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Human Resources Manager

Date: Jan 12, 2023

Location: Ashland City, TN, US, 37015

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

We are one of the leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $3.5 billion company with 140+ years history and we employ more than 12,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people.

Primary Function

The Human Resources Manager works closely with business unit leaders and members of the HR team to deliver on the A.O. Smith Values, people strategy and business unit objectives.  This role is a key member of business unit HR leadership team and reports to the Human Resources Vice President.


The ideal candidate would have experience and/or expertise in the following areas:

  • Consults, influences and coaches leaders in the design, development, and execution of human resources strategies and other change initiatives which help Create an Attractive Work Environment, Align and Engage the Team, and Build Organizational Capability.
  • Provides exceptional HR generalist value chain partnership for assigned client groups in talent management, employee engagement, performance management, workforce planning, and employee relations.
  • Builds trust and credibility with others by following through on commitments, establishing positive relationships and being a champion for organizational values.
  • Analyzes the effectiveness of HR programs, processes, and policies.  Where gaps exist, exercises problem solving techniques and project management skills to develop, recommend, execute, and sustain improvements.
  • Keeps current on marketplace and functional trends and identifies opportunities to translate these into value for the organization.
  • Makes development of self and others a priority.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or a related field from accredited university.
  • 5 years of HR generalist experience in a fast-paced, change-oriented environment.
  • 2 years of leading and developing others (direct reports).
  • Previous experience in a Lean environment (preferred).
  • Agile learner with demonstrated business and analytical ability.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute at a high level.
  • Advanced verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.

We Offer

Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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