Director of Human Resources – World Class Industries

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The core mission of the Director of Human Resources is to develop and execute the people strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization creating alignment with the core focus, core values, and core target while serving all teams in the organization.

Essential Functions:

  • Alignment with Corporate Values: All World Class employees are expected to perform their work in a manner that exhibits understanding and adherence to the company mission and core values of World Class Industries.
  • Employees in management roles must exhibit continual improvement along World Class’s leadership traits. Further, each employee must read and adhere to corporate policies and safety protocol.
  • Own the talent management strategy including building quality and depth of talent throughout the organization, including succession planning.
  • Practice servant-based leadership to develop recruiting, retention, and development swim lanes that align with Core Target numbers.
  • Responsible for recruitment, on-boarding, training, and development processes as well as improvement activities to reduce cycle times and improve effectiveness.
  • Partner with recruiting and business teams to fill the team with “A-Players.” Participate in interview process.
  • Partner effectively cross-functionally and cross-location to develop best practices, ensuring to make allowance for business and geographical uniqueness.
  • Be a strong advocate of co-workers to the Leadership Team as measured by employee engagement score. Champion WCI values and culture.
  • Increase accountability and ownership throughout the organization by further development of scorecards.
  • Enable metric progress over time.
  • Own employee benefit package; working with partners to negotiate costs and features and communicating with prospective and current co-workers the features and benefits.
  • Develop human resource policies and programs for effective management, including employee handbook.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Masters / MBA preferred
  • PHR or SPHR strongly preferred

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Committed to company values.
  • A strong understanding of the broader business scene and ability to provide senior management with cost effective, results driven Human Resources programming.
  • Proven, successful experiences and accomplishments plus the leadership skills and personal qualities that demonstrate value-added to the Senior Management team.
  • Must be able to respond flexibly to changing circumstances.
  • Projects self-confidence, enthusiasm, and a positive, can do attitude.
  • Is self-motivated.
  • Must be committed to the success of the entire organization.
  • Advanced MS Office skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Able to exhibit a high level of confidentiality.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Must be able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Must be able to gather and analyze information skillfully


  • 10+ years managing all HR disciplines including organizational development, compensation and benefits, talent acquisition, development, and compliance.
  • 3+ years reporting to President or senior leader
  • 3+ years’ experience executing strategies for growth companies
  • Proven track record of continuous development and ongoing learning.
  • Human Resources experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Exert 20-50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10-15 lbs. of force frequently.

Constant (67%-100% of work day)

  • Using Fingers/Grasping/Feeling: writing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers or palm and perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touch.
  • Sitting: to assume a position in which the weight is largely supported by the buttocks, usually with the body vertical and the thighs horizontal.

Frequent (34-66% of work day)

  • Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken work- those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Hearing: perceiving the nature of sounds at normal range; ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when auscultating and percussing.
  • Repetitive Motion: substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

Occasional (33% or less of work day)

  • Reaching: extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction
  • Lifting: raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.
  • Bending: bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist and/or bending leg; bending legs at knee to come to rest or kneel.
  • Pushing/Pulling: using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward/using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Climbing: stairs, stools, ramps, ladders.
  • Standing: maintaining an upright position.
  • Walking: moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.

Intellectual/emotional requirements

  • Adaptability to perform under stress when confronted with critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or situation in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job.
  • Adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.
  • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers.
  • Adaptability to accepting responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.
  • Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.
  • Adaptability to perform repetitive work or to perform continuously the same work, according to set procedures sequence or pace.

Visual Acuity:

  • Ability to read pertinent printed material and distinguish colors.
  • Ability to prepare and read written documentation; use of computer.

About World Class Industries:

WCI has grown from $50M in annual sales to more than $250M in the last 10 years. During the same period, we have added four new locations, bringing the total up to seven, including one located internationally. That growth has provided an opportunity to further expand our vision with our customers and increase our capabilities.