HR Manager, Global Functions at Wabtec Corporation (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company's new website at:

It's not just about your careeror your job titleit's about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted watersdo things that haven't been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Relocation assistance may be provided if eligibility requirements are met.

This role can be performed remotely, with the exception of Colorado.

Job Overview

HR support for global functions (inc. Commercial, Communications, and Legal) on organizational and employee matters, as well as coaching, HR process expertise and other general HR activities.

In this role you will be responsible for both business partnership and employee resource management, providing the full range of HR support from organizational to individual and administrative. You will advise and support functional managers regarding projects, processes and procedures.

You will also provide broader process, initiative, and analytics management in collaboration with HRBP and functional HR Team.


As the HR Manager for the Legal, Commercial and Communications functions, you will own the employee experience by coaching people leaders to hire, inspire, develop, and retain the talented employees that create customer success. You will work within a collaborative HR team ranging from Sr. HRBPs, Compensation, Workforce Planning, Learning & Talent Development and Talent Acquisition.

Additional responsibilities include:
  • Meet regularly & proactively with managers to provide HR guidance on change management, compensation, retention, engagement, talent assessments, and performance development
  • Advise people leaders on all areas of HR including providing consistent, transparent application of policies and practices; own investigations when needed
  • Optimize org design and ensure we scale with continued growth
  • Engage with employees regularly to become an expert of our people and the way they work and learn what's important to them to build rapport and trust
  • Drive, influence and shape an awesome culture which includes but not limited to
    • Coach people leaders to ensure team priorities are laser focused, on-strategy, & drive customer success
    • Drive employee development: coach people leaders to create meaningful, personalized development plans
  • Partner with HR Operations as appropriate to address manager and employee inquires.
  • Analyze and interpret data as required to support HR strategy in core functional areas (retention, recruitment, compliance, diversity, etc).
  • Partner with Operational leaders to execute business-specific strategies
  • Lead key HR processes including compensation planning and compliance
  • Lead or partner on other projects and initiatives requiring broader-based application
  • Maintain and protect confidential data with utmost scrutiny, judgment, and care
  • Challenge status quo and normal ways of working - not afraid to challenge and push back on concepts