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HR & Labor Relations Manager - Plympton, MA

Date: Feb 25, 2019

Location: MA, US

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Corporate Overview
Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.
Division Overview
Hubbell Lighting (HLI) is committed to elevating the lighting experience. Empowered by lighting solutions that integrate seamlessly into their environment, save energy, provide improved quality of light, deliver return on investment and armed with Hubbell’s unflinching support, its customers are able to think differently about how, where, and when they can use light. As one of the largest lighting fixture manufacturers in North America, it features a suite of brands that provide a full range of indoor and outdoor lighting products serving the commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential markets.

Position Overview

The Human Resources Manager oversees the administration of the human resources policies, procedures and programs. The HR Manager carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas including but not limited to: recruiting/employment, Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), employee relations, training and development, benefits and compensation.


Responsibilities Include:


* Partner with HR and business leaders to drive integrated HR and business initiatives; support and foster a culture of engagement and high performance.

* Partner with the HR Centers of Excellence (CoE) and other functional partners (Legal, Finance, IT, etc.)to ensure alignment and effective delivery of HR support/services to the business.

* Support all people initiatives and practices including but not limited to recruitment, talent, leadership development, performance management, organizational design, compensation, benefits, diversity, etc.

* Provide sound advice and counsel to management on all employee relations matters; ensure employees and managers receive the appropriate counseling, guidance and support on employee relations issues.

* Develop staffing plans and forecasts, succession plans, directs recruiting actions, and manages reductions in force.

* Develop and implement programs to maintain positive employee relations and to build relationships with local communities and business/educational institutions.

* Maintain knowledge of legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensures policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance.

* Responsible for distribution center safety policies and practices.

* Coordinate annual benefit enrollment processes; coordinates safety and health awareness programs.

* Responsible for hourly time and payroll hours reporting including vacation, sick pay, etc.

* Responsible for administering all benefits programs incl. medical, dental, life insurance, disability, and 401(k).

* Responsible for training, educational reimbursement and new hire orientation programs.

* Maintain HRIS system to ensure site employee information and payroll is processed correctly.

* Perform HR transactions such as promotions, transfers, performance reviews, and terminations of all hourly, non-exempt, and exempt employees.

Position Criteria

* Exceptional relationship building skills and ability to partner with colleagues to influence broader HR strategies and practices to link HR strategy to business goals for the benefit of the enterprise.

* Results-oriented with a track record of success in delivering on business objectives.

* Ability to manage HR projects; communicate changes and progress; complete projects on time and within budget.

* Exceptional judgment, demonstrated ability to make sound decisions and be creative in developing alternative solutions in a fast paced environment.

* Proven ability to handle confidential information and sensitive situations with diplomacy, confidence and tact.

* Strong written and verbal communication skills with all staff levels and backgrounds.

* Must have strong Microsoft Office, Outlook and other PC application skills; familiarity with SAP, Success Factors and ADP E-time (Time & Attendance system) preferred.


Skills and Experience

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Minimum of 5 years of relevant and progressive Human Resources experience in a complex Business Partner role or broad HR leadership position; manufacturing environment preferred.

Minimum of 5 years experience working with labor unions

Ability to work in US without Company sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelors Degree in Human Resources or Industrial Relations

Masters Degree in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, or Business Administrations

PHR, SPHR certification


Bachelors Degree


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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