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Job summary:
The Human Resources Specialist will function as a HR subject matter expert in order to partner with operations management on all people issues to ensure we attract, develop and retain the best talent and fuel the continued growth of the organization. The Human Resources Specialist is responsible for assisting operations personnel with compliance with CEMEX HR policies and procedures as well as terms and conditions of collective bargaining (union) agreements where applicable. 

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Supports the number one value to Ensure Safety in the organization, in, while also exemplifying the other values of the organization, including to Focus on Customers, Pursue Excellence, Work as One CEMEX, and Act with Integrity
  • Adhere to all CEMEX, OSHA, and MSHA rules and regulations at all times and wear proper safety equipment while on plant grounds. Conducts Safe Behavior Observations and actively participates on Plant Safety Committees
  • Executes professional HR objectives, practices and policies to meet business needs
  • Works collaboratively with HR Centers of Expertise to implement HR initiatives at plant level
  • Assists the process of change in the organization
  • Identifies and tracks staffing needs of business and works proactively to fill them via internal and external hiring, succession planning, and retention practices
  • Collaborates with operations management to maintain positive employee and labor relations including managing local grievance processes.
  • Manages the hiring process including creation of job descriptions, requisitions,  recruiting, behavioral interviewing, selection of candidates, preparation of offers of employment and conducts new hire orientations
  • Ensures that candidate backgrounds, education, and references are verified before hiring decisions are made
  • Conducts exit interview and monitors all activities related with departing employees
  • Oversight responsibility for compliance to company rules & policies and government regulations 
  • Investigates employee complaints and/or grievances  and allegations of policy and rule violations
  • Coordinates employee training and development, engagement, and retention activities for assigned operations
  • Councils and assists management in employee discipline, improvement plans and termination hearings/meetings
  • Perform other job responsibilities as assigned by management
  • Bachelor of Arts or Science or equivalent degree from an accredited university
  • 2 years of Human Resources management or related experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong communication skills written and verbal, including presentations before small and large groups
  • Proficient with a personal computer - word, excel and power-point; SAP HR, Success Factors, and/or Taleo a plus
  • Deep knowledge of Human Resources Generalist function
  • Knowledge of Labor Relations fundamentals preferred
  • Strategic decision making and tactical human resources experience
  • Analytical thinking - problem solver that seeks best solution(s)
  • Team Player - works well with others and is capable of collaborating across regions & functions
  • Ethical and high compliance to institutional policies and standards
  • Strong sense of urgency and customer service
  • Ability to manage multiple issues at one time
  • Ability to travel overnight and on weekends as needed
  • Ability to work all hours including early morning, nights and weekends
Working conditions:
  • Capable of working in a heavy industrial manufacturing environment including noise exposure, temperature fluctuations, and exposure to weather elements when required
  • Ability to physically perform the essential job functions for the position
Physical requirements:
  • Requires walking, sitting, lifting, pushing, pulling, and climbing to a significant degree
  • Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently
  • Job involves sitting most of the time, but also involves walking or standing for brief periods of time 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear, in order to communicate to employees/visitors

CEMEX is an EEO/AA (equal opportunity/affirmative action) institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital or familial status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by under federal, state or local law in the programs or activities which it operates.

CEMEX will consider for employment qualified Applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all local, state and federal laws.

Arizona Smoke-Free Act.  CEMEX complies with the State of Arizona’s Smoke-Free Act (Arizona Revised Statutes § 36-601.01).  Smoking and/or the use of tobacco or related products is prohibited in and on CEMEX property as well as any building and/or vehicle owned or leased by CEMEX.

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