Director of People & Culture

The Position

This is anything but your standard HR job. As the Director of People & Culture, you will be the leader and guardian of one of the company’s most prized assets: its people. Are you ready to make an immediate impact and truly make a difference? We are searching for a diamond in the rough. A passionate, energetic and people-focused human resource professional that will support the success of our entire team and be instrumental in maintaining our award-winning culture.

You get it and there is no other way to put it. You know that people do not want to come to just another job and you know that companies don’t benefit from being staffed by disengaged people. You know that culture, passion, and ambition matter and that’s how growth is achieved. You have a 360-degree orientation when it comes to business and you know that recruiting, retention, and performance management are integral to the success of any business.

Timberlane is a 25-year-old, established and secure company, but acts like a start-up. We are looking for a leader who is obsessed with making teams more efficient, productive and happy. You need to be an out of the box thinker and a company culture ambassador, who is committed to championing a best in class employee experience. There is no cruising through with minimal effort here. We need a thought leader with heavy ideas about culture and talent development.

The Ideal Candidate

You must be an effective organizer and a fabulous people person. Managing multiple priorities and enjoying a fast-paced environment are essential to your success. We need you to be a great colleague and an exceptional team player.

The individual we seek has a broad generalist skill set in the manufacturing industry and truly understands that world at every level. This person is professionally mature, thrives in a fast-paced environment, is always customer centric and most of all, represents a constant “energy source” that is infectious. Qualified candidates must be dynamic and possess an ability to morph their style and approach to individuals from various backgrounds. Additionally, you should possess the following traits and characteristics:

  • Passion for people operations. You are obsessed with how to best structure and organize a growing team, you think people ops is important, and your energy is infectious and motivates others to follow your lead.
  • Deep expertise and broad experience. You have worked in people ops for a number of years, you have seen what works (and what doesn’t) at a company of our size and you also know what challenges we’ll face as we grow our team.
  • Willingness to get your hands dirty and ability to scale. You need to be able to do the hard work yourself, but also scale your efforts through effective management of others around you.
  • You are a strategic mastermind who understands how HR drives business goals. There’s massive ownership here, as well as the chance to shape the future of a company who is a maverick in a very archaic industry.
  • A love of data: You think the best way to improve is to measure everything. You will run onboarding surveys and use the data to improve how we welcome new team members, and you will run ongoing team surveys to leverage the data and make our team happier and more productive.
  • Fresh perspective: People Ops has a stodgy, old-school reputation (why we hate the term “HR”). You are different; you have the ability to combine the best practices from the past with a fresh perspective on how we can do things differently and better today.
  • Culture fit: You are building and protecting Timberlane’s culture in everything that you do, so you must be an extremely strong ambassador of our culture.

What you bring to the table:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Human Resources or similar discipline preferred, PHR a plus
  • Minimum 5 years human resource management experience, in a manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum 5 years direct recruiting experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of Health & Safety experience.
  • Possesses the ability to make decisions in a fast-paced environment and have experience dealing with confidential matters.
  • Must be able to maintain composure and manage multiple priorities.
  • Must have a strong command and working knowledge of HR Software Applications and Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work occasional long hours and weekends as required to support business needs

The Work:

  • A department of One: As a small to medium sized business, you will be solely responsible for all things people and our entire employee population.
  • Talent Acquisition: You know where the best candidates are hiding and you will evaluate talent for cultural fit, not just skills and experience. You will ensure we have the right people with each hire and guarantee you fill every open spot on the team when they are needed.
  • Onboarding: You will ensure each new team member feels welcome before their first day. You create a seamless approach to onboarding new hires, continuing to check in each step of the way.
  • The People: You have a fantastic team. You will listen and ask for feedback on what we are doing and what we can do even better. You will ensure effective communication across all teams and departments to guarantee there is never an “us” and “them” dynamic that can be typical in manufacturing. You will create every opportunity to bring people together because you know that is when the magic happens.
  • Core Values: You will be the ambassador of our Core Values, ensuring everyone is living our values, from the top down. You hold everyone accountable.
  • Culture: You will proactively assess and measure the health of our culture, and you will create traditions to build and protect our culture. You get excited about programming culture and pushing the envelope against convention.
  • Fun: You will be responsible to lead the charge and plan regular events to support team collaboration and celebrations of key initiatives achieved.
  • Reviews: You will champion the performance review process, ensuring managers are fair and reviews are timely.
  • Comp & Benefits: You will gather and analyze local wage and benefit data to ensure Timberlane is in line with market practices. You will take care of the administration and communication of these programs, but you will also continually think about innovative reward approaches as well.
  • Payroll: You will be the point person for the payroll system. You will be the point person for the administration and partner with Finance to make sure employees are paid correctly and that their PTO balances and benefits are correct (you think these things are important!).
  • Health & Safety: You will help keep our people safe. You will develop, implement and enforce health & safety policies that are in compliance with company, local, state and federal OSHA rules/regulations. You will enjoy gathering the Safety Committee together and facilitating required departmental trainings.

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    Timberlane Inc. is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, disability status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.