Personnel Director - Parts Distribution Center at General Motors

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Location: Memphis, Tennessee

Job Description:

Job Description

This position requires an employee to be on-site on a full-time basis.

The Role

General Motors is looking for Human Resources (HR) and Labor Relations (LR) professionals who are excited to help lead in the HR space. As a Personnel Director, you will be responsible for delivery of HR and LR services at our Customer Care & Aftersales (CCA) Parts Distribution Center in Memphis, TN which employs approximately 200 people.

In addition to providing daily support on HR and LR activities, you will provide leadership and direction that supports our General Motors' mission, culture, and objectives. You will work strategically with assigned functional business leaders to improve working relationships, build engagement, increase output, and attract and retain talent. You will also have responsibility for some site Safety related activities.

This is a great role for someone who is interested in becoming an exceptional HR/LR leader and for someone who has a desire to make a lasting impact on an organization.


  • Partner with the Plant Manager in driving GM culture, promoting positive employee experiences and improving employee engagement

  • Promote a positive working relationship with the union through consistent application of local and national agreements

  • Negotiate and implement local and national agreements

  • Participate in Joint Leadership Meetings and activities

  • Ensure adherence to the Grievance Procedure

  • Provide HR leadership for the site (i.e. talent planning, performance management, compensation planning, recruiting and selection, etc.)

  • Ensure compliance to policy and support investigations of employee concerns

  • Manage hourly, contract and salaried employment administration

  • Facilitate training on HR policies, HR/LR procedures and contractual agreements including the UAW Local and National agreements

  • Champion assigned Workplace Safety System Elements and administration of local safety related items

  • Support People Involvement and implementation of our Global Manufacturing System (GMS)

Additional Job Description


  • Bachelor's degree in HR, LR, business or a related field

  • 3-5 years of experience providing HR and/or LR support to an organization

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding HR/LR matters

  • Experience working in a union environment, negotiating, and resolving conflicts

  • Organized, able to work independently, meet deadlines and thrive in an ambiguous environment

  • Highly proficient analytical and project management skills

  • Strong Interpersonal Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and HR applications (e.g. Workday, etc.)


  • Master's degree in HR, LR, business or related field

  • Understanding of Health and Safety practices and requirements

  • Experience in Warehouse, Manufacturing, Operation or Distribution

We are not able to accommodate international relocation.

About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day - individually and collectively - to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values;
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers. We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities.GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.
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