HR Manager – Corporate Services

First Solar

  • Min. 7-10 years
  • Perrysburg, OH, USA
HR Manager – Corporate Services
Job Posted : Jan 4th, 2021

Job Description

The Human Resources Manager performs management-level strategic Human Resources related duties for the assigned corporate functions of First Solar.  In addition, will have multi-site responsibility for US wide projects and implementation. Ensures all human resources functions and activities run effectively and efficiently and in accordance with First Solar’s Code of Conduct, Behaviors & Core Values.  Carries out responsibilities across the HR generalist spectrum, including the following functional areas: recruiting, employee relations, transaction preparation & processing, process and procedure development and interpretation, benefits, training & communication. Oversees’ and directs the work of reporting HR staff and encourages the development of the HR staff.


  • Minimum 7 to 10 years total experience in Human Resources required.
  • 3 years’ minimum experience managing HR professionals required.
  • Strong project management and multi-state oversight.


  • BS Degree in relevant discipline required.
  • PHR, SPHR or GPHR certification is preferred.

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Well-versed in the key US Federal and State employment laws (California a plus).
  • Skilled in auditing and consulting the business on best practices, processes, and reporting risks and or changes to ensure compliance with internal and external reporting requirements.
  • Must have the ability to formulate and deliver recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues, by using the Company’s standards, practices, policies, or procedures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be detail oriented and consistently accurate.
  • Must be able to interact with leaders and employees at all levels.
  • Must be able to effectively handle multiple tasks, manage projects, and meet deadlines.
  • Must be self-motivated, with the ability to work independently and in a team  environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work with various organizations and associates throughout the company.
  • Excellent project management ability; follow-up and meet deadlines.
  • Strong influencing skills as well as the ability to be agile in a fast moving and changing environment.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Ethical Practice.
  • Global & Cultural Awareness.
  • Proven computer skills in Microsoft Office application suite and human resources information systems.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Works with HR leadership to establish clearly defined processes, policies and practices.  Supports region-specific HR requirements and coordinates with Corporate HR leadership to devise and make recommendations to support growth and maturation of assigned environments.
  • Leads or oversees HR projects with national scope, implements HR projects for site location.
  • Acts as a strategic business partner for assigned business area(s) and site(s).
  • Provides a HR presence for employees and  managers regarding HR-related  issues, questions, and concerns, while maintaining good working relationships and building credibility with employees.
  • Partner with global business partners to ensure adherence to company HC budget and proper allocation of headcount costs.
  • Responds to employee relations issues (investigations and corrective actions) such as employee complaints, supervisor/manager concerns regarding practice or policy application, and performance improvement.
  • Supports key HR business partnership efforts in performance appraisal process, salary administration process, succession planning, organizational design and transactional processes such as transfers, increases, promotions, terminations, and administration of various processes due to internal or external policy or regulation requirements as necessary.
  • Prepares and delivers internal employee HR communications on HR subjects including employee relations, compensation, benefits, policies, and processes.
  • Partner with HR Management with planning and implementation of team goals.
  • Gather and analyze data with useful HR metrics; prepare reports.
  •  Responsible to monitor industry trends, employment legislation and insures compliance for the region of operation.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all associates, company and customer information.

Reporting Relationships:

  • Reports to the Sr. Manager of Human Resources – Corporate.
  • This position will have direct reports.


  • 10-20%

US Physical Requirements:

Office Physical Requirements:

All positions in our office require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. In order to best service our customers, internal and external, all associates must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation. First Solar is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, it attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. It also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made without imposing an undue hardship.