Head of HR - Americas - Global Tier 1 Automotive Supplier

Livonia Permanent USD215,000 - USD275,000
  • Reporting directly to the CHRO
  • High visibility and growth potential into global VP roles

About Our Client

Our client for the Head of HR Americas opportunity is a global leading automotive supplier. This company has a strong history and track record and continues to be a market leader in the ever-changing automotive industry. With a committed effort to R&D and innovation they continue to be a market leader paving the way in the new automotive connected and electrified era. The Head of HR - Americas will oversee the Americas region responsible for the US, Mexico, and Brazil. The Head of HR will report directly to the CHRO. The Head of HR Americas will provide strategic direction over the Americas while also driving change management. The Head of HR - Americas will serve as a strategic business partner to the Americas Vice President/General Manager. Hybrid schedule 3 days in the office. This role has potential to take over the CHRO role or other global VP roles.

Job Description

  • Oversee all HR responsibilities within the region
  • Drive and oversee workforce planning and leading organizational development projects that align with the business strategy
  • Drive change management processes by working with executive management team creating a positive mentality and can-do attitude within corporate and plant environments
  • Lead, mentor, guide and develop regional HR leadership to deliver key business objectives
  • Establish and drive a culture based on success in line with the company's corporate values
  • Participate in business strategy planning and workforce planning as requested.
  • Participate in strategic projects at the company's various manufacturing facilities and establish a well-functioning matrix organization as one of our success drivers
  • Partner with manufacturing plants and HR Managers to ensure plant performance and objectives are being met.
  • Ensure organization a strong talent management and development process and program to ensure continued employee growth and organizational succession planning
  • Build effective relationships to support all employee relations issues, ensure full compliance on internal and local labor legislation
  • Drive talent management, talent development, succession planning, and other HR generalist duties
  • Develop HR policies and programs for organizational development, planning & training
  • Own, maintain and create a competitive benefits, Health & Safety and employee services package
  • Work on education and development programs to ensure that we attract, grow and retain talent at all levels within our organization.
  • Partner with business leaders specifically within engineering on the continued transformation towards electrification providing coaching and development.

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's Degree required in Human Resources, Business or related, MBA preferred
  • 10 plus years of HR experience within a manufacturing/automotive environment with a combination of corporate and plant experience with a multinational organization
  • Minimum of 5 years of HR leadership experience
  • Automotive experience highly preferred
  • Ability to deliver results in a fast-paced environment with competing and changing priorities
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong background in employee relations and legal compliance, recruitment and selections, performance management, compensation and change management.
  • HR Project Management skills
  • Strong communication skills verbal and written with open and direct communication style
  • Ability to influence and coach management and leadership team
  • Ability to use good judgment and discretion with highly confidential business and employee information.
  • Ability to travel 30% internationally

What's on Offer

Base salary $200,000 - $270,000, annual bonus, full benefits, 401K, vacation, holidays, etc. Being a part of a fast paced growing global automotive supplier investing into electrification. Highly visible executive leadership role reporting to the CHRO.

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Job summary

Human Resources
Sub Sector
Head of HR
Industrial / Manufacturing
Contract Type
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John Wu
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