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Human Resources Manager Job

Job Classification:  Onsite

We Light the Way!


Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 12,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry.  Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world.  Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable.  

About this Opportunity

Acuity Brands has an immediate opening for a Human Resources Manager.  You will act as strategic and tactical Human Resources partner to the designated Business Unit(s) by being fully engaged in the day to day operations of the business. Provides HR assistance, counsel, advice and operates as a strategic thought partner to the Business Unit Leader and the Business Leader's team to achieve the Business's goals and objectives.

How you will contribute:

  • Define and drive organizational culture. Play a key leadership role in driving a substantial cultural transformation.  Facilitate metrics and organizational communication strategy to drive culture.
  • Manage relationships and processes with labor union(s) including problem solving, investigations, grievance processing and collective bargaining negotiations.
  • Interact and communicate with associated operating departments as necessary to produce cohesive efforts towards accomplishing Company goals.
  • Provide HR consulting services to employees and managers in all areas of Human Resources. Act as thought partner to business unit leader(s), and coach to supervisors.
  • Recruit to staff open positions by working through the company Talent Acquisition Group, Implement recruiting/interviewing processes and standard work within Business Unit.
  • Track HR metrics to identify areas for improvement. Develop and implement countermeasures to correct identified misses to goals.
  • Direct the interpretation and application of established HR standard operating procedures.
  • Prepare and maintain data for employment related changes, including hiring, termination, pay, position and supervisor changes.
  • Collaborate with managers in assessing org structure, development and succession planning.

Qualified applicants will have:

  • Bachelors degree
  • 5-7 years plus the education listed below-experience in manufacturing or distribution environment required 
  • Experience managing relationships and processes with Labor Unions
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) preferred.
  • Results oriented & continuous improvement mindset.
  • Experience in a lean environment, including driving KPI's.
  • Comfortable working in a matrixed organization.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple competing priorities.
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and execute on stimulating projects.
  • Strong verbal and written communications, and the ability to adapt the communication to the audience and positively influence others.
  • Functional computer skills such as Microsoft Office, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Visio
  • Travel potential up to 15% (currently restricted due to Covid)

Why is Acuity a great place to work:

We believe in focusing on our employees and their wellbeing to help drive company results.
Our company is a very profitable market leader and provides financial stability.
You will work with highly talented, fun and supportive teams.
We believe in a healthy work/life balance  Plus, medical, dental, vision benefits, 401K, and more!


We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!


Please utilize the internal career site to apply if you are a current employee at Acuity Brands. 


We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:  As an equal opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000.  Please clearly indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what requisition. 


Any unsolicited resumes sent to Acuity Brands from a third party, such as an Agency recruiter, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Acuity Brands mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Acuity Brands employees, or to Acuity Brands resume database will be considered Acuity Brands property. Acuity Brands will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.


Acuity Brands will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. This includes any Agency that is an approved/engaged vendor, but does not have the appropriate approvals to be engaged on a search.

Req ID:  2406

Nearest Major Market: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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