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Human Resources Director

Syracuse, New York
Human Resources


Job Description

Eaton’s Electrical Product Group is seeking a Human Resources Director for its Crouse Hinds Division.  The Human Resources Director position will be located at its Syracuse, NY facility.

Position Overview:

This position will lead the Human Resources function for the Engineering, Marketing and Sales functions as well as the Airport Lighting and Wonderware West business units of the Crouse Hinds Division (CHD) globally with sites and resources across the North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.  This role will be responsible for establishing strong business partnerships and acumen while leading the function to drive performance of the business. Responsibilities include:  development and implementation of Human Resources strategy, programs, policies and initiatives aligned with short and long-term business objectives.  Fostering a culture in the organization that promotes employee engagement and a passion for excellence in all areas of the business in alignment with Eaton’s leadership attributes. 

Reports directly to the Marketing, Vice President and functionally to Vice President, Human Resources for the Division.   

Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

Essential Functions:

  • You will be a Talent Leader: Shapes a culture of trust, inclusion, and accountability throughout the division.  Partners with the division functional leaders to build a multi-year talent strategy to ensure CHD has the right succession of talent to achieve long-term goals. Ensure all leaders understand their roles as talent generators - focus on the success of talent from recruitment, onboarding, promoting, and retention through a purposeful and strategic use of powerful people analytics and data that will focus the organization’s direction for the future. Leads the division’s Sales Incentive Planning process including the coordination and collaboration of our 7 plans.  Lead the benchmarking and technology transition of our sales incentive plans with the Eaton sales reporting and technology platform.

  • You will have Strategic People Leadership: Breaks down silos and integrates thoroughly with the business. Partner with senior leaders to develop the people strategy that is Increasingly easy, agile, and flexible supporting collaboration and teams; serve as the strategic HR leader on current and future trends in areas such as talent, culture, and external implications. Drives innovation towards the future throughout the organization.

  • You will build HR Operational Excellence: Regenerates the operating model and develops its capabilities continuously through the deployment of Eaton programs, ensuring quality of process and content and alignment with the business strategy to achieve goals and objectives.  Optimize organizational design methodology to focus on continuous improvement and organizational efficiencies with clear orientation towards the future of the workforce. 

  • You will use Performance Management: Build high performance organizational capability through leadership and partnership with the leaders on the talent management processes including acquisition, assessment, performance management, employee development, succession planning and retention.  Drive a worker-centric approach to the workplace, HR, and management practices that impact people on the job. This should include design thinking, an outside-in perspective, and treating the workforce like customers.  Manage and develop employee compensation/reward and recognition programs, driving pay-for-performance culture aligned with business objectives.  Foster a culture of leader ownership and accountability of the employee life cycle.

  • You will be a Trusted Advisor: Serve as an influential thought leader and trusted counsel to the Crouse Hinds Vice Presidents to lead continuous and sustainable transformation across the organization. Provide thought leadership to the HR organization and business leaders on Talent strategy and design, organizational culture, leadership capabilities and labor relations.  Authentically model and champion Eaton’s leadership attributes, and ensures focus and progress on diversity, equity, and inclusion journey.

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of unique, we- as individuals and as a company – are stronger


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field. 

  • Minimum of 7 years of increasing responsibility in a progressive HR environment.  Knowledge of relevant local/state/federal/provincial employment laws.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and/or HR certification

  • Prior experience in a manufacturing environment or working with a large field-based organization  

Position Criteria:

  • HR Technical Knowledge: Significant experience with development of HR systems and strategies, leadership and organizational development and compensation administration.

  • Strategic/Business Acumen: Demonstrated strategic thinking capability and business acumen; prior leadership experience as strategic HR business partner.

  • Strong project management skills with ability to lead a cross-functional business team.

  • Communication:

    • Clear, concise and influential communication skills

    • Excellent facilitation/ coaching skills. Strong employee relations skills with the proven ability to drive change and leadership ownership/accountability.

  • Build Org Capability: Solid labor planning, talent development skills with a focus on attracting and selecting talent to meet current and future needs. Ability to build high performing diverse teams. Inspires others to connect vision with strategy. Proven ability to demonstrate followership.

  • Leadership: Strong leader of people with proven capability to empower, motivate and develop others. Able to exemplify and hold others to the Eaton Leader Profile.

  • Drive for Results: Strong drive for results and sense of urgency; data and metrics-driven. 

  • Ability to work in a matrixed environment and leverage resources as needed.

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 CHD EP Americas

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: 063969