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Telesis Human Resources Director - HIES North America

Location: Michigan City, Indiana, United States
Job ID: R0041369
Date Posted: Jan 12, 2024
Segment: Connective Industries
Business Unit: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems
Profession (Job Category): Human Resources
Job Type (Experience Level): Senior Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Summary of the position:

Hitachi’s HR Director-HIES North America provides strategic HR direction for Hitachi Industrial Equipment Solutions companies in North America excluding Hitachi Global Air Power.  This position will be responsible for the following areas for businesses in scope: employee relations, employee communication, onboarding, benefits management, performance management, policy implementation, retention strategies, workforce development, Hitachi compliance, and employment law compliance and staffing selection.  This position requires an extremely perceptive person who can relate to individuals at all levels within multiple organizations while balancing employee goodwill and business needs.

This position is located on site at Telesis in Circleville, Ohio.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with senior leadership to understand goals and set strategy related to workforce development.
  • Plan, lead, direct, develop and coordinate HR strategic activities across businesses within scope.  Report to Vice President, Human Resources to ensure growth and improvement objectives are met. 
  • Serve as the strategic human resources partner to business leaders, managers and employees across all other functions.
  • Provide management and leadership to HR teams in companies within scope.  Work closely with Director, Human Resources for Hitachi Global Air Power to ensure consistency across all North America companies. 
  • Regularly review and advise on human resources policies.  Assist with policy and process revisions and communicate internally as required.
  • Work closely with employees and managers to resolve issues.
  • Manage program deployment in key human resource disciplines, including:
    • Diversity and Inclusion.
    • Talent identification, placement and development.
    • Workforce development.
    • Performance management.
    • Compensation and benefits.
    • Employee relations and conflict resolution.
    • Employee communications.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or a related field required.
  • PHR or SHRM certification preferred.

Professional experience:

  • Minimum of ten years of experience in a human resource leadership role with demonstrated delivery of results in customer and employee satisfaction, HR process improvement, achieving staffing and retention metrics, maintaining positive employee relations and HR process implementation and support.
  • Strong teaming skills, project management and influence skills are essential, as the role requires cross-organizational coordination.
  • Must be reliable, dependable, trustworthy and tactful.
  • Candidate must be able to interact effectively with all levels of employees.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment are essential.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, computer skills, and coaching skills required.

Key behaviors:

  • Strong ability to relate to employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Must be reliable, dependable and extremely trustworthy.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong influencing skills.
  • Proven ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work well within a team.

Direct reports:

  • Directly manage Hitachi HR employees located in businesses of scope.

The successful candidate is responsible for complying with Hitachi Global Air Power US Code of Ethics and related policies. In performing the job, the incumbent shall take all steps necessary to comply with our safety rules and requirements and must actively support the organization's efforts to meet and exceed its goals of creating and maintaining a safe workplace.

This description is to serve as a guide. It is intended to be flexible and will continue to evolve over time with business needs and demands and may be updated periodically and at the Company's discretion.

Hitachi Global Air Power US is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate based on race, religion, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or other protected categories under applicable law, whether in recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, compensation, or other conditions of employment.

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