The Heritage Group
  • Walsh and Kelly
  • South Bend, IN, USA
  • Full Time

The HR Leader will be a champion for various organizational and people initiatives.  Reporting to the President, Walsh & Kelly (W&K), the role delivers talent and succession development, performance management, labor relations, organizational design and development consulting, and recruitment in support of sustainable growth and achievement of business goals.  The ideal candidate will be an experienced people navigator who can influence business line leaders in the transformation and transition of the organization. In addition, this role will a member of a network of HR professionals within The Heritage Group and our Heritage Construction & Materials (HC&M) businesses to drive consistency and collaboration among the group.



As the WK President's leader responsible for aligning people strategy with business objectives and goals, the successful candidate will:

  • Business People Strategy leadershipWork directly with officers, manager and supervisors to ensure critical people processes are effectively and efficiently undertaken. Demonstrate sufficient business knowledge effectively contribute to critical people decisions. Balance business requests with a focus on delivering key organization and people plans.
  • Employee/Labor Relations and Employee Engagement Serve as a company advocate and catalyst to develop and maintain a highly engaged and productive workforce, including building capability in front line managers for leading employees. Delivery of disciplinary processes, including executing investigations, when necessary. Advise managers on employment policies and procedures to enable improvement in working practices and productivity and without adverse impact on regulatory / legal compliance, company reputation or employee engagement.
  • Organization Development and Effectiveness Lead and advance a culture of leadership, performance and accountability. Proactively communicate and manage organizational change efforts.  Provide leadership, advice and options for improving organizational effectiveness, productivity and working practices in line with the organizational and people initiatives. Support business in key HR communications. 
  • Talent Management and Succession Planning Support leadership education and engagement the delivery of talent management, succession planning and talent movement.
  • Performance Management Develop readiness and ensure management engagement and capability in performance programs and initiatives including value creation plans. Facilitate performance management process ensuring alignment with business / individual results.
  • HR Policy Administration and Services Ensure business compliance with HR policies and programs. Advise business leadership on local legal / regulatory requirements. Enroll business in new policies and procedures through effective change leadership.
  • Learning, Training and Leadership Development Assist with key development initiatives and programs in partnership with business leadership to ensure that employees are appropriately trained and continually developing. Evaluate training and mentoring needs and establish schedules to meet needs. 
  • Labor Relations Lead development of progressive labor strategy focused on skills development to meet future needs. Requires experience working with unions to form productive relationships and achieving business needs.


  • Recruitment and Staffing Assume ownership for recruitment efforts within the organization. Experience in multiple methods of recruiting and sourcing. Launch an innovative recruiting strategy and practice that will successfully identify critical capabilities and allow W&K to bring the right people into the right roles at the right time.




  • Bachelor's degree required with preference for advance degree.
  • Minimum of five (5) years HR Business experience with the ability to make proactive HR interventions in response to business need.
  • Proven track record of HR business partnering across the range of core HR disciplines (Employee Relations /Labor Relations, Learning & Development, Compensation & Reward, Talent Management, Change Management).
  • Ability to quickly build relationships of high trust and credibility with clients and colleagues and engage them to deliver the HR agenda in partnership.
  • Ability to interface with all levels of the organization required. Excellent presence and professionalism.
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail.
  • Creative problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Impeccable integrity.
  • Ability to travel regularly between multiple sites in Northern Indiana and occasionally to Indianapolis and elsewhere in region.
  • Experience in the Construction Industry a plus.


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