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Director, Human Resources - Power Components Division

Moon Township, Pennsylvania
Human Resources


Job Description

The HR Director is responsible for leading the Human Resources function for the Power Components Division (PCD), establishing solid business partnerships, and driving functional excellence. Direct responsibility for business with over $560M in revenue with 3 sites and 250-300 employees located in the US/PR, Pune, and the Dominican Republic . Develop, implement, and validate Human Resources programs, policies, and initiatives aligned with short and long-term business plans. Foster a culture in the organization that makes work exciting, meaningful, and engaging for our employees. Reports directly to Vice-President of Human Resources for Controls and Protection Division (CPD) and functionally to Vice President/General Manager for PCD.


  • Work with the group, division leadership, and functional leaders 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.
  • As strategic business partner, work with Leadership to set direction, priorities and culture expectations, championing the Eaton Business System (EBS).
  • Provide strategic leadership coaching to leadership; act as a role model and sponsor for Eaton Vision, Leadership Attributes, Aspirational Goals and Doing Business Right.
  • 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.
  • Manage and develop skills of the Human Resources team to support business initiatives and goals including direct and functional reports, Encourage and drive knowledge retention and best practice sharing across the division and group.
  • Build organizational capability through ownership of talent management processes including acquisition, assessment, performance management, employee development, succession planning and retention. Manage and develop employee recognition and reward 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. employee listening programs) to determine organizational issues and action plans. Exemplify Eaton’s leadership attributes.
  • Foster a culture where ownership of health and safety is embraced by all employees. Utilize MESH to ensure compliance with state/federal safety requirements and drive “zero incident” culture.
  • Provide leadership guidance and mentoring. Develop and implement solutions to organizational challenges by leading/coaching others through change.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or business administration from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 10 years of increasing responsibility in progressive HR environment
  • Experience with manufacturing facilities
  • Authorized to work in the US without Company Sponsorship

Position Criteria:

  • Knowledge of relevant local/state/federal/provincial employment laws
  • Leadership experience in Organization Development, including Organizational Change Management and Organizational Assessment & Design
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking capability and business acumen; experience partnering with senior leadership to create and drive strategic HR and key functional initiatives
  • Strong interpersonal skills and savvy to play a key leadership role in driving Eaton’s high-performance culture with strong employee involvement and engagement
  • Excellent facilitation/coaching skills. Ability to coach functional and leadership teams
  • Strong leader of people with proven capability to empower, motivate and develop others
  • Strong drive for results and sense of urgency
  • Strong assessor of talent with proven experience in managing talent
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail; able to manage multiple priorities
  • Implement / leverage processes, review metrics, and measure on-going review of effectiveness for continuous improvement
  • Experience developing and executing a talent strategy
  • Proven ability to influence and work effectively across all levels in a highly matrixed environment
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree and/or HR certification.
  • Prior experience working with a large matrixed organization.

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 CPD Circuit Protection Division

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, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 052829