Field Human Resources Director - Northeast Region (Truck Leasing)
Posted on: January 12, 2021
You may be familiar with Penske because you have seen our yellow
trucks on the road. What you may not know is that we move the
things that move the world forward.
Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., is a partnership of Penske
Corporation, Penske Automotive Group, and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. A
leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates
more than 298,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than
1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia
and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing,
contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used
truck sales, transportation and warehousing management, and supply
chain management solutions.
Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P. is headquartered near Philadelphia,
in Reading, Pennsylvania, and we are looking for top talent to fuel
If you are passionately personal, dedicated to excellence and an
innovative thinker who wants to collaborate with senior and
executive leadership to create and lead human capital strategies
that drive business results, this role could be a great fit for
you. Visit http://www.GoPenske.com to learn more.
This position is a key member of the HR Leadership and Field
Operations team, and will have responsibility for the planning and
execution of the business's human capital management strategy
including all aspects of talent development, associate and labor
relations, compliance, staffing, associate engagement and diversity
As a Field HR Director for the Northeast Region, you will have
responsibility for a geographic area including: New Hampshire,
Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Long Island,
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Northern Virginia
with almost 3000 full time, part time, and casual associates. You
will guide and develop a team of three (3) Area HR Managers who
report into their operations business unit and three (3) Human
Resources Representatives who report into their Area HR Managers.
Working closely with the Sr. Vice President of Operations, the
position will require a strategic business partner approach to
ensuring that we have competent associates in the right jobs,
appropriate staffing levels, and strong benches to ensure sustained
business success. The successful candidate will collaborate and
work closely with their peer Field Directors to ensure consistency
in our HR practices throughout North America.
This position requires productive communication and collaboration
with Corporate HR partners. The HR Director will lead projects that
have enterprise wide impact.
Strategic HR: Provide SVP of Operations with analysis and human
capital strategy designed to drive business results. Acts as HR's
primary contact with the SVP of Operations for HR matters within
the Region. Provides pro-active consultation to the SVP on all HR
Analytics: Regularly analyzes data from a human capital management
perspective. Provides regional staff with relevant and meaningful
HR metrics and analytics, using proprietary and commercially
available tools to enable Operations to fully leverage human
capital to drive business outcomes. Uses analytics to recommend
changes for the business that drive continuous improvement.
People Management: Hires, coaches, develops, and directs three Area
HR Managers in a matrixed reporting relationship in conjunction
with their Area Vice-President of Operations.
Change Management: Drives organizational change according to the
business's human capital management strategy. Ensures execution of
that strategy through the Area teams. Removes barriers to HR
Managers' focus, goals and objectives, and helps Area HR Managers
Associate Engagement: Oversees Associate Opinion Survey activities
for the region, ensuring that Area HR Managers are driving results
at the local level. Takes periodic pulse checks when visiting
locations. Lead efforts to develop and sustain a workplace that
mirrors our Employee Value Proposition.
Associate Development and Talent Management: Leads region
management staff development, leveraging internal and external
training tools, including mentorship for high potential managers.
Leads efforts around the succession planning process and
development with a goal of building our bench, and ensures that
leaders are accurately represented in succession plans and that
managers are using our succession and development planning tools
Staffing: Facilitates and ensures the execution of detailed Area
and Region staffing plans. Works closely with the Director of
Staffing, and other staffing leaders, as the point of escalation
for Field HR with respect to staffing challenges. Ensures that
diverse pipelines exist for managerial positions.
Performance Management: Drives performance management philosophy
through the Region, ensuring execution and consistency.
Associate Relations: Consults with Area HR Managers on associate
relations issues, escalating to VP of HR Operations and/or Legal
when necessary. Leads investigation efforts on escalated associate
relations issues. Ensures consistency in the interpretation and
application of HR policies across the Areas. Identifies patterns,
and elevates issues to Corporate as necessary for resolution.
Labor Relations: Ensures that Area HR Managers are administering
collective bargaining agreements effectively and training their
managers to do the same. Oversees Area HR Managers' union risk
assessments at locations and union avoidance training. Works with
Directors of Labor Relations to develop regional union
avoidance/union management strategy. Participates in contract
negotiations for contracts that cross Areas within a Region, as
Diversity & Inclusion: Drives Company's Diversity and Inclusion
strategy through the Region, promoting Diversity and Inclusion in
all areas of practice. Watches for EEO claim trends and challenges
HR Managers and Operations Managers focus on diversity sourcing,
hiring, and promotions.
Absence Management: Develops and drives regional initiatives
intended to reduce unplanned absence, including safety, workers
comp, LOA, etc.
Due Diligence: Manages HR due diligence and facilitates HR
transition for new business opportunities.
Compensation: Partners with the Compensation department to conduct
wage surveys as needed. Provides compensation guidance and
recommendations to Area HR Managers and Field Operations
Exceptional communication and influencing skills - strong EQ
10 years Human Resources experience in a large, decentralized,
unionized environment, or strong management background with
exceptional track record in getting things done through others, and
a thorough understanding of the business
Demonstrated ability to drive results, through influence and
effective change management
Strong knowledge of HR functions: associate relations, labor
relations, staffing, compensation, benefits, leadership
Ability to work well independently and as a team member, is
self-driven with a sense of urgency
Strong analytical skills and leadership skills
Ability to travel 50%
Bachelor's degree required, Master's Degree preferred
SPHR or SHRM-SCP preferred
Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of
Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule,
work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment
application, submit to a background investigation (to include past
employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are
-The physical and mental demands described here are representative
of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform
the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
-The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally
and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information;
and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.
-While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be
required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently
required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with
hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift
and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.
-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and
the ability to adjust focus.
Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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