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Regional HR Manager- Eastern Territory

Company: Gypsum Management and Supply, Inc
Location: Norfolk
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Job Description:

GMS is the leading North American distributor of gypsum wallboard, acoustical ceiling products and other specialty building materials. Founded in 1971, GMS now operates a network of more than 250 distribution centers nationwide. For more information about GMS, visit or any one of our subsidiary company websites.

The Regional HR Manager is responsible for being the primary HR point of contact and business partner for the employees and managers within the Western Territory. This role is also responsible for a broad range of HR functions for the region, including employee relations, performance management, retention strategies and employee engagement. This role would cover the Northeast and Southeast regions, which includes 80+ distribution centers.

As the company is growing and building best-in-class employment practices, the Regional HR Manager will have the opportunity to develop new standards, create efficient processes and find ways to add additional value to the company through effective use of resources.

Summary of Position:

The primary function of the Regional HR Manager is responsible for being the primary HR point of contact and business partner for the employees and managers. This role is also responsible for a broad-range of HR functions for the region, including employee relations, performance management, retention strategies and employee engagement.

Duties & Responsibilities:

* Advise and coach supervisors at all levels in the organization

* Take action in the event of concerns regarding general work environment, morale and other employee issues, address interpersonal conflicts between employees and be a confidential and unbiased sounding board for work-related issues

* Provide qualified opinions and guidance/direction on daily HR matters

* Participation in performance and disciplinary meetings, including termination meetings as required

* Conduct investigations in response to employee complaints, including sexual harassment and other forms of alleged inappropriate workplace behavior.

* Identify solutions to recurring workplace issues or concerns by collecting/analyzing data as well as relying on personal observation as input into this process

* Monitor compliance with company policies, practices and procedures

* Conduct on-boarding for employees and ensure appropriate on-boarding plans are in place for new hires, while also creating a standard on-boarding model for each location to use

* Prepare employee communications as necessary

* Ensure compliance with hiring practices, including appropriate use of selection tools, offer letters and other compliance requirements

* Manage the hiring process, including working with other members of the management team to determine the most appropriate candidate profile and partnering with the leaders to assess internal talent and determining the appropriate resourcing strategy

* Facilitate relocation process, if appropriate

* Assess internal candidate pool and work with internal and external sources to identify and recommend learning and developmental opportunities that will posture internal talent to meet future needs

* Administer company policies and employee handbook in a consistent fashion

* Stay abreast of changing federal, state and local laws and ensure the company is in compliance with all requirements

* Serve as a bridge between client group and other HR functions, such as compensation, benefits and training

* Proactively share client business knowledge with other HR functions

* Demonstrates "skill and will" to defer to HR subject matter experts as needed

* Act as a change agent to further business goals

* On-boarding and integration with new acquired companies

Other Competencies:

* Ability to self-manage, show initiative and be proactive

* Communicate professionally, both verbally and in writing to coworkers and customers

Basic Qualifications:

* Bachelor's Degree in HR or related field; PHR or SPHR preferred

* Minimum of 8 years of HR Generalist experience

* Must be able to travel domestically at least 30%

Physical Demands:

* Must be able to remain in stationary position 70%

* Must be able to operate basic office machinery

* Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment

* Must be able to communicate with team and management and be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.

* Must be able to travel to different locations within region

* Must be able to work long hours if needed

Mental Demands:

* Must be able to problem solve and prioritize tasks

* Must be able to manage stress depending on deadlines

* Must be able to multitask

* Must be able to receive and analyze technical information

* Must be able to quickly communicate solutions if problems occur

* Must be able to demonstrate a high degree of sound judgement

Company Benefits:

* Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability & Life Insurance

* 401k

* Paid holidays & vacation days

This job description is subject to change at any time.

Launch your career with a national building materials distributor and discover opportunities for growth and advancement. Our people have the independence and authority to make a difference. We invest in relationships, and every person is important. Our highest priority is serving others. We passionately pursue a safe work environment along with a relentless focus on operational excellence. We believe you can never go wrong doing the right thing.


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