Vice President, Global Human Resources


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Cincinnati, OH 


Human Resources

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OPW is the global leader in fueling solutions, offering the most complete line of fueling products and services to major oil companies, petroleum station contractors, convenience stores, hypermarkets, grocery chains, and commercial and private fueling operations on a worldwide scale. Organized into four operating units (Retail Fueling, Chemical and Industrial,Transportation, Electronic Systems), OPW offers the world’s most complete line of fueling solutions for retail and commercial refueling operations and handling for critical fluids. 

As the most trusted name in the petroleum equipment industry for more than 100 years, the OPW brand is recognized around the world for quality products, innovative design, Lean Six Sigma manufacturing processes and unparalleled worldwide distribution.  OPW sales and manufacturing operations span the globe, each one strategically positioned in geographic locations designed to provide optimum product availability, speed of delivery and local representation. The company’s world headquarters is located in Cincinnati, OH. This 250,000 square foot facility is the industry’s largest and most advanced research, product development and manufacturing facility. OPW has seven manufacturing facilities worldwide with three located in the U.S., as well as Czech Republic, Brazil, India and China.   

OPW is a unit of Dover’s Fluids segment, a group of ten companies with revenues of nearly $1.4B. Dover Fluids is one of the four operating groups that comprise Dover Corporation, a publicly traded, well regarded global manufacturing concern with revenues in 2013 of more than $8B. Dover Corporation is known for being a consistently top performing corporation comprised of 34 independent operating companies, most of which are #1 in their niche markets. Dover is also a high value, long term investment:  ROE consistently close to 20%, cash flow about 5% of sales, and Sales growth CAGR near 15% since 1995.  

The primary responsibility of the Vice President, Human Resources is to oversee management of the company’s most important asset – its people.  The candidate will develop HR policies, programs and practices, and coordinate human resources activities such as recruiting, performance management, career development and succession planning, compensation and benefits, employee relations and training.  In order to be successful in this role, the Vice President, Human Resources must serve as a strategic advisor to the President and Leadership Team.  

This position has responsibility for all aspects of this function including OPW’s US, Europe, China, India and Latin America business units and operations.  The position functions at both an operational and strategic level.  Required competencies include strong business acumen, strategic vision, and inspiring leadership. Successful candidates must possess unshakable honesty and integrity. 

The Vice President of Human Resources will report to the President of OPW.

Required Skills

Major responsibilities include leadership development, and implementation of organization-wide policies and programs encompassing all aspects of human resource management including fair employment practices, labor relations, employee health, welfare, and retirements benefits, compensation, employee training and organizational development, recruitment, diversity, wellness, human resource information systems,  ADA and EEO compliance.  Experience in examining and re-engineering human resources operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new programs is necessary. 


Key areas of engagement include:

1.Provide HR advice and counsel to all heads of business units and support functions as well as their direct reports. 
2.Recommend and maintain an organizational structure and staffing levels to accomplish company goals and objectives. 
3.Establish and implement short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures. 
4.Oversee all Human Resource responsibilities including:
   a. Attraction/identification, development and retention of talent
   b. Effective delivery of HR services 
   c. Create a high performance, firm and fair culture throughout all levels of OPW FC globally
   d. Oversee the development of compensation and benefits strategy and programs
   e. Interface with Dover Corporation headquarters on global HR initiatives
   f. Integration of all mergers/acquisitions and divestitures

Required Experience

The successful candidate will possess at least 15 years of generalist HR leadership experience in a global manufacturing environment. Hands-on international experience is critical given the significant global footprint of the business.

• Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation, and analytical skills.
• Experience in strategic planning and execution along with high degree of comfort managing change.
• Capable of working in different cultures with an adaptable approach to influencing in different regions.
• Previous experience assessing leadership development needs with success in establishing appropriate programs to support talent management.
• Knowledge of talent management and organizational development processes and practices. 
• Knowledge of federal, state, and local employment, wage and salary laws and regulations. Ability to interpret and provide advice on the application of EEO/AA laws. 
• Experience in design, development and implementation of compensation and benefit programs. 
• Ability to manage successfully in union-free environments. 
• Strong business background, analytical, organization and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to motivate, influence and inspire. 

Personal Characteristics
• Absolute personal and intellectual integrity, maintaining the highest ethical standards.
• Deliberate, determined and patient; thoughtful and thorough in developing programs and persistent, remaining focused on the long term main agenda in the face of tactical day-to-day issues. Strong organization skills are an absolute requirement.
• An agreeable and stable business and social demeanor, adept at working and dealing with a range of personalities and personal styles, maintaining a productive balance between accommodation and remaining fully resolute.
• Strong intellectual capacity, reflected in sound reasoning, superior analytical talents, mature judgment and incisive self-expression.
• Strong focus on detail and the ability to handle complexity.
• Effective personal stature and presence, self-assured, relaxed, articulate and capable of communicating formally and informally at all levels of the corporation/company/external investment groups.
• Creative, imaginative and courageous, preferring to consider alternative contrary possibilities and to advocate fresh and unique approaches to opportunities, issues or dispute resolution.
• An effective leader, displaying a genuine concern for the fullest professional and personal development of individual contributors.
• Primary strategic orientation, maintaining a consistent long term view in considering alternative courses of action. 
• Bachelors degree is required, and a Master’s Degree or equivalent experience is preferred. 

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OPW Dover

United States

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