Morton – HR Mgr – Detroit

ICONIC BRAND - BIG CHANGES

LARGEST SALT PRODUCTION COMPANY

CURRENT FOCUS: GROWTH, INNOVATION, EFFICIENCY

LEANER STRUCTURE TO DRIVE MORE EFFICIENCY

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WHO WE ARE

Market Leader in Salt

  • Over 30 production, mining, logistics and office facilities in North and South America
  • Market leader in the US, with extensive brand loyalty extending to Canada and South America
  • Products impact our communities; culinary, pharma, agriculture, oil & refinery, chemical mftg, highway de-icing, water softening, pool salt…
  • 170 yrs of heritage with a new path forward; financial rigor, prod. efficiency, and innovation to lead continued growth

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THE ROLE

Highlights

The HR Manager for this mining site (headcount 80+) will:

  • Be part of the new HR direction within the company; focused on continously improving the culture, retention and local employer brand
  • Drive retention through improving all areas of Talent management, including training, employee relations, issue resolution, compliance, etc
  • Improve quality/pipeline of external candidates for all areas of the business

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OUR VALUES

Things we deeply care about

The following are attributes of our best leaders:

  • Intellectually Curious & Great Problem Solvers
  • Self-Motivated, Flexible & Adaptable
  • Consistent Positive Demeanor
  • Hands-on, willing to "get into the weeds"

Job Description

Role Description

 Overview:

The HR Manager (HRM) will provide strategic and tactical leadership in elevating site performance in the areas of recruitment, employment, employee and/or labor relations, job evaluation, benefits administration, employee development, training and special projects.

When speaking with Olympia, please be prepared to share your salary expectations. We are unable to provide a salary range but can give guidance on if your expectations can be met.

 

What you’ll do:

HR Governance – design, manage and execute training, policies & programs that improve performance, communication, culture and plant results while ensuring fairness and safety.

  • Establish site-based programs to foster an inclusive and diverse environment;
  • Analyze trends in turnover, hiring, promotions, separations, and grievances to determine support or action needed to adjust unfavorable trends;
  • Serve as Affirmative Action coordinator and follow required guidelines; and
  • Ensure policies and procedures are administered in a lawful and consistent manner.

Union/non-Union Activity – assist with contract negotiations and day-to-day employee issues.

  • Research local market to assess compensation competitiveness; determining if and where pay adjustments should be made within the bargaining units and hourly work-force, in conjunction with Corporate Compensation Manager and Regional HR;
  • Create and maintain a cooperative and team-based relationship between management and the local union;
  • Serve as plant contact and company representative with government agencies (e.g. State Employment office, Department of Labor, EEOC, NLRB, OFCCP,…);
  • Represent the company and serve as the company spokesperson during grievance meetings and disciplinary meetings with employees; and
  • Stay abreast of changes in employment and labor laws keeping management updated of any significant changes in the regulations.

Talent Acquisition – manage entire recruiting lifecycle

  • Lead the efforts to solicit, hire and train qualified employees;
  • Build external staffing relationships to assist hiring efforts during peak periods; and
  • Position brand as “employer of choice” in, and around, Detroit.

Qualifications:

In addition to demonstrating your capabilities of the above, top candidates possess:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (ideally Human Resources Mgmt. or related field);
  • Minimum of 5 years HR experience (Labor experience preferred); and
  • Preferred experience within the following: Manufacturing, Mining, Health & Safety/MSHA, HRIS systems.

Morton Salt is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Highlights

#1

Largest Salt Company worldwide

80%

Customers are loyal to the brand

1000+

Uses for Salt – Food, Highways, Medical Products, Water Softeners, …

2X

Growth rate over the past year

Key Players

Elishia Arver

Elishia Arver

Regional HR Leader

Yasir Anwar

Yasir Anwar

General Manager - Detroit

Mitch Udany

Mitch Udany

CHRO

FAQs

Why Morton Salt? Why Now?
  1. Morton Salt is a highly recognizable brand that, under new leadership, is rapidly executing on efficiency & results.
  2. Currently there is a heavy focus on finding individuals who can innovate and implement processes that contribute to expansion.
  3. Unique opportunity to drive change that has immediate and obvious impact to the business – truly exciting for those looking to make a difference.
Salary & Benefits
  • When speaking with Olympia, please be prepared to share your salary expectations. We are unable to provide a salary range but can give guidance on if your expectations can be met
  • Typically full benefits information will be provided at/near the offer stage. As a $2.5B+ company, Morton offers competitive medical, dental, vision and disability coverages as well as 401(k), vacation/PTO.
Company Culture

As Morton focuses on global expansion, culture will be defined by those who are successful change-agents, innovators and implementers.

 

Other attributes of building the culture include people who are:

  • Results driven
  • Collaborative
  • Continuous Improvement Focused
Office & Plants

Americas Headquarters in Chicago, IL

 

Plants & Facilities in the Americas include:

Canada – 12 sites

U.S. – 16 sites

Caribbean – 1 site (Inagua)

South America – 7 sites

Interview Process

1

Discuss opportunity with Olympia

2

Forward resume and salary target

3

Olympia Screen

4

Details presented to client

5

Client Initial Screen

6

Interviews

What you can expect from Oympia:

  1. Directness – We will provide candid feedback on your background, skills, and alignment of objectives against the opportunity.
  2. Professionalism – We will keep to any commitments we make to you. Let’s hold each other to the highest standard of professionalism.
  3. Honesty – We will tell you if you are not a fit and we will share whatever information we can regarding your candidacy.

SEARCH CONTACT:

Dan Gathof dgathof@olympiasolutionsinc.com

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Let’s explore if this role fits your career goals.