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Director of Human Resources in Helena, AL at Mspark

Date Posted: 7/13/2018

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Job Description

The HR Director is accountable for developing, directing, leading and implementing HR strategies, goals, program services, policies, systems, and processes. The HR director is responsible for developing strategies that foster high performance and staff engagement based on Mspark’s mission, vision, values and desired culture. 

In this role you will manage 2 HR Managers/Recruiters and a HR Coordinator.   You will have the opportunity to jump in work in all HR disciplines – recruiting, Associate relations, compensation, performance management, benefits, training - and pitching in to directly support our employees and handle the wide variety of issues that come HR’s way (that “other duties as required” part of every job description).   Below is a list of the essential functions of the role: 


  • Workforce Planning, Recruitment& Talent Management
  • New Hire Onboarding
  • Organizational/Leadership Development
  • Performance Management
  • Employment & Compliance to Legal/Regulatory Requirements
  • HR policy development and documentation
  • Employee Onboarding, Training, Career Development
  • Employee Relations
  • Communication, Social Media & HR Intranet
  • HRIS oversight
  • HR department staff, goals & development 
  1. Proactively plans workforce needs based on established staffing ratios and future growth demands.  Establishes and leads the recruiting and hiring practices and procedures necessary to recruit and hire a superior workforce. 

  1. Implement HR policies and objectives for the company regarding employee relations.
  2. Determines and recommends employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of Associate morale and motivation. 
  3. Conducts investigations when employee complaints or concerns are brought forth.
  4. Monitors, advises and coaches managers and leaders on any HR related issues. 
  5. The implementation of a performance improvement process with non-performing employees.
  6. Reviews, guides, and approves management recommendations for employment separations.
  7. Executes the company wage and salary structure, pay policies, and oversees the variable pay plans within the company including bonuses and raises.
  8. Monitors all pay practices and systems for effectiveness and cost containment.
  9. Leads company compliance with all workplace laws and government reporting requirements. 
  10. Leads and ensures effective implementation and full utilization of the HRIS (UltiPro) and all its components to enable a user-friendly HR system. 
  11. Conducts a continuing study of all Human Resources policies, programs, and practices to keep management informed of new developments 
  12. Prepares periodic reports for management, as necessary or requested, to track strategic goal accomplishment.
  13. Manages the development and maintenance of the Human Resources sections of both the Internet, particularly recruiting, culture, and company information; and Intranet sites
  14. Defines all Human Resources onboarding and training programs, and assigns the authority / responsibility of HR and managers within those programs. Provides necessary education and materials to managers and employees including workshops, manuals, employee handbooks, and standardized reports.
  15. Directs the preparation of information requested or required for compliance with laws. Approves all information submitted. Serves as the primary contact with t outside government agencies.
  16. Manages employee communication and feedback through such avenues as company meetings, suggestion programs, surveys, focus groups, one-on-one meetings, and Intranet use.
  17. Identifies and monitors the organization's culture so that it supports the attainment of the company's goals and promotes employee satisfaction.
  18. Keeps the VP of HR informed of significant problems that jeopardize the achievement of company goals, and those that are not being addressed adequately at the line management level.
  19. The Human Resources Director assumes other responsibilities as assigned by the VP of HR.


Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in HR, Business, Communications, Psychology, or related field

  • Minimum of 3 years progressively responsible experience in HR at the Director level preferred

  • Broad knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, safety, and training and development 

  • Above average oral and written communication skills. 

  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills. 

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop Human Resources staff members.

  • Demonstrated ability to serve as a successful participant on the senior management team that provides company leadership and direction 

  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment. Must include Excel and skills in database management and record keeping.

  • Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

Local Candidates Highly preferred!