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February 21, 2009
VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES FOR A DIVISION OF A GLOBAL CONSUMER PRODUCTS COMPANY LOCATED WEST OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS.
DIRECT REPORT TO: Executive Vice President, North America.
DOTTED LINE REPORT: Group Director, Human Resources
Global Parent Company, United Kingdom
REPORTING TO THE POSITION: Director (in Massachusetts operation) and Manager (in
Canadian operation). Total HR staff of
PEERS: Vice President, Operations; Vice President, Finance & Administration; Vice President, Sales.
2008 SALES: $200 MILLION.
CORE OBJECTIVES: manage the integration of three operating units; this is a "Greenfield" opportunity to create HR systems to support the Division's growth.
NATURE OF THE MARKET: Growing consumer product market that continues to do well even in this Global Recession.
A. Consumer Products experience.
B. Experience negotiating union contracts and working within a unionized environment.
C. Ability to start an HR function from ground zero.
D. Experience working in a matrix environment.
E. Success in Post-M&A talent integration.
Our client is an important global player in the $10 Billion consumer products segment. In general, the market is mature and stable. It remains stable even during economic downturns. Within this market, however, our client operates in a niche that is growing at 14% per year.
This is a private company established in 1932. It has operations around the world.
The North American Division is one of the key operating centers. North American headquarters are located less than an hour West of Boston, Massachusetts. There are marketing, R&D, and manufacturing units located near San Francisco and Toronto. Global headquarters are located in the UK.
The North American Division represents 23% of total global sales.
THE EMPLOYEE POPULATION
The North American Division has approximately 550 employees and some of these employees are unionized. 50% of the employee population is female and there is a strong Puerto Rican employee segment within the Massachusetts manufacturing group.
This is the first time that a VP of Human Resources has been hired. The initial task of the successful incumbent will be to learn the culture and the HR systems in place and to make recommendations for what HR policies/practices ought to be changed or kept in place.
The three Operating units have distinctive cultures and histories. One of the challenges will be to knit these operating units into a cohesive whole while respecting unique national, regional, legal, and cultural differences, And this will be accomplished while respecting the unique traditions of the parent company in the UK.
Other areas include HR strategy, and day- to-day HR operations.
Competitive salary and bonus; benefits; 401K plan; relocation.
Forward resumes in confidence to:
STYBEL PEABODY ASSOCIATES, INC.,
a Lincolnshire International Company.
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