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Manager Human Resources

Date: Sep 19, 2022

Location: Lee's Summit, MO, US

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Our Lee's Summit manufacturing facility is looking for our next HR Manager. This is an opportunity to join an organization with an established brand - a proud past and stronger future. You'll support the location's hourly and salaried employees as well as site leadership. This position will lead the HR function for the location including: process/metrics orientation, employee engagement/communications, leading change, and developing local HR strategy. 

Position Description

Manages the human resources activities for one or more areas of the company.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Leads execution of human resources initiatives for a specific business unit, plant, locations or functions
  2. Ensures 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 managers on both strategic and tactical plans which may include: provide coaching and support related to any HR discipline; conduct internal investigations, facilitate workforce reductions and/or terminations and grievance administration; participate in contract negotiations with appropriate HR/business unit management
  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. Oversees recruitment efforts for managers and hourly, exempt and nonexempt employees, students and temporary employees
  6. Assists employees and managers in developing goals and objectives and assists with performance management processes including leading calibrations
  7. Collaborates within Human Resources to develop, document and recommend continuous improvement of HR processes, procedures or programs to deliver innovative solutions
  8. Performs full range of managerial responsibilities which may include but not be limited to: interviewing, hiring, coaching and developing employees; planning, assigning and directing work; EEO/AA; performance management; department budget
  9. Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Comprehensive knowledge of principles & practices of HR, HR regulations and compliance
  • 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 project or team with multiple assignments and to meet set deadlines; ability to react quickly in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Strong communication skills to facilitate work with diverse groups of employees
  • 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 seven years related professional, progressive experience in human resources setting.
  • Manufacturing industry experience preferred.
  • Minimum three years management experience, preferred.

Billy Goat, located outside of Kansas City, Missouri, is the premier manufacturer of specialty turf products with a reputation for innovation, productivity and quality. Started in 1967 as a subsidiary of Clipper Manufacturing, Billy Goat became independent in 1969. In May 2015, the company was acquired by the Briggs & Stratton, LLC. Billy Goat features a complete line of product solutions for residential, commercial and municipal needs serving rental, contractor and retail markets.


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.

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