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Director, HR Operations & Technology

Advanced Drainage Systems
Hilliard, OH 43026
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We are hiring a Director, HR Technology & Operations to our team due to growth!

At ADS, no idea is off limits, and we celebrate creativity and bold moves. For more than 50 years ADS has been manufacturing a variety of innovative and environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional materials. Headquartered in Hilliard, Ohio, we are a multi-billion dollar stormwater management company, manufacturing pipe and ancillary products. What does that mean? When it storms, we capture rain with our drain basins, convey it with pipe, store it using chambers and finally treat it with our water quality products, before safely returning water back to the environment. We handle, what we call, the entire lifecycle of a raindrop. Our products help prevent flooding, which increases quality of life for people living in large cities, suburbs, and rural towns. We also believe in creating a circular economy and are the second largest plastic recycling company in North America. We use plastic shampoo and detergent bottles to create pipe, diverting over 500 million pounds of plastic from landfills every year. ADS operates a global network of over 60 manufacturing plants and 30 distribution centers.

We have amazing stories to tell, and we need your help getting our story out there. To learn more about ADS, please visit our website at www.adspipe.com.


Organizations can achieve amazing growth with sub-optimized processes and disparate technology, said nobody.ever

Many organizations fill job postings and communications with buzz words about changing and re-inventing themselves. At ADS, we are living itevery day. With over 50 years leading the water management industry, we are in the midst of a massive transformation of our entire organization, and we are doing it from a position of strength.

Having enjoyed an unprecedented growth curve with an even brighter road ahead of us, we need an overhaul of how we do business within HR. Many processes and systems exist today, but for the first time in our 50+ year history, we are creating a group dedicated to re-imaging how we get work done within the HR function.

Dont get us wrong, howeverthis is not HR for HRs sake. We aim to streamline and optimize to provide better tools, reporting and functionality to our Business Partners and teams of end users to unlock insights and analytics. Success will be achieved when we get the basics right, and gain a reputation as a group that can be relied upon to solve business problems.

Now that you know more about us and the job, here is a little more about you, the perfect candidate:

1. You have the right balance between practicality and intellectual horsepower

  • Book smarts and street smarts share equal parts of your brain
  • You remember that simple is always better.plenty of time to complicate things later

2. You enjoy problem solving and have experience in process improvement and partnering with IT to implement and enhance technical solutions

3. You are equally strong executing the day to day while casting a vision for the future

  • Your say/do ratio is close to 100%
  • You have a reputation for over delivering

4. You are intellectually curious

  • You love asking questions and figuring out why and how things work
  • You live outside of the box and thrive in ambiguity, but strive to bring order to chaos through implementing process

5. You think like a businessperson first and HR person second

  • HR for HRs sake has no place here
  • Data and metrics are important and will be a key component to solving our problems and defining success

6. You have passion

  • What we are leading is hard work, you wake up every day excited to lead change
  • You are not an order taker; you are a thought leader and have a point of view but understand the importance of getting on board when a decision is made.
  • You care enough about where you work to resist passing trash on the floor without picking it up

7. Your personality builds trust and people want to work with you

  • You dont take life too seriously and have a sense of humor, but know when it is time to Turn it on
  • People want to answer the phone when you call them

8. You are a self-starter

  • You dont wait to be told what to do, conversely, you find yourself being told to rein it in from time to time
  • You are excited about the highly visible work you are going to be able to do here, but dont need to be given the playbook to get it done

9. You have the experience and wisdom that typically comes with a bachelors degree and at least 7 10 years of real-world experience which may or may not have been in HR

More about the job

Perhaps you noticed that we are leading a transformation that requires thought leadership and execution. Thats the headline, here are some details:

  • You will lead a team of HR professionals tasked with executing core processes, providing insights and analytics and partnering with Information Technology on the creation and execution of a Technology Roadmap.
  • You will be a mentor charged with developing a talent pipeline of HR leaders and individual contributors. You will take this responsibility seriously and care about and for those under your care.
  • Core processes your team will be responsible for include (but not limited to because we reserve the right to change our mind and you will find more work to do): Employee master data, new hire orientation, immigration, background checks, vendor management (relocation, recruitment process outsourcing, temp labor), reporting and analytics, headcount management, I-9 compliance and HR system administration.
  • You will work closely with our HR leadership team to assess priorities that need a system to support them and work toward implementing/enhancing technology to enable a leaner organization.
  • You will gain an understanding of the ADS business and what drives it in order to provide insights and analytics that help us measure the effectiveness of our efforts. The insights your team provides are not merely intellectually interesting, but drive actions which lead to improvements.

If you read all of the above and thought, I could do that job, please move on to the next job posting. If you read the above and thought, That job speaks to me then wed love to hear from you.



Posted: 2022-05-09 Expires: 2022-06-09

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