Human Resources Manager - Des Moines, IA

Date: Apr 2, 2024

Location: Des Moines, IA, US, 50321

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Job Overview

This position will be located in Des Moines, IA at Hubbell's Keystone Electrical Manufacturing location.

The Human Resource Manager is responsible for leading the people-based strategies in the manufacturing facility including but not limited to recruitment, organizational development, engagement and retention, labor relations, benefit administration, payroll, compliance and building strong relationships with employees at all levels of the organization.

A Day In The Life

  • Lead the talent acquisition efforts including developing job descriptions, sourcing/hiring, recruiting fairs, orientation, development, and retention procedures to support the company’s growth.
  • Maintain good rapport and working relationships with employees and supervisors in an effort to prevent, resolve, and/or cope with personnel issues affecting the workplace.  Serve as a resource to leaders in handling and resolution of personnel and/or performance issues and advise on best practices.
  • Manage the day-to-day labor relations environment. Develop strong working relationships with Union representatives. Administer the Union Contract and associated working rules. Work closely with leaders to perform investigations and manage the related accountability processes. 
  • Administer all benefits for the location; oversee the open enrollment process, ensure proper onboarding and exit processes including COBRA and related administration. 
  • Develop, drive, and improve HR processes for the plant. Drive standard metrics and dashboards and insert best practices for report-out, ensuring data integrity. 
  • Lead the operational administration of the performance management process. Oversee the process and tools to ensure maximum effectiveness.
  • Support training and development efforts across all levels of the site. Administer training, work with leaders to identify training needs, and recommend training solutions.
  • Work closely with the Environmental Health and Safety department to support behavior-based safety processes, employee training, evacuation procedures, and physical/mental requirements of all plant positions.
  • Administer company policies and ensure compliance. Maintain knowledge of up-to-date employment and labor law and make recommendations for best practices. Assure plant compliance and advise managers on organizational policy matters such as legal compliance, employee relations, EEO, harassment/discrimination issues, FMLA, Worker’s Compensation, and FLSA.
  • Maintain strong connections with educational and community members to promote and enhance the company’s brand.
  • Coordinate special events such as employee recognition programs, employee activities, etc.
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned.

What will help you thrive in this role?

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • HR experience supporting a unionized manufacturing facility preferred
  • A successful candidate will have spent ample time working in an HR business partner role
  • Proactive, responsive, and engaged.  Driven and takes personal accountability.  High energy.
  • Establishes a high degree of personal accountability and fosters an environment of collaboration
  • Must be bi-lingual in English and Spanish
  • Union experience would be very helpful
  • Strong negotiating and decision-making skills; CBA negotiation exposure helpful
  • Working knowledge of federal and state labor laws
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite


Building Relationships and Networks
Coaching and Developing Others
Communicating and Influencing
Developing Trust and Inspiring Others
Emotional Intelligence
Enabling Execution
Initiative and Drive
Leveraging Learning and Feedback
Planning, Organizing, and Decision Making
Positive Approach and Stress Tolerance
Resolving Conflict

Hubbell Incorporated


Hubbell creates critical infrastructure solutions that power our customers, communities, people and the planet. Our company is strategically aligned around enabling grid modernization and electrification. As more products plug in to an aging grid, Hubbell solutions enable the transition to a more reliable, resilient and efficient energy infrastructure. Founded in 1888 our innovation has made us a leading global manufacturer of high quality electrical and utility solutions enabling customers to operate critical infrastructure reliably and efficiently.


The company operates in two segments. Hubbell Utility Solutions (HUS) enable the grid to conduct, communicate and control energy across utility applications and Hubbell Electrical Solutions (HES) are essential to managing power across a wide range of industries and applications. Our vertical market solutions can be applied to markets including Data Centers, Renewables, Commercial Buildings, Industrial, Telecom and Transportation. Supporting both of our business segments is our corporate and Hubbell Unified Business Solutions teams that provide consistent process, tools technologies across our businesses.


We are committed to operating sustainably and ethically while promoting an inclusive and supportive culture for our people to grow and develop in their careers. Our employees proudly work and serve our communities from our headquarters in Shelton, CT, across the United States and around the globe.


Hubbell Utility Solutions 


Hubbell Utility Solutions (HUS) enable the grid to conduct, communicate and control energy across utility applications. HUS provides the critical components that allow the grid to reliably transmit and distribute energy, as well as the communications and controls technologies to make the grid smarter and more flexible.


Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

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