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Senior Human Resources Manager

Senior Human Resources Manager

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Human Resources - HR Manager

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Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets. We offer a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense, and advanced hypersonic propulsion. 


Aerojet Rocketdyne seeks a Senior HR Manager at our Huntsville, AL facility.  Relocation is provided.


Responsible for the strategic leadership of human resources activities to support business and organizational objectives for Huntsville, AL location.



Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

25% - Provide leadership and guidance to HR direct reports to include HR Business Partner directly supporting defense programs and site based HR teams members directly supporting assigned defense business unit operating sites.  The Sr. Manager will have direct responsibility for service delivery and supervision of the HR site based team members at the Huntsville AL, Orange VA, Orlando FL, and Camden AR operating sites. 


25%- Ensuring the application of various HR processes and programs and their alignment with organizational needs and business strategies across defense programs and defense operating sites.  Areas include:

  • Employee fulfillment and retention
  • Employee relations
  • Compensation and salary planning
  • Development and performance management
  • Talent acquisition
  • Resource allocation
  • Affirmative action planning
  • Diversity agenda
  • Leadership development
  • Succession planning

35% - Partner directly with the Sr. Vice President for the Defense Business Unit and the broader Defense Business Unit leadership team to deliver HR services to drive engagement, talent acquisition and development, organizational effectiveness, and continuous improvement in support of the long range strategic plan and annual operating plan (AOP).


15% - Serve as a key member of the HR leadership team (HRLT) in the development and execution of HR strategic and annual operating plan.  Serve as the eyes and ears for the HRLT representing the Defense Business Unit.


Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources or a related discipline and a minimum of fourteen (14) years of progressive experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Additional Requirements: 

  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in an HR management role.
  • Must possess prior HR experience providing coaching and counseling to senior leaders.
  • Must be very proficient in MS Office including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Candidate must have experience leading teams and possess strong analytical, organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal, and demonstrated track record of positive employee relations.
  • Demonstrated ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues, by using judgment that is consistent with company policies, procedures, regulations or government law.
  • Solid knowledge of HR laws and regulations.
  • U.S. Citizenship required.  This position requires the employee to have access to premises which are subject to national security requirements of the United States under government contracts that impose US Citizenship requirements for such position

US Citizenship Only Required.  Dual Citizenship does not meet job qualifications


Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or MBA a plus.  PHR or SPHR Certification is a plus.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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