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Human Resources Manager North America

GRAVOTECH Inc. - Duluth, GA


Company Overview:

Our client, Gravotech Inc. is the North American subsidiary of Gravotech Group, the only global leader to pioneer and master permanent engraving, marking, and cutting solutions using laser, rotary engraving, scribing, and dot peen with software solutions to support Industry 4.0. Gravotech Group was created in 2008, it employs 680 employees worldwide, produces from 3 manufacturing facilities (France, China, USA – Duluth, GA), has 18 subsidiaries across 4 continents, and is represented by over 175 distributors in 77 countries. Starting in 2021, Gravotech evolves into a new branding “Gravotech – Expression of Things” – created on the Internet of Things (IoT) and the ability of objects to exchange digital information with each other. The future is bright for Gravotech.


To support and manage the new organization North America subsidiary (after a re-organization in 2020), we have been retained to fill the position of HR Manager North America based in Duluth, GA (North Atlanta). This role will report directly to the VP HR group located in France.


Job Description:

This is a great opportunity for a well-versed HR Manager North America with hands-on experience in a multicultural manufacturing organization (preferably in an industrial & operational environment), who has a track record in bridging different cultures and is well experienced in working with permanent, temporary employees and staffing agencies. Supervision of a part-time employee on payroll.


In this role, you will be given the opportunity to further develop and structure the North America-based organization. You will take the lead in all HR related functions (i.e., payroll controlling, benefits, compensation packages, recruitment, competency management, personal development & recognition programs, training, safety, employee relations & retention, constant internal communication) and will personally initiate further development and fine-tune HR programs including safety and security. As a member of the management team, you will play a key role in determining the strategy and direction of all HR-related organizational aspects. You will work closely with your direct report in France to further streamline and improve the staffing processes by implementing group guidelines, driving and monitoring change within the organization.


Job Highlights:

  • Lead all hiring and onboarding processes (recruiting, testing, interviewing, coaching, background, references screening, interacting w/external recruiting sources)
  • Implement and conduct job evaluations, annual performance reviews, pay structure revisions, coaching and training sessions, grievances resolution
  • Manage employee benefits programs in accordance with state and federal laws, study and assess benefits needs & industry trends, evaluate contract bids of brokers & carriers (health, 401K), coordinate open enrollment process with the help of our supplier for hundreds of employees scattered across the US and Canada
  • Develop policies, direct & coordinate HR activities including employment, compensation, benefits, compliance, values, safety, training and employee relationships
  • Ensure legal compliance w/ADA, FMLA, Worker’s Compensation, affirmative action, recruitment & selection of employees and annual filings (EEOC, OSHA, Form 5500s, Vets 100)
  • Prepare all internal management reports, assist w/annual budget preparation and planning, record all employee information in company’s HRIS payroll system (Paylocity)
  • Be a member of the safety committee, coordinate all safety training activities w/third party safety consultants, have knowledge of OSHA requirements
  • Key member of the site management team,
  • Great transversal interaction within an international global company


Candidate Profile:

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required at minimum. Preferably in Human Resources, Industrial/Organizational, Psychology, or a related field
  • Minimum 5-7 years’ hands-on HR experience in a managerial role for a mid to large size multi- cultural manufacturing organization
  • Proven benefits administration, performance, and compliance expertise (ex: DOL, state laws, FMLA, ADA, EEOC, Form 5500s and Vets 100)
  • Hiring processes and all-around evaluations experience incl. recruiting, onboarding, retention, training, dispute resolution, and employee development
  • Experience in industrial and customer services-oriented companies is highly desired
  • Know-how and Implementation experience of all safety initiatives, inspections, and training (OSHA)
  • Excellent people-management and multi-cultural communication skills both with local and global upper management are a must to be successful in this position
  • A pragmatic approach and ‘make it happens’ attitude in all circumstances
  • English mother tongue with an additional language highly desired (Spanish, French)
  • Additional HR certificates welcomed (i.e. SPHR, PHR, SHRM)



  • Competitive compensation package (base + bonus on KPI) and excellent benefits (health/dental/vision, 401K match, great PTOs)



  • US Headquarters in Duluth, GA (North Atlanta)
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