SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

The James Allen Companies Inc Published: April 12, 2017
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Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

SUMMARY STATEMENT

The Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer is one of five executive roles reporting to the President & CEO, including:

  • SVP, CFO & Treasurer
  • SVP, Profit Center Operations
  • SVP, CIO & Business Solutions
  • VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

 

The CEO, Board of Directors, and Strategic Leadership Team expect the CHRO to be experienced and expert in all aspects of a progressive “best-in-class” Human Capital agenda. A strategic thinker, the CHRO serves as a trusted partner, close advisor and “sounding board” for the CEO on all Company matters.   15+ years of HR experience in sophisticated organizations.   Advanced degree preferred.

 

NOTE: The current incumbent - in place for three years - is successful in the role and will be actively leading the search for a successor. He has announced his intention to relocate to the southeast for personal family reasons.

 

YOUR PURPOSE as STRATEGIC LEADER (Officer) IN OUR COMPANY:

To strive for excellence in close collaboration with the senior team, functional colleagues, and talent throughout the company

  • Lead a Purpose-Driven Organization that exists to realize our Vision & Mission.
  • Define and develop a Corporate Culture that is consistent with our Values and goals for growth, profitability and risk management.
  • Generate value to the enterprise through the development of fact-driven decision-making, and outcome-based measurement systems.
  • Be a “beacon” of ethical leadership and Integrity in our Company and industry.
  • Be an expert of industry knowledge - introduce and develop contemporary opportunities for the enterprise.
  • Earn the respect of employees through your contributions to positive enterprise outcomes and inspire employees in innovate.
  • Develop strategic plans for the enterprise that provide the direction and services necessary to realize our Vision.
  • Attract, retain, and develop talent. Invest in talent as a Leader and “inventor” of our organization.
  • Be a Role Model for Change Leadership and Continuous Improvement
  • Have the Courage to confront and proactively resolve “uncomfortable” situations that may require innovative solutions

 

YOUR FUNCTION in OUR COMPANY:

  • Develop and implement the “People Strategies” for the Company, including:
    • Corporate Culture: high-performing organization - with senior colleagues, leaders
    • “Best Talent”: talent acquisition and effective onboarding
    • Motivation & Retention: compensation, recognition, benefits
    • Career Advancement & Opportunity: talent development and succession planning
    • Continuous Improvement: performance management, coaching, feedback
    • Organization Effectiveness: employee engagement, employee relations
    • Fiduciary oversight of qualified and nonqualified employee/executive programs
  • Oversee and direct Site Services for company locations

 

KEY CAPABILITIES FOR SUCCESS:

  • The highest level of professional and personal integrity
  • A deep commitment to mutual accountability
  • Extensive experience in all disciplines of a progressive Human Resources strategy
  • Success in change management and change acceleration
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with colleagues, building trust
  • Highly effective communication skills
  • Consulting skills to work with business unit heads to continuously improve their organizations
  • Ability to assess performance, potential, effectiveness of individuals and teams
  • Process orientation and project management skills. Vendor management
  • Effective working knowledge of employment law and pertinent regulations
  • Build and promote effective teams
  • Customer Centricity
  • Compliance
  • Mergerts and Aquisitions 
  • Drive for Results
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Change Leadership
  • Business Acumen
  • Talent Development

 

DIRECT REPORTS:

  • HR team members:
    • Talent Acquisition Specialist
    • Employee Benefits Specialist
    • Career & Talent Development Specialist
    • Employee Engagement Specialist
    • HR Specialist
    • Compensation Specialist (potential)
  • Manager of Site Services
    • (Manager leads Facilities, Mailroom, Print/Doc Scanning, Cafeteria)
    • Three formal NY facilities: New Berlin, Norwich, Latham (Albany)

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