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Vice President, Human Resources

Syracuse, New York
Human Resources


Job Description


As the Vice President of Human Resources you will take a leading role in shaping an organizational culture of innovation and collaboration.  The Vice President will develop, structure, and operate an HR organization that delivers consistent and flexible experiences, tools, and services throughout the business that help enable the business to remain ahead of emerging trends in work, the workplace, and the workforce. Considering the digital transformation of the organization and what it means for the workforce, you will sit at the center of that leadership strategy.  The Vice President will help Focus HR capability development on teams, networks, and the future of work that leverages inclusion, trust, and transparency towards a culture of innovation and future-orientation. This leader will work with the President of Crouse Hinds to lead a division operating with $1.2B in revenue with 4,000 employees across 41 countries.  Functionally reporting to the EPG VPHR.  


Talent Leader:  

In this role you will shapes a culture of trust, inclusion, and accountability throughout the division.  Partner with the division leadership and functional leaders to build a multi-year talent strategy to ensure Crouse Hinds 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.


Strategic People Leadership:

You will break down silos and integrate 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.


HR Operational Excellence:

You will regenerate the operating model and develop 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. 


Performance Management:

You will 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.


Trusted Advisor:

You will serve as a thought leader and trusted counsel to the Crouse Hinds President 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.












You will possess:

  • An expertise in talent, teams, change and growth.
  • Experience operating with equal capability across a global footprint.

  • The ability to quickly resolve people related challenges, partnering closely with leadership to deliver top talent to meet the current needs of the business.

  • Builder of talent capabilities that meet the future needs of the business.

  • Significant experience hiring and promoting effective leaders and driving the development of capable managers.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 10 years of increasing responsibility in progressive HR environment.

  • Knowledge of relevant local/state/federal/provincial employment laws.

  • Minimum of 7 years leading experienced HR Leaders.

  • Must be authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship.


  • Inspires followership among their leadership team and the broader organization, connecting people to the organization’s vision.
  • Empowers high-quality decision making and breakthrough strategies through a firm grasp of the competitive landscape.

  • Intellectual curiosity that drives new and more efficient ways of doing things.

  • Achieves results consistently even during adverse business conditions.

  • Communicates openly and candidly while fostering a trusting environment.

  • Translates passion into inspiration that drives the function to achieve greatness.

  • Sets high expectations and empowers decision making and execution.

  • Highly adaptable, embracing and leading through new ideas and change.

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 HQ

Job Level: Executive
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?: International relocation – worldwide
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 066032