Human Resources Director

  • Location: Eden Prairie, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #41196

SkyWater Search Partners is partnering with a large commercial mechanical contracting company to find their next Human Resources Director. This role is based on site, in the southwest metro with some flexibility for remote work. We are looking for an outgoing, hands-on HR leader to lead all HR support for the organization, including payroll. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in the construction industry and be able to provide leadership in the development, implementation, refinement and coordination of HR programs, operations and systems. This position will report to the Director of Finance.


If you are an influential Human Resources leader and want to join an organization where you can truly make an impact, this could be a great opportunity for you! If you are interested please apply online or reach out to Yanna Svensen at




This position is responsible for setting and supporting the client’s core values and culture, wage & salary administration, employee and labor relations, strategic and succession planning, benefits coordination, recruiting and staffing, onboarding, and maintaining the creation and integrity of all employee information.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Work in partnership with the client’s parent company to ensure flawless implementation of corporate programs and communications.
  • Coordinate and lead the recruiting and selection process for exempt and non-exempt employees.
  • Coaching managers on performance management, documentation, and progressive discipline procedures.
  • Conduct investigations and ensure appropriate follow-up and action is implemented on a timely basis.
  • Manage wage and salary administration process including participating in the budget process, advising on appropriate increases, and development plans. This will include reviewing and recommending actions relative to the competitive market conditions, employee performance, and the overall business objectives.
  • Oversee annual performance review process and facilitate professional development and succession planning program.
  • Manage employee new-hire orientation and develop appropriate training programs for new and existing employees.
  • Coordinate implementation of employee benefits programs.
  • Oversee, manage, and implement payroll processes and time clock procedures.
  • Monitor and follow up on all employee relations issues.
  • Manage unemployment claims and participate in unemployment hearings as necessary.
  • Oversee and manage programs to improve morale, teamwork, and employee retention.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.


Management Responsibilities:


  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Payroll Manager




Qualifications / Skills:


  • BA/BS in Human Resources or related field and/or equivalent experience and education.
  • Minimum of seven to ten years Human Resources generalist experience or a combination of experience in two or more human resources specialty areas.
  • Previous experience in the development and implementation of HR programs, policies, and procedures preferred.
  • Ability to handle issues, solve problems, and make decisions based on common sense, background research, and sensitivity.
  • At least five years of management/supervisory experience.
  • Prior experience with managing bargaining unit employees or a union contract is strongly preferred.
  • PHR or SPHR certification preferred but not required.
  • Experience providing superior customer service.
  • Capacity to work on a high performing team
  • Skilled at managing many tasks / multitasking.
  • Positive attitude
  • Driven to help teammates to win ??

Finance Manager

  • Location: Eden Prairie, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #41077

SkyWater is partnering with a high-growth private company in Eden Prairie, MN who is looking to add a Finance Manager. This entrepreneurial position will support the growth and development of our client's newest business arm. As Finance Manager, you will have full P&L responsibilities as well as tactical oversight (A/P, A/R, etc.), and will act as a key business partner to the General Manager of the business segment. We are looking for someone who is comfortable with uncertainty, but also can help drive structure and create processes to reduce ambiguity and maintain integrity in the financial statements.  Problem solving and attention to detail are a must!! 

Group Controller

  • Location: Eden Prairie, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #41053

Skywater is partnering with a $1B private company in Eden Prairie, MN that is looking to add a Group Controller. This Controller will be a key member of the Executive Finance team in its role to lead and develop the accounting team. Reporting directly to the SVP of Finance, the Group Controller will be responsible for revolutionizing practices to get the organization in line with best in class standards. 

Our ideal candidate will have exceptional accounting knowledge, will drive excellence in our existing businesses, and will lead the setup of new practices and procedures for our new businesses. Strong technical skills and excellent interpersonal skills are a must for this business critical role!

If you are looking for a top notch culture where you can provide value by leading and developing an Accounting function, this could be an amazing opportutunity for you!

VP of Financial Reporting

  • Location: Eden Prairie, Minnesota
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #40338


SkyWater is excited to be partnering with a well-established, public company! They have an exciting need to bring on a Senior Director/VP of Financial Reporting. They have been through a lot of change in the past but have leveled out and had really strong results over the past year. The company is very entrepreneurial focused and going through some larger M&A activities. You’ll work under some of the best in the business and be surrounded by like-minded individuals who all have a passion for cultivating a great culture and are engaged in seeing the success of the company grow. By leveraging technology and innovation, this group is surpassing its competitors and are coming out of COVID-19 stronger than ever, so is an excellent time to join this team! As they continue to grow and expand, there will be ample opportunity for this individual to grow and develop down the road.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Degree in Finance or Accounting: CPA and Big 4 experience preferred.
  • 8+ years of accounting experience; public accounting experience preferred.
  • SEC reporting and filing experience for 10-K’s, 10-Q’s and XBLR required.
  • Working knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley, GAAP and SEC Regulations.
  • Working knowledge of Internal Controls and SOX compliance and processes.
  • Success in working across functional areas with strong verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Understanding of the audit processes.
  • Strong self-motivation and ability to manage through ambiguity.
  • To ensure service levels, it is essential that the individual in this role be able to work a regular and reliable schedule as provided by management.
  • Ability to be on-site in Eden Prairie.

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