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Human Resources Director

United States, Illinois, Elk Grove Village
800 Arthur Avenue (Show on map)
June 04, 2024

Human Resources Director

Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States

Building the people that build the world.

With platforms in HVAC and Detection and Measurement, SPX Technologies builds innovative solutions that enable a safer, more efficient, sustainable world. Through our RiSE talent development framework, we Reach, Identify, Strengthen, and Engage our employees to support them in their continued development. We're a global company of problem solvers, collaborators, and innovators, and our businesses build solutions that impact the world.

As part of Detection and Measurement, Genfare is a leader in configurable fare collection systems in the public transit industry. By creating high quality equipment and payment systems to improve the rider experience, we empower equitable mobility and provide services to better connect communities.

How you will make an Impact (Job Summary)

SPX is a diverse team of unique individuals who all make an impact. As the HR Director, you will have the opportunity to drive the strategic planning, tactical management, and effective implementation of HR strategy, programs, and processes that support business priorities for the CommTech & Genfare businesses. The HR Director supports three locations with a significant focus on talent, employee engagement, organizational design, employee relations, performance management, compensation, and continuous improvement. The HR Director is an essential member of the CommTech & Genfare leadership and global HR leadership teams, partnering to meet strategic and financial objectives of the business and develop an efficient, engaged, and inclusive workforce. The successful HR Director will be a strong change leader and influencer, possessing extensive knowledge of the HR field, employment laws and compliance, and business literacy.

What you can expect in this role (Job Responsibilities)

While each day brings new opportunities at SPX, your core responsibilities will be:

  1. Business Partnership

  • Understand key business drivers and challenges to provide HR business partner support to leaders to proactively identify risks, opportunities, and potential solutions that enable the business to deliver on long-term and short-term commitments
  • Align human resources with business strategic objectives and corporate HR objectives
  • Effectively implement HR initiatives and programs (communications, employee engagement, learning & development, compensation & benefits) across the business
  • Foster a culture of accountability and engagement to ensure the business has the right talent at the right time and place
  • Use business knowledge, trend reporting, and data to provide solutions that align with business goals
  • Manage key HR metrics, including turnover, time to fill, succession depth, and project completion rate
  • Lead key HR projects and continuously improving HR processes
  • Contribute to merger & acquisition activity to include due diligence and integration

  1. Talent and Organizational Development

  • Select, retain, and develop the right talent and capacities, ensuring professional and hourly staffing needs are met through creative, proactive, and effective attraction and retention processes and program
  • Direct and support employee career development and recognition programs
  • Partner with leaders to identify and implement training programs aligned with development needs and linked to business strategy
  • Oversee performance management process to identify key talent, succession planning and talent action plans
  • Maintain and administer a total rewards process that directly ties compensation to performance; manage annual pay planning process, including analysis of budget & other relevant criteria
  • Effectively analyze and recommend organizational capabilities to support the delivery of the business strategy

  1. Employee and Labor Relations

  • Continually improve employee relations through proactive identification of workplace issues, appropriate policy development and implementation, and employee engagement
  • Provide direction and/or support for all regulatory requirements including EEO, FLSA, OSHA, FMLA, ADA, and corporate compliance guidelines

  1. Change Management and Continuous Improvement

  • Champion new initiatives and act as a catalyst for change
  • Support the development, execution, and implementation of digital solutions and more streamlined HR processes to drive continuous improvement and efficiency
  • Build case for why change matters, overcome resistance to change, engage key stakeholders and drive processes to sustain change
  • Participate in other projects as assigned that relate to the overall goals of the department and organization

What we are looking for (Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education)

We each bring something to the table, and we are looking for someone who has:

Required Experience

  • At least 10 years of experience in progressively responsible HR leadership roles
  • At least 7 years of management experience, with 5+ years on in a HR leadership role
  • Experience in a global and/or technical project-based business preferred

Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated capability in core HR areas (employee relations, compensation, talent management, engagement, organizational design)
  • Proven ability to speak with data and build businesses cases in oral and written form
  • Proven ability to build effective partnerships with senior leaders
  • Experience attracting, retaining, motivating, and developing high performing teams
  • Demonstrated success building leaders within HR and businesses
  • Knowledge of the levers to drive cultural change and accountability at all levels of the organization
  • Experience in multi-site manufacturing market with a workforce of ~250+
  • Experience managing large HR projects across multiple locations and countries
  • Exposure to diversified industrial business
  • Knowledge of employment laws (FMLA, FLSA, OSHA, EEO, ADA)
  • Knowledge of allocating HR resources and measuring HR performance
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem solving abilities with keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Continuous improvement mindset, with a proactive approach to identifying and implementing process enhancements
  • Collaborative mindset, with proven ability to work cross functionally
  • Skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams

Education & Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field required
  • MBA or other business/HR related graduate degree preferred
  • PHR/SPHR/GPHR Certification preferred

Travel & Working Environment

  • Onsite office environment
  • Travel 25%

How we live our culture

Our culture is at the center of what we do and, more importantly, who we are. Our core values set a standard for how we manage ourselves, and our Leadership Model sets the standard for how we engage with each other. Whether you are an individual contributor or you lead a large team, each of us leads at SPX.

What benefits do we offer?

We know that the well-being of our employees is integral. Our benefits include:

  • Competitive and performance-based compensation packages and bonus plans
  • Educational assistance, leadership development programs, and recognition programs

Our commitment to embrace diversity to build a culture of inclusion at SPX

We value different backgrounds, experiences, and voices at SPX, and we are committed to challenging ourselves, openly communicating, and striving to improve every day. We believe in creating an inclusive work environment where everyone has a voice and is encouraged to realise their fullest potential.


SPX is a diversified, global supplier of infrastructure equipment with scalable growth platforms in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), detection and measurement, and engineered solutions. With operations in 17 countries and approximately $1.4 billion in annual revenue, we offer a wide array of highly engineered products with strong brands.


At SPX , what's in it for our employees transcends market-competitive compensation and benefits. Our Total Rewards program also includes opportunities for employees' personal development, career growth, and recognition. These programs focus on alignment and assessment of organizational, team, and individual efforts toward achieving business results. Our development and career growth programs empower our employees to enhance their skills, develop new competencies, and pursue career goals. SPX benefits package provides choices designed to help employees manage their well-being. Our compensation programs are performance-based to recognize and reward employees who work hard, display the values and leadership practices we embrace, and deliver exceptional results.


  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Results

At SPX, our values are at the heart of everything we do. We use our values every day to help us make the right decisions. We embrace a common purpose and strive for improvement. We respect and value each other as individuals and recognize that only by working together, as a team, can we reach our full potential. We take responsibility for our actions, build strong relationships with each other and our customers, and always act ethically. Our values inspire us to achieve the high standards of quality, safety, and performance that our customers expect and deserve.


Our work environment is established on a work-life philosophy supported by policies, programs, and practices that help employees achieve success within and outside the workplace. We believe in creating an inclusive work environment where employees strive to realize their fullest potential. We are an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed to making selection decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected basis.