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Director, Human Resources at WMR

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Location: Sandy, Utah

Job Description:

Western Metals Recycling has an immediate opening for a highly skilled and experienced HR Leader with deep knowledge of all matters concerning Human Resources. This is a highly visible position with 35-50% travel.

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for directing the strategic and day-to-day functions and activities of the human resources organization to include, but not limited to: Talent Acquisition, Succession Planning, Organizational Development and Retention, Performance Management and Career Development (including performance reviews, performance plans, and training). Employee Relations and Compliance, Compensation and Benefits


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Actively participate in strategy development and operational planning
  • Build, develop and manage an HR team capable of carrying out human resources strategies
  • Provide leadership strong for analyses of HR metrics; effective planning, reporting, and decision making
  • Oversee the hiring, development, and retention while ensuring a pipeline of talent.
  • Work collaboratively with operations management to establish employee training and development programs
  • Write and deliver presentations to corporate officers, leadership team, and/or government officials regarding human resources initiatives, project status, policies and practices
  • Proactively develop and manage strategic benefit programs; work closely with brokers to identify a balance of cost effective and competitive programs, presents leadership with out of the box concepts for benefit program design, identifies opportunities to support effective programs beneficial to employee wellness
  • Evaluate and benchmark compensation programs to establish and ensure internal equity and external competitiveness
  • Manage complex or significant employee relations issues, including investigations and resolutions
  • Direct, recommend and proactively communicate appropriate corporate and local implementation of HR policies, practices and initiatives
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance including but not limited to: EEOC, wage and hour, and work authorization; stays abreast of pending and new legislation; prepares and interprets employee statistics for government reporting


Educational and Experience Requirements:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in business or Master's degree in Human Resources Management or closely related field strongly preferred
  • 7-10+ years in a progressive leadership role, as a Human Resources generalist, in fast paced manufacturing environments is a must

Critical Attributes:
  • Exceptional customer service
  • Ability to develop professional working relationships with all levels or organization
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills along with ability to analyze, problem solve and think strategically.
  • Strong values and quickly establishes credibility; deliver on commitments
  • Take ownership; drives change and challenges status quo
  • Established balance of advocacy for the organization as well as for employees
  • Driven to be proactive and take action; results oriented

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Proven leadership experience as an HR Director with thorough knowledge of HR principles and best practices
  • Possess a strong strategic mindset with ability to drive measureable success and balance tactical execution
  • Demonstrated exceptional business acumen
  • Experienced managing within multi-state and multi-local jurisdictional legal standards
  • Proactive in anticipating needs; and develop and execute strategies and plans to address.
  • Measurable success in partnering with executive team to lead organizational growth and efficiencies
  • Adept at managing multiple tasks and priorities and easily adapt to changing situations and priorities.
  • Demonstrated success in recruitment, training and development of top talent from the plant floor up through executive leadership
  • Comfortable communication style that is well received within all levels of the organization and external relationships; presentation skills that are lively and effective
  • Manage multiple tasks and priorities and easily adapt to changing situations and priorities
  • Highly organized, self-motivated individual who can work independently as well as work effectively in a collaborative team environment
  • Demonstrate a high level of computer skills in Word, Excel, Powerpoint; experience with Ultipro/iCims a plus


We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package including paid training, bonus program, medical, dental, vision, life and disability coverage, vacation, paid holidays, a 401(k) plan with match, tuition reimbursement and other great benefits.

EEO Statement

Western Metals Recycling (WMR) is a drug-free workplace and conducts pre-employment testing as a condition of employment.

WMR is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, lactation/breastfeeding, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. WMR hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. If you'd like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here.

WMR reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the Company. This applies to all applicants and teammates.

WMR also provides a work environment in which each teammate is able to be productive and work to the best of his or her ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all teammates in maintaining an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment with mutual respect by and for all teammates and applicants.

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