District Human Resources Manager: Charleston, SC
Company: Penske Truck Leasing
Posted on: February 7, 2024
We are excited to launch a new position, District Human Resources
Manager, to support our district field teams and collaborate with
leadership to execute and implement human capital strategy. At
Penske, we look for dedicated individuals who thrive in a
collaborative environment. If you have HR functional experience and
skills, e.g., managing associate performance, leading difficult
discussions, developing associates, ability to anticipate evolving
business, we are interested in hearing from you, including if this
experience was gained during time spent in a Penske operational
The District Human Resources Manager is a valued member of the
Human Resources and Field Operations teams, reporting directly to
the District Manager, with a dotted line to the Area Human
Resources Manager who aligns with Field Operations and corporate
HR. This position will be an important member of the District
Leadership team supporting a district comprised of 16 locations
across a geography that includes: Charleston, Columbia, Conway, SC,
Augusta and Savannah GA.
In this role, you will collaborate with the District Leadership
team to foster a culture of engagement where all associates feel
supported to do their best work and enjoy a sense of pride and
commitment. This role will tailor Regional human capital plans to
enable an engaged workforce to meet the needs of customers. In this
role, you will implement HR practices and processes that align with
organizational initiatives across a defined District, mitigating
risk and ensuring compliance.
This position is for full time, 40 hours a week
Retention and New Associate Experience
--- Administer and facilitate the District's New Associate
Experience onboarding program.
--- Lead, coach, and support the onboarding Ambassadors throughout
--- Support and train managers to ensure the new associates are
provided the appropriate support during their onboarding
--- Identify trends and areas for improvement with information
gained from the onboarding program, exit interviews, associate
--- Identify and propose solutions to address local retention
challenges in collaboration with your Area Human Resources Manager
and District Manager.
--- Guide District team development through coaching leaders in
people management, process, and functional associate
--- Coach supervisors and managers on the creation and follow
through of impactful development plans and discussions for their
--- Monitor development plans to ensure progress and escalate to
District Manager if course correction is needed.
--- Prepare documents and reports for district-level succession
planning and quarterly talent review discussions.
--- Execute on the Area training plan
- Partner with location leaders to ensure associates receive and
complete functional training.
- Deliver new supervisor/manager onboarding to role training.
- Facilitate just-in-time training and coaching of leaders during
mid-year check-ins, annual performance reviews, and merit
- Ensure technical training occurs consistently across the
Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning
--- Collaborate with all departments to identify and propose
appropriate staffing levels based on analysis of growth trends, and
workforce planning tools.
--- Provides staffing support to leadership by collaborating on
recruiting efforts, including building local technical school,
University & College partnerships.
--- Create a connection between the field recruiters and the
District Manager to create and plan a recruiting strategy and
Associate and Labor Relations
--- Proactively build relationships at locations that help support
a positive culture and engaging environment.
--- Develop and sustain a workplace that mirrors our Employee Value
Proposition through the following:
- Advise associates and management on the interpretation of human
resources policies, programs, procedures, and collective bargaining
- Participate in investigations of associates concerns, prepare
summaries, and collaborate with Area HR Manager on
--- Support Area HR Managers in partnering with Labor Relations,
conducting location risk assessments, and reinforcing the goals of
Positive Associate Relations training.
HR Expertise & Compliance
--- Remain aware of employment laws applicable to locations,
including but not limited to state and local paid sick leave
--- Effectively communicate and follow up to maintain required
legal compliance through regular analysis and ensure consistent
practices are followed according to Penske policies.
--- Focus on compensation parity, wage-hour, I-9 and Associate
Handbook acknowledgment compliance.
--- Ensures all company and legally mandated training obligations
are met including Harassment Prevention, Reasonable Suspicion and
--- Escalate compensation issues to the Area HR Manager and work
with centralized compensation to enact plans to address.
--- Partner with specialized, dedicated corporate resources for
issues such as diversity & inclusion, leave of absence,
accommodations, benefits, unemployment, workers compensation, and
Acquisitions & New Business Opportunities:
--- Leads the integration, execution and follow-up needed to
successfully assimilate new associates into our culture.
--- Provide ongoing support of the integration process with
consistent onsite meetings, onboarding, staffing, training,
Other projects and tasks as assigned by supervisor.
--- At least 3 years of experience in a Human Resources role
(generalist, specialist, recruiting) required, or relevant field
operations experience will be considered for internal candidates
with at least 3 years of demonstrated success with Penske.
--- Bachelor's degree required.
--- SHRM or HRCI Certification(s) preferred (i.e., PHR,
--- Some knowledge of employment law and regulatory compliance
issues preferred (additional knowledge may be required in certain
states, such as CA, MA, WA, OR etc.)
--- Demonstrated presentation skills, including strong oral and
writing capabilities; ability to clearly communicate compelling
--- Ability to collect, compile, and analyze information and
--- Establish and maintain working relationships.
--- Must possess a high-level of honesty, integrity, and
--- Skilled operation of variety of computer software programs,
including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and have a basic
understanding of enterprise wide HRIS systems.
--- Valid Driver's License and willingness to travel as
--- Ability to travel 30-50% within home district which could
include overnight travel based on need. A successful candidate will
work primarily from an assigned field location and spend 30-50% of
their work week traveling to locations within their assigned
district as the business requires.
--- Ability to work the required schedule, work at the specific
--- Requirements: complete Penske employment application, submit to
a background investigation (to include past employment, education,
and criminal history) and drug screening.
How Penske takes care of you:
--- This role is supported by a robust onboarding plan and strong
role development plan to help you advance your HR skills including
the obtainment of your SHRM-CP/HRCI-PHR certification within 12
months of accepting the position.
--- This position offers competitive salary, including bonus
eligibility, strong benefits and retirement programs and a company
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
-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
Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading,
Pennsylvania, is a partnership of Penske Corporation, Penske
Automotive Group and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. A leading global
transportation services provider, Penske operates a premier fleet
of vehicles and serves its customers from locations in North
America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Penske's
product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract
maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck
sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain
management solutions. Visit www.GoPenske.com to learn more.
Job Category: Human Resources
Job Family: Human Resources
Address: 3166 Ancrum Rd
Primary Location: US-SC-Ladson
Employer: Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P.
Req ID: 2330446
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