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Human Resources Manager

Company: Hire Velocity
Location: Decatur
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Job Description:



The Human Resources Manager (HRM) is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management in designated business units. He/She will act as an advisor/consultant to management across all levels of the organization on human resource-related issues, serve as employee champion and change agent, promote the company culture and values. This role is a generalist role which will support all of the client groups in our Decatur Administration location as well as providing primary local support to the Supply Chain organization located in Decatur. Additionally, it is the expectation that this role will become the local HR contact for his/her client group. This role is part of the US-based Human Resources team and must be able to work in a highly matrixed, collaborative environment. Initially, the role will report directly to the VP Human Resources with a strong dotted line to the Director Human Resources who is the HRBP to the Supply Chain organization.

A successful HRM has a high level of business literacy, including the unit's financial position, future plans, and project pipeline. The HRM creates value by understanding the business, providing insightful challenge to business leaders, supporting the implementing of people strategies and solutions that support business-specific strategy and objectives, working towards delivering the overall HR strategic plans and initiatives across the organisation.


Primary HR Business Partner for the staff based in our administrative office in Decatur, IL. This will require partnership with other domestic and global HR teams to effectively support the full client group

Provide strategic HR leadership and consulting services to various business leaders as appropriate on people-related and strategic subjects, as well as advise management in appropriate resolution of employee relations issues

Administers and delivers the following programs for client group, in addition to supporting other group HR initiatives: Performance Management

Merit Planning

Talent Planning

Succession Planning

Employee Engagement

Partner with our Recruiting/Talent Acquisition Team to manage the full cycle of recruitment for assigned areas

Support the on-boarding process

Assist with the Immigration processes for North America

Together with the Talent Team, oversee the administration of training initiatives, managing both external providers with the Leadership Development team as well as delivery of in house training

Act as a gatekeeper to ensure legal compliance by monitoring and managing applicable federal and state requirements, conducting investigations and maintaining records

Ensure that consistent HR practices are implemented, as well as provide insights on best-practices throughout the industry

Works closely with the Centers of Excellence (Compensation and Benefits, Talent, HR Shared Services)

Help create a strong culture and high-class global standards by working closely with international colleagues

Promote diversity and inclusion across the organization

Lead local HR communications

Safety Accountabilities:

Protecting our people and the environment is foundational to our business

Each team member is expected to support the Tate & Lyle culture where Environment, Health and Safety are the overriding values in all activities. Every team member is accountable for working safely and complying with all EHS policies, procedures and regulations relevant to their work and is expected to speak up and intervene to prevent unsafe conditions and to respect fellow workers and the communities in which we work. Included in this is abidance with our Life Saving Principles (LSPs) and our STOP WORK AUTHORITY, which are developed to strengthen our workplace safety, prevent serious injury or loss of life.


Maintain our HR Data to 100% accuracy

Follow-up and completion of commitments as defined in annual objectives

Has a reputation as a visible, positive role model for the business for the organisational values, standards and leadership behaviours

Takes full ownership for actions and outcomes

Challenges the status-quo to seek better ways of doing things

Highly responsive and intuitive to people and the situation

Builds strong, effective global relationships internally and externally

Moves quickly when business opportunities arise to create value

Sets specific, measurable, achievable goals

Establishes cross-location or cross-functional relationships

Balances a focus on the task with focusing on bringing people with them

Builds on the ideas of others and own ideas to improve the business

Considers the risks when making a decision


Business Partnering

Ability to think about the entire organisation and the impacts of change, rather than just HR

Knowledge of the business and the industry

An understanding of customer expectations

Leadership & Strategy

Credible leadership and inspirational role modeling

Ability to set progressive vision and agenda for HR

Focused on contributing to business revenues and profits


Management of risk across initiatives, projects and change

Managing change across T&L including stakeholder management and project delivery

Building the right capability for T&L to deliver future priorities


Creation of HR metrics and analytics to drive business outcomes

Focused on achieving outputs that address business needs

Improving ways of working, tools, processes for seamless customer experience


Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or Business related field

Master's Degree in HR or Business-related fields preferred

Proficiency in Office Package


7-10 years of relevant HR experience. Experience should be either in a generalist role or in multiple disciplines within the Human Resource function

Must have experience and a strong proven track record for success in multinational companies with manufacturing facilities in multiple locations

Strong Human Resource generalist experience as an effective strategist and practitioner with a solid track record of successful execution of HR programs

Experience working directly with manufacturing plants preferred

Employment Law / Labor Negotiation experience preferred


Exceptional people skills, communication and facilitation skills

Extensive capacity to influence business leaders

Organizational agility and savvy

Proficiency of HRIS systems

Strong communication and interpersonal relationship management skills with all levels of the organization

Deep sense of urgency

Proven successful track record and knowledge in organizational and employee development, performance management, employee relations, change management

Cultural adaptability

Confidence to work independently

Ability to travel 10% of the time (domestically)

About Tate & Lyle:

Tate & Lyle is a global provider of distinctive, high quality ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries. Through our large-scale, efficient manufacturing plants, we use innovative technology to turn raw materials into distinctive, high quality ingredients for our customers. These ingredients add taste, texture, nutrition and increased functionality to products that millions of people around the world use or consume every day.

Company website:

Company address: 2200 E Eldorado St, Decatur, IL 62521 Associated topics: associate director, chief human resource officer, chro, director, guide, guidance, head, lead, monitor, vice president

Keywords: Hire Velocity, Decatur , Human Resources Manager, Human Resources , Decatur, Illinois

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