Mgr Human Resources - Allentown- manufacturing preferred
Allentown , Pennsylvania
October 19, 2017
With a nationwide sales team and several manufacturing locations, B. Braun Medical has become a leading full-line supplier of healthcare products and services in the U.S. The company is committed to delivering innovative products and services with unmatched quality, superior technology, and cost-effectiveness, while maintaining environmental responsibility. Through its "Sharing Expertise®" initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services. B. Braun employs over 4,500 people in the USA. B. Braun Medical Inc. began its operations in the USA in 1957. Initially, the company manufactured and sold disposable plastic syringes. During the 1980s and early 1990s, the company undertook several expansions and enlarged its product line of disposable medical devices. With the acquisition of McGaw, Inc. in 1997, including Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS®), B. Braun dramatically broadened its product lines and services to U.S. customers.

U.S. Facilities and Operations:

Supporting product sales are a network of nationwide marketing and manufacturing locations. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is home to the U.S. Corporate Headquarters along with the marketing offices of the Hospital, Outpatient Markets (OPM), Renal Therapies, Vascular Interventional, International, and OEM Divisions. Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc.(CAPS®) is also managed from this location. The nearby Allentown, Pennsylvania, facility manufactures Needle-free products, IV Safety Catheters, Anesthesia Systems, Introducers, Pharmacy Admixture products. Vascular products including Right Heart Catheters and Interventional Accessories are also manufactured in Allentown. The Irvine, California facility produces IV Solutions, Basic and Specialty Nutrition, Drug Delivery, and BTC products. Infusion Pump Systems are manufactured in Carrollton, Texas and IV administration and IV and Irrigation sets are produced in the Dominican Republic.


Position Summary:
Under minimal supervision, the Manager, Human Resources is responsible for managing some aspects of Human Resources and Talent Acquisition for PA Operations. Be the employees' voice in management, which requires understanding and interpretation of employment law and company policy. Initiate and coordinate and participate in all plant communications. In addition, manage all aspects of HR Administration, Office Services, and Cafeteria oversight. Is an active participant on the Corporate Positive Employee Relations Strategy Team.
Responsibilities: Essential Duties
  • Resolves high-level employee relations issues and provides direction to HR Reps in ER matters. Counsels with managers, supervisors, and employees on various performance issues. Investigates and resolves employee complaints.
  • With Corporate direction, develops and administers Company policies and procedures to accomplish Company objectives and ensures compliance with legal requirements.
  • Partners with Corporate Compensation to develop, implement and administer pay structures, policies, and processes. Works with Compensation on promotion, equity and other pay adjustment requests.
  • Assists in the annual performance appraisal and merit review process.
  • Manages Office Services staff and function.
  • Manages the site communication process.
  • Under the direction of Corporate Talent Acquisition and in a dotted-line relationship, support the local Talent Acquisition function, including Staffing Specialists, strategy, methodology, process, tracking, and metrics.
  • Manages the Employee Cafeteria.
  • Manages the Unemployment Insurance program using the outside administrator.
  • Works with internal and external legal counsel and various federal, state and local governments to resolve legal issues.
  • Manages the Temporary Employee program and service provider.
  • Manages the Independent Contractor workforce.
  • Assists with the strategy, development, implementation, and measurement of Positive Employee Relations program and activities for PA Operations and across all B. Braun sites.
  • Manages Supervisory and Management Training programs.
  • Leads Corporate initiatives as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Expertise: Knowledge & Skills
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local employment law.
  • Knowledge of HR best practices.
  • Knowledge of adult motivational and learning theories.
  • Knowledge of effective recruiting strategies.
  • Knowledge of organizational development theories and best practices.
  • Skill in using personal computer systems, preferably in a windows environment.
  • Ability to orally and verbally communicate with a diverse group of employees at all levels.
  • Ability to resolve interpersonal conflicts.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Ability to make good decisions with little direction.
  • Ability to organize work assignments and to set priorities, both individually and for others.
  • Ability to effectively juggle priorities in fast paced, fluid environment.
  • Ability to motivate a team.
  • Ability to effectively plan for and manage a budget.
  • Ability to think strategically and put strategic plans into action.
  • Ability to influence others.
  • Performs work that is varied, ambiguous, and that may be somewhat difficult in character.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to changing priorities and environment, and facilitate that within a team.



Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc
  • BA/BS
  • 7-8 years experience including professional HR generalist experience
  • HR certification.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities /Women/ Veterans/Disabled.
Through its "Sharing Expertise®" initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.

Responsibilities: Other Duties:
The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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