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Human Resources Director

United States
Human Resources


Job Description

Eaton has an opening for a Human Resources Director to be located in Plymouth, MN 
This position will lead the Human Resources function for Eaton’s Energy Automation Solutions (EAS) division with six primary sites across the United States and Canada.  This role will  be responsible for establishing solid business partnerships while leading the function to drive performance of the business.  Develop and implement Human Resources strategies, programs, policies and initiatives aligned with short and long-term business objectives.  Foster a culture in the organization that promotes employee engagement and a passion for excellence in all areas of the business.  Reports directly to VP/GM EAS and functionally to Vice President, Human Resources for the Electrical Products Group (EPG).
About Energy Automation Solutions Division:
The Energy Automation Solutions division delivers intelligent energy solutions by combining power systems expertise with innovative technologies to help our customers generate, deliver, and manage energy safely, efficiently, and reliably. EAS provides a range of power delivery and reliability, automation and control, advanced metering and demand response solutions designed to increase efficiency and smart operations. The EAS business serves customers in the utility, commercial, industrial, mining, renewable energy and other markets. With a spirit of innovation crossing decades, EAS is proud of its ground-breaking innovations through customer collaboration, long-standing commitment to investing in R&D, more than 10,000 patents held globally, and its award-winning solutions in power delivery, power quality, power reliability and end customer automation in the utility space. The technical skills, innovative thinking and the tireless dedication of our employees around the world are Eaton's greatest resources.
Essential Functions Include:
  • Work with the division leadership, functional leaders and site managers to drive change, aligning human resources programs and initiatives with strategic objectives and annual business goals.  Drive unified plans with measurable objectives that support business, financial and employee engagement goals.
  • Drive HR functional excellence through deployment of Eaton programs, ensuring quality of process and content and alignment with the EBS to achieve goals and objectives.  Ensure that knowledge retention and sharing mechanisms are developed, continuously improved and sustained.  Develop, optimize, document and standardize sustainable processes, sharing best practices across the division and larger organization.
  • Build organizational capability through ownership of talent management processes including acquisition, assessment, performance management, employee development, succession planning and retention.  Manage and develop employee compensation/reward and recognition programs, driving pay-for-performance culture aligned with business objectives.  Foster a culture of manager ownership and accountability of the employee life cycle.  
  • Drive positive employee relations to provide an optimal work environment for all employees. Effectively deploy communication plans and utilize assessment tools (e.g. the employee survey) to determine organizational issues and action plans.  Exemplify and lead Eaton Values, Leadership Attributes and Ethics.
  • Provide leadership guidance and mentoring.  Develop and implement solutions to organizational challenges by leading/coaching others through change.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required
  • Minimum 7 years of increasing responsibility in a progressive HR environment
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship


Position Criteria:

  • Significant experience with development of HR systems and strategies, leadership and organizational development and compensation strategy.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking capability and business acumen; prior leadership experience as strategic HR business partner.
  • Excellent verbal / written communication skills and the ability to influence directly and remotely.  
  • Excellent facilitation/ coaching skills.  Strong employee relations skills with the proven ability to drive change and leadership ownership/accountability.
  • Strong leader of people with proven capability to empower, motivate and develop others.
  • Strong drive for results and sense of urgency; data and metrics-driven.  Strong project management skills with ability to lead a cross-functional business team.
  • Ability to work in a matrixed environment


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and/or HR certification
  • Experience with managing change and business integrations
  • Experience with sales incentive plans

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Human Resources

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: EPG EAS Electrical Automation Solutions

Job Level: Director
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 050319