer tomorrow and build a better future.

Please watch how Danfoss is engineering tomorrow

Danfoss is an EO employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.

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Ames / IA

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Job Family
Human Resources

Type of Position

DPS (Danfoss Power Solutions)

Employment Type

Mid-Senior Level

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Ames, IA