Due to continued phenomenal growth in Dexter, we are adding a Director level Human Resources professional to our team at our company headquarters in Elkhart, Indiana - conveniently located near Bristol, IN, Mishawaka, IN, Goshen, IN, Middlebury, IN, South Bend, IN, White Pigeon, MI, Three Rivers, MI, Cassopolis, MI, Dowagiac, MI, and Niles, MI.
Dexter has been a leading manufacturer of trailer axles, brakes and actuation, along with entrance door and venting products for over 50 years serving the utility trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty, manufactured housing, agricultural, marine, and specialty markets. Dexter is headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana employing over 2,800 people and operating 18 manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada (Indiana, Georgia, Oklahoma, California, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Utah, Ontario, and Alberta). Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. Dexter is a wholly owned subsidiary of DexKo Global, Inc.
For more information about our company, access Dexter's web site at www.dexteraxle.com.
Dexter offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Dexter’s benefits package includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, FSA, HSA, and 401(k) Plan with company contributions.
In this high-impact role, the Director of Human Resources focuses on advancing the business by supporting operational and functional leaders in daily business and during times of integration, divestiture and closure. This position is a proactive partner that This position will focus on continuously improving the overall daily operations by impacting turnover, retention, engagement, employee selection, development and other people issues that directly impact the operational effectiveness of the company. This position will facilitate the strong connection between the business, our employees and leaders and the Corporate HR team, seek solutions and improvement opportunities and provide rapid intervention for critical issues needing support in the Business division.
More specifically, this position will be responsible for activities including but not limited to the following:
HR Operational Effectiveness
Significant travel required - up to 60%
Requires Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Psychology or Business, MBA or Master’s desired and at least 10 of progressive experience in HR; or an equivalent in combination of education and experience. 5+ years of experience as site HR Manager or above required; multi-site management experience preferred. PHR, SHRM-CP, SPHR, or SHRM-SCP certification preferred.
Requires in-depth knowledge in the areas of staffing and employment, employee relations, legal and regulatory compliance, conflict management, training and organizational development. HR leadership experience in unionized facility preferred – preferably 1st chair for collective bargaining agreement negotiations. Experience with successful recruitment for employees ranging in several levels and functional areas. Strong knowledge and experience with labor and employment law and other HR compliance topics.