Generac Power Systems

  • Director Human Resources- Industrial Business Group

    Job Locations US-WI-Waukesha
    Posted Date 7 months ago(10/2/2017 8:29 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Human Resources
  • Overview

    Generac Power Systems – Work with the leader in the power industry! Our office in Waukesha, WI is seeking a Director, Human Resources.


    The Director Human Resources partners with business leaders on the development and implementation of human resource policies and programs and drives human resource strategy execution , including talent development, succession management, performance management, employee communications, and employee relations for our Industrial Business Group. The scope of this position may extend across a geographic region or globally.






    • Executes human resource strategy in alignment with the organization’s short-term and long-term business goals. Partners with internal customer groups to ensure coordination of HR strategies and processes across a specific business group or core/corporate functional segment of the company.
    • Manages the development and implementation of global/standardized HR programs and polices that drive innovation and employee engagement. Implements and may develop structures and strategies to improve individual and organizational performance across regional or global teams.
    • Serves as a strategic resource and trusted advisor with internal stakeholders. Partners with commercial and/or core functional teams along with other Senior HR (Global Talent, Total Rewards & Training & Communication ) leaders to grow diverse leadership, talent and technical capability in the business.
    • Collaborates with the Talent Acquisition team to drive employment branding initiatives to establish Generac as a leader and advocate for careers in the manufacturing industry. Expands efforts across all Generac locations, as applicable.
    • Collaborates with the Global Talent team to provides group and one-on-one coaching with functional leadership and managers as well as employees to support leadership development, business decision-making, problem solving, continuous improvement and performance management.
    • Plays a consultative role in employee change initiatives within business or core functional groups.
    • Communicates applicable business related issues or opportunities to next management level as needed.
    • Ensures personal and company compliance with all Federal, State, and local laws and regulations; ensures compliance with company polices and procedures.
    • Maintains knowledge with regards to employment policies, procedures, and reporting; develops pertinent metrics and analysis.      
    • Provides guidance and planning expertise for compensation strategy, salary planning, job evaluation, and short- and long-term incentives.
    • Act as SAP Super User within functional area as assigned.

    Other duties as assigned.



    • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field OR 4 years HR Management experience
    • 7 - 10 years of progressive HR experience in a global manufacturing environment Supervisory experience

    Additional Qualifications:


    • Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills; sense of urgency and ability to operate in a fast-paced, high-energy environment; ability to develop and maintain strong, effective internal customer/business partner relationships;
    • Must possess the following competencies: strategic thinking, enterprise-level business orientation, intellectual curiosity, prudent risk taking, collaboration, adaptive skills, and a focus on organization and talent development;
    • Ability to demonstrate strong business acumen, project management and business partnering skills.


    Preferred Qualifications:


    • Master’s degree (e.g. MBA, MA HR);
    • SPHR certification;
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Public company experience
    • Bilingual in business-relevant second language;
    • Previous experience using SAP or equivalent ERP.


    Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls.  The employee is regularly required to stand and walk.  On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders.  The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job include are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Approximately 15% domestic and/or international travel required.


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