HR Director - Melbourne, Florida, United States, 32901

Leonardo DRS is a leading supplier of integrated products, services, and support to military forces, intelligence agencies, and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.

Headquartered in Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture, which rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at .

Job Location: Melbourne, FL

Position Summary:

As a member of the Florida based leadership team for DRS Electro-Optical & Infrared Systems and Land Electronics, the HR Director manages human resources activities in compliance with Company philosophy, objectives and legal requirements. Recommends and leads the implementation of HR programs, policies, procedures, and practices that focus on attracting, retaining, and developing the employee base of approximately 700 employees. Coordinates activities closely with other HR team members across the businesses. The HR Director will report directly to the Vice President of Melbourne Operations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Leads and manages the HR Function and team for the Melbourne, Florida, site
* Direct and coordinate human resources activities in compliance with Company philosophy, objectives and legal requirements
* Lead the implementation of HR programs, policies, procedures and practices that focus on attracting, retaining and developing the employee base
* As the site HR leader, act as a resource to the business on HR topics; and works in coordination with the corporate team for delivery of Leonardo DRS HR solutions in in the areas of: employee relations, recruiting, learning and development, administration of compensation and benefit programs
* Ensure compliance with legislated requirements such as EEO, wage and hour, ADA, OSHA
* Identify and analyze escalated employee relation problems and take appropriate action to resolve such problems. Coordinate with HR Corporate and Legal on legal problems, lawsuits and compliance issues
* May oversee workers compensation claims and coordinate work with insurance carrier and Corporate staff
* Direct and maintain various activities designed to promote and maintain a high level of employee morale
* Lead the succession planning process for the Melbourne location, implementing development plans to enhance current skills and develop new skills required for the future
* Foster an engaged employee workforce allowing employees to provide input into decision making process affecting their jobs, units or departments
* Develop and manage an annual budget for the department and manage expenses within established guidelines
* Determine site workforce requirements and plan for current and future needs
* Assess staff training and development needs, coach and provide solutions
* Serve as technical resource for staff
* Lead the annual performance management process
* Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

Basic Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree and 10 years required with a minimum of five years of experience in an HR leadership role or an equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities
* In-depth knowledge of Human Resources policy and general knowledge of other HR disciplines
* Ability to identify, analyze, develop solutions and make decisions on complex or unique issues which address the Company's business needs
* High energy level, comfortable managing multifaceted projects in conjunction with daily activities in a fast-paced environment
* Strong communication and interpersonal skills
* Special skills required: conflict resolution, negotiation, influencing, delivering business presentations, coaching, and counseling
* Government contracting experience in an HR leadership role preferred
* Experience working with a HRIS system application to include ADP and SuccessFactors preferred

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. #CRP