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Valmont Industries, Inc. Human Resources Manager in Tulsa, Oklahoma

801 N Xanthus Tulsa Oklahoma 74110-4949

Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

This position will report to the Sr. Plant Manager. You will build relationships with leaders, managers and employees to influence and execute HR programs and will work with leaders in areas of employee relations, performance/check-in process management, recruiting, retention programs, policy implementation and adherence, change management, talent development, and employment law compliance including workers' compensation claims review.

Essential Functions: ·

  • You'll spend time at both the Tulsa and Claremore sites

  • Demonstrate commitment to employee relations support by ensuring accurate responses to inquiries/requests

  • Develop an understanding of the business through exposure to departmental and site activities and employment/labor initiatives and regulations

  • Collaborate with department leaders to better understand the responsibilities of each position and to understand the boundaries of exceptional performance as it relates to these responsibilities

  • Set internal expectations to impact personal and professional development of each employee and build organizational bench strength

  • Ensure ongoing compliance with federal, state, local and country employment regulations

  • Participate in HR initiatives; Identify location needs and creatively work with HR leadership to recommend viable solutions

  • Recruit, interview, and coordinate onboarding activities for new hires

  • Proactively build relationships in the community to develop talent pipelines for future and existing business need

  • Work with leadership to update job descriptions

  • Lead and direct site Human Resources team with posting of open positions and reasonable position-fill times

  • Manage group activities surrounding United Way, benefits open enrollments, wellness clinics, new programs/policies, performance management, check-in process, pay rules and practices and training initiatives

  • Provide information and tools to support delivery of HR services, processes and systems training

  • Build credibility by demonstrating an understanding of our strategy, its challenges and opportunities, and aligning the both short- and long-term human capital planning and facilitating and implementing initiatives to support business success

  • Stay current on HR practices through benchmarking, networking, and exposure to business related research/publications

  • Work with the Compensation Center of Expertise (CoE) to obtain current market compensation and competitive benefits and pay data, job description approvals

  • Champion change and effectively guide management and associates through organizational change

  • Champion the performance management process. Identify position key responsibilities, assist with the development of performance goals, assess progress and evaluate base pay compensation keeping performance, market pay practices and internal equity in mind

  • Develop HR related metrics. Analyze results for improvement or best practice indicators. Create professional presentations with data from multiple sources and reports.

  • Travel <10% travel, including overnight stays.

  • Flexible schedule is needed to participate weekly in meetings covering all shifts

  • Other items as assigned

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Bachelor's degree with 6+ years relevant experience or Associates degree with 8+ years of relevant experience; or 10+ years relevant experience

  • Demonstrated progressive movement in HR field

  • Demonstrated knowledge of employment regulation with experience in compliance non-conformities

  • Ability to work independently and to take initiative to perform work needed whether or not it falls within the HR functional area

  • Strong customer service orientation, professional communication and presentation skills

  • Attention to detail including a high degree of accuracy while working in a fast-paced environment with many deadlines

  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion, and be vigilant with maintaining confidentiality of sensitive/personal/private information. Employee must be willing to sign an HR Confidentiality Agreement.

  • Experience with employee dispute resolution practices and an understanding of when to bring information to the forefront to avoid potential discord in the workplace, agency claims or litigation

  • Must be organized and have be able to work with a sense of urgency

  • A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point

  • Ability to speak, read and write in English fluently at a high school graduate level or higher

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • PHR certification, or SHRM-CP certification

  • Bilingual in Spanish

  • Experience working with a major, non-proprietary HRIS system

  • Experience using Workday and EmpCenter® Suite (Enterprise Workforce Management) software applications

  • 3 years HR Experience in Manufacturing/Warehousing environment

  • MBA

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in an office setting; however, you may be required to go into a production environment for work purposes. While visiting manufacturing/production areas, the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required at all times (check with local leadership to understand these requirements before venturing into these areas). You will regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, and participate in computer and phone discussions where speaking and listening abilities are needed. Occasionally, you will need to walk between offices or buildings to attend business meetings/activities. The general work environment is fast paced and demanding. You are frequently required to use hands to finger/keyboard, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms between waist and shoulder height while working in the office with various equipment, files and forms and while working on a computer or laptop. You are occasionally required to move about the office. You must use proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height, and proper wrists rests. You must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds (includes laptop bag), and will rarely pull, push or lift up to 40 pounds when traveling (suitcase weight). You must be able and willing to travel by air and may drive as part of the responsibilities of this position. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. Travel is required between Tulsa and Claremore Utility facilities, and occasional overnight travel as required.


Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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