Director Human Resources

Date: Sep 1, 2023

Location: Auburn, AL, US, 36830

Company: Briggs & Stratton

Position Description

Participates in the development and delivers human resources strategies and solutions for one or more regions .  Acts as a trusted advisor to all levels of management on day-to-day HR matters. Implements location and oversees regional specific programs to support HR operations.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Partners with local leaders in the development of workforce solutions that drive alignment with the broader location and/or region’s goals. Leads the execution of human resources initiatives for multiple locations and/or functions, regionally or globally. 

  2. Partners with facility HR teams and HR Shared Services to ensure resolution of employee concerns and problems with goal of future problem prevention consistent with government laws and regulations, collective bargaining agreements, human resources policies and procedures

  3. Oversees and/or completes generalist duties to advise Leaders on both strategic and tactical plans which may include: conduct internal investigations, facilitate workforce reductions and/or terminations and grievance administration; participate in contract negotiations with appropriate HR/Leadership of the locations and/or regions

  4. Delivers written communications and presentations to communicate concepts related to one or more functional HR areas for diverse audiences of managers and employees; develops and conducts training and presentations

  5. Leads and manages workforce planning, recruitment, onboarding and training efforts for leaders, managers salaried (exempt and nonexempt) and production/hourly, employees, students and temporary employees 

  6. Drives effective performance management by assisting employees and managers with performance management processes including leading calibration, merit planning and other incentive programs

  7. Collaborates within Human Resources to develop, document and recommend continuous improvement of HR processes, procedures or programs to deliver innovative solutions

  8. Directs the work of groups of employees (leads through managers) and performs full range of managerial responsibilities which may include but not be limited to: recruitment, coaching and developing employees; planning, assigning and directing work; EEO/AA; performance management; department budget

  9. Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Extensive knowledge of principles & practices of HR, HR regulations and compliance for assigned locations and/or regions

  • Demonstrated skills in employee relations w/ strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to work independently and use sound judgment in decision making; demonstrated ability to partner and influence at all levels in the business and to be viewed as a credible, valuable source of information and integral part of management team

  • Strong organization and time management/project management skills necessary to prioritize and oversee projects or teams with multiple assignments and to meet deadlines; ability to react quickly in a fast-paced, changing environment

  • Strong communication skills to facilitate work with diverse groups of employees

  • Foundational experience in building and/or delivering change management and organization development plans

  • Solid computer skills; understanding of all interfaces impacting HR function administration

  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location


Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources Management or related field, or equivalent education and experience

Experience Requirements

Minimum ten years related professional, progressive experience in human resources setting, supply chain or manufacturing preferred, including a minimum of five years of leadership and management experience in a large, complex global organization

Physical & Environmental Requirements



Briggs & Stratton, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, provides innovative products and diverse power solutions to help people get work done. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lithium-ion battery, standby generator, energy storage system, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Vanguard®, Ferris®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Billy Goat®, Allmand®, SimpliPhi®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in more than 100 countries on six continents.


Briggs & Stratton is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Auburn
Nearest Secondary Market: Opelika

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