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RssStrong and mobile HR Generalist

I am looking for a position within a mid to large sized company who values the importance of teamwork. This new position would allow me to show my leadership skills, but still foster a supportive learning environment to help me achieve the next management levels. Looking for great leaders and mentors within the company who instill pride and inspiration to their team.

Human Resources Manager

Rockford, IL

About Me


Human Resources


Human Resources Manager

Ideal Companies:

Fortune 500 or Fortune 1000 companies with strong processes and procedures and leadership development programs

Education level:


Will Relocate:



Rockford, IL

Work Experiences

11/2008 - 2/2009

Arvin Meritor, LLC

Individual Contributor

  • * Lead the Health & Safety Management System certification for union assembly plant of 160 employees. * Administered benefits, workman’s compensation claims, unemployment claims, employee relations for collective bargaining employees, leave of absences, payroll functions and other generalist functions. * Provided coaching and guidance to resolve conflict among peers and staff. * Utilized PeopleSoft HRIS/HRMS system as well as Kronos hourly timekeeping system. * Created monthly reporting for corporate office and Federal compliance. * Responsible for HR budgeting and developing cost cutting strategies to reduce spend by 30%. * Lead Diversity council to conduct employee events to raise awareness of other cultures and traditions of the workforce. * Implemented 5S practices to streamline and organize HR documents, files, and processes for better efficiency of work. **Laid off due to current automotive industry decline.

7/2008 - 10/2008

Field Fastener Supply Co.


  • * Filled in new HR leadership position created in a small, rapidly growing, private organization. * Took over and updated all HR processes/procedures such as new hire orientation, training, benefits/compensation administration, FMLA leave administration, and HRIS administration to ensure legal compliance. * Provided coaching and mentoring for professional development to salaried staff and colleagues. * Created new Leadership Development program for high potential salaried employees as well as annual individual development plans for general population; primarily focused on financial management, time management, and general leadership skills. * Created and updated job descriptions to align with higher level requirements. * Recruitment, interviewing, and selection of hourly and salaried and positions with use of online personality tests. * Facilitated training and created weekly HR topics to present during weekly company presentations. **Left voluntarily to persue union environment with better pay and benefits.

7/2006 - 5/2008

Newell Rubbermaid, inc.

Individual Contributor

  • * Responsible for planning logistics for the launch of a new Chicago training center. * Managed on-site training courses, particularly leadership and diversity based. * Created and maintained training calendar of courses for globally based employees. Track, monitor, and report progress and feedback scores of training course. * Ensured training enrollments were aligned with employee growth and development plans as well as core leadership competencies. * Created and enforced policy and procedures for training center. * Managed inventory of training materials and consistently look for cost savings. * Created new hire orientation process for new hires. * Facilitated training teach-back sessions for subject matter experts and trainers to increase confidence and morale. * Utilized skills in all Microsoft applications daily.

9/2002 - 6/2006

Newell Rubbermaid Inc.

Individual Contributor

  • * Coordinated FMLA, military and personal leave of absences to ensure federal compliance. * Recruitment and selection of temporary to hire staff. Conducted new hire orientations. * Administered worker’s compensation claims, employee health and life benefits, compensation, disability programs, employee assistance program, and safety recognition programs for over 300 factory, distribution, and salaried employees. * Oversaw employee performance reviews as well as performance improvement plans. * Provided payroll support and backup. * Maintained, updated, and reported employee information and data in Cyborg HRIS system. * Enforced safety procedures and created plant and distribution safety awareness and recognition. * Created multiple employee relation events to celebrate general employee appreciation, safety awareness and holidays for employees at two locations.

4/1998 - 9/2002

Newell Rubbermaid Inc.

Individual Contributor

  • * Handled inbound customer service calls from both consumers and customers. * Administered contract quotes for high volume commercial clients in the healthcare industry. * Administered inventory and new store rollout programs for large Sears account. * Successfully handled customer needs in swift manner which led to two promotions and positions of increased responsibility. * Implemented custom aluminum track department in new distribution center. * Trained and supervised team of four employees on production of custom track systems which resulted in decreased interruption of sales orders.



Bachelor Degree

Judson University

  • Human Resource Management