Interim Vice President, Human Resources @ The Horton Group
Vice President, Human Resources @ Quantum Foods, LLC
Saint Xavier University
Accomplished and ascending twenty-plus year career as a business partner with expertise in human resources, progressing from an entry level, multi-tasking generalist to a focused, executive level leader; documented proficiency of integrating corporate strategic plans with human resources initiatives to develop talent and drive the culture, while improving employee satisfaction and creating value; a solid business acumen,
Accomplished and ascending twenty-plus year career as a business partner with expertise in human resources, progressing from an entry level, multi-tasking generalist to a focused, executive level leader; documented proficiency of integrating corporate strategic plans with human resources initiatives to develop talent and drive the culture, while improving employee satisfaction and creating value; a solid business acumen, utilizing HR initiatives to improve EBITDA, P&L and human capital investments; history of building trust with all levels of employees, government officials and strategic partners; diverse industry experience, including consumer products, metals, chemicals, food & distribution; multi-site manufacturing, retail and service for small, mid-size and large private and publicly-held multinational companies.
• Board/Advisor Presentations
• Talent Acquisition & Development
• Organizational Structure
• Global/Multi-site Integration of Human Resources
• Labor Contract Negotiations & Union Decertification/Avoidance
Specialties: • Culture energization and driving silo-mentality out of the workplace.
• Building key relationships with company executives and strategic partners.
• Keen ability to be articulate and lucid in board presentations, while charismatic and assuring at all other levels of the organization.
• Solid record of identifying strengths and weaknesses, grasping the root causes, and implementing sustainable improvement plans.
I welcome inquiries and may be contacted at [email protected]
Vice President, Human Resources @ Reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer; responsible for leading the human resources team and supporting the North Region (50+ manufacturing/distribution facilities & 7,000 employees) of the largest processor and direct-to-store distributor of milk, as well as other dairy products and beverages in the United States. Over 50 brands (including Dairy Pure, TruMoo, Dean's, Country Fresh, Land-O-Lakes, Reiter, Lehigh Valley, Swiss, Meadow Brook, Tuscan, Garelick, Fruit Rush, PET, etc.) of fluid milk, ice cream, cultured products, juices, teas, bottled water and other products. From March 2015 to Present (10 months) Interim Vice President, Human Resources @ Engaged by this prominent insurance brokerage firm to provide leadership of the human resources department, as well as guidance and counsel to the company executives, during a structural change and transitional period within the human resources function. The Horton Group is the fifth largest commercial insurance brokerage firm in the Chicagoland market. From December 2014 to February 2015 (3 months) Strategic Human Resources/Business Consultant @ Consultative services providing assessment, process improvement design, and solutions for human resources and business concerns in alignment with the client's corporate strategy:
~ Talent Management
~ Regulatory Compliance
~ Risk Mitigation
~ Culture Evaluation
~ Human Resources Administration
~ Labor Relations/Contract Negotiations Advisement
~ Organizational Structure
~ Retention, Recognition & Rewards Initiatives
~ Succession Planning
~ Safety & Worker's Compensation Strategy From June 2014 to February 2015 (9 months) Greater Chicago AreaVice President, Human Resources @ Reported to the President; business partner and member of the Executive Leadership Team; led and strategically guided the human resources function for one of the world’s largest multiple protein providers to the foodservice industry. Customers included retail/club, restaurants, B2B, airlines, school cafeterias and the United States Military. Products included fully cooked, ready-to-cook, and frozen entrees (steak, beef, poultry and pork). From August 2008 to June 2014 (5 years 11 months) Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources @ Reported to the Chief Executive Officer, TWI; member of the global executive leadership staff; responsible to the Board for all global human resource strategic and tactical initiatives. Turtle Wax develops appearance and performance car care products and accessories for the retail consumer packaged goods (CPG) market, and the commercial car care and professional detailing industries worldwide. From June 2005 to January 2008 (2 years 8 months) Vice President, Human Resources @ Reported to the President-Consumer Products business unit; responsible for setting the strategic direction of the domestic human resources function, including a 450 employee CPG/manufacturing division and a 850 employee retail car wash division. From November 2004 to June 2005 (8 months) Director, Human Resources @ Reported to the VPHR; staff of four managers; led all day-to-day functions of the HR department, including employee relations, talent acquisition, performance management, compensation/benefits, safety and policy administration. Decertified the SEIU, and defeated an organizing attempt by the Teamsters. From January 1999 to November 2004 (5 years 11 months) Director, Human Resources @ The lead human resources position, encompassing all traditional responsibilities of human resources in a manufacturing setting, including labor contract negotiations. H. Kramer is a secondary smelter; by recycling scrap and adding virgin metals, the company creates composite materials used in a wide array of product applications, including faucets, valves, bearings, gears, castings and propellers. From August 1994 to January 1999 (4 years 6 months) Manager, Continuous Improvement @ Part of CCL Industries, a $1.3 billion world-wide outsourcing partner to consumer products companies (Procter & Gamble, Unilever, S.C. Johnson, etc.) specializing in the custom manufacturing and packaging of liquid and aerosol products. From January 1993 to February 1994 (1 year 2 months) Human Resources Generalist @ From February 1992 to January 1993 (1 year)
Bachelor of Science, Management @ Purdue UniversityMBA @ Saint Xavier University Sean Spielman is skilled in: Business Partner, Business Strategy, Strategic Planning, Strategic Human Resources Leadership, Culture Transformation, Organizational Development, Organizational Effectiveness, Talent Assessment, Talent Development, Talent Acquisition, HR Metrics, Leadership Development, Process Improvement, Performance Improvement, Labor Relations
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