Lead Manager, Employee Resources

Baytown, Texas
03 Oct 2016
29 Oct 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The Lead Manager, Employee Resources is the first point of contact for GE Water managers and employees in our Beaumont, Orange and Baytown facilities. You will provide advice, coaching and support on HR fundamentals and employee related questions. This role is critical in executing our business wide initiatives, providing available and responsive internal customer support, and driving HR functional excellence and process improvement.

Essential Responsibilities

This role will report to the Supply Chain HR Business Partner, and will be a key member of the Beaumont and Orange management team as well as the Supply Chain HR team, providing support to all of our Chemical Monitoring Solutions plants across North America..

As the Lead Manager - Employee Resources, you will:

  • Provide dedicated support and guidance to managers and employees with specific focus on employee advocacy / engagement, HR fundamentals and process training, and employee relations management, performance management and workplace investigations
  • Provide employees and managers with an available first point of contact for questions and guidance on fundamental HR topics and issues
  • Facilitate positive employee relations, employee involvement, safety and teamwork in a non-union environment
  • Ensure that employee relations issues are properly identified, reported, investigated & resolved
  • Provide advice and counsel to managers and employees to ensure consistent application and integration of policies, procedures and practices at 100% compliance to promote an ethical and compliant work environment
  • Lead key HR processes including compensation planning and compliance
  • Conduct HR training and support for functional processes like performance development, talent reviews, Salary Planning, New Employee Orientation and Management Team building and Effectiveness.
  • Conduct investigations including gathering, preserving, documenting and analyzing all available information and evidence, and making recommendations to the business on disciplinary or other follow-up action as appropriate
  • Maintain and protect confidential data with utmost scrutiny, judgment, and care
  • Partner with HR Operations as appropriate to address manager and employee inquiries; provide coaching to HR Operations Specialists
  • Partner with HRBPs (Human Resource Business Partners), ERMs (Employee Resource Manager) and O&TD (Organization & Talent Development) professionals to execute business-specific HR strategies
  • Lead other site-wide HR projects as assigned, working across multiple client groups
  • Assist with other HR special projects or initiatives as needed


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the Human Resources function

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources
  • Master's Degree in Human Resources
  • GE HRLP (Human Resource Leadership Program) Graduate or graduate of a similar program
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience supporting manufacturing specifically in oil & gas, petrochemical or chemical industries.
  • Enthusiastic team player with a strong drive to create a positive work environment
  • Approachable and responsive resource able to connect with employees at all levels
  • Ability to manage a high volume workload and multiple priorities
  • Ability to roll up your sleeves and get involved in details
  • Strong internal and external customer service focus, with a genuine desire to assist others
  • Strong project management and complex problem-solving skills
  • Strong presentation skills and facilitation experience, needed to effectively deliver a variety of HR-related training programs to groups of managers / colleagues
  • Ability to interface at all levels of the organization
  • Passion for innovative HR solutions and process improvement
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented (especially with regard to effectively managing and documenting employee relations issues and investigations)

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