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Morgan Advanced Materials, PLC Global HR Business Partner in New Bedford, Massachusetts

Morgan Advanced Materials is a world leader in advanced materials science and engineering of ceramics, carbon and composites. We operate in a series of well-defined markets where our applications expertise offers our customers a valuable differentiator, engineering high-specification materials, components and sub-assembly parts that solve their challenging technical problems.

The Technical Ceramics business of Morgan Advanced Materials engineers high performance functional and structural ceramic materials, components and sub-assemblies to address customer-specific technical challenges.

The business employs advanced materials science and applications expertise to produce parts that enhance reliability or improve the performance of its customers’ products. Much of what the global business unit makes is used in demanding, harsh or critical environments. Our Technical Ceramics business works in selected segments of the electronics, energy, healthcare, industrial, petrochemicals, security and transport markets, typically in close collaborative customer relationships.

Group Key Figures: Revenue £910m (2020), 7,500 employees, manufacturing in 30+ countries, and customers in 100+ countries. A UK PLC with head office located in Windsor, Berkshire UK. Listed on London Stock Exchange; Member of the FTSE 250 Index.

HR leader role for high-growth entrepreneurial teams that includes executing on one of the largest-ever company investments to support one of the most important industries in the world. Opportunity to apply skills, experiences and entrepreneurial drive to a financially stable and growing organization by implementing systems, processes and best practices in a global environment. Global HR Business Partner providing leadership to two high growth global P&Ls. Incumbent will work directly with the Technical Ceramics global leadership team to ensure strategies and initiatives are met.

  • Work closely with Division and Company HR Leadership teams

  • Lead all human resources activities for a global client group, including recruitment, talent management, compliance, benefits, compensation, pension plan administration, employee relations and industrial relations.

  • Partner with Senior Leadership Team to develop and executed financial, operational and people objectives.

  • Ensure operational plans are aligned with business objectives. Partner to drive our functional strategy development and execution.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Partner with our Feedthroughs and CVD Materials leadership teams to drive the people strategy in support of sustainable, profitable global growth

  • Drive talent management (Performance Management, Succession Planning, Individual Development Plans) globally to ensure robust processes and disciplines to drive people development and retention, robust succession pipelines for key roles and compliance

  • Coach managers and employees on pertinent topics; provide compliance training as required

  • Coordinate with global partners to ensure consistent policy administration, interpretation and application, recommends changes

  • Lead activities that foster an engaging and inclusive work environment; advise and coach managers and employees in employee relations issues to reduce escalation and to mitigate risk

  • Partner with HRVP to participate in Global initiatives and ensure consistent application of procedures

  • Leverage data to identify trends and drivers of organization vitality and challenges

  • Drive required training compliance under Morgan’s Business Integrity program; coordinate schedules and provide necessary resources and employee development

  • Complete and submit compliance/reporting requirements and conduct internal audits as necessary

  • Partner with cross-functional partners to ensure understanding to organization requirements and to decide best ways forward in all situations

  • BS/BA or global equivalent

  • Minimum five years’ experience, including global responsibilities, multi-site HR leadership

  • Minimum three years’ experience working in a multi-site, geographically dispersed operating environment

Desired Qualification

  • Previous experience working in a global organization

  • Comfort and demonstrated ability to work in a matrixed environment where leadership through influence is often required

  • Possess superior organization, communications, presentation skills, critical thinking, EQ and the ability to communicate comfortably at all levels of the organization

  • High level of skill in conflict resolution, detail orientation, coaching, quickly assessing complex issues and bringing resolution

  • Advanced MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and good report writing and data analysis skills

  • Experience using an HRIS to drive decision-making

Morgan Advanced Materials is an EEO / AA / M / W / D / V Employer

Requisition ID: 2021-1413

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Street: 225 Theodore Rice Boulevard

Remote Working: Flexible