Human Resources Director US


A private equity-held global manufacturer of durable goods with US headquarters in the mid-Atlantic region. With an already substantial presence in the US, the company is embarking on an aggressive expansion plan to advance market share and revenue in the Americas region through both organic and acquisitive growth.


This position will lead the local Human Resources staff and reports directly to the Global Human Resources Director (based in Europe).


The individual who occupies this position will be based in Maryland and expected ­­­­to plan, lead, direct, develop, and coordinate the policies, activities, and staff of the Human Resources (HR) department, ensuring legal compliance and implementation of the organization’s mission and talent strategy.

Specific duties will include, but not necessarily be limited to:

  • Develops organization strategies by identifying and researching human resources issues.
  • Implements global human resources policies by establishing department accountabilities, including talent acquisition, staffing, employment processing, and compensation.
  • Manages human resources operations by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, coaching, and counseling staff.
  • Develops human resources operations financial strategies by estimating, forecasting, and anticipating requirements.
  • Coordinates with the finance the weekly payroll process for employees, monitor payroll schedules and manages employee benefits and insurance plans.
  • Accomplishes special project results by identifying and clarifying issues and priorities.
  • Supports management by providing human resources advice, counsel, and decisions.
  • Guides management and employee actions by researching, developing, writing, and updating policies.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in conferences and educational opportunities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least five years of human resource management experience required. SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP highly preferred.
  • Current or previous experience in an HR Manager role in a large (100+ employee) manufacturing plant is highly preferred.
  • Experience with managing payroll for a company with 100+ employees is required.
  • Extensive knowledge of benefits and compensation programs design, policies, procedures, and applicable legislation required.
  • Knowledge of Multi-State Human Resources laws, regulations and benefits is highly preferred.
  • Great people skills, a positive attitude, ability to multitask, strong leadership skills, solid written and verbal communication skills, good problem-solving skills.


Compensation will be commensurate with experience including a competitive base salary, bonus opportunity, and competitive benefits package.


Robin Bagby