HR Manager - Independence, OR - NEW Position!

HR Manager - Independence, OR - NEW Position!

Our goal at Elkay is to inspire everyday customers, employees and the employees of tomorrow. We focus on doing the right thing so we can be in business forever. Our values-driven culture emphasizes investing in people and treating them like part of the family. We re financially-stable and privately-owned with a solid reputation for ethics, integrity, giving back, and providing an engaging, inclusive environment where careers flourish and grow.

It s Elkay s people who really give us our edge. We empower our employees to take the lead in delivering Elkay s exceptional customer experience. Our commitment to our people is a recipe for success that has fueled our growth from a three-person shop in 1920 to one of today s leading international suppliers of plumbing, water delivery and cabinetry products. If you re ready for a new career challenge where everything you do will make a difference, talk to us about joining the Elkay family.

We are seeking a hands-on, strategic Human Resources Manager to provide leadership and support to our organization. As a critical member of the site management team, the hands-on HR Manager we hire for our Independence, Oregon non-union cabinet assembly operation will help set strategic direction for Plant HR operations and implement initiatives to meet the strategy. Specific responsibilities include:

  • As a valued business partner, assist with site planning and provide strategic counsel to other plant leadership.
  • Maintain and promote effective relationships, implement procedures and provide guidance to line management.
  • Provide employees with on-going employee relations support and training.
  • Evaluate standards of performance for the site and their employees.
  • Interpret and enforce policies and provide counsel as warranted.
  • Implement and maintain systems and processes that ensure a ready leadership and talent supply to meet changing business needs. Recruit talent for hourly, non-exempt and some exempt positions.
  • Continuously evaluate and promote policies, procedures and communications systems aligned with company strategy, mission and values.
  • Play an integral role in plant safety including maintaining and enforcing regulations, providing safety training and development and auditing and assessing safety performance.
  • Embrace and strive to continuously enhance employee engagement. Responsible for provision of engagement program.
  • Oversee, mentor, and develop an HR Generalist.


  • Bachelor s degree in Business, HR or related discipline required, with an advanced degree and/or PHR/SPHR certification a definite plus.
  • 5+ years of HR generalist experience essential, which includes strategic HR experience. At least 2 years' prior experience managing direct reports required. Experience in a manufacturing environment strongly preferred. Union experience preferred.
  • Solid plant safety background and experience is strongly preferred. Workers' compensation experience also preferred.
  • Continuous improvement mindset essential.
  • Must be able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with many moving parts.
  • Must be willing to be mobile to progress your career within Elkay.


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