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HR Manager Job

DATE: Aug 4, 2022

LOCATION: Pensacola, Florida, United States, 32505

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Primary location: Pensacola, Florida 
Relocation offered: Yes 
Employment status: Full-Time 
Travel: 10% 
Non-compete: No 

The estimated base salary range for this role is “$95,000 to $140,000” per year.  
Individual pay is based upon location, skills and expertise, experience and other relevant factors


What does it mean to work at Armstrong?

It means being immersed in a supportive culture that recognizes you as a key player in Armstrong's future. We are a large company with a local feel, where you will get to know and collaborate with leadership and your colleagues across the company.

 By joining us, you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Alongside a competitive remuneration package, you will receive:

A benefits package including: medical, dental, prescription drug, life insurance, 401k match, long-term disability coverage, vacation and sick time, and many more. 
Personal development to grow your career with us based on your strengths and interests.
A working culture that balances individual achievement with teamwork and collaboration. We draw on each other's strengths and allow for different work styles to build engagement and satisfaction to deliver results. 

As our Human Resources (HR) Manager in Pensacola, Florida, you will be responsible for partnering with the Plant Manager and leadership team to ensure HR strategies and initiatives are tightly linked to the objectives and key challenges of the facility and the business.  Additionally, you have responsibility for a unionized employee plant and is a true generalist role with responsibility for staffing, development, employee relations, labor relations, training, employee activities and compliance.  


What you'll be doing:


Business Partnership:

  • Leading and directing plant HR activities to support the achievement of plant performance metrics in the areas of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Employee Culture
  • Driving the execution of key plant HR initiatives and processes to enable continuous improvement in the areas of organization effectiveness, staffing, employee relations, performance management, training and development, benefits, employment practices and compliance
  • Supporting organization change and continuous improvement efforts and collaborate with plant leadership to ensure successful change management approaches through effective planning and analysis, communication of change initiatives, full and active leadership support and employee involvement
  • Developing and implementing Human Resource strategies and techniques for improvement that provide support to the plant mission, critical issues and goals
  • Tracking and analyzing plant HR metrics to determine root cause and develop and execute action plans to address problem areas


Employee & Labor Relations:

  • Administering the collective bargaining agreement, oversee grievance process and all aspects of labor relations activity
  • Develops local employee and labor relations strategies 
  • Driving clear communication to all employees regarding change management in areas of programs and policies
  • Engaging in practical and rational employee relations including investigations, discipline, coaching and counseling to employees


People Development:

  • Drive the talent review process including succession planning for critical roles and development planning for high potential employees
  • Support and develop effective performance management and employee development systems for the salaried and production workforce
  • Develop and drive initiatives to foster employee engagement
  • Actively demonstrating leadership in areas of employee safety and health.
  • Coaching and developing plant leadership team members providing HR guidance and input on operational plans and decisions, and maintaining a forward-looking staffing plan



What will make you successful:

  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, business, or related field with 5+ years of progressive human resources experience
  • Proven knowledge of principles and processes related to recruitment, selection, training, compensation employee and labor relations, and HR information systems
  • Strong knowledge of applicable employment and labor laws
  • Clear, comprehensive understanding of the link between HR and business strategy
  • Ability to develop clear, actionable steps in support of the plant strategy
  • Ability to engage, inspire, and influence people
  • Strong communications and presentations skills


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in working in a unionized, manufacturing environment
  • Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing and Process Improvement methodologies
  • MBA or MA/MS in applicable field of study
  • PHR or SPHR certification


Why should you join Armstrong World Industries?

Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions in the Americas. With approximately $1B in revenue, AWI has about 2,800 employees and a manufacturing network of fifteen facilities in North America.


At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, we offer interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces.


For more than 150 years, we have built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we're here to serve - our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.


We are committed to developing new and sustainable ceiling solutions, with design and performance possibilities that make a positive difference in spaces where we live, work, learn, heal and play. It's an exciting, rewarding business to be in, and we're committed to continue to grow and prosper for the benefit of all of our stakeholders. We hope you join us.


Our Sustainability Ambition

"Bringing our Purpose to Life" - lead a transformation in the design and building of spaces fit for today and tomorrow.
We are committed to:

  • Engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce;
  • Transforming buildings from structures that shelter into structures that serve and preserve the health and well-being of people and planet;
  • Pursuing sustainable, innovative solutions for spaces where we live, work, learn heal and play;
  • Being a catalyst for change with all of our stakeholders; and
  • Making a positive difference in the environments and communities we impact.


About the location (Pensacola FL)

Our Pensacola Plant, one of twelve Armstrong plants in North America, employs 200+ people working on rotating shifts, 24/7, in the manufacture and shipment of acoustical ceiling tile to Armstrong's customers worldwide. The Pensacola Plant was originally built in 1929 to produce insulating building material.  

Pensacola is the westernmost city in the Florida Panhandle. Pensacola is a seaport on Pensacola Bay, which is protected by 52 miles of sugar white barrier islands on the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. A large United States Naval Air Station, the first in the United States, is located southwest of the city and is the home of the Blue Angels flight demonstration team and the National Naval Aviation Museum.

Pensacola is nicknamed "The City of Five Flags", due to the five governments that have ruled it during its history. Other nicknames include "World's Whitest Beaches" (due to the white sand of Florida panhandle beaches), "Cradle of Naval Aviation", "Western Gate to the Sunshine State", "America's First Settlement", "Emerald Coast" and "Red Snapper Capital of the World".

Armstrong World Industries was named #5 in the 2019 top 20 Most Generous Workplaces by the United Way of West Florida.



Armstrong is committed to engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce.  As part of our dedication to diversity, AWI is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard for race, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at by email at AWI talent acquisition and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Come and build your future with us and apply today!

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