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Senior Human Resources Director

Date: Mar 13, 2023

Location: Harrisburg, PA, US

Company: Dorman Products

Dayton Parts was acquired by Dorman Products in 2021, and for over a century we’ve supported the commercial vehicle market to boost driver uptime by combining the largest selection of parts with the deepest levels of service, engineering, and innovation.  Today, we're a billion-dollar global brand, with more than 3,000 contributors across multiple countries and continents, and we remain focused on driving new solutions. We rely on everyone who works at our family of companies, regardless of role and experience, to contribute to our success. That means everyone has a unique ability to make an impact on the business and is encouraged to bring their authentic selves to work. Just like we provide freedom to fix cars and trucks, we also give you the freedom to pursue new ideas, offer different perspectives, and grow in your career

As a member of the Dorman’s Heavy Duty Manufacturing & Distribution Business Unit senior leadership team, the Senior Human Resources Director oversees the deployment of the human resources strategy across the business unit. Provides strategic leadership and guidance to senior business leadership related to the implementation and management of the workforce strategy in respective business areas. Manages the delivery of HR programs and value-added solutions to the business unit in the areas of organization and leadership development, talent attraction and retention, change management, workforce planning, succession management, diversity and inclusion, and contributor engagement. Leads an HR team of four and is accountable for setting and ensuring high qualities and standards for HR service delivery.


•    Act as a strategic partner and trusted advisor to senior leaders of the Heavy Duty Business Unit
•    Work collaboratively with other Dorman Business Units and the Corporate HR Operations and Centers of Excellence teams to ensure a seamless, integrated HR experience 
•    Develop and administer all HR initiatives and strategies for assigned area. 
•    Provide leadership, direction, coaching and development for direct reports.
•    Influence and lead organizational change
•    Develop and implement Contributor experience strategies and tactics in alignment with Dorman’s Culture of Contribution and achievement of enterprise-wide goals
•    Manage business unit HR operating and fringe budgets  
•    Use data and metrics to influence and drive business results
•    In conjunction with Talent Acquisition, develop a strategic approach to attracting and recruiting talent.  
•    Assess needs and design plans related to change management, succession planning, and contributor development initiatives. Partners with Talent Management to execute initiatives


•    Strong knowledge of laws, rules, regulations, case law, principles, and practices related to employee conduct, performance, and dispute resolution
•    Proficient in talent acquisition and development concepts, principles, and practices related to employee selection, career development, succession planning, and strategic workforce forecasting 
•    Proficient in performance management concepts, principles, and practices related to planning, monitoring, rating, and rewarding employee performance
•    Strong knowledge of HR concepts, principles, and practices related to employee health benefits, retirement, workers compensation, and other benefits programs
•    Strong understanding of compensation concepts, principles, and practices
•    Strong ability to work with contributors at all levels of the organization
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Physical Requirement: Capability to lift 20 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach, swivel, carry items from one building to another, and speak and actively listen. Noise level is usually moderate.


•    Bachelor's degree in HR or related field required; Master’s degree preferred
•    10+ years HR Business Partner experience with 3+ years leadership experience
•    Experience working in a distribution, manufacturing, or other industrial environments

Dorman Products is an equal opportunity employer; we value a combination of ideas, perspectives, and cultures at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia
Nearest Secondary Market: Harrisburg

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