Regional HR Manager – Bolingbrook, IL

July 29, 2021

Our client is looking for a Regional Human Resources Manager to lead the HR functions at their manufacturing/distribution plant in Bolingbrook. The Regional Human Resources Manager will be responsible for managing, directing, and coordinating human resource policies and programs.

Core Responsibilities

Implement and manage ongoing policies, programs, and procedures to foster understanding of and improvement in management, supervisory or employee relations.

Manage situations involving policy or contract interpretation.

Lead and mentor others to ensure consistent application of all work rules and policies.

Develop and implement innovative solutions to personnel and/or labor/employee relations issues affecting the plant to mitigate any legal or compliance-related risks.

Proactively build a relationship with local union leadership and drive the labor relations strategy at the facility.

Maintain a positive labor/employee relations environment at the plant by counseling managers and employees on human resource policies and rules, identifying and resolving problems, or recommending courses of action.

Supervise human resource staff directly or through supervisors; plan, assign and review assignments; counsel staff; evaluate job performance and approve or recommend actions.

Actively oversee the skill development of the team and work to build ongoing bench strength.

Ensure administrative, management, and production employee retention at the plant is maintained at an acceptable level.

Use knowledge, experience, and continuous interpretation of plant dynamics to help understand and determine the training and educational needs of the production employees and salaried staff.

Oversee effective implementation of performance management, talent management, succession planning, and other corporate HRIS/Talent programs effectively.

Manage all new employee recruitment, orientation, and training, either through primary function or through the performance of subordinates.

Manage the development and ongoing execution of the plant’s Affirmation Action plan to achieve AAP goals during the entire employment process for all plant employees (recruitment, promotions, transition processes)

Perform analysis and prepare statistical reports, narrative reports, and communications for use in formulating goals and objectives.

Manage employee benefits enrollments, questions, or inquiries.

Fosters positive community relations through proactive outreach and partnerships with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions.


Bilingual – Spanish Preferred

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university

8+year’s related experience and/or training, required

Minimum of 5+ years experience in a position of leadership to include team development and management, required

PHR/SPHR certification preferred.

Manufacturing experience in a union environment, required

Food Manufacturing experience preferred

Previous experience in administration of a union contract; grievances, arbitrations, and NLRB regulations, required

Demonstrated leadership in the community and experience in actively engaging community leaders is required

Ability to speak effectively before groups in community or employees of the organization

Strong reasoning and math skills

Knowledge of HR Systems

Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Payroll database software preferred

Possess functional knowledge of HR-related policies, regulations, and employment laws.

Bi-lingual skills preferred

Ability to work well with others in fast-paced, dynamic environment

Ability to be respectful, approachable, and team-oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment

Must be able to travel 5-10% of the time