HR Director - Harrisburg, PA

Harrisburg, PA, US, 17110

Pennsy Supply Inc



Job ID:  486768


Pennsy Supply is a CRH company. CRH is the leading vertically integrated supplier of asphalt, aggregates, cement, ready-mix concrete, and paving and construction services in North America. Our 24,100 employees at 1,300 operating locations provide our customers with top-quality, innovative products and services.


The HR Director is responsible for driving strategic and HR operational excellence while supporting the business leaders at the Pennsy Supply, a CRH Company.  Although this role reports to the Division VP Human Resources, this position has a strong indirect reporting line to the Operating Company President.


The HR Director will contribute to the business success through leadership in human resources, including employee relations & engagement, employment law, individual and team performance management, policy interpretation as well as partnering with management to develop and implement HR strategies in support of business goals and objectives.


Pennsy Supply does have unionized locations.  Although this position is not responsible for negotiating union contracts, it is responsible for dealing with day-to-day issues that come up.  The HR Director is responsible to build and enhance an engaging and progressive relationship with all non-union and unionized employees.


Travel will be required between the multiple locations. 



  • Engaging and inspiring employees towards the establishment and maintenance of a positive safety culture.
  • Actively demonstrating leadership competencies to contribute to a high-performance work environment.
  • Collaborates with senior leadership to understand the organization’s goals and strategies relating to staffing, recruiting, and retention.
  • Leads or participates and works with HR or cross-functional teams to address business opportunities or challenges, large projects or business activities including acquisition/merger integration/facility closure.
  • Partners with management to develop and implement HR strategies in support of business goals and objectives.  This also includes streamlining processes and data analytics.
  • Coaches, advises and trains and provides support to management on grievance administration/management, contract interpretation, leadership skills, resolving performance-related issues, conflict resolution, effective teamwork, effective employment termination, etc.;
  • Provides guidance and expertise to management and employees regarding employment-related law and regulations, including the application of HR policies, processes, and activities.  Lead/participate in investigations as required.
  • Facilitates execution of organizational development and change management initiatives.
  • Improves organizational, team and individual performance through effective delivery of HR services.
  • Facilitates internal communication processes and other employee feedback mechanisms.
  • Clearly cascades and communicates organizational objectives and ensures performance planning and evaluations are completed in line with schedule.
  • Supports employees with individual development planning.
  • Leads the annual succession planning and performance management cycles.
  • Drive continuous improvement in all aspects of human resources.
  • Be visible in the sites/locations across Pennsy.
  • Meet corporate objectives and individual career aspirations by promoting developmental activities, coaching and training of managers and other future leaders.
  • Directly manages the HR Manager, Training/Communications Specialist, and the Hourly Talent Acquisition Specialist (an HR Generalist reports to the HR Manager).
  • Oversees internal and external communication strategies while utilizing the skills of the Training/Communications Specialist.
  • Ensures compliance with all relevant employment practice laws and other government labor regulations, including Affirmative Action Plan, EEO/Veteran reporting.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Dimensions:

  • Excellent communications skills (interpersonal, presentation and written) with an ability to interface with a variety of stakeholders
  • Must be able to convincingly promote ideas with confidence and enthusiasm
  • Proven analytical skills
  • Proven leadership skills combined with strong communications and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated sense of urgency
  • Maintain high standards of trust and performance
  • Ability to maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes within work structure, processes, job requirements or cultures
  • Ability to anticipate and respond to customer requirements, expectations and needs
  • Must be able to allocate / delegate decision making responsibility appropriately while conveying clear expectations
  • Passion for excellence in people, processes and products

Competencies for the role:

  • Drives Results
  • Cultivates Innovation
  • Attracts & Develops Talent
  • Collaborates
  • Business Insight
  • Courage
  • Customer Focus
  • Being Resilient
  • Builds Effective Teams

Other Requirements

  • Pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.  
  • Be able to provide valid documentation for the I-9 Immigration document.  
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and safely drive a vehicle.

The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Education:  Bachelor's/University Degree

Additional Education Preferred: PHR or CP desired

Preferred field of study:  Human Resources Management, Psychology, Business or a related field

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Work Experience:  7-10 years

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Travel Requirements:  Various locations across Pennsylvania & Delaware.  May be required to attend out of state meetings from time-to-time.

Additional Requirements:

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Computer Skills:  Technologically savvy, with a full understanding and fluency in computer applications including word processing, email, internet searches, database and presentation software (such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Acrobat Pro)

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Required Personal Protective Equipment:  Will be supplied as required

Other:  Construction experience



  • Highest level of interpersonal communication & listening skills including, tact, patience, flexibility and courtesy
  • Ability to use discretion, sound judgment and maintain strictest confidentiality when handling sensitive materials and information
  • Strong Analytical skills - command of qualitative financial analyses
  • High level of business acumen - able to look at data and identify trends and underlying issues
  • Strong written and communication skills - able to clearly articulate complex concepts simply
  • Experience working with outside vendors and outsourced contractors
  • Able to influence in a positive way, all levels of the organization
  • Results-oriented - able to multi-task and delivers results against multiple priorities - with outstanding attention to detail


What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


Pennsy Supply, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link




Date:  Nov 13, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia
Nearest Secondary Market: Harrisburg

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