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HR Manager

Date:  Apr 3, 2024

Ripley, TN, US, 38063

Req ID:  29589
Onsite or Remote:  Onsite Position

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, forestry, forklift, and industrial machinery markets, maximizing value for customers through innovative solutions. With a diverse line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels, and a global service network, we tap into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance. Komatsu supports a myriad of markets, including housing, infrastructure, water, pipeline, minerals, automobile, aerospace, electronics and medical, through its many brands and subsidiaries, including TimberPro, Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

Job Overview

This is an onsite position located in Ripley, TN.

The Manager, Human Resources applies expertise and leadership skills to enhance organizational effectiveness in the following core HR areas: Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition, Training & Development, Compensation & Benefits, and Legal Compliance. Serves as a business partner within the site’s management team. Supports the operational goals of the business which may include revenue generation, improving profitability, improving customer service, and/or operating in compliance. Works with Corporate Human Resources to align the division with Komatsu strategies.


Key Job Responsibilities

  • Employee Relations – Collaborates with management to determine the most appropriate approach to employee relations issues to achieve conflict resolution in the most fair and consistent manner possible. Assists managers with the application of disciplinary actions and improvement plans, to establish a work environment characterized by consistency and fairness. Utilizes the progressive discipline policy in a manner that fosters employee accountability and drives operational effectiveness/results.
  • Talent Acquisition – Identifies highly qualified candidates (both internal/external and/or passive/active job seekers) with the appropriate skill set to meet the job requirements. Through robust talent acquisition efforts ensures that new ideas, methodologies, approaches are injected into the business. Makes solid selection decisions from a pool of qualified candidates to fill open positions in a timely manner. Participates in strategic planning sessions regarding organizational structure and satisfies the staffing requirements that fall out of these planning sessions.
  • Training & Development - Identifies knowledge/skill gaps within the employee population between job requirement and current abilities, identifying the most appropriate training and development interventions to bridge those gaps as quickly and effectively as possible.
  • Compensation & Benefits – Works with Corporate Compensation and Benefit groups to roll out merit budgets, incentive programs, and/or bonus plans that drive desired behaviors and lead to specific business outcomes. Utilizes market surveys as applicable.
  • Employment Law - Ensures compliance with all Federal, State and Local laws governing employment practices and policies, salary and wage administration, safety and environmental compliance, etc.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field
  • At least 8 years of progressive work experience in the Human Resources field
  • Previous experience in a Material handling or Manufacturing setting preferred.
  • Microsoft Office working proficiency (Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook)
  • Previous experience with Benefits annual open enrollment needed
  • SPHR/PHR certification preferred

Additional Information

Komatsu is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Memphis

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