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VT Industries Human Resources Manager - Corporate Office in Holstein, Iowa

Human Resources Manager - Corporate Office

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VT Industries

Holstein, Iowa

Human Resources Manager – Corporate Office

The Human Resources Manager provides HR leadership and expertise to business leaders and line managers on the people-related matters affecting their business. Reporting to the Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) , the HR Manager will be responsible for a broad range of HR activities including organization and leadership development, change management, employee relations, talent acquisition and management with a strong focus on the assessment, selection and development of best-in-class talent. The HR Manager adds value by partnering with business clients to provide innovative HR solutions and approaches to drive success and achieve business objectives. This position will be based in Holstein, Iowa and the HR Manager will partner with the corporate office team members and executive leadership team in addressing various HR projects as assigned by the CHRO.

HR Management 15%

Operate as a business partner to business functions and client groups, understanding the business strategies, goals, objectives and financial performance of the organization; building ongoing relationships with Company leaders and managers;

Provide hands-on support to employees and managers to better understand and utilize HR tools, processes and policies; maximizing organizational effectiveness, improving performance, ensuring compliance; and balancing the demands of business objectives with the need for consistency across the Company;

Advise and assist managers in achieving business goals through appropriate interventions; implementing and managing HR resource solutions, programs and services to maximize the achievement of short- and long-range business objectives (e.g., change initiatives, employee relations, talent and performance management/development, talent acquisition, diversity, retention and engagement, employee communication, and HR programs and services); and

Work collaboratively with HR leaders within VT Industries corporate headquarters in the development and implementation of HR initiatives.

HR Strategic Planning 15%

Support organizational effectiveness through proper alignment of people, processes, and culture with business strategies; ensuring the people-perspective is represented in business decisions so implications are understood and the workforce is proactively managed;

Participate in the establishment of business unit plans to effectively communicate business strategies and objectives, implementing change initiatives designed to support those goals; and helping translate strategy into goals, solutions, actions, and results;

Assess the impact of business decisions on the workforce and providing solutions to optimize opportunities and mitigate any downsides;

Partner with business and HR leaders to assess current talent and develop long term talent strategies that establish required competencies and skill level to improve the performance of the organization;

Execution 50%

Lead all employee relations initiatives ensuring a balanced advocacy for the needs of the business and the needs of the employees while ensuring all policies are adhered to;

Implement effective talent acquisition strategies by managing the needs analysis process and developing sourcing strategies based on position descriptions; screening/recommending qualified candidates, managing the behavioral interviewing process, advising hiring managers on candidate selection and approving job offers;

Manage talent review, salary planning, annual merit process; identifying learning and development as well as supervisor training needs, in collaboration with Corporate HR, to enhance the capabilities of leaders and associates;

Facilitate communications and training activities that effectively translate strategies into easily understandable programs and tactics;

Ensure implementation of compensation and benefits programs to support the business objectives;

Manage insurance and benefits enrollment for new hires and during open enrollments;

Manage safety, conduct safety audits to ensure compliance, conduct safety training, participates in accident investigations, manage workers’ compensation, and lead plant safety programs; and

Represent Company in workers’ compensation claims, unemployment insurance claims, and other external claims.

Integrated Business Solutions and Transactional Operations 20%

Focus HR solutions on organizational outcomes and improving employee and organizational performance and productivity; delivering profit-impacting practices that achieve business results;

Implement company policies and practices, ensuring legal compliance and consistent application;

Ensure the reliability and security of employee data;

Maintain payroll records as required, ensuring accurate, timely pay for associates

Maintain HR files, checklists and ensure compliance with record retention guidelines.

Measure, monitor and report key HR KPIs

Engage with employees to investigate and resolve individual or job related issues; including monitoring and influencing clients’ participation and compliance with HR processes;

Generate routine and special reports for clients as needed or requested using HRIS systems; and

Use proprietary and vendor-sponsored systems and tools to execute employee and management actions.


Interact with all levels of associates and other inter-company peers.

External relationships include lawyers, Wage and Hour Investigators, Employment Security Commission Adjudicators and Referees, job applicants, charities, other Company HR Managers, employer association managers, and training companies.

Job Requirements


  • 7-10 years of progressive HR experience

  • Experience in leading a Human Resources team / function for an organization

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • 10+ years of employee relations experience required

  • 7+ years experience working in a manufacturing environment preferred

  • Team player mentality

  • Project Management skills

  • Ability to multi task and work in fast paced environment

  • Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite

  • Experience working with a HRIS is required, preferred experience implementing a HRIS system

  • Excellent communication and follow up skills

  • PHR or SPHR is a plus


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  • Location:

Holstein, IA

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Human Resources

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About Us

Why would a company that is so successful choose to keep its corporate headquarters in Northwest Iowa? Largely because of the people who work so diligently to see that VT Industries continues to grow and succeed. When you walk through our facilities, it’s easy to see the hard work and dedication our people put forward. Today, VT has nine manufacturing facilities located across the U.S. and Canada.

VT Industries is family-owned and operated, with a commitment toward continual growth and improvement. Employees are offered competitive wages and benefits packages.


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