People & Culture Manager

LocationBrookfield, Connecticut
DepartmentPeople & Culture
Reports ToDirector of People & Cutlure
Position Overview

The People and Culture Manager will be responsible for creating an exceptional employee experience with a focus on attracting the best talent, developing our best talent and retaining our best talent.

Reporting to the Director of People & Culture, the People & Culture Manager will support the Specialty Chemicals & Ingredients (SC&I) management team by providing consultative services, support and partnership in the areas of recruitment, onboarding, employee relations, employee engagement, performance management, talent development and change management.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Support the Director of People & Culture with the implementation of P&C initiatives that support business strategies and goals. Partner with management on the facilitation of programs that enhance employee performance, increase engagement and improve business results
  • In partnership with the SC&I management team, ensure decisions are made in consideration of People & Culture impacts and risks
  • Provide guidance to people leaders in the areas of change management, employee engagement, performance management, employee relations, talent development and compliance matters
  • Drive employee engagement through facilitation of engagement action plans and/or round table discussions. Actively partner with leaders to address root causes of low employee engagement
  • Proactively partner with management on improvements in leadership behaviors, practices, and tactics to increase performance, promote engagement and create a culture of continuous growth and development
  • Handle employee relations issues and conduct workplace investigations. Provide detailed recommendations to management and ensure appropriate resolutions are carried out
  • Provide guidance and support to leaders on the annual performance appraisal process
  • Assist with the day-to-day administration and communication of policies & programs
  • Lead recruitment efforts to ensure timely staffing of open positions
  • Manage employee rewards and recognition programs
  • Conduct New Hire Orientations and assist with all pre-employment and Onboarding tasks
  • Assist the Learning & Development manager with training initiatives and tasks
  • Organize and manage employee events including company celebrations, leadership visits, Lunch and Learns, etc.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.
Skills & Qualifications
  • BA/BS Degree – preferably in Human Resources, Business or related field
  • Minimum five years related experience
  • Demonstrated ability to improve talent acquisition strategies
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, presentation, critical thinking and communications skills
  • Attention to detail and good judgement
  • Knowledge of Federal and State Employment laws and practices
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment dealing with employee relations, problem solving and change management
  • Exceptional team player
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Possess a positive “can do” attitude
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Professionalism and leadership skills
  • Ability to multi-task, sometimes within strict deadlines.
  • Possesses Company values of honesty, integrity, respect, commitment and open to change while modelling the Company Core Principles in all activities
  • Ability to foster collaborative, cross department relationships to meet common objectives.