Human Resources Manager


Grand Rapids, MI, US

Division: BENTELER Automotive 
Functional Area: Human Resources 
Career Level: Professional 
Contract Type: Permanent/Full-time 
Weekly Working Hours: 45.00 
Required Languages: English 
Requisition ID: 13976 

Benefits: 401(k) Match || United States : 401(k) Match || United States : Dental || United States : Development || United States : Educational Assistance || United States : Flexible Work Schedules || United States : Health Savings Accounts || United States : Holidays || United States : Life & Disability || United States : Medical || United States : Training || United States : Vacation || United States : Vision || United States : Wealth Management Support 


At BENTELER, we make it possible. From promoting individual talents to international career prospects, or from generous opportunities for designing your career to personal development opportunities—at BENTELER, we always have answers to your questions about the future, based entirely on your personal needs. Diverse options that makes sure you can be anything and everything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


Responsible for a Plant HR function

  • Adapts and implements the global and regional HR strategy within the area of responsibility
  • Implements global and regional policies and programs; adapts if necessary according to local needs
  • Develops and improves local HR policies and programs addressing internal and external changes/challenges 
  • Conducts an anticipatory recruitment in order to ensure adequate staffing in terms of quantity and quality; manages local staffing needs (permanent and temporary)  
  • Ensures competitive compensation and benefit packages according to internal policies and regulations as well as labor law
  • Ensures the timely and adequate processing of the monthly payroll settlement including the related time management and administration processes
  • Ensures accurate and timely KPI and performance reporting. Derives and initiates permanent corrective actions in case of deviations and monitors the implementation and effectiveness 
  • Ensures professional support of supervisors and employees concerning HR related issues
  • Advises Management Team concerning HR topics 
  • Participates and/or leads global/regional projects/ initiatives 
  • Supports expatriate and inpatriate management  
  • Cooperates with external organizations and public authorities
  • Establishes and maintains an effective, efficient and motivated HR workforce, organization and processes
  • Promotes a respectful work environment and recruits, develops and retains human resources to maintain a qualified, motivated and productive workforce. Leads by example and lives up to Benteler’s mission, values and global leadership principles. Uses standard HR tools e.g. the appraisal process to provide regular feedback and agree upon tasks and goals with respective employees



  • 10 years experience at management level within Automotive Tier 1 preferred
  • Demonstrative experience in large operations, (min 500 ees)
  • Good communicator with shop floor interaction
  • Demonstrative progression in human resource management
  • Labor law fluency
  • Conversant in employee development
  • Experience leading a team of HR generalists
  • 4 year degree in HR studies, Business or commensurate experience


Your contact

Robert Rushing 

BENTELER Human Resources

Phone: +1 616 246-5468 


Your new employer

The BENTELER Group always has the answer. That’s because in each of our divisions and at every one of our sites, you can benefit from the size and diversity of an international corporation with around 30,000 colleagues in nearly 30 countries.

The same is true in our BENTELER Automotive division. This is where intelligent solutions for the automotive world are born—and where we, as a partner, provide answers on central topics like safety, the environment, and efficiency to nearly every major automotive manufacturer. Whether it's the body, the chassis, or the engine, we’re constantly setting new standards with the products, materials, and technologies we develop and produce. Inventiveness that makes sure you can be and become anything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


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