Human Resources Manager at Mitsubishi Chemical America (MCA) April 2023

Human Resources Manager
Mitsubishi Chemical
Sacramento, CA, USA

Mitsubishi Chemical America (MCA), one of 4 regional headquarters established by parent company Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, includes 20 group companies in North and South America. The formation of this regional headquarters on April 1, 2017 has provided the organization and infrastructure needed for us to realize synergies, within regions and globally, among the vast network of Mitsubishi Chemical companies. MCA and the group companies represent decades of knowledge and experience across numerous industrial and technological industries, with over 4,000 employees in 4 different countries.

The origin of Mitsubishi goes back to 1870, when the founder, Yataro Iwasaki, started a shipping firm with three aging steamships. Yataro’s brother, son and nephew expanded the business into various fields during their respective terms as president and set the foundation of the Mitsubishi companies. After WWII, the original Mitsubishi organization was disbanded to become independent companies as they are today.

Job Purpose

The Human Resource Manager role contributes to company performance by providing tactical and strategic consulting on people and organization development strategies in support of the business objectives. This role is critical in executing our people initiatives, providing internal customer support, and driving HR functional excellence. Performs HR related duties at the professional level while supporting more than one functional group. The HR Manager has responsibilities in the following functional areas: workforce planning, benefits administration, payroll, employee relations consultation; policy interpretation and application, performance management; and talent management consultation. This role will partner with the Talent Management COE in the areas of Talent Acquisition, Employee Development, and Succession Management.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Ensure the effective delivery human resource services to the sites around workforce planning, compensation, benefits, payroll, performance management, employee relations and talent management consultation.
  • Manage the Human Resources (HR) team to effectively partner with the leadership team to align HR strategy to business strategy and educate managers and employees on company policies, procedures, and benefit plans and ensures their consistent application.
  • Identify and implement strategic improvements in HR effectiveness, HR processes, and employee engagement to build and maintain a positive work environment.
  • Leads the team to manage and resolve employee relations issues as well as conducts effective, thorough, and objective investigations. Manage the employee discipline and termination processes to ensure all are administered in a manner which is fair, ethical and satisfies applicable laws as well as site and corporate policy.
  • Analyzes trends and metrics to develop solutions, programs, and policies based upon business needs to provide proactive insights for HR solutions.
  • Ensure the site HR teams effectively consult with leaders to provide day-to-day HR guidance, coaching to leadership on a variety of actions to including employee relations issues, policy interpretation and application, and talent management and development (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions) and identify new HR strategies as needed
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks, and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the legal department as needed/required
  • Partner with the Regional Talent Acquisition team to ensure the timely hiring of qualified job applicants for all open positions; drives the site HR teams to collaborate with department managers to understand skills and competencies required for the openings
  • Partner with Talent Management and site leaders to monitor and drive workforce and succession planning as well as identify training needs and individual coaching needs. Partner with the Learning & Development function to help identify training needs and align training programs with business objectives. Provide input to leadership to develop succession plans ensure we have a robust pipeline of talent to meet the future talent needs of the business.
  • Maintain working relationship with the union officer group. Participate in negotiations as well as any grievance or discipline meetings.
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Knowledge / Skills / Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field required
  • 7+ years of experience in Human Resources positions
  • 5+ years of experience in Human Resources management. Previous experience in manufacturing or chemical manufacturing is preferred
  • Knowledge of employee laws in the U.S. and in particular California
  • Broad HR knowledge across all HR functions/processes as well as HR expertise and experience in people management, employment law, employee relations, succession planning, talent management, coaching, and conflict resolution
    Professional Certification (SPHR or PHR) highly desirable but not required.
  • The ability to communicate effectively to all levels of employees and present oneself as an active team player throughout the organization
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and relationship management skills

Pay Transparency

The salary range for this position is $97,040 – $145,560. Factors such as scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, job-related skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and business considerations may influence base pay offered. This salary will be subject to a geographic adjustment (according to a specific city and state), if an authorization is granted to work outside of the location listed in this posting.

EEO Statement

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation values diversity in the workplace, is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally recognized protected basis under applicable law.
Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or other applicable laws. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition.

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