Human Resources Director


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The ideal candidate is interested in joining a team of professionals who can respond to the shifting learning needs of our stakeholders and meet the pace of change in the business.

We’re seeking an individual with skills for working with individuals and teams for the creation, implementation, and facilitation of new and existing sales and leadership programs for all business segments.

Develops and administers human resources programs and policies that support company goals and positively engage the workforce. Advises and coaches leadership on all human resources issues with broad and current subject matter knowledge. Provides primary human resources support for region or business line including generalist activities through the employee life cycle of attraction, selection, development, and retention.
This position is open to remote work possibilities and does not have to be in the Chicago area.

Detailed Description

  • Partners with business leaders to create an inclusive, high performing culture that recognizes and values diversity and leads to positive employee engagement.
  • Leads organizational design initiatives to optimize organization effectiveness. Help leaders introduce change and support employees during the change. Partners with the COE on talent development initiatives.
  • Maintains awareness of trends and issues in human resources using metrics to make recommendations to business leaders. Coaches business leaders on HR matters ensuring compliance with company policies and local employment laws.
  • Investigates employee concerns and complaints and recommends appropriate actions. Works with legal on employment litigation matters.
  • Oversees and directs annual HR processes for the assigned region or business unit including performance management, salary increases, leadership and organization review.
  • Develops talent acquisition strategy with hiring managers and oversees recruitment and selection activities for assigned regions / business units.
  • Leads, develops, and mentors direct reports
  • Assists in developing positive labor/management relations in unionized facilities, including advising managers in the grievance procedure
  • Negotiates collective bargaining agreements and works to support positive labor-management relations

We are looking for candidates who bring these qualities and experiences:

  • Working knowledge of all functional areas of HR, including performance management, succession planning, compensation, rewards and recognition, employee relations, labor relations, compliance, and talent acquisition. Desire to partner and collaborate with HR Centers of Excellence and HR Shared Services.
  • Demonstrated experience in building collaborative business partnerships. Ability to influence all levels of management on human capital issues and translate strategy into results.
  • Strong communication, facilitation, and presentation skills. Ability to engage with all levels of employees, from executives to employees on the warehouse floor.
  • Excellent project management skills, and ability to execute large-scale initiatives in a complex, matrixed environment while maintaining focus on the business and its customers.
  • Supports organization diversity and inclusion initiatives

Job Requirements


  • 10 years required, 15 years preferred of progressive HR generalist experience with multi-unit, matrix and geographic employees
  • Significant experience with hourly workforces, including labor relations and negotiating collective bargaining agreements. Preferably this experience is in distribution, manufacturing or a similar industry where employee health and safety are critical.
  • Prior experience with mergers and acquisitions is desirable


  • Bachelors’ Degree in Business, HR, or related field required; Masters' Degree in Business, HR, or related field preferred.
  • PHR, SPHR or GPHR certification preferred.


  • Demonstrated experience in building collaborative business partnerships. Ability to influence all levels of management on human capital, business issues and decisions and transfer into strategy and results.
  • Strong communication, facilitation and presentation skills to communicate with all levels of management, staff, outside agencies and customers to drive business results.
  • Excellent interpersonal and project management skills, and ability to execute large-scale initiatives in a complex, matrix environment while maintaining focus on the business and its customers
  • Understanding and demonstrated skill set relative to organizational culture and change management initiatives to better integrate into the organization’s strategic objectives.
  • Solid operational knowledge of functional areas of HR, including performance management, succession planning, compensation, rewards and recognition, employee relations, compliance and talent acquisition and retention.

Additional Details

At WESCO, we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, paid time off (PTO), 401k, tuition reimbursement, STD/LTD, Legal assistance and more.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER WESCO International, Inc., including its subsidiaries and affiliates ("WESCO"), is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of WESCO to not discriminate against any job applicant or employee based on age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status or any other protected status. This policy includes but is not limited to the following: recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training including apprenticeship, layoff, or termination.”

This quick apply application is an expression of interest and not an official application. If you are a fit for this role, you will be contacted by the Talent Acquisition Specialist to officially apply to the role at

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WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a publicly traded FORTUNE 500® holding company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistic services. Pro forma 2019 annual sales were approximately $17.2 billion, including Anixter International. The company employs approximately 18,900 people, maintains relationships with more than 30,000 suppliers, and serves more than 150,000 active customers worldwide. Customers include commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers, and utilities. WESCO operates 11 fully automated distribution centers and approximately 800 warehouse/branch locations in North America and more than 50 countries around the world, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.

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