Senior Human Resources Manager

The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center

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Senior Human Resources Manager
The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center
The Howard Hughes name is synonymous with entrepreneurial vision, tenacity and a pioneering spirit, values that today are embodied by The Howard Hughes Corporation.  While Hughes’ passion for aviation and the silver screen are legendary, it was his visionary investment in real estate that forms the bedrock of the company today.  At the core of our DNA we believe we can Make Life Extraordinary.  For our people, for our stakeholders, for our shareholders and for the people that live, breathe, consume and experience our brand.
We believe in “Thinking Big” at The Howard Hughes Corporation.   We are driven by entrepreneurialism, a passion for excellence, and an unrelenting dedication to success.  Our mission is to be the pre-eminent developer and operator of master planned communities and mixed-use properties.  We create timeless places and memorable experiences that inspire people while driving sustainable, long-term growth and value for our shareholders. We create environments where people want to live, work, shop, dine and play from coast to coast to coast.
The Howard Hughes Corp. is seeking a high energy Senior Human Resources Manager for The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center located in The Woodlands, TX.  The Senior Human Resources Manager will be accountable for all aspects of HR administration with a strong focus on compensation and benefits, total culture enhancement, talent management, compliance and training & development.  This individual must be a skillful leader with the ability to work collaboratively and build consensus in a matrix team environment. 
The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center-Just minutes north of Houston and the Bush International Airport, The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center perfectly balances its breathtaking natural setting with modern luxury and service excellence. The property features 406 well-appointed guest rooms, 60,000 square feet of engaging meeting space, and multitude best-in-class amenities. The nationally ranked top ten-pool features favorites such as the resort’s two-story spiraling double water slides, lagoon-style pools, as well as a new 1,005-foot lazy river. These features paired with 36 holes of championship-golf, tennis, a full-service spa, and close proximity to shopping and entertainment makes The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center a premier destination for conferences, business travelers and families.
  • Maintain consistent practices with company policy/procedures and help drive corporate and regional HR initiatives.
  • Assist the Regional Director of Human Resources with the preparation and administration of the department budget.
  • Assist in the implementation of HR policies and procedures that support the Company’s goals and objectives.
  • Assist the Regional Director of Human Resources with the long term and short term strategic planning process.
  • Assists executive management in the annual review, preparation and administration of the Company’s wage and salary program.
  • Oversee and audit payroll processing. Ensure regulatory compliance and oversight of all HR functions, ensuring that all policies, guidelines and programs adhere to required regulatory standards.
  • Develop processes and tools to measure impact and value of HR initiatives to the organization.
  • Establish “Open Door Policy” with employees to ensure the atmosphere is one of management involvement.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive staffing strategies that attract and retain the best talent in the industry.  Partner with leadership with ensure an effective and on-going workforce planning strategy is in place.
  • Diagnose and recommend solutions that impact leadership development, employee relations, retention, and organization structure, interpreting, communicating and ensuring consistent application of company guidelines and procedures.
  • Investigates problems, such as: working conditions, disciplinary actions, and employee and applicant appeals and grievances. According to circumstances, provides guidance and recommendations for problem resolution to departmental officials and individuals
  • Consults with legal counsel as appropriate, and/or as directed by the VP Human Resources on personnel matters.
  • Supports management by providing human resources advice, counsel, and decisions; analyzing information and applications.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in conferences and educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Maintains knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and insures the Company’s compliance.
  • Participates on committees and special projects and seeks additional responsibilities.
  • Possess considerable knowledge of management-labor relations; the principles, practices, and procedures of Human Resources Management.
  • Able to research information and analyze data to arrive at valid conclusions, recommendations, and plans of action
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and represent ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • The ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining good working relationships.
  • 8+ years Human Resources management experience preferably in hospitality operations.
  • Payroll oversight experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of EEO/AA policies, wage and hour regulations, laws and requirements involving interviewing and hiring, Title VII, HIPPA, ERISA, COBRA, ADA and FMLA.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Highly motivated and high energy.
  • Work with little supervision.
  • Interact effectively as part of a team.
  • Handle a dynamic work environment with competing priorities.
  • A team player who has the ability to multi-task and is self-directed.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Build positive working relationships with employees at all levels within the organization.
  • Exercise sound judgment when making decisions.
  • Good problem solver/creative thinker.
  • “Can-do” attitude, pro-active and resourceful.
  • Proficient with MS Office, MS Project and Outlook applications.
  • Bilingual highly desired
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required.
  • PHR/SPHR Certification preferred.
  • Master’s Degree preferred

“All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.”