Human Resources Manager in Brookfield, Wisconsin

Date Posted: 7/29/2020

Job Snapshot

Employee Type: Full-time
Job Type: Human Resources
Date Posted: 7/29/2020

Job Description

The Human Resources Manager is responsible for leading the HR function and being a business partner to Hand Tools, Accessories, and the Support Functions within Milwaukee Tool. As the HR Manager, you will be a critical component in providing an energizing and engaging work environment.

Job Responsibilities:

Employee Relations:

  • Maintain positive employee relations by creating a responsive, open environment and being available to employees to facilitate open and continuous communication; coach others on techniques used to establish and maintain positive employee relations.
  • Conduct and document internal investigations into employee complaints.
  • Assist leadership on the creation of corrective action programs for employees. Work with leaders to ensure performance plans are set maintained and continuously improved.
  • Manage the off-boarding process which includes: exit process and addressing any non-compete concerns.
  • Identify and monitor the organization's culture so that it supports the attainment of the company's goals and promotes employee satisfaction.
  • Keep the leadership team informed of issues that could jeopardize the achievement of company goals. Partner with leadership to develop a plan to improve any concerns.

Performance Management:

  • Partner with leadership to provide an employee oriented; high-performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity, and development.
  • Coach leadership on the appropriate actions required to respond to employee issues and concerns.
  • Facilitate the performance evaluation process for the Power Tool Business Unit.


  • Partner with hiring managers and the Talent Acquisition team to identify staffing needs and define a recruiting strategy to fill open positions.
  • Participate in the hiring process which includes: staffing logistics, interviews, candidate screens, and employee offers.
  • Lead the internal recruiting process for open positions within the Power Tool Business Unit.
  • Partner with leadership and the Organizational Development team in the new employee onboarding process (i.e. Orientation, Onboarding Training Plans, etc.)


  • Ensure compliance within the organization for regulatory activities such as EEO, AAP, OSHA, WC, Unemployment, FMLA, ADA and FLSA.
  • Address employee issues and work with management to ensure that all company policies and procedures are followed uniformly across the sales and service organization.


  • Responsible for ensuring base pay compensation is appropriate for the position.
  • Assist in establishing company wage and salary structure.
  • Establish best practices in compensation and benefits through research and up-to-date information.
  • Monitor pay practices and pay ranges to help to recruit and retain superior staff.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Assist in organizational changes (i.e. communication, updates to reporting structure, etc.)
  • Provide monthly reports and analysis on various employee data as requested leadership.
  • Organizes, completes and presents projects as assigned by leadership within specified time frames.
  • Drive continuous program and process improvements in a demanding and rapidly changing business environment.
  • Interact in a positive, customer-service focused manner with all levels of the organization via both verbal and written communication.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • This position requires a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management, or related field; OR equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 5 year of progressive Human Resources experience is required.
  • Up-to- date knowledge of state and federal employment laws and regulations.
  • Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal and customer service skills are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to serve as a knowledgeable resource to the leadership team.
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality, exercise good judgment and diplomacy.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications necessary.
  • Some travel may be required.
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