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Senior HR Manager

Linthicum Heights, MD
FosterThomas, Inc. is a leading Human Capital Management Firm. We are assisting our client in their search for a Senior HR Manager. The Senior HR Manager leads their department in developing and implementing the HR agenda to support the organization’s growth and goals. They perform a variety of complex HR duties in a professional manner, partnering closely with other members across the organization in administering HR programs, processes, standards, and strategic HR goals.

The Senior HR Manager embraces the ownership of all HR functions and is always looking to improve internal customer support, reduce HR costs, maintain legal compliance, and increase the ROI of existing plans.

Essential Functions

Individuals must be able to perform all essential duties satisfactorily with the aid of reasonable accommodation, if required. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Other duties may be assigned.
HRIS & Reporting
  • Administers and processes the employee life cycle changes with minimal errors.
  • Ensures data accuracy with routine audit reports or as necessary to analyze data for ongoing issues.
  • Spearheads implementation or upgrading of new HR system modules as needed (i.e., ADP Comprehensive platform, performance management, recruiting, on-boarding, cloud storage).
  • Responsible for daily maintenance and integrity of the ADP WorkforceNow system.
  • Act as first-tier help desk to answer inquiries and troubleshoot errors in the system, escalating to ADP support when necessary.
Payroll & Compensation
  • Partners with Finance to process an accurate payroll on a biweekly basis.
  • Responsible for entering and processing all payroll changes up to reviewing the payroll preview (making changes as needed), then sending it to Finance for their final review and processing.
  • Responsible for working in tandem with division leaders and managers to create and maintain accurate ADA-compliant job descriptions.
  • Produces various compensation reports including annual compensation plans, budgeting, and salary/merit bonuses.
  • Responsible for the daily benefits administration.
  • Partners with the benefit brokers to aid employees with questions, claims, and information.
  • Manages the leave of absence process, working with the carriers and our benefit brokers to ensure accuracy and compliance.
  • Coordinates with the brokers to ensure successful Open Enrollment and other wellness events.
  • Works with leadership and brokers to craft annual benefit packages.
  • Takes ownership of benefits reconciliation by regular auditing of monthly benefit invoices, EDI integration, and troubleshooting errors.
Legal Compliance
  • Maintains a current in-depth knowledge of legal requirements and recommends best practices to reduce legal risks and ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Coordinates with the HR team to maintain records, reports, logs, and filings that comply with regulatory requirements.
Talent Management
  • Provides day-to-day performance management and HR policy guidance to frontline managers.
  • Investigates, documents, and provides counsel and support to managers in resolving employee relations and disciplinary issues when needed. Escalating to the VP of Finance when necessary.
  • Attends and participates in employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and conducts exit interviews.
  • Coordinates the performance management process by tracking, coaching, educating, and providing feedback to managers.
  • Reviews, tracks, and documents compliance with mandatory and non- mandatory training, continuing education, and work assessments. This may include safety training, anti-harassment training, professional licensure, and aptitude exams and certifications.
Talent Acquisition
  • Leads talent acquisition program, processes, and standards involving sourcing, screening, interviewing, and onboarding of new talent.
  • Collaborates with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings.
  • Maintains close relationships with approved trade schools, colleges, universities, recruiting agencies, and temporary agencies.
  • Utilizes the HRIS to automate, compile, analyze, and make recommendations based on monthly talent acquisition data such as open positions, time to fill, turnover, attrition, etc.
  • Manages the internship, co-op, apprenticeship programs.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or any similar combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 10+ years of multi-state HR experience (manufacturing industry experience preferred).
  • HR Certification preferred (PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP)


  • Demonstrated expertise with ADP WorkforceNow required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite - Outlook, Word, Excel, Teams, and PowerPoint.
  • History of taking proactive initiative to own process improvement projects and operational efficiency.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Exceptional people skills, be accessible and approachable, and must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Ability to maintain efficiency and quality in a dynamic, sometimes stressful environment with changing priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must demonstrate discretion and ability to always handle/maintain confidential information.
  • Strong diplomacy, tact, and adaptability attributes to deal effectively with all levels of management and employees.
  • Ability to analyze and diagnose problems, develop solutions, and recommend an effective course of action.

Work environment

  • This job operates in a professional office environment.
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and scanners.
  • This is a full-time position. Work is conducted mainly in the office, with some flexibility to work from home when necessary.

Physical demands

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift 20 pounds at times.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee mustfrequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Please note that the employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and, if requested, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job, absent undue hardship. Job duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Company retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.


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