Human Resources Manager

  • Job Ref: 8646
  • New York
  • Construction

Human Resources Manager

Department:                                      Human Resources/Operations
Reporting Relationships:                 Corporate CHRO
Direct Reports:                                  No
Location:                                            Manhattan, NY, Travel 25%
Status:                                                Full Time/Exempt
Minimum Years of Experience:       5

Position Summary:
The Human Resource Manager will lead and direct the routine functions of the Human Resources (HR) department including hiring and interviewing staff, administering pay, benefits, and leave, and enforcing company policies and practices.

Key Responsibilities:
Overall Focus:

  • Assist with implementation of HR efforts that effectively communicate and support the company’s mission and strategic vision
  • Assist in developing and executing personnel procedures and policies, providing guidance and interpretation for business operations
  • Participate in development of HR objectives and systems, including metrics, queries, and standard reports for ongoing company requirements
  • Assist in administering benefits, compensation, and employee performance programs
  • Suggest new procedures and policies to continually improve efficiency of the HR department and organization, and to improve employee experience
  • Ensure legal compliance of HR state and federal regulations and applicable employment laws, and update policies and/or procedures as required
  • Provide an effective and dedicated HR advisory service to employees in relation to absence and health issues, conduct and capability, grievance matters, organizational change, and all other employee-relations matters
  • Process payroll including making updates to employee profiles, bonus/incentive pay, tracking vacation/sick pay, importing expense reimbursements, inputting exceptions, hourly employee validations, and benefit changes

  • Ensures Accountability – holds self and others accountable to meet commitments; follows thru on commitments and makes sure others do the same; acts with clear sense of ownership; takes personal responsibility for decisions, actions, and failures; establishes clear responsibilities and processes for monitoring work and measuring results
  • Action Oriented – takes on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm; readily takes action on challenges, without unnecessary planning; identifies and seizes new opportunities; displays a can-do attitude in good and bad times; steps up to handle tough situations
  • Manges Complexity/Ambiguity – makes sense of complex, high quality, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems and operates effectively, even when things are not certain, or the way forward is not clear; asks the right questions to accurately analyze situations; acquires data from multiple and diverse sources when solving problems; uncovers root causes to difficult problems; evaluates pros and cons, risks and benefits to different solution options; deals comfortably with the uncertainty of change; effectively handles risk; can decide and act without the total picture; is calm and productive, even when things are up in the air; deals constructively with problems that do not have clear solutions or outcomes
  • Business Insight – applies knowledge of business and marketplace to advance the organization’s goals; knows how the business works and how the organization makes money; keeps up with current and possible future policies, practices, and trends; uses knowledge of business drivers and how strategies and tactics play out in the market to guide actions
  • Communicates Effectively – develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences; is effective in a variety of communication settings, one on one, small, and large groups, or among diverse styles and position levels; attentively listens to others; adjusts to fit the audience and the message; provides timely and helpful information to other across the organization; encourages the open expression of diverse ideas and opinions
  • Courage – steps up to address difficult issues, says what needs to be said; readily tackles tough assignments; faces difficult issues and supports others who do the same; provides direct and actionable feedback; is willing to champion an idea or position despite dissent or political risk
  • Customer Focus – building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions; gains insight into customer needs; identifies opportunities that benefit the customer; builds and delivers solutions that meet customer expectations; establishes and maintains effective customer relationships
  • Decision Quality – makes good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward; makes sound decisions, even in the absence of complete information; relies on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment when making decisions; considers all relevant factors and uses appropriate decision-making criteria and principles; recognizes when a quick 80% solution will suffice
  • Drives Results – consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances; has strong bottom-line orientation; persists in accomplishing objectives despite obstacles and setbacks; has a track record of exceeding goods successfully; pushes self and helps others achieve results
  • Balances Stakeholders – anticipates and balances the needs of multiple stakeholders; understands internal and external stakeholders’ requirements, expectations, and needs; balances the interests of multiple stakeholders; considers cultural and ethical factors in the decision-making process; acts fairly despite conflicting demands of stakeholders
  • Strategic Mindset – seeing ahead of future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies; anticipates future trends and implications accurately; readily poses future scenarios; articulates credible pictures and visions of possibilities that will create sustainable value; creates competitive and breakthrough strategies that show a clear connection between vision and action
  • Instills Trust – gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity; follows thru on commitments; is seen as direct and truthful; keeps confidences; practices what he/she preaches; shows consistency between words and actions
  • Drives Vision and Purpose – paints a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motives other to action; talks about future possibilities in a positive way; creates milestones and symbols to rally support behind the vision; articulates the vision in a way everyone can relate to; creates organizational-wide energy and optimism for the future; shows personal commitment to the vision.

  • BS/BA degree from an accredited college or university in human
    resources or related field preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years of human resource management experience preferred
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP desired

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations
  • Knowledge of and experience with varied human resource information systems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office or related software
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organizations HRIS systems

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Performance of the required duties will require physical ability to occasionally climb permanent and temporary stairs, climb ladders, negotiate work areas under construction, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Occasionally requires passenger use of construction personnel hoists.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Performing this job regularly requires the use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, sit, talk, hear and stand.  Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may work in an office or on-site at the construction work site.  In the office environment, the noise is usually quiet to moderate.  In the on-site setting, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside
weather conditions and risk of electrical shock.  The noise in the work environment is usually moderate to very loud.