Thriving in Manufacturing Human Resources – Performance Matters

SHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: This session will show you how to align yourself with the business and ensure you are focused on what is important, ultimately creating more value for your role.

To thrive in Manufacturing Human Resources it takes a special set of skills. The conditions and physical nature of the work, turnover, and pressure from production demands can create a stressful environment and push limits for those not accustomed to it. This session will answer what separates successful individuals. You will learn about the ability:

·         Know your customers, products, and provide excellent customer service.

·         Adapt, learn, and change with the needs of the business.

·         Understand processes and the environment.

·         Communicate and relate metrics.

·         Maintain your professionalism and attitude.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 7:00am to 8:15am

Derek J. Dozer

Derek J.

Derek has over 20 years of Manufacturing Human Resources experience, with 10 of those years being in union environments.  Derek began his HR career working as a Recruiter for Courtney Services a staffing agency in 1994.  Derek is currently the Human Resources Manager for Cooper Standard in New Lexington, OH, a unionized (UAW) tube plant that makes fuel and brake tubing for the automotive industry.

Derek graduated from Urbana University with a double major in Business Management and Human Resources then went on to obtain an MBA from Franklin University.   Derek has been a certified HR professional since 1997, he holds SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications.  Derek has been a speaker at 3 prior SHRM conferences (1 Annual and 2 Talent Staffing), he trains and consults on performance development, leadership, and diversity.

Dozer sits on the Advisory Board for the Zanesville Salvation Army, served on the Adult Education Advisory Board at Mid-East Ohio Vocational School.  Dozer also volunteered on the board for the Human Resources Association of Central Ohio.  Derek is an elected official serving first as a Township Trustee for 8 years, and has just over 5 years currently as Fiscal Officer for Newton Township the second largest geographical Township in the State of Ohio, located in Muskingum County.

Derek and his family live on a farm settled by his great, great grandfather in 1863 near Roseville, Ohio where he raises Angus beef cattle, watermelons, and Boxer dogs.  Derek has 2 boys (18 and 16) and a daughter (who just turned 15).  Derek is a serious National Park junkie.  Derek is very serious about his vacation time.

Convention Center: 151
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Leadership & Navigation
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