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Vice President, Human Resources - Liberty Hardware

Company: Watkins Wellness
Location: Winston Salem
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

Vice President, Human Resources - Liberty Hardware US - North Carolina - Winston-Salem

Job Description The Company

Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) , with sales revenue of $8 Billion, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of brand-name products for the home improvement and building product markets. Our home products include faucets, paints and stains, bath and shower units, spas, showering and plumbing specialties. We have market leading brands in architectural coatings (Behr®, KILZ®, Marquee®, home hardware and other specialty products (Brainerd®, Hot Springs Spas®, Liberty Hardware®), plumbing (Delta®, Hansgrohe®, Axor®, Brizo®, Bristan®, BrassCraft®, Cobra®), and bathing (Aqua Glass®, American Shower & Bath®, Huppe®). We leverage our powerful brands across product categories, sales channels and geographies to create value for our customers and shareholders. For more information about Masco Corporation, visit .

Liberty Hardware Manufacturing Corporation ( ) is a leader in providing high quality decorative and functional hardware products at an exceptional value. The company proudly offers its extensive line of hardware products through fine retail outlets and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) distribution channels across the country.

Today, as part of the market-leading family of Masco companies, Liberty Hardware continues to respond to its customers’ needs through unmatched service, outstanding quality, new product development and innovative design. The company’s headquarters is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with other office and distribution facilities located throughout the globe.

Position Summary

Liberty Hardware is seeking a Vice President, Human Resources (VP, HR) who is responsible for managing all aspects of Human Resources including providing strategic, developmental and tactical direction for all Human Resources work in support of Liberty Hardware’s long-range plan. Position responsibilities also include ongoing deployment of Masco’s Talent Leadership Framework to ensure the organization possesses the people, skills and capabilities to execute the organization’s mission and strategy. As a member of the senior leadership team, the VP, HR will partner with functional leads to provide consultative support and counsel, and align business needs and Human Resources strategies to achieve yearly and long-term financial and strategic objectives.

The VP, HR has overall responsibility for the Human Resources function including employee relations across all locations and functions, leadership and employee development, leadership succession and organizational effectiveness, talent acquisition, safety and health, change management, Human Resources communications, compensation and benefits.

The VP, HR reports to the President of Liberty Hardware with a position that is based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Direct and coordinate all activities of team members, developing and empowering them to work responsibly and independently.

As a member of the senior team, help define business strategy and align resources and priorities that are consistent with that business direction.

Establish and monitor HR or people-related metrics that ensure the work of HR is positive and impactful.

Ensure investment in human resources and human capital is aligned with organizational development needs and financial performance goals.

Oversee and direct all recruiting and retention programs. Work collaboratively around the company to ensure staffing needs are understood and balanced with the company’s needs. Develop a strategy to engage management in recruiting ownership, including building the appropriate network from which to recruit.

Oversee and manage all company compensation and benefits programs to ensure Liberty is a competitive employer and in alignment with the company’s financial targets. Analyze, review and propose compensation and/or benefits changes that better align the company to meet our goals and best engage our employees.

Ensure all proper legal considerations and contract negotiations are in place and reviewed with Masco HR/Legal.

Manage all labor relations issues and/or contracts. Ensure employees issues or complaints are investigated fully and fairly and are resolved, balancing the interest of the employee and Liberty Hardware.

Oversee and direct all Liberty employee and facility safety programs. Ensure compliance with local and national governmental regulations. Align safety programs to meet appropriate Masco requirements and lead the organization to develop and maintain a culture of safety that is in the best interests of all parties involved.

Develop and direct organizational development programs and events that lead to the overall increase in Liberty’s organizational effectiveness. This includes the development of internal programs and the appropriate engagement of external experts/resources.  Constantly evaluate Liberty Hardware’s organizational development needs to ensure alignment as our business needs change and new competencies are required at all levels.

Constantly review labor market conditions and communicate to management appropriate market changes/opportunities that could impact Liberty Hardware.

Help ensure all functional areas adhere to proper HR and Ethics compliance programs. As the Chief Ethics Officer and Fraud Officer for Liberty Hardware, ensure that any ethics issues are reported and investigated appropriately, promptly and fully.

