Vice President, Human Resources

  • Location: Naperville, Illinois
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #46324
  • Salary: 270000

SkyWater Search is leading the search for a VP of Human Resources near Naperville, Illinois.  Our client is a publicly traded manufacturer with a strong domestic and global footprint and 4,000 employees worldwide. As the SVP of HR, you’ll be a key player on the leadership team and drive organizational excellence in the areas of talent acquisition, talent development and planning, and total rewards.

The ideal candidate will have exceptional business acumen, a global viewpoint, a broad HR background and experience leading the HR function previously within the manufacturing industry. If you’re strategic, highly motivated, resourceful, candid and want to work in an environment that is growing/innovating, please apply to this position.

*Preference will be given to candidates in the Chicago market, but relocation is available for the right candidate. Must be willing to live in Chicago and work onsite full-time in a suburb near Naperville.*

VP of Human Resources

  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #46322
  • Salary: 165000

We are excited to partner with one of the most exciting ecommerce B2B retailers in Minnesota to identify their next Vice President of Human Resources. Winners of nearly any award you can name: #1 Fastest Growing Company in MN, multiple Best Place to Work awards, EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists, etc., this growing $75M+ organization is looking for a talented HR leader to join their executive leadership team, leading a small team.

Reporting to the CEO, The VP of HR is a critical role that will set strategy and direction for all aspects of the HR function in alignment with overall business strategies and objectives to foster ongoing organizational growth and success, including cultivating a strong culture where employees thrive and contribute to the company’s mission. The VP of HR will provide executive-level leadership and guidance to the HR function focusing on the areas of talent acquisition, organizational effectiveness, talent development, employee relations, total rewards, compliance, and employment law. 

The chosen candidate will have a competitive compensation package that includes a strong base salary, annual bonus target, as well as a robust benefits package.

*** This role is local to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the executive leadership team works in the office at their new headquarters regularly. The organization allows for a hybrid work arrangement***

Director of Total Rewards

  • Location: Minneapolis , Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #46319
  • Salary: 190000

SkyWater Search Partners is seeking a dynamic Director of Total Rewards for a Minneapolis-based global med-tech client. Reporting to the CHRO, the successful candidate will lead the strategy, implementation, and enhancement of compensation and benefits programs within this innovative organization. We are looking for an agile and collaborative total rewards leader who thrives in a fast-paced environment and is eager to drive programs that support the business and retain top talent. To be considered, candidates must have global experience, deep compensation expertise and have led benefit optimization efforts. This role has significant flexibility to work remotely but candidates need to be local to the Twin Cities and should expect 1-2 days/week in the office (central/north metro). This role offers a competitive base salary, along with attractive short-term and long-term incentives, and a comprehensive benefits package.

Human Resources Manager

  • Location: Mason City, Iowa
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #46315
  • Salary: 100000

SkyWater Search is partnering with an industry-leading building supply company known for manufacturing quality and high-end products within the residential and commercial markets. The company is known for a talented leadership team, a strong corporate culture and compelling financial outlook. 

We are seeking a talented, collaborative HR Manager to support a manufacturing location of ~200 employees near Mason City, Iowa. This individual will support day-to-day HR operations for the plant while also collaborating closely with the regional HR team and spearheading strategic HR initiatives. 

If you are a hands-on, motivated and collaborative HR professional, we want to talk to you about this position.  Please apply to this position with an updated resume and we will be in touch within two business days.

Sr. Payroll and Benefits Specialist

  • Location: Minneapolis , Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #46314
  • Salary: 70000

SkyWater Search Partners is engaged with a local, private equity backed health care company looking for a Sr. Payroll and Benefits Specialist. This role reports into the HR Director and will be part of a small and mighty team. Our ideal candidate will have experience in payroll processing and benefits administration in addition to a spirit of curiosity and passion for system optimization and efficiencies. They will be adaptable and a strong team-player. 

Senior Compensation Analyst

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #46267
  • Salary: 110000

SkyWater Search Partners is partnering with a global leader in the manufacturing of commercial plumbing systems renowned for their commitment to sustainability and innovation. This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Compensation Analyst looking for a highly visible position within a growing privately held organization. Your strategic contributions will not only support the attraction, engagement, and retention of top talent but also position you as a key influencer in larger-scale system-wide projects. This role offers significant advancement opportunities into management, recognizing your potential to lead and innovate within a dynamic and forward-thinking environment.

Sr. Workday Manager

  • Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #46240
  • Salary: 155000

SkyWater Search Partners is partnering with one of our best clients, a growing $5b global manufacturer, on a Sr. HRIS Manager (Workday) search. The Sr. HRIS Manager (Workday) will be responsible for the strategy, administration, design, and optimization of Workday and related reporting, driving strategic enhancements to improve employee experience and automation. Reporting to the Head of Total Rewards, this role will lead a team of analysts, providing guidance and support for career development while ensuring alignment with organizational objectives.

