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ZF is a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility.

ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive product and software solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers. ZF electrifies a wide range of vehicle types. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate and enhancing safe mobility.

Human Resource Manager

Country/Region:  US

Mesa, AZ, US, 85212-9361

Req ID 59594 | OSS Mesa, United States

The Mesa, Arizona Inflator plant is hiring for an HR Plant Manager. The Human Resources Manager is responsible for managing the general HR functions and driving positive employee relations within the production facility, to comply with local/national regulations, ensure adherence to corporate HR guidelines/policy, and ultimately meet the objectives of the business unit. 


Position Responsibilities:

  • Partnering with the management to deal with all relevant employee consultation processes and to support with the change management in the highly transformational environment

  • Supporting the managers in all people issues. In this context you will shape, align, and drive HR interventions

  • Applying core HR processes such as Talent Management, Strategic Workforce Planning, People Performance Management, Reward & Recognition, Health & Wellbeing

  • Acting as advocate for standardization in the execution of HR policies to realize operational excellence. Acting as a sparring partner for the plant management team on local implications and solutions for the business. Counseling managers and/or employees in employee relations procedures and supporting local organizational capabilities development

  • Provide expertise and leadership for the full scope of HR function e.g., resource planning & budgeting, compensation & benefits, performance management, career & talent development, recruitment, training & development and/or labor relation topics

  • Participate in business and strategic planning activities for the purpose of ensuring the proper utilization of human resources in achieving business goals and objectives

  • Implement and deploy HR strategies

  • Implement, apply, and control compliance with HR standards / guidelines / policies

  • Connect with people throughout the organization, keeping a focus on engaging the workforce

  • Initiate and control the development and execution of employee relations strategies while balancing competitiveness with employee advocacy

  • Steer the annual organization and people review process including department organization, succession planning, employee satisfaction survey and employee training

  • Develop and enable career paths and control sufficient employee qualification as well as oversee execution of Leadership, Manufacturing, Technical and Professional skills training

  • Supervise and develop local HR team and support change activities

  • Solve labor issues and guarantee the compliance with legal regulations and ZF policies

  • Initiate and drive the continuous improvement of HR processes as well as projects to implement best practice in HR Management


Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related discipline

  • 10+ years progressive HR experience

  • Minimum 3 years of leadership experience and minimum 3  years manufacturing HR experience

  • Demonstrated success in development and application of HR policy, recruitment & staffing, and talent development

  • Strong project management, facilitation, and problem-solving skills

  • Travel: 0%-30% No regular travel expected but could be necessary domestically/internationally for specific HR meetings that arise

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future



What We Offer:

  • A supportive collaborative team environment

  • Annual Incentive Plan

  • Paid Time Off

  • 401k Plan

  • Health Care Benefits

  • Paid Holidays 

  • Tuition reimbursement for educational advancement

  • A strong diversity culture

  • Supportive Employee Groups and community outreach activities



Be part of our ZF team as Mgr HR - Mesa AZ Inflator Plant and apply now!


Gabriela Monique Palacio


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are more than just words for us. They are at the core of the ZF Way that propels our team members towards their utmost success. We strive to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is a natural reflex. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that every member of ZF can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape next generation mobility, safety, sustainability and social justice. 

With four generations across 118 nationalities in 41 countries, ZF combines a unique variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and ideas. Together, we solve problems, drive innovation and shape next generation mobility. 

Our company is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with us and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please contact us. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran


At ZF, we continuously strive to build and maintain a culture where inclusiveness is lived and diversity is valued. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that all our employees can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this vision in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape the future of mobility.

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