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Human Resources Director- Global HR at Vertiv Corporation

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Columbus, Ohio

Job Description:


Functions as the Human Resources (HR) Business Partner for the Global Product Line business groups.  


Provide strong employee relations consultation on a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, performance improvement advice, employee issue resolution options, coaching supervisors on effective use of discipline, and advising supervisors on involuntary termination processes and decisions. Manages activities related to staffing, training, management development, employee relations, affirmative action, benefits administration, and compensation.  


Has responsibility for the planning and implementation of a variety of company training programs, including the rollout of corporate programs, leadership training as well as salaried orientation and soft skills instructional sessions. Manages the activities of the organizational development and change management programs that reflect company needs assessment results. 




  • Supports Global HR needs by representing HR at the Business Communication Meetings, Operational reviews, etc.  Acts as the HR Business Partner to address issues, facilitate change management and coordinate smooth and efficient operations.

  • Partner with multiple senior business leaders to understand business priorities and translate into effective people plans.  Partner with multiple HR leaders to understand country and region requirements and translate into defendable, global guidance that drives more effective business results.

  • Parle HR policies and practices into practical labor strategies that support and enable the business to work effectively in a global environment. 

  • Balance transactional demands with senior business leadership’s need for strategic vision and partnership.  Perceptive and practical in relying on country HR experts for operational activities and enabling manager self-service.

  • Driver of change through multi-year company transformation, seeking global solutions that honor regional requirements, local culture and employee engagement while balancing business priorities for global integration. 

  • HR oversight of operational activities such as recommending employee relations practices necessary to establish/maintain positive relationships; advising managers and supervisors in the progressive discipline process; sourcing and evaluating data on employee relations and employee satisfaction topics (Vertiv Opinion Survey, turnover, facilities, pay, benefits, working conditions,) and informs management of areas of opportunity; conducting investigations of employee complaints; counseling managers on employment issues; acting as business partner to process improvement & change initiatives. 

  • Works with Vertiv managers and Vertiv Academy to assess and determine salaried professional development needs, skill gaps, implementation and evaluation of program effectiveness. Define and establish key performance measurements to monitor training effectiveness and best practices.

  • Administer in-house programs to train all levels of personnel. Types of training may include, but are not limited to, OJT (skill blocks), personal development, training required as a result of an audit, corrective action, incident investigation or safety review, etc. 

  • Ensures timely and accurate compliance with mandatory corporate training requirements (Vertiv leadership training, Ethics, Conflict of Interest, etc.). 

  • Responsibility for delivering, improving, and sustaining U.S. salaried new hire orientation program.

  • Creates and disseminates the communication and coordination of the annual salaried Performance Management Process to insure that employee performance is evaluated, that employees are aware of their performance, and their development needs required to effectively support organizational objectives.

Additional Information:


  • Ensure legal compliance covering labor relations, OSHA, EEOC, safety, employment, wage & hour, worker’s comp. etc.  

  • Responsible for coordinating and implementing employee communications policies 

  • Participate and engage in continuous improvement and management meetings.

  • Creatively solves problems, makes recommendations, and provides solutions while being a proactive business partner to internal customers.

  • Leads efforts for talent acquisition and staffing within areas responsible as needed.

  • Represent the organization at personnel related hearings and investigations. 

  • Works with Corporate Legal and other sources to insure Internal Human Resources policy and practice compliance.

  • Partners with Total Rewards to build defendable global compensation plans, job architecture and various rewards initiatives.

  • Analyze people data in the context of driving business efficiency and work force planning.

  • Project manage cross group and world-wide HR initiatives. 


  • Experience as a Global Business HR professional preferred.

  • Generalist background with a broad knowledge of employment law, employee relations, training and development

  • In-depth knowledge of principles/practices of Human Resources administration

  • Outstanding communication & interpersonal skills

  • Must have experience influencing leaders and transforming businesses

  • Must have excellent customer service and follow through skills

  • Must have prior experience working with senior leadership

  • Decisiveness demonstrated in resolving employee conflicts

  • Must have strong analytical skills

  • Must have strong problem solving skills

  • Ability to perform complex tasks with minimal direction 

  • Supervisory skills preferred 

  • Strong ability to prioritize multiple projects

  • High degree of integrity

  • Extremely well organized

  • PHR / SPHR preferred.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related emphasis required, masters in Human Resources / Labor Relations or MBA preferred 

  • High proficiency with MS Office Applications

  • Minimum of 10 years Human Resources experience

  • Minimum of 3-5 years Human Resources experience in a global environment