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Senior Human Resources Professional

Company: Penske
Location: Irving
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

The Field Senior Human Resources Professional is an integral member of the Human Resources Team with Penske Logistics, reporting directly to the Area Human Resources Manager, and actively collaborates with our operation managers, supervisors, and associates.

This position is responsible for proactively developing relationships and executing all aspects of the human resources function with an emphasis in the areas of associate engagement, onboarding, retention, diversity/inclusion, associate relations, and compliance. The Senior Human Resources Professional will generate innovative solutions that drive processes and programs that help to ensure associates are equipped to achieve exceptional results, while at the same time realizing their professional goals and objectives.

This position will support approximately 10-20 operations and requires the ability to travel 30%-40% to various locations by car, with minimal overnight as required or as directed by leadership. This position supports many locations that run 24/7, and occasional evenings/weekends may be required for site visits, hiring events, general engagement, etc. This role will support approximately 500 associates (hourly and salaried).


Associate Relations:
Make contributions that reinforce a workplace that mirrors our Employee Value Proposition
Advise associates and management on interpretation of human resources policies, programs, and procedures.
Participate in investigations, prepare summaries and make recommendations as directed by the HR Manager
Advise department managers on strategy and activities that will promote a positive working environment and will develop managers' skills to reward and recognize and create a culture of engagement.

Training and Development:
Support in the preparation and execution of the talent review and succession planning process
Work with HR Manager to create and ensure successful completion of individual development plans
Train managers with the tools and training to optimize their performance
Schedule training events, identify participants and venues, prepare materials and facilitate as needed

Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement:
Champion and promote diversity in all aspects of human resource practices
Work with managers to create and maintain a diverse and inclusive workplace
Influence leaders in the execution and sustainability of associate engagement action plans

Talent Acquisition:
Collaborate with the recruiting team to acquire top talent through improved selection tools and criteria, and local outreach efforts
Reinforce promotion process, ensuring a positive experience for the internal associate

Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations (e.g., FMLA, ADA, FCRA, EEO, and FLSA)
Communicate, interpret and consistently apply company policies and procedures
Ensure compliance with all Human Resource processes
Conduct regular compliance reviews at location level (Wage and Hour, etc.)
Partner with HR Manager and Safety team to ensure safe workplace

Special Assignments
Special Assignments and tasks as assigned by the Area Human Resources Manager
Supporting the onboarding program as needed
Administering the Exit Interview reporting database
Perform administrative duties as required


Our excellent benefits plan keeps associates and their families happy, healthy and secure. We offer more than you realize, including:

  • Bonus eligible
  • Medical coverage (including vision and RX)
  • Life insurance (employee, spouse and children)
  • More family time with paid holidays and vacations
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Health care and dependent care spending accounts
  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Employee discounts
  • Wellness benefits, including personal health coach program, 24-hour nurse advice line and incentive programs QUALIFICATIONS:
    Bachelor's degree required, in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field preferred
    SHRM or HRCI Certification(s) preferred (i.e. PHR, SHRM-CP)
    3-5 years of Human Resources generalist experience preferred
    Creative, independent self-starter who excels in a fast paced environment
    Agile and quick learner, enjoys collaborative projects and continuous education
    Ability to understand the business operations
    Must be a confident communicator, (including written, and verbal skills) Bilingual Spanish a plus
    Ability to effectively manage projects to timely completion
    Some knowledge of employment law and regulatory compliance issues helpful (deeper knowledge may be required for certain states, such as CA, MA, etc.)
    Must possess a high level of honesty, integrity, and ethics
    Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job
    Ability and willingness to travel as necessary (approximately 50%), work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required.

    Physical Requirements:
    - The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    - The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.
    - While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.
    - Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

    Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    About Penske Logistics

    Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Penske Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing. With operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services to leading companies around the world. Penske Logistics delivers value through its design, planning and execution in transportation, warehousing, and freight management. Visit to learn more.

Keywords: Penske, Irving , Senior Human Resources Professional, Professions , Irving, Texas

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