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Human Resources Manager


Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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Danfoss is a global leader of solutions that save energy, reduce costs, and reduce carbon emissions.  Our work in four growth areas – infrastructure, food, energy, climate – enables you to make a difference to people and businesses worldwide.

At Danfoss, we take your personal and professional development very seriously. We make an ongoing effort to build and develop your qualifications through on-the-job training, courses, workshops, feedback, coaching and other activities.

We are currently seeking a Human Resources Manager at our Hopkinsville, KY facility to provide leadership for all HR Operations deliverables.  Our Hopkinsville plant, part of the Danfoss Power Solutions business segment and recent acquisition of White Drives, manufactures Hydraulic Motors, Brakes, and Pumps. 

This is an exciting role with responsibility for HR Operations deliverables and services across the business unit within North America.  As part of the HR Operations management team in North America you will drive operational excellence and regional alignment across the regions with a strong focus on efficiency, standardization, and cost in our services.
If you are a HR leader with experience in developing and driving HR initiatives at both operational and tactical level, and with experience managing change in a matrixed organization, this is the role for you.  This position reports directly to the Regional Head of HR in North America.

Critical Tasks/Key Responsibilities  

  • As a member of the North America Human Resources Team, drive the implementation of Danfoss HR policies and processes; i.e. – Payroll, Talent Acquisition, Compliance, Compensation and Benefits, etc.
  • Serve as the face of HR; Act as an HR resource and trusted advisor to employees and managers
  • Ensure that sound human resources practices are being followed in the implementation of HR decisions
  • Support the development and implementation of organization change initiatives
  • Manage the site’s employee relations to include performance issues, on-boarding and the investigation of employee issues
  • Oversee activities to improve employee satisfaction, motivation and engagement in the business
  • Support talent and people development in the business
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Join the Danfoss team today! Experience the satisfaction that comes with working for a global company that empowers you to make an impact.

The application process will remain open until the position has been filled.

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Danfoss is an EO employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.


Basic Minimum Qualifications Required  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant area of Business, Human Resources or other applicable program
  • 7+ years of HR experience serving a business or relevant customer base in a complex environment
  • Demonstrated experience managing change and implementing new processes and procedures
  • The ability to translate strategic initiatives into operational/tactical plans
  • Excellent interpersonal and written/oral communication skills
  • Diplomatic, sensitive and adaptable to the needs of people from different cultures
  • Extensive knowledge in employment laws, affirmative action plans, worker’s compensation and safety
  • Passionate about creating a dynamic and thriving working environment that inspires employees to do their best
  • Relationship builder and team player, capable of identifying collaborative solutions to business challenges

Preferred Qualifications  

  • Master’s Degree in Human Resources, Business or other applicable program
  • Management experience
  • Experience working with employees and business leaders from remote or virtual sites
  • Experience working in a matrixed organization
  • Experience working in an environment where there is a high need and expectation to work and be effective influencing others (without direct responsibility)
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