HR Business Partner » High-Tech Manufacturing

Our client, a global high-tech manufacturing company with 5000 employees, is seeking an HR Business Partner to lead their inaugural HR department in Renton, Washington. The successful candidate will provide HR consultation and support to define and execute HR strategies to accomplish business objectives. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Along with HR strategy, job scope includes administration, benefits, communications, compensation, diversity, EEO, EHS (safety), employee assistance programs, employee development, employee relations, HRIS, international, legal, organizational development, talent acquisition, and training.

Responsibilities

  • HR strategy: Cast the vision and articulate the HR strategy to build a strong team and grow the company. Participate as a business partner with the leadership team. Advise leadership on HR-related issues, legal risks, and employment trends. Make recommendations for organizational changes to improve the workforce.
  • HR operations: Lead a small team of two or three people. Assess and improve team composition and roles, engage with strategic partners, and manage the HR budget. Manage HR plans and procedures. Prepare and maintain employee handbook.
  • HR administration: Work with senior leadership and legal counsel to ensure policies, procedures, practices, and reporting comply with federal and state law. Identify legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting HR functions. Oversee all comp and benefit programs (payroll, PTO, insurance, workers comp).
  • Talent acquisition: Implement HR strategies for effective talent acquisition. Oversee the employment life cycle including staffing, onboarding, immigration, new hire processing, records management, training and development, succession planning, employee retention, and termination.
  • Employee and team development: Inspire outstanding individual and team performance. Participate in coaching and development of staff. Lead management training in interviewing, hiring, promotions, performance reviews, termination, safety, and sexual harassment.
  • Performance management: Partner with current leaders to develop the leaders of the future. Play a key role in succession planning. Oversee the performance appraisal process and utilize it to help each employee achieve his or her career and ministry goals. Recognize outstanding performance on a shoestring budget.
  • Process improvement: Streamline HR processes for maximum efficiency and optimal quality. Provide better and better HR service to employees. Enhance efficiency and effectiveness of HR programs to enable company to attract more qualified applicants.

Requirements

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in HR, business, or other related field.
  • Experience: Five years’ experience in HR management, especially in HR generalist roles.
  • Certification: Certification from SHRM or HRCI a plus.
  • Skills: Outstanding leadership, collaboration, conflict resolution, problem solving, and strategic planning skills.
  • Technology: Proficient with Microsoft Office, ADP and other HR software, and ERP systems.

Reply / EEO

  • Send résumé, cover letter, and compensation requirements to: dave@ofarrellcm.com.
  • Must be free and clear to work in the USA for an indefinite period.
  • Equal opportunity / affirmative action employer.

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Business Development Manager » LED Lighting

Position Profile

Our client is a leading manufacturer of LED lighting products and Smart Home technology. They are experiencing rapid growth and are expanding their team to better serve their customers. We are seeking a Business Development Manager to become an integral part of their team. You will develop, implement, and execute complex sales goals with their key customer(s). Position reports to the Sales Director for Lighting and Fixtures in North America.

The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated team player with energy and excitement towards achieving sales goals. He or she will enjoy working in a diverse and multicultural organization and will be equipped with cultural competency to communicate effectively across different cultures and collaborate across work groups.

Competencies

  • Business development: Lead business development in a key product category for assigned account(s) – including creating strategies, identifying opportunities, driving promotional strategies, and partnering with other sales team members to meet sales plan and drive profitability.
  • Account management: Manage relationships with key personnel in assigned account(s) – including frequent, meaningful communications as well as developing tracking reports and providing regular feedback to the sales team and other internal customers.
  • Product and category management: Contribute to product life cycle and management, development, profitability, and market share growth. Collaborate globally with Product Management, Marketing, Engineering, and Finance to ensure optimal marketing mix and profitable growth of product category.
  • Forecasting and planning: Assist the Sales Director with forecasting, promotional planning, and budget planning. Contribute data to help monitor and drive growth in market share, unit volume, profitability, customer mix, product mix, and market trends.
  • Market analysis: Provide analyses and recommendations regarding marketing programs and product portfolio enhancements. Contribute to competitive benchmarking activities including voice-of-customer (VoC), market data, GAP analysis, competitive analysis, product teardowns, and PEP processes. « Project Execution Plan?
  • Product commercialization: Assist with commercialization process for product launches. Manage costs and profitability. Lead cost-reduction activities. Liaise with Quality to monitor quality and warranty metrics. Perform market research and customer-sensing activities required to define or refine product designs.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, or related field required.
  • Three-plus years’ experience marketing and sales. Experience selling to Home Depot.
  • Three years’ experience in LED lighting (OEM/ODM) and/or electrical experience required.
  • Outstanding sales leadership, strategic planning, analytical, project management, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent Microsoft skills: Project, Word, PowerPoint, Excel (pivot tables, macros, formulas, charts, graphs).
  • Willing and able to travel to domestic and international client meetings as well as global trade shows.
  • Must be innovative, collaborative, customer-centric, flexible, and business savvy.

Reply / EEOC

  • Send résumé and cover letter with salary history to: dave@ofarrellcm.com.
  • Must be free and clear to work in the USA for an indefinite period.
  • Equal opportunity / affirmative action employer.

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