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HR Manager (PENA)

REQ: REQ-144508 Human Resources

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • Sparks, NV, United States
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HR Manager (PENA)

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Panasonic Energy is seeking an HR Leader to join our team as an HR Manager, reporting to the Sr. HR Manager. The HR Manager role is a strategic business partner who formulates and implements people/organizational strategy for assigned clients for Panasonic Energy at the Gigafactory. This role is responsible for ensuring the effective and consistent delivery of human resources services including coaching/counseling employees and leadership, sourcing and selection, performance management programs, organizational effectiveness, compensation, leader, and employee development and providing HR leadership for the employee base of over 4,300 at the Gigafactory. Bring your energy and creativity and come build with us.

Essential Duties:

  • Understands business goals and recommend thoughtful new approaches, policies, and procedures to affect continual improvements in business objectives, productivity, and development of HR within the company.
  • Collaborates with department leadership to harmonize site-specific priorities in alignment with diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging, engagement & talent initiatives
  • Assists with the development and drives the implementation of employee relations strategies that focuses strong positive employee relations.
  • Uses change management strategies to guide the organization through transitions in structure, processes, or systems, ensuring minimal disruption to day-to-day operations.
  • Supports professional development initiatives to enhance employee skills and knowledge.
  • Manages performance management including goal setting, performance reviews, and development plans.
  • Provides guidance and support to department people leaders and employees on HR-related issues including employee relations, compliance, benefits, and compensation.
  • Partner with other HR functional areas such as Talent Acquisition, HR Operations, Legal, and Learning and Development to bring robust solutions to bear for organizational challenges.
  • Increase employee engagement and positive employee relations through high-touch interactions, upstream communications, opportunities for involvement both at work, as well as in the community.
  • Develop leaders in the organization with excellent coaching and partnership.
  • Present in various operational and employee meetings across a spectrum of HR related topics.
  • Prepare contingency plans and emergency operational support in coordination with risk management planning.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements:
To ensure the health and safety in the workplace and for the protection of our employee’s, wearing PPE is a requirement for some roles at PENA and may include equipment such as a full Tyvek suit, safety shoes, gloves, safety glasses, face mask, bump cap, and a full hazmat suit that includes a respirator.
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
Qualifications:  Requirements - Required and/or Preferred
Basic/Required: High School Diploma or GED
Preferred:  Bachelor’s degree in business, HR, or related field 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years HR leadership experience, with a majority in a manufacturing environment, preferably in both union and non-union environments. Multi-site HR leadership preferred.
  • Humility and high self-confidence to listen without ego, and advocacy for the important things. Positive energy.
  • Demonstrated comfort in multi-national environments.
  • Superb written and spoken communication. This role is a critical leadership role, with communications affecting a large organization.
  • Demonstrated excellence in investigatory elements of employee relations including having addressed concerns related to discrimination, compliance, safety, etc.
  • Flexibility – critical for a start-up environment.
  • Alignment to Panasonic’s seven (7) core principles (contribution to society, fairness and honesty, cooperation and team spirit, untiring effort for improvement, courtesy and humility, adaptability, gratitude)
About Us:
Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is collaborating with Tesla at a massive battery factory near Reno, Nevada which is known for its quality of life and expansive outdoor adventures. Panasonic's role at the Gigafactory is to manufacture and supply cylindrical lithium-ion cells to Tesla for their electric vehicles and energy storage systems.
Over the past few years, the Gigafactory has grown to the largest lithium-ion battery factory in the world. Together with our partner Tesla, we continue to revolutionize the lithium-ion battery space and accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy and transportation.
Our mission at PENA is to make the vision of affordable Electric Vehicles a reality by producing the world’s safest, high quality, and lowest cost batteries. Through this effort we will create a clean energy society and our products will change society’s use of and perceptions of electric power.
In addition to an environment that is as innovative as our products, we offer competitive salaries and benefits.
Supplemental Information:
Pre-employment drug testing is required. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. without restriction.
Panasonic is an Equal Opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law.  All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Energy of North America.

REQ: REQ-144508 Human Resources

  • Sparks, NV, United States
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