Arconic HR Manager in Alcoa, Tennessee



HR Manager

Job Function:

Human Resources

Business Unit Group:

Global Rolled Products

Position Description:

Arconic is currently in search of an HR Manager , to join our Global Rolled Products Operations business unit in Alcoa, TN.

Arconic’s Tennessee Operations, is one of the most modern aluminum fabricating facilities in the world. The plant converts scrap and prime aluminum to produce high-quality molten metal and aluminum sheet. We are recognized as a world leader in the business. The facility has been located at the Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains for 100 years. The facility produces product for aluminum can body stock as well as the automotive industry after a significant investment in new equipment in the last few years. Further development of product portfolio that utilizes the existing assets and future investments is essential to continuing to evolve this facility that is well-known for its cost-effective production methods and strong workforce.

The job of Human Resources Manager presents an excellent opportunity for a proven HR leader. We will look to you to partner and guide the leadership teams in translating business strategy into HR action that drives business results. The incumbent will also collaborate with the GRP Human Resources Managers across the 13-plant system to achieve strategic and tactical plans.

The position reports to the GRP Operations HR Director with a strong dotted line to the plant manager.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to :

  • Build the plant’s leadership team, HR team and lead change through organization design. Must have excellent business acumen and proactively serve as a resource to the management team.

  • Serve as a Strategic Business HR partner and develops plans in tandem with functional HR processes.

  • Serve as the “champion” of learning, organizational development, workforce and career planning and training. Must have solid HR skills, and be comfortable driving change in a union environment.

  • Lead the talent management efforts including succession planning, competency development, process planning, career planning, retention efforts, and development activities across the plant.

  • Support performance management initiatives and integrating balanced assessments, goal setting and development processes.

  • Serve as the “in-house” communicator of best practices and industry/learning trends to plant and HR team.

  • Drive performance of the shop floor workforce in partnership with the union to create and develop high-performance work teams.

  • Provide “leading-edge” orientation, “on-boarding” and employee communication processes in partnership with other lead team members.

  • Support and drive inclusion and diversity commitment. Understand, assess and develop solutions and tools to enhance recruitment, selection, retention of diversity candidates. Train, support and drive inclusion across plant in partnership with the various Employee Resource Groups at the facility.

  • Advise and counsel managers and their staff on HR/labor issues and activities.

  • Guide the Labor Relations strategy and manage overall relationships with local unions.

  • Understand local, state, and federal laws, rules, regulations, and statutes governing HR processes.

  • Understand and apply lean manufacturing concepts to HR systems and problem-solving.

  • Recognize that accident prevention is equal in importance to production, quality, delivery, and cost control, and accept responsibility to work safely and to promote safety consciousness among fellow workers


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Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience leading and directly managing others in a heavy manufacturing environment

  • Broad HR generalist / business partner experience supporting a manufacturing organization.

  • Experience leading and managing significant organizational change, organizational development and/or organizational effectiveness.

  • Experience with talent management

  • Progressive Labor Relations experience

  • Good communication skills (both oral and written)

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; can build solid and lasting relationships at all levels of the organization

  • Able to make difficult decisions and execute accordingly

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

  • Minimum of 5 years’ HR experience functioning as an HR manager, business partner or generalist

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment, with direct involvement to HR related matters

  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a unionized environment

  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Business Unit:

GRP Operations

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