The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) is seeking a Vice President of Human Resources.
NEMA represents the manufacturers of electrical equipment and medical imaging devices. Through the collective impact of our 325 member companies and 68 NEMA staff, we are leading the electrical and medical imaging industries into an ever-more electrified future—one defined by network-enabled devices and connectivity, high-performance transportation and building systems, more resilient electrical grids, advanced manufacturing automation, and nanogrid technologies. NEMA is committed to expanding market opportunities and removing business barriers by developing industry standards, advocating on behalf of the industry at the federal and state level, and delivering world-class market intelligence.
The Vice President of Human Resources (HR) provides executive-level leadership, guidance and execution of NEMA's HR operations. The Vice President is responsible for setting, enforcing, and evaluating legally compliant human resources policies, procedures, and best practices, and working with the Management Team to identify and implement short- and long-range strategic talent management goals.
Collaborates with the Management Team to define NEMA's mission, goals and values; identifies ways to support these through day-to-day operations and strategic talent management.
Identifies key performance indicators for the organization's human resource and talent management functions; assesses the organization's success and market competitiveness based on these metrics.
Researches, develops, and implements competitive compensation, benefits, performance appraisal, and employee incentive programs.
Provides guidance and leadership to the HR team; assists with resolution of human resource, compensation, and benefits questions, concerns, and issues across the NEMA organization.
Ensures compliance with employment, benefits, insurance, safety, and other laws, regulations, and requirements.
Maintains knowledge of laws, regulations, and best practices in employment law, human resources, and talent management.
Drafts and implements the organization's staffing budget, and the budget for the human resource department.
Develops and when appropriate, participates in professional development and networking conferences and events.
Interfaces with the organization's culture and events committee to ensure alignment with NEMA's mission, goals and values.
Works closely with the NEMA Chief Legal Officer and outside counsel to ensure legal compliance.
Trains NEMA staff on performance reviews and other requirements as they relate to the HR function. Performs other duties as assigned.
Recruits, interviews, hires, trains and manages HR staff team and contract support.
Oversees the daily workflow of the department.
Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations.
Manages discipline and termination of employees in accordance with company policies.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
Knowledge of and experience with varied human resource information systems.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required; Master's or law degree highly preferred.
At least ten years of human resource management experience required, with strategic, talent management, and/or business development experience highly preferred.
SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP strongly preferred.
Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays and personal time, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health and dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy.
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