Develop budgets/plans that add value and accomplish business objectives. Ensure areas and/or projects managed directly are operating within budget and time guidelines. Initiate and recommend the purchase of new equipment, technology, asset improvement or utilization of outside resources when needed.

Communicate effectively across all functional areas with associates at all levels; gaining respect, trust, credibility, while motivating others. As an executive, be a role model to enable and manage change and to live the values of Liberty Hardware.

Establish standards of performance that clearly communicate expectations and build accountability.

Ensure personnel are properly trained on procedures, disciplines, system/equipment functionality, and safety. Promote a safe, positive and effective work environment.

Develop, coach and mentor a leadership team capable of carrying out operating strategies, while enhancing employee engagement

Manage in a way that supports Liberty Hardware’s mission statement, values, goals and objectives.

Demonstrate a Continuous Improvement mindset – through participation in events and activities that lead to financial gain, time savings, and/or waste reduction for the business.

Experience and Qualifications

10 plus years of demonstrated success in managing a Human Resources function, within and for a multi-site, complex consumer/manufacturing organization with advanced talent management practices.

Strong business acumen and talent leadership skills.

Superior collaboration and communication skills with executive presence.

Strong planning, organizational and change management skills; also conflict management abilities.

Demonstrated success developing and implementing Human Resource systems and programs.


BS/BA required in Human Resources, business or related field; Master’s degree in Business or Organizational Development preferred. PHR or CPHR also preferred.

Leadership & Functional Competencies for Success

Leadership Competencies (Build great teams and organizations; Create winning strategies; Execute with urgency; Embrace change)

Human Resources Functional Competencies (Strategic HR Management, Employee Relations, Labor Relations, Safety & Health, Environmental, Compensation, Benefits, Organizational Development, Learning and Talent Management)

Job Specific Competencies: Organizational Agility - Knowledgeable about how organizations work. Knows how to get things done both through formal channels and the informal network. Understand the origin and reasoning behind key policies, practices, and procedures. Understand the cultures of organizations.

Composure - Is cool under pressure. Does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough. Is considered mature. Can be counted on to hold things together during tough times. Can handle stress. Is not knocked off balance by the unexpected. Doesn't show frustration when resisted or blocked. Is a settling influence in a crisis.

Ethics and Values - Adheres to an appropriate (for the setting) and effective set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times; Act in line with those values; Rewards the right values and disapproves of others; Practices what he/she preaches.

Decision Quality - Makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; Most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; Sought out by others for advice and solutions.

Hiring & Staffing - Has a nose for talent. Hires the best people available from inside or outside. Is not afraid of selecting strong people. Assembles talented staffs.

Interpersonal Savvy - Relates well to all kinds of people - up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization. Builds appropriate rapport. Builds constructive and effective relationships. Uses diplomacy and tact. Can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.

Problem Solving - Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; Probes all fruitful sources for answers; Can see hidden problems; Is excellent at honest analysis; Looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answer.

Process Management - Good at figuring out the processes necessary to get things done. Knows how to organize people and activities. Understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient work flow. Knows what to measure and how to measure it. Can see opportunities for synergy and integration where others can't. Can simplify complex processes. Get more out of fewer resources.

Other Requirements

Up to 20% travel required.

Liberty Hardware is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a culture that supports our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Company Default Company Full or Part Time Full time Masco Corporation (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and we want to have the best available persons in every job. The Company makes employment decisions only based on merit. It is the Company’s policy to prohibit discrimination in any employment opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, salary increases, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company regardless of where the employee is located and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company.

Masco Corporation is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States. Please click on the following links for more information.

E-Verify Participation Poster: English & Spanish

E-verify Right to Work Poster: English , Spanish


Masco Corporation is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products. Our products enhance the way consumers all over the world experience and enjoy their living spaces. Our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Behr® paint; Delta® and Hansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures; Kichler® decorative and outdoor lighting and HotSpring® spas, to name a few.

At Masco, we believe in better living possibilities—for our homes, our environment and our community. Across our businesses and geographies, we seek out these possibilities to grow ourselves, enhance our consumers’ lives, create returns for our shareholders and improve the world around us. We believe a strong, supportive presence in the communities where we live, work and do business is vital. We partner with organizations that are as driven as we are to support the growth of our communities, encourage and enable equity and provide safe, affordable housing for all families.

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