The Director of Human Resources serves as an advisor on human resource matters to the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) Executive Team. The Director provides leadership to the organization in the development and implementation of human resource strategies to ensure alignment with PLASTICS business objectives and is responsible for the overall management of human resources programs. This position models and supports an emphasis on problem-solving, innovation, and continuous improvement with a proven track record of human resource program development and implementation.
The Director has overall responsibility for the HR function including employee relations, recruitment and onboarding, compensation, benefit administration, professional development, performance management, policy implementation, and employment law compliance for a workforce encompassing approximately 50 employees.
Internal – Association Support:
Oversee compliance with PLASTICS’ policies/procedures, all of applicable local, state and federal laws as they relate to Human Resources
Direct the delivery of and execute policy administration, on-boarding, off-boarding, retention, performance management, employee engagement and employee relations
Implement and maintain the human resource development process which includes:
Recruitment (job posting, and pre-screening of applicants)
Job description and analysis
Individual development plans/performance improvement plans
Job selection and promotion
Manage the relationship between PLASTICS and their Professional Employer Organization (PEO)
Provide effective leadership by being actively involved in programs and services related to human resources
Maintain knowledge of human resources-related trends and employment legislation to ensure the organization's compliance
Partner with leaders within PLASTICS to research and introduce best practices and new technologies for additional service offerings and improvements to HR practices
Lead initiatives to brand PLASTICS as “Best Places to Work” company
Develop and execute a new employee on-boarding program that effectively orients individuals into PLASTICS and their respective departments
Partner with leadership to implement and lead a talent management and succession planning strategy
Required Education and Experience
A Bachelors’ degree or higher in Human Resources, Psychology, or a related field is required in addition to a minimum of ten (10) years of comprehensive human resources management experience. Specific experience leading the full scope of human resources disciplines is required. Certification as SPHR or SHRM - CP strongly preferred.
Human Resources Expertise
Leadership & Relationship Management
Natural sense of urgency
Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing to a diverse audience
Previous experience with managing a PEO relationship
Demonstrate highest ethical behavior
Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
Work effectively, professionally and tactfully with PLASTICS workforce, team leaders, senior staff and outside companies
Ability to roll up sleeves and tackle the nitty-gritty, as well as plan and lead
Have fun in the job
Experience with Hogan or other personality assessments
About Plastics Industry Association
The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), formerly SPI, is the only organization that supports the entire plastics supply chain, representing nearly one million workers in the $404 billion U.S. industry. Since 1937, PLASTICS has been working to make its members and the industry more globally competitive while advancing recycling and sustainability. To learn more about PLASTICS’ education initiatives, industry-leading insights and events, networking opportunities and policy advocacy, and North America’s largest plastics trade show, NPE: The Plastics Show, visit plasticsindustry.org.