HR Manager, Motion North America

Nidec-KATO Engineering

Louis, MO

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Job Summary

Job Summary:
The Human Resources Manager is responsible for the HR strategy execution in North America. The focus is on proactively driving execution to ensure the DS business targets are achieved through its people. Driving HR best practice and managing the efficient execution of the HR value chain is also a key focus of the role.

Job Description

1. Training and Development (incl Occupational Health and Safety Assurance)
  • Design and track the implementation of the training plan for all Motion US employees
  • Measure application of learning to ensure return on expectation (ROE) and return on investment (ROI)aligned to the Nidec Automation core competencies that enable target achievement and business sustainability
  • Provide reporting on training delivery and attendance
  • Manage the training delivery through in house trainers and/or service providers
  • Facilitate and conduct management development interventions based on the core leadership competencies
2.Recruitment and Selection
  • Efficiently manage the filling of open roles
  • Ensure that the approval to fill process is complied with
  • Train and coach managers on competency-based interviewing
  • Provide accurate reporting on time to fill open roles and efficient problem resolution on delays to fill
  • Liaise closely with HR Shared Services to fill open roles efficiently
  • Track performance of newcomers to advise on changes to recruitment and selection processes
  • Conduct workstyle assessments where needed and feedback to candidates where necessary
  • Ensure that the on-boarding and off-boarding processes are completed accurately and efficiently
  • Ensure all roles have updated job descriptions
3.Performance Management
  • Drive the implementation of performance management across the business
  • Proactively identify issues of poor performance to advise plant management on corrective actions
  • Compile performance improvement plans (PiP)and assist management to implement and track
  • Guide management on daily performance coaching
  • Create interventions to drive a culture of performance excellence
4.Employee Relations
  • Provides hands-on management of labour related actions
  • Actively manage unnecessary downtime by instilling a collaborative culture in all plants
5.Compensation and Benefits
  • Analyze discrepancies and advise on corrective actions
  • Advise plant management on appropriate recognition programs for all employees
  • Manage the annual merit, promotion and equity adjustments cycle, providing guidance to management on how best to align reward with performance
  • Implement and drive compliance to the MOEN compensation and benefits approach and policies
6.Stakeholder Management, Compliance and General support
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews practices to ensure ongoing compliance.
  • Forge a business partnering relationship with all DS stakeholders
  • Balance employee and organizational interests when advising management on corrective actions and/or disciplinary matters
  • Manages and maintains organization and employee data with strictest confidentiality
7.People Management
  • Create a high-performance culture with the HR team
  • Actively drive the development of the team
  • Provide daily hands-on guidance to the team to avoid re-work, errors
  • Inculcate a culture of service excellence with HR administration related tasks.
8.HRIS management
  • Ensure that there is excellent data integrity on Workday
  • Actively monitor the movements on Workday to ensure reporting is accurate
  • Drive the use of Workday as the single source of truth throughout the business

Additional Job Details

Competencies (skills, knowledge, and behaviors)- job level appropriate:


  • Action orientation
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal savvy
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Plans and organizes
  • Attention to detail
  • Time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Prioritization skills
  • Customer focus
  • Instills trust
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite


  • Proficiency with HRIS systems (preferably Workday)
  • Leadership skills
  • Coaching skills
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.
  • 7 years related experience

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