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Melissa
melissa.manion@me.com
610-505-8306
2019 - 2021 Contract - Chief Human Resources Officer
Phoenixville, PA 19460
VP, Human Resources
23 years experience W2
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VP, Human Resources
Mar 2016 - Aug 2018
HR lead for this $8B global organization, the largest segment in the company, with a team of 240 across 42 sites during a period of increased competition in the market and a shortage of critical metals.
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Information Technology
Jan 2013 - Jan 2018
($13B technology company that builds and manufactures connectivity and sensor products TEL: NYSE) 79 sites/offices & 130 manufacturing & engineering centers EBITDA growth from $1.9B to $2.99B over period of employment
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Vice President, Human Resources
Feb 2013 - Mar 2015
Led strategic initiatives and provided executive HR support to $5B global segment with team of 160 HR leaders across 28 sites.
  • Identified redundancies in product manufacturing, gained executive approval and led organizational redesign and consolidation of 3 business units into 1 decreasing costs and optimizing segment resources.
  • Led divestiture of consolidated business unit with ~15K employees to private equity firm and transition of employees to CommScope
  • sale provided $2B in cash to invest in more profitable businesses.
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Information Technology
May 2011 - Feb 2013
40 sites globally, EBITDA growth from $327M in 2011 to $341M in 2013. Transformed HR operations and talent practices for the $2B global company, reporting directly to the CEO. Drove changes in HR practices, based on implications of the business plan and feedback from General Managers.
  • Assessed HR capabilities and executed multipronged strategy that improved overall contribution of the HR team to deliver on objectives critical for growth.
  • Moved staffing to Recruitment Process Outsourcing Organization (RPO), improving quality of candidates, and improving timeliness and cost of filling roles.
  • Outsourced benefits administration and communications to Mercer, driving efficiencies and 15% cost savings on US benefits.
  • Introduced first talent management review and led inaugural succession planning session with executive team.
  • Aligned compensation structure to market, reducing attrition in critical roles, with approval of the Compensation Committee of the BOD.
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Medical Devices
Jan 2011 - Jan 2013
(Global medical device company)
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HR Leader, Emerging Markets
Jan 1998 - Jan 2011
(Multinational pharmaceutical company NYSE MRK) HR executive leading a team of 250 colleagues globally for the $11B Emerging Markets business
  • Defined the people strategy in these high growth markets
  • shifting focus on garnering tax advantages, developing a new governance model and bringing affordable drugs to market.
  • Delveloped and delivered talent strategies for high-growth markets, including, China, Brazil, Korea, India, Singapore and Russia.
  • Staffed R&D center with local talent and sent US based R&D experts to build out research team transferring knowledge on product development.
  • Completed assessment of regional leaders. Realized significant mpact on overall business performance with leaders better equipped to navigate complex markets, improving performance HR Leader, Integration Management Office
  • Merck/Schering Plough Integration (2009) Led all people elements of the Merck/Schering Plough integration
  • Drove assessment and selection of talent from both organizations that would lead the "New Merck". Worked with leaders from both companies to define a common culture for the new Merck led the development of the organization structure, assessed and selected leaders from both companies to lead the new organization. Secured approval on key integration decisions from Merck CEO and Executive Committee. Chief of Staff for Global HR Commercial Organization: Led a team of regional HR partners driving performance on business priorities across the Americas, Europe and Asian markets
  • ensured performance and execution on business priorities across all markets, working with regional talent to do so. Focused on growing and developing talent in market.
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Villanova University
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