Harper Industries, Inc. was formed in 1998 by an employee leadership group after acquiring the assets of DewEze Manufacturing from the Owasso Corporation. Its diverse portfolio of products provides solutions in the fields of agriculture, hydraulics, landscaping and sports turf management under the DewEze, Butler and Harper Turf brand names.

Since Harper's inception, the number of employees have grown from 50 to 165+, and hundreds of dealers worldwide have joined the Harper family. For more specifics on Harpers products, visit www.harperindustries.com.

Job Title

Human Resources Manager

Overview of Position

Harper Industries, Inc. has an immediate, full-time opening for a Human Resources Manager to provide hands-on vision, leadership, planning, and processing of time and attendance, payroll, and benefits and retirement programs. This position is responsible for analyzing and directing all functional related activities within the scope of the HRMS, while ensuring continuity and successful delivery of functional services to users throughout the organization.


Required Skills/Abilities:

•Working knowledge of HRMS software applications and products.

•Working knowledge of benefit and retirement programs and products.

•Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

•Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.

•Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

•Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

•Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

•Strong supervisory and leadership skills.

•Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.

•Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Education and Experience:

•Bachelor's degree in a related field (human resources or computer science) plus five or more years of relevant experience or the combination of education and experience that enables performance in all aspects of the position.

•SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential preferred.

Physical Requirements:

•Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

• Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

•Strong organizational, interpersonal and communications skills and a keen ability to interface effectively with all levels of Management.

General Job Responsibilities

•Manage the day-to-day activities to support the HR, time and attendance, benefits, payroll, and other interrelated functions.

•Foster and maintain positive relationships with all employees and leaders.

•Serve as an interface between internal/external customers and the functional team members to ensure effective definition and delivery of HRMS applications.

•Provide overall prioritization of work assignments and management of business resources and their activities.

•Promote proactive approaches using the HRMS to solve business needs/problems while also enhancing the understanding and acceptance of the HRMS capabilities. Based on business needs, negotiate priorities and support requirements with the IT department, functional staff at the field locations and others as appropriate.

•Plan, budget and forecast HRMS needs and applications. Maintain awareness of vendor plans and the potential impact of those plans on current and future HRMS functionality. When apprised, the HRMS manager will review impending business issues that will have a direct impact on the HRMS and provide senior management with an assessment of the HRMS impact, scheduling considerations and other information required for a complete business case.

•Partner with the human resources team to compile quarterly and annual reports for the company’s Board of Directors and other vendors or annual audits as needed.

•Ability to provide employees with guidance and direction in accordance with the company policies and procedures.

•Handle discipline and termination of employees in accordance with company policies and procedures.

•Manage timely onboarding by working intimately with recruiting.

•Develop and assist with human resources programs, training, and delivery of performance management systems.

•Work intimately with the HR team to manage and process annual benefits enrollment for the company in a timely manner.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

•Recruits, interviews, hires, and trains new staff on the HRMS team.

•Oversees the daily workflow of the department.

•Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations.

•Handles discipline and termination of employees in accordance with company policy.

Position open: Immediately

Beginning Salary: BOE

Bonus: OT approved by Supervisor

Application Instructions

For additional information or to apply for this position, please email a cover letter, resume, 3-5 references the following email: careers@harperindustries.com

Must be authorized to work in the U.S., Export Control: The position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee. The company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EEOC) and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely based on skills and qualifications. This position may qualify for WOTC Certification credit. See Human Resources for details.