Lewisburg Printing Company (“LPC”), founded in 1898, is a privately held manufacturer of high graphic printed materials and packaging. LPC is a G7 Master Printer and offers a wide range of capabilities, including large and small format lithographic, flexographic, and digital printing as well as value-added prepress and finishing services and vertically integrated sheeting capabilities. LPC serves a broad range of markets, including personal care, food & beverage, healthcare, pet, and household products. LPC has approximately 250 employees and is headquartered in Lewisburg, TN. The Company’s manufacturing operations are located in Lewisburg, TN and Addison, TX.
LPC is poised for significant growth in the next three to five years due to their new partnership with private equity firm, Radial Equity Partners, which was announced in April 2021. Hale Hawkins, CEO, identified Radial based on their experience in printing and packaging and found they shared similar goals and values. The partnership will provide LPC with greater resources to continue the company’s growth plans, both organically and through acquisitions. This partnership will allow LPC greater resources to continue the company’s growth plans, both organically and through acquisitions.
LPC is a fourth-generation family-owned business where employees are a top priority in everything they do so as they grow and the organization transforms, it is important to them to maintain their enthusiastic, collaborative and team-oriented company culture.
We are conducting a search on behalf of Lewisburg Printing Company for a strategic and collaborative Human Resources Leader (“HRL”). They are adding this position to the leadership team to support the company’s growth and its employees. This individual will oversee all aspects of the human resources function and be responsible for developing a high-performing and integrated human resources function by implementing a strategic roadmap for human resources that supports the organization’s operating philosophies, values, and goals. This individual is a thought leader and strong collaborator with executives and management and a trusted resource for all employees.
A successful HRL candidate will have a strong business acumen and leadership gravitas and brings an impactful consultative style to the organization. The successful person will also understand long-range planning needs, and possesses a passion for innovation and continuous improvement, and operates with a strong sense of urgency.
Reporting directly to the CEO, the Human Resources Leader will:
BE A STRATEGIC BUSINESS PARTNER – Serve as a key member of the leadership team and be the face of human resources to the entire organization. Build and maintain best-in-class programs human resources practices leveraging business insight to influence the company’s culture, performance, and business objectives. Drives strategies and initiatives across the business through key policy decisions. Reinforce a positive company culture through employee engagement initiatives. Facilitate change management as the company grows and evolves.
LEAD HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT – Develop and lead talent acquisition initiatives including the branding, design, and maintenance of hiring and selection policies and processes. Develop and execute best practices for hiring and talent management in support of continued organizational growth and to overcome industry-wide labor shortages. Develop creative strategies to source and build a pipeline of the best talent. Partner with leaders to provide an agile employee onboarding process focused on creating an exceptional candidate experience. Position human resources to support the achievement of LPC’s business strategy and objectives by working closely with the business heads to define human capital requirements and programs, and to implement the programs.
CREATE A BEST-IN-CLASS HUMAN RESOURCES FUNCTION – Establish an efficient, impacting human resources function and platform creating consistency across all businesses and functions. Work with functional and business leaders to integrate and ensure the best components of HR systems, processes, and culture are retained and developed across businesses.
PROMOTE CONTINUOUS LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT – Develop a learning and development strategy that addresses both leadership development and technical training needs. Partner with the leadership team to identify training and development opportunities. Evaluate succession plans, identify skills gaps, and create development opportunities for employees. Coach and train managers on essential management skills. Be a champion for promoting LPC’s company values, culture, importance of work-place safety, and encouraging/embedding a continuous improvement mindset across the business.
MANAGE COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS PROGRAMS TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN TALENT – Design, implement and communicate compensation strategies for the business including job analysis, pay benchmarking, compensation frameworks, incentive plans and annual compensation programs. Partner with the benefits broker to identify and manage the best health and welfare programs for the company, including medical, dental, 401(k), disability, leaves of absence and worker’s compensation. Conduct open enrollment activities. Provide consultative technical expertise, advice and guidance regarding benefits matters to executives and employees.
MAINTAIN COMPLIANCE WITH GOVERNMENT AND SAFETY REGULATIONS – Evolve the people and safety policies, processes and initiatives in a manner that supports a growing organization and in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and best practices. Complete all government-required reporting requirements. Collaborate with management and legal counsel to resolve employee-related matters. Enhance the safety program to support its current and future scale and coach or communicate safety protocol to employees. Maintain knowledge and implement changes that reflect best practices, trends, regulatory changes in human resources, talent management, safety, and employment law.
INSPIRE A HIGH-PERFORMING TEAM – Hire, train, establish and manage performance expectations of direct reports. Develop, assess, and retain staff to support the organization’s growth initiatives. Inspire and mentor direct reports to serve as true business partners for internal management and to be accessible and positive resources for all employees.
The ideal candidate will be a strategic, committed, ambitious, and vibrant human resources leader with a minimum of 7 years of relevant HR experience working in a manufacturing environment supporting a CEO, management team and manufacturing plant employees/associates, and has had prior experience with integrating acquired businesses.
In addition, the individual will:
- Be an excellent communicator, possess exceptional people skills, and be a supportive team player.
- Be a driven, creative, resourceful thinker who can guide the organization through change while maintaining a culture of continuous improvement and performance.
- Have held a human resources leadership role with a mid-sized business, multi-site, and growth-oriented company.
The HRL must be capable of developing, socializing, and executing a human resources function (and strategy) from the ground up.
The individual will be:
- A well-rounded human resources professional with strong leadership abilities. A highly competent manager with a reputation for an initiative-taking, practical, and pragmatic management style.
- A pragmatic customer-centric professional who inspires confidence, trust, and respect of others by proactively getting to the heart of critical issues in a timely manner.
- Experienced conceiving, socializing, and implementing strategies and plans for muscle building talent throughout an organization(s), including succession planning and management and leadership development.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:
- Bachelor’s degree required. Preferably with a focus in human resources, organizational development, business administration, general management, communication, or related field required.
- Human Resources Certification (SPHR, PHR, SHRM-CP) highly preferred.
- Master’s degree and/or MBA is a plus.
- Minimum of 8 years of progressive human resources experience.
- Recent experience working in a multi-site manufacturing environment.
- Demonstrated experience and genuine enthusiasm for providing both a strategic and transactional human resources function.
- Intelligent, dynamic, personable and possess strong analytical skills.
- Service-minded mentality with a solid work ethic and high ethical standards.
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously.
Please note: This position is not remote eligible, the reporting location for this role is in Lewisburg, Tennessee.