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 Area Human Resources Manager- (Bilingual Spanish) - Tempe, Arizona, United States

Job information
Posted by: Penske 
Hiring entity type: Transportation 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: HR - Generalist
HR - Recruiter
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Spanish - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 1704728 / Latpro-3542597 
Date posted: Apr-27-2017
State, Zip: Arizona, 85281


- Do You have at least 4 years of well-rounded human resources experience, preferably in a multi-site capacity?

- Are you bilingual in Spanish?

- Have you successfully helped drive business results through HR strategy and support?

- Do you have labor relations experience?

- Does the idea of 60% travel, throughout Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Western Texas, and New Mexico interest you?


If you said YES to the above, we are interested in talking with you!




This position is a key member of the Mountain Area management team, a true Business Partner reporting directly to the Vice President of Operations with a strong dotted line to our west coast HR director.  This role Supports  a 75% hourly workforce, esponsible for managing a $110MM business with 1000 associates throughout AZ, NV, CO, NM, ID, UT, and Western TX.  This position will be based out of our Tempe, AZ office.


The position oversees all talent management activities for the Area including:  talent acquisition and new hire orientation; talent development; performance management; associate and labor relations; benefits communications; compensation; and relocation issues.  Working closely with the Area staff, the position will require a proactive approach to ensuring that we have the right associates in the right jobs and who are fully engaged, with strong benches to ensure sustained business success. 


Penske values the well-being of our associates and their families.  That's why we offer competitive wages and benefits, including a company vehicle and an opportunity for annual bonus.


Candidates with experience in the transportation and/or logistics industries, and those with prior labor relations experience are highly preferred. The position requires someone with strong communications and influencing skills who is self-driven, embraces change, and has a comfort level working in a matrix environment.




Staffing: Supports centralized recruiting team in resolving issues around requisition accuracy, approval chains, and manager responsiveness.  Takes an active role in supporting recruiting activity for "local" jobs like hikers, customer service associates, etc.  Maintains relationship with local colleges and technical schools.  Understands Area's Affirmative Action Plans and partners with recruiting team to advise them on opportunities to access local diverse recruiting sources. Provides compensation recommendations to recruiter.  Actively participates in interview process, especially for supervisor and above roles, and reviews all candidates' applications prior to hire.  Analyzes recruiting and turnover trends (good hires vs bad hires) and follows up on Area basis.


Associate Development: Maintains oversight of high performers in certain roles and ensures that development plans for those associates are in place. Actively works with Workforce Planning tools, MT Assessments, and other talent management tools to "build the bench" for the Area.

Leverages training tools such as SkillSoft and educates managers regarding training availability.  Conducts on site/webinar training as necessary.  Ensures that all associates have access to appropriate job-related technical training.


Performance Management: Actively engages management team in performance management process from a training and coaching standpoint, and ensures follow-up on performance improvement plans.


Training and Development: Provides HR associate and manager training as needed, including performance management, selection skills, safety, workplace violence, harassment in the workplace, equal opportunity, wage and hour laws, diversity, leadership, and other Area-focus topics.


Labor Relations: Conducts regular union risk assessments at locations and union avoidance training beginning with high-risk non-union locations.  Acts as first responder at first signs of unionization efforts in non-union locations.  Establishes relationship with local shop stewards and union business agents.  Co-owns 1st and 2nd step grievance resolution with local management, and assists with arbitration preparation.  Participates in contract negotiations as appropriate.


Associate Relations: Advises associate and management on the interpretation of personnel policies, programs, and procedures.  Conducts location HR audits and ensures HR compliance.  Investigates associate complaints and works with manager/Legal to respond and resolve, elevating serious or complex issues to HR Business Partner and/or Corporate Security.  Ensures that all associates are aware of the Ombuds program, the Problem Solving Process, and HR access. 


Wage and Hour: Regularly analyzes area associate data, and scans for correct information, compensation parity (Equal Pay Act), FLSA compliance, consistent practices according to Penske policy, etc.  Explains PTO policy to managers and associates.  Facilitates resolution of payroll issues in a timely manner, taking steps to avoid similar issues in the future.


Compensation and Benefits:  Responsible for communicating benefits to all managers and associates on a regular basis, and for encouraging participation in Company's 401k plans.  Also responsible for gathering and maintaining market data on pay and benefits, and feeding such information to the Corporate Comp team.


Diversity: Ensures that Area and District management teams foster an inclusive work environment, and have taken Diversity Awareness Training.  Ensure managers' understanding of equal opportunity in the workplace.  Act as a conduit with field management and the legal department in providing required information around EEO claims, such as signed statements, identification of witnesses, etc.


Analytics: Provides Area staff with relevant and meaningful HR metrics and analytics as required, using tools such as Citrix, Oracle, Salary Admin, Taleo, CDP, OLMS, etc.  Analyzes turnover, retention, LOA, workers comp, and exit interview data to determine human capital strategies for the Area.


Absence Management: Actively manages associates out on LOA for any reason.  Reviews unexcused absence abuse and works with manager to take required corrective actions.  Reviews LOA reports for trending and anomalies.  Explains workers comp, disability and FMLA processes to managers and encourages use of toll-free numbers for handling.


Due Diligence: Conducts HR due diligence for new business acquisitions and facilitates new business HR transition, to include issues relating to benefits, compensation, completing and executing on Local Procedures Manual, and related activities.


Associate Engagement: Drives Associate Opinion Survey Action Planning at the location level and ensures that plans are being carried out. 


- Bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant work experience

- Bilingual Spanish - highly preferred

- Prior Labor Relations experience highly preferred

- 4+ years Human Resources experience preferred, but will also consider internal Penske associates with at least 5 years' management experience, thorough knowledge of the business, strong communication skills, and a desire to learn HR, either as a career or as a means of development for future roles with the Company

- Strong knowledge of HR functions: associate development, associate relations, labor relations, staffing, compensation, benefits, training

- General knowledge of employment law (deeper knowledge required for certain states)

- Ability to work well independently and complete tasks with minimal supervision; strong sense of urgency

- Demonstrated track record of honesty and integrity

- Detail oriented with strong organizational and documentation skills

- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-sensitive environment

- Adaptable quick learner with the ability to pick up company's systems and processes quickly

- Ability to travel.  This is a field HR operations position.

- 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 required.


Physical Requirements:

- The physical 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 essential functions.

-The associate must regularly lift and /or move up to 25/lbs12kg, frequently lift and/or move up to 50lbs/ 23kg and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100lbs/45kg.

-Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus.

-While performing the duties of this Job, the associate is regularly required to stand; walk; sit and talk or hear. The associate is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.


Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, is a partnership of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group, General Electric Capital Corporation and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 216,000 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.



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