OMNOVA Solutions Inc.

Human Resources Manager, Technology

Job Locations US-OH-Akron
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/28/2018 9:19 PM)
Job ID
Human Resources (HR)

Who is OMNOVA Solutions?

OMNOVA Solutions is a specialty chemicals and functional surfaces company, whose technologies enhance the performance of a wide variety of well-known products across the globe. We are proud to offer "The Science in Better Brands."

What are we looking for?

The Human Resource Manager position is responsible for supporting our Technology, Quality, and Safety, Health, Environmental & Regulatory organizations by aligning business objectives with people strategy and execution.  This role is located at OMNOVA’s Global Technology Center in Akron, OH, and partners with leaders and HR globally to support objectives.  This position serves as a consultant to the Senior Leadership team on human resource-related issues to ensure a high performance culture and effective management of our human capital. Acting as a change agent and strategic business partner, the role assesses and anticipates HR/talent-related needs, communicates proactively with HR leadership and business management, and seeks to develop and implement integrated talent management solutions across the business.

Your tasks and responsibilities...

  • Partner with Technology, Quality, and SHE&S/Regulatory leaders to prioritize and execute key initiatives in support of functional strategies.
  • Serve as a key member of the Global Technology Center’s Leadership Team. Appropriately challenge, coach and facilitate effective development and day-to-day operations of the team.
  • Leads and directs the performance and development of a shared HR Generalist.
  • Provide ongoing guidance and coaching to leadership regarding talent attraction, acquisition, development and deployment.
  • Design, execute and promote initiatives and behaviors that reinforce our performance-based culture, and maintain positive employee relations.
  • Work closely with management and employees to improve teamwork/communication, build morale and increase productivity, engagement and retention.
  • Provide HR policy guidance, interpretation and coaching.
  • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues. Conduct effective, thorough and objective investigations.
  • Execute talent processes and programs designed to meet current and anticipated future talent needs
  • Participate in design, evaluation and monitoring of site training programs to ensure successful outcomes. Supports leaders in driving accountability.

Who you are...

  • Bachelor's of Human Resource Management, Business Administration
  • Experience working in a progressive HR environment with exposure to best practices in talent management, employee relations and change management.
  • HR Business Partnering experience supporting Technical functions (such as Engineering, Research and Development, Information Technology, etc.)
  • Career path in Human Resources that demonstrates increasing responsibility/progression.
  • Demonstrated strong business partnering skills.
  • Demonstrated learning agility


The science of better careers. Come formulate yours.

Bring your ingredients for success and together we’ll create a unique plan for your development and career growth. We recognize that without our talented employees and their passion and curiosity (which really are the backbone of our organization), we would not be where we are today. Click here to learn more about why you should join OMNOVA.


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