Regional HR Manager
Human Resources
Kankakee Illinois Jul 21, 2021

Our client is a market leader in the manufacturing of roofing and building materials. The company Canadian owned and operated business with production facilities worldwide and has many years of unparalleled success in the roofing materials industry. Quality, integrity, and trustworthiness are the values that underlie this success, and we have built this company by hiring people who hold these values. People like you!

The Regional Manufacturing HR Manager – East will be responsible for overseeing HR activities at multiple plants and will report to the Director of HR Business Services US.

*This role is based in Kankakee, IL

Position Overview

The Regional Manufacturing HR Manager – East will be responsible for overseeing HR activities at multiple plants and will report to the Director of HR Business Services US

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Business Partnership:       

  • Work with operations team to identify, create and implement innovative human resources solutions that enhance business performance specific to manufacturing

  • Partner with Corporate HR to champion, execute and monitor the effectiveness of corporate programs and initiatives 

Leadership Development:  

  • Drive talent review and succession planning processes using a consultative approach that ensures a strong talent bench 

  • Work with leaders to create and ensure successful completion of individual development plans 

  • Equip managers with the tools and training to optimize their performance 

  • Working with Corporate Training, develop and facilitate leadership training from Plant Managers to Supervisors.

  • Coach and mentor the plant HR support personnel to deliver daily HR activities.

Talent Acquisition: 

  • Partnering with the recruiting team, acquire top talent through improved selection tools and criteria, and local outreach efforts 

  • Cultivate internal talent, participating in key role promotional decisions 

  • Ensure local relationships to recruiters to assist in timely recruitment

  • Ensure appropriate on-boarding is in place in each plant

Employee and Labor Relations:      

  • Contribute to the creation of a workplace that mirrors the IKO Values

  • Where applicable, partner with the Plant Manager for the day to day administration of the CBA

  • Develop a Labor strategy which includes positive labor relations training 

  • Participate in union negotiations. Prepare and contribute key HR data to ensure successful outcomes within the collective bargaining agreement 

  • Manage and resolve employee relations issues by conducting effective, thorough and objective investigations

Compensation and Benefits

  • Experience conducting external salary and benefit surveys to ensure competitiveness

  • Working closely with Corporate Benefits, oversee day to day medical and pension benefits issues


  • Ensure compliance with all federal, provincial, state and local employment laws and regulations 

  • Communicate, interpret and apply company policies, procedures, and Code of Conduct 

  • Ensure compliance with all Human Resource processes 

Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement   

  • Champion the shaping and sustaining of a diverse and inclusive workplace 

  • Consult with leadership to develop plans to promote an inclusive environment that is engaging, enabling and energizing and one where our associates can thrive


  • University degree, preferably in Human Resources Management  (Master’s Degree a plus)

  • Previous manufacturing/industry experience (7+  years)

  • 10 years plus generalist HR and/or HR Business Partner experience

  • Proficient in all areas of Federal & State or Provincial employment law and human rights legislation

  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel and Power point)

  • Requires travel within North America – Up to 25%