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Sr. Director, Human Resources

Date:  Jun 7, 2021

Buford, GA, US, 30518

Global Industrial, a Systemax Company

Corporate Overview

For over 70 years Global Industrial has been an industry leader providing private label and brand name industrial equipment and supplies to businesses throughout North America.


We carry over 1.7M industrial, material handling and business products that are sold through our website, corporate sales people and full color catalogs. We are constantly increasing our product offerings to meet the diverse and changing needs of our customers. Our customers include small to large corporations, institutions and government agencies as well as consumers.

Key Responsibilities

Advisory Role

  • Serves as the strategic partner for assigned business leaders to support people strategy and initiatives across varied HR domains for various business line (office, client, practice area, etc.) in close consultation/collaboration with broader HR team.
  • Provides insights and advice, not just data, to support decision making and leads change when necessary.
  • Collaborates across broader network of HR experts (engagement, performance, learning, etc.) to provide well rounded advice and comprehensive solutions and/or deliverables.
  • Influences decisions by building strong stakeholder relationships and partnerships.
  • Participates and contributes in leadership, financial and business planning meetings.

Workforce Management

  • Understands business landscape and capacity (supply/demand) to serve as an advisor in relation to utilization and headcount planning through close collaboration with HR deployment team.
  • Provides information and insights to relevant stakeholders around managing effective utilization, ensuring the right team structures and right distribution of skills to support growth.
  • Supports team sizing, alignment and succession planning.
  • Maintains an understanding of business pipeline through strong connection with business leaders, HR deployment and finance team.
  • Provides recommendations on team structure and hiring needs based on headcount imbalances.
  • Supports business unit Manager alignment and succession planning.
  • Serves as a champion for career planning initiatives
  • Is a resource for HR deployment team on large scale staffing dilemmas and intervenes on utilization outliers.
  • Keeps HR deployment team aware of important account strategy initiatives or impending large-scale account changes
  • Consulted on employee domestic transfer cases.


  • Partners and advises on content for learning as specifically required to support stakeholder in close collaboration with Learning team.

Performance & Coaching

  • Provides expertise and partners with the business leaders and performance management team to validate performance, information, promotion recommendations and coaching activities.
  • Supports leadership sessions and communications about performance and promotions.
  • Is a sounding board/expert for stakeholders on coaching needs that derive from the annual planning and performance management processes.
  • May lead performance management follow ups for Managers and junior team members.
  • Is a champion to create a culture of ongoing feedback and high performance.

Competencies and skills

•    Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s degree or JD in Labor and Employment Law preferred)
•    13+ years relevant work experience, multinational/global professional services required
•    Demonstrated ability to establish key relationships with business leaders and develop strong credibility
•    Sound analytical acumen and ability to interpret business metrics
•    Experience working in a fast-paced and changing environment
•    Strong mental agility and problem-solving skills
•    Ability to proactively and continually collaborate with the business and broader HR team to bring the ‘best’ to your ‘client’
•    Experience in interfacing with international audiences and cross-office teams
•    Strong project management and communication skills; ability to effectively communicate and work across all levels of the organization
•    Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality and work with highly sensitive data and information
•    Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task while working against tight timelines
•    Attention to detail and commitment to get things done, and getting them done well
•    Sense of humor appreciated!

EEO/AA Statement

Global Industrial, a Systemax Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Nearest Major Market: Alpharetta
Nearest Secondary Market: Atlanta

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