The ideal candidate has a wealth of experience in Workday including: people leadership, strategic planning, configuration, testing, design, module implementation, and vendor management. Moreover, they exhibit strong collaborative and communication skills, actively engaging with stakeholders to optimize efficiency and enhance customer satisfaction.

This opportunity offers a hybrid work environment, competitive compensation and excellent benefits.

SVP of Human Resources

  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #46212
  • Salary: 250000

We are seeking an operationally and strategically oriented SVP of Human Resources with a track record of growing an organization and creating a people focused culture to enable growth. Reporting to the CEO, the role brings valued business insights to the table as well as deep human resources expertise. The position leads a geographically dispersed HR function across a culturally diverse manufacturing plant environment. In addition to defining the people strategy, this individual plays a hands-on role in the execution of critical HR initiatives aligned with business priorities. Priorities for this role include: optimizing HR capabilities, nurturing talent, and enhancing the overall organizational efficiency of the HR function.  This is a new executive position and one that offers an exciting opportunity to help tackle the inevitable challenges of a rapid growth company.

Essential Functions

·Strategic Partner to the Organization’s Leaders: Collaborate with senior leadership to provide guidance on HR initiatives that align with business strategies and enhance organizational performance, employee engagement, and retention. Function as a strategic business advisor regarding key organizational and management issues. Establish strong working relationships with business unit leaders, ensuring the highest level of collaboration and support is achieved in service of corporate and business unit goals and objectives.
·HR Function Leadership: Cultivate a human resource function that is strategic, proactive, results-oriented, operates with a sense of urgency, and is viewed as a valued partner to the business.
·HR Strategy: Develop an HR strategy aligned with the company’s aggressive growth plans. Plan, execute and drive the initiatives toward the achievement of the plans, including leading HR merger and acquisition activity.
·Compensation and Benefits: Develop and manage compensation and benefits strategies to attract, retain, and motivate employees. Ensure competitive, cost-effective, and equitable compensation structures.

·Talent and Organizational Development: Lead company efforts to attract great talent and establish a culture of high performance through talent assessment, performance management, training, and development. Develop and implement talent management strategies, including talent acquisition, succession planning, career development, onboarding, and rewards and recognition programs.
·DE&I: Champion diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to create an inclusive and equitable workplace for all employees.
·Employee Relations: Handle complex employee relations issues, resolve conflicts, and maintain a positive work environment. Ensure compliance with labor laws and regulations (ERISA, EEOC, FLSA, FMLA, ADA, OSHA, etc.).
·HR Technology and Analytics: Utilize HR technology and analytics to make data-driven decisions and enhance HR processes and systems.
·Compliance and Risk Management: Ensure HR practices comply with all relevant laws and regulations. Manage HR-related risks and maintain accurate records. Direct the formation and interpretation of all HR policies throughout the company

Experience and Requirements:
A combination of larger public/corporate and smaller/entrepreneurial company experience is viewed as the ideal mix, blending “best-in-class” training with empowered, action-oriented, and “roll-up-your- sleeves” experience. Our ideal candidate is motivated by seeing their work translate directly to business success. Primary requirements and experience include the following:

·15+ years in the Human Resources field, preferably within manufacturing
·Bachelor’s degree in HR, business or related field.  SPHR or SHRM-SCP
·5+ years of leadership experience partnering with an Executive Team and CEO
·Prior experience working with Private Equity partners (preferred)
·Experience in supporting a multi-site, geographically dispersed workforce in a manufacturing/manufacturing adjacent environment
·Ability to manage the complexities of a high-growth business and optimize all functional areas of HR to support the business now and into the future.
·Experience leading an HR function through a merger/acquisition.
·Experience initiating and leading change with a high degree of transformation in a matrixed organization.
·Brings professional maturity, business credibility, personal integrity, energy and drive.
·Possesses a sense of humility, empathy, a sense of humor, and critical listening skills.
·Ability to work and interact effectively with a diverse, multicultural workforce


Human Resources Manager

  • Location: Savage, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #46076
  • Salary: 85000

SkyWater Search Partners is working with a long-standing construction equipment company to hire their next HR Manager. This client has been family-owned for 3 generations and is rapidly expanding through both organic growth and acquisitions. Serving as the point of contact for all HR-related items as well as consulting on overall HR strategy, this person will report to the Director of Corporate Services. 

Senior Human Resources Manager

  • Location: Grand Forks
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #46047
  • Salary: 140000

SkyWater Search Partners is excited to partner with a leading, privately-held, manufacturer of premium products as they look to hire a Senior Manager, Human Resources to provide site leadership at one of their locations near Grand Forks, North Dakota.

This is an onsite position and will offer relocation assistance.

This company is growing, is known for being incredibly innovative, with an emphasis on family, employees and quality.  We are looking for a competent and compassionate Human Resources leader who sets high standards, supports employees in their growth and development, with an eye for continuous improvement. 

If you have enthusiasm, drive, and experience leading HR in a manufacturing or distribution environment, please submit your resume for consideration.  

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