VP, Human Resources - Dover Engineered Products

Date: Jun 2, 2021

Location: Downers Grove, IL, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenue of over $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, consumable supplies, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Fueling Solutions, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of approximately 24,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what's possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under "DOV." Additional information is available at dovercorporation.com. 

The Vice President, Human Resources, Dover Engineered Products provides oversight of all Human Resources activity in the Engineered Products Segment, comprised of six Operating Company segments with a total combined global revenue of $2 billion. As part of the Segment leadership team, this individual will provide a cohesive HR management platform to help the Operating Companies achieve their objectives. Most of the HR talent is embedded in the Operating Companies supported by Corporate Centers of Expertise and therefore, is a highly matrixed environment.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Organization design & development – to support business growth.
  • Culture development – strengthen company identity based on strong business results, integration, respect for employees at all levels, pay for performance, shared success, accountability, recognition and company pride; help to mitigate issues resulting from ongoing acquisitions.
  • Design and deploy enterprise initiatives – as part of the global HR Council, participate in the design of strategic enterprise initiatives, and then lead the deployment of those initiatives throughout your segment operating companies.
  • Acquisitions/Integration Support – contribute to due diligence; accelerate integration and create synergy and efficiency of HR strategy, policies, plans, practices.
  • Coaching – reinforce appropriate leadership behaviors, especially across the bands of Operating Company Presidents and their senior management teams.
  • Communications – drive all of the above with clear communications.
  • HR Process improvement – devise or improve efficient HR practices, and bring financial discipline to the procurement and use of resources.
  • Performance management – Extend Success Factors (or other solution) into middle management levels in support of performance management and employee development.
  • Talent acquisition – support the broad upgrade already underway.
  • Compensation – reinforce practices that are rational, related to the business goals, and well communicated (focus is on senior management within the operating companies).
  • Employee/Labor Relations – Help foster productive, accountable, defensible work environments.
  • External Relationships – Oversee negotiation and administration of vendor, outsourcer, and consultant contracts and service agreements.


Key Relationships:

  • Operating Company Presidents.
  • Global Human Resources Council.
  • Peer segment HR Vice Presidents.
  • Segment CFO’s.


Background Requirements:


At least 15 years of experience in a global HR environment, with companies known for having "best-in-class" practices.

  • Global HR experience in a global industrial manufacturing environment.  Having lived and worked overseas is a plus.
  • A proven track record in organization development and talent development.
  • A proven track record as a business partner, with demonstrated influencing skills.
  • Significant experience in a manufacturing environment, with both labor relations and union avoidance experience preferred.
  • Experience translating business initiatives into clear, consistent HR strategies to support them.
  • Must have a "nose for talent" and an ability to recognize the potential of individuals.
  • Pervious M&A due diligence and integration experience is desired.
  • Experience in promoting D&I initiatives.


Skills Requirements:


  • Talent mindset.
  • Strong influencing skills.
  • Ability to plan, take charge and organize.
  • Integrity.
  • Assertiveness.
  • Tough-mindedness.
  • Social and cultural sensitivity.
  • Excellent communicator.
  • Strong negotiator.
  • Results orientation with a high degree of resilience and perseverance.
  • Ability to inspire others.
  • Ability to see overall picture while also having an attention to detail.
  • Strong practical interests.
  • Business acumen coupled with analytical skills and numerical ability.
  • Ability to build relationships.


Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business related field.
  • MBA or Master’s degree preferred.

Travel Requirements:

  • Travel both domestically and internationally as required (25+%).

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : Illinois : Downers Grove

Sub Division : Engineered Products

Job Requisition ID : 36635

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: HR, Embedded, Procurement, VP, Executive, Human Resources, Technology, Operations, Management