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Plant HR Manager

  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/23/2017 4:03:19 AM
  • 2827278
  • Job Function: Human Resources
  • Business Segment: Oil & Gas Headquarters
Location(s): Italy ; Bari

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Role Summary:
The Plant HR Manager is the first point of contact for assigned managers and employees based in Bari and his/her scope is to provide advice, coaching and support on HR fundamentals and employee related questions; this role is critical in executing our country/region wide initiatives, providing available and responsive internal customer support, and driving HR functional excellence and process improvement.

Essential Responsibilities:
This role will report to the DTS (Downstream Technology Solutions) Sr. Employee HR Manager and be part of a pooled EHRL team supporting nearly 900 DTS employees across different locations in Italy. The Plant HR Manager will mainly focus on the PVS business which is a cross-functional, dynamic, young and fast paced client group of nearly 300 professionals (both white and blue collars) based in Bari.

In this role you will:

  • Meet regularly & proactively with managers to provide HR guidance on change management, compensation, retention, engagement, talent assessments, and performance management enhancing the People’s Leader skills to improve the employee experience and engagement
  • Provide advice and counsel to managers on ER related issues to ensure consistent, transparent and fair application of policies and practices across the Region/Country; as People Partner will own investigations when needed; restlessness promote an ethical and compliant work environment embracing and leveraging Diversity
  • Engage with employees regularly to become trusted advisor and being expert of our people and the way they work; coach managers and employees to ensure team priorities are laser focused, on-strategy, & drive customer success
  • Drive employee development: coach managers to create meaningful, personalized development plans
  • Be the single point of reference for both Unions and Industrial relations
  • Lead the org design initiatives to ensure the optimum operating model and structure and help the teams scale
  • Partner with SHRM, HR BPs, and HR folks to execute on business/country-specific HR strategies & initiatives; lead specific site-wide HR projects as necessary, working across multiple client groups in different locations
  • Benchmark best-in-class ER programs/Initiatives in O&G/GE & in the Industrial Digital industry to attract, engage and retain best talents


    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college (major in HR, Legal, Economics preferred)
    • Master Degree in HR/Labor relations management
    • Strong professional work experience in the HR function as HR Generalist and HR Plant management
    • Previous roles as HR specialist/generalist roles supporting multiple and wide client groups with a “custom made” approach preferably in a manufacturing environment
    • Other HR roles with responsibilities such as recruiting, training, compensation, benefits, employee development or performance management are considered a plus
    • Labor Relations experience
    • Very high proficiency in English
    • Expertise in MS Office, particularly with tools that accelerate productivity (e.g. formulas and pivot table)
    • Enthusiastic team player with a strong drive to create a positive work environment
    • Approachable and responsive resource able to connect with employees at all levels
    • Ability to interface at all levels of the organization
    • Passion for innovative HR solutions and process improvement
    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Willingness to be relocated in other locations when required according to personal development plan and HR org team dynamics
    • EU Work Permit

      Desired Characteristics:

      • Strong oral and written communication skills
      • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
      • Ability to influence others and lead small teams
      • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously
      • Effective problem identification and solution skills
      • Proven analytical ability

        Locations: Italy ; Bari

        GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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