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Country:  United States

Springfield, OH, US

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Employment type:  Undefined term
Full-time/part-time position:  Full time
Job Code USA/CA:  Human Resources

Director, HR, US

Country: United States (US) 
Location: Springfield
, Ohio (US-OH) 
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At Konecranes, we believe that great customer experience is built on the people behind the Konecranes name – people committed to providing our customers with lifting equipment and services that lift their businesses. Everything we do, we do with passion and drive. 

We believe diversity drives business success and is the foundation for our growth. We welcome different backgrounds and skills that enrich our community and we promote a place where we can ALL be ourselves. This is what makes Konecranes a unique place to work.


Title: Director, Human Resources, US

Reports to: Vice President, HR, AME


The focus of the Director, Human Resources, US is to collaborate and lead HR activities in the United States and ensure consistency and quality of HR services for US leaders and managers. The Director, Human Resources, US acts as a business partner for the business management in the US businesses. They are part of the US management teams and Region Americas Human Resources Leadership Team and reports to the VP, Human Resources, Region Americas. This position manages the HR Managers, HR Generalists and other US HR personnel in the United States.


1. Organization support for Region management

Collaborates with the VP, HR AME to apply and implement the people strategy for the United States together with the business management teams in the United States according to the Group and Region guidance.

Implements the organizational development projects in the United States and ensures US Management teams receive required support in all people processes in the US and in day to day people topics.

Participate and support the Region and Group in global projects when nominated by the VP, Human Resources, AME.

Supports any acquisition integration and change management activities in the US.

Supports creation and implementation of US business strategies and US implementation of group people strategies according to the Group and Region guidance or direction.


2. Tailors and develops HR programs to local needs

Supports the BAs, Group and local management in implementing their HR strategies in the US.

Identifies and implements specific development programs, policies and procedures as required on country level.

Supports the US management teams in identifying, developing and maintaining the core capabilities of employees in the US and works with the VP, Human Resources, AME to ensure the same for the Region.

Works with the training organization in supporting and promoting training needed for the US related to HR topics and competency development.


3. Compensation & Benefits performance management.

Responsible for benchmarking of the compensation model in the US and working with the Regional Benefits & Rewards team and ensures that relevant market data is used when making pay decisions and assists US Management to understand, decide and communicate pay decisions.

Ensures the US business management teams are able to advise the local managers and employees in reward matters.

Assists US business management in the application of the Konecranes Short Term Incentive Policy.


4. Talent Development

Assists the US business management teams in identifying gaps in needed skills for all respective BAs.

Responsible for implementing Konecranes Talent management process and talent mapping in the US.

Assists in succession planning and career path utilization in the US for all BAs


5. Employee Relations.

Ensures that Konecranes is in compliance with local employment laws, regulations and work council processes and, where needed, facilitates the relationship with employee representative, works councils and unions.


EXPERIENCE: At least five years' experience as a Human Resources Manager or equivalent.


EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Human Recourses or other corresponding major is required.


OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Travel required (expected to not exceed 25% on average), including overnight and international. Must have a take charge attitude, be decisive and possess a high level of responsibility. Must be comfortable in a fast pace, growth-oriented environment.



Konecranes, Inc. and its affiliates will not accept resumes from external recruiters or agencies without a Service Agreement and Agency Portal submission. Any resumes sent without a Service Agreement and Agency Portal submission with Konecranes, Inc. are void of any fees and free for internal use. Applicable Konecranes data protection obligations are the responsibility of the agency.

Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers. We are truly a global company with 16,900 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. For over 80 years, we have been dedicated to improving the efficiency and performance of businesses in all types of industries. We believe that sustainable growth is a result of a strong responsible performance. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Other Protected Category.

Nearest Major Market: Dayton

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