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Vice President of Human Resources

Company: Convergint
Location: Schaumburg
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Convergint has been operating for more than 21 years, with incredible growth, which has led to revenues in excess of $2.1 Billion globally. Future expansion plans include tripling revenue through organic and acquisition growth. The US accounts for $1.5 Billion of current revenue and over 5,000 colleagues which will grow to an excess of $3.5 Billion and 12,000 plus colleagues. Our success and growth can be contributed to many factors over the past 21 years, but one steadfast reason is our Culture. Convergint culture is like no other and the bedrock of every decision we make.

Reporting to CHRO of global HR, the VPHR will work with senior leaders across the organization to foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, to support an evolving workforce and to ensure excellence in HR service delivery. The VPHR will champion the company's culture and work side by side with the CEO of North America to evolve our human resource support. This impactful leader will be an integral part of the leadership team, leading and driving a scalable colleague strategy that will best enable Convergint's growth agenda while continuing to further our culture.

The VPHR will, with the US HR team, ensure a thoughtful colleague experience that improves onboarding, supports acquisitive growth and continues to raise the bar and improve engagement and the overall colleague experience for our current and future leaders. The ideal leader possesses strategic aptitude, moves with urgency and embraces the opportunity to be the face of the people function. This impactful leader is a growth focused and is a strong communicator and collaborator. They can translate the business objectives to the people, talent and culture strategy that will continue to make Convergint the employer of choice within the Security and AV Integration industry.

Job Responsibilities (direct and through HR team management):

Strategy & Growth:

  • Shape and lead a strategic people function for Convergint US.
  • Serve as a strategic thought partner and trusted advisor to the CEO of North America, Executive Leaders and members of the HR team.
  • Develop and administer programs, procedures and guidelines with individual regions & CTC locations to help align the workforce with the strategic goals of the company
  • Work closely with management and colleagues to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention
  • Works with the business leaders developing talent acquisitions strategies and collaborates with TA Directors to drive the TA process to support our high growth model.
  • Support acquisitions and integrations within the US, ensuring new colleagues are onboarded and integrated to the organization
  • Responsible for coordinating all employment related activities for acquisitions within the region including benefit and compensation analysis and all onboarding activities needed for integration
  • Consult with local management and provide daily HR guidance
  • Analyze trends and metrics within regions and develop HR programs to support managers and colleagues


  • Foster, cultivate and promote the 10 Convergint Company Values and Beliefs
  • Determine and recommend colleague relations practices necessary to establish a positive employment relationship and promote a high level of morale and motivation
  • Incorporate our culture (values & beliefs) by example in all you do

    Leadership & Development:

  • Lead the current team of 5 HRBPs, 6 Talent Acquisitions, 1 Benefits and 4 Learning & Development colleagues through 9 direct reports.
  • Responsible for delivering Leadership and Human Resource training within the regions.
  • Participate in the interview selection process for management level positions within the regions.
  • Conduct regularly scheduled meetings with managers in regions supporting their success & development
  • Ensure that the company has the talent it needs to deliver on its growth agenda
  • Works with business leaders to drive the Learning and Development strategy and deliver impactful training for all US colleagues while collaborating with the global team to share knowledge and best practices.

    HR Programs & Procedures:

  • Focus on operational excellence within the HR team through the implementation of scalable programs and processes.
  • Manage, implement and administer all HR programs by region
  • Develop and improve various HR related projects & programssuch as performance reviews, merit and bonus process, updating job descriptions, benefits communication and enrollment, rewards and recognition programs
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of colleagues, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partner with the legal department or outside counsel as needed/required
  • Monitor and advise managers and supervisors in the progressive discipline and performance improvement process
  • Oversee the day-to-day needs of human resource support including policy interpretation and administration of policies in a fair and consistent manner
  • Administration and management of all colleague leave activities. Manage all coordination with payroll department and outside vendors

    Colleague Relations:

  • Manage and resolve complex employment relations issues. Conduct effective, thorough and objective investigations if needed
  • Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to frontline management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development)

    Knowledge and Opportunity:

  • Expertise across all aspects of human resources, including colleague relations, performance management, compensation and benefits, culture development, learning and development, and talent acquisition.
  • Prior experience leading change efforts within a fast-paced, matrix environment, geographically dispersed business unit, with rapidly shifting skills/capabilities required.
  • Possesses a strong understanding of how to grow and scale high-performing HR teams at an exponential rate while maintaining an excellent employee experience.
  • Developed strategies to hire top talent. Collaborate with TA Teams and Regional Leaders to implement these strategies.
  • Experience leading at both strategic and operational levels.
  • Ability to lead planning, execution and management of others across Talent & Culture initiatives as well as manage the day-to-day operations and budget of the People team.
  • A passion for and personal alignment with Convergint's building the next generation of leaders and while maintaining our entrepreneurial spirit.
  • A seasoned executive and people strategist with experience leading talent engagement and talent development.
  • Experience supporting acquisition activity, especially integrations of acquired companies.
  • Proven success in designing a people strategy that aligns people with business and growth goals
  • Previous implementation experience with Human Capital Management systems; UKG preferred
  • Solid project management experience
  • Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

    Job Skills Requirements:

    • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion; maintain confidentiality
    • Ability to effectively support diverse colleague groups including: Sales, Administration and Operations/Service/Installation positions
    • Collaborative; works effectively across teams to support all functions within organization
    • Strongly demonstrated persuasive and relationship-building skills
    • Utilization of sound investigation, and reporting practices
    • Strongly demonstrated organizational and project management skills; ability to multi-task
    • Excellently demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills
    • Operates at a highly strategic, future-focused level.
    • Builds strong teams than can support day-to-day operations to maintain focus on aspirational goals.
    • Proactive and hardworking; moves with urgency, and thrives in a fast paced, roll-up-your sleeves environment.

      Education, Experience and Travel Requirements:

      • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business, Communications, or related discipline required. Masters preferred. PHR or SPHR preferred.
        • At least 15 years of progressive HR experience, ideally in a distributed work environment.
        • Able to travel as necessary (50%) to visit locations across the US

          Physical Demands:

          While performing the duties of this job, the colleague is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk or hear; uses hands to finger, handle, or touch objects or controls. The colleague may lift, push or pull up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

          Work Environment:

          The position is office based with frequent trips to local offices within the US to conduct training, meetings and investigations.

          The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation.

          Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

          The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Convergint, Schaumburg , Vice President of Human Resources, Executive , Schaumburg, Illinois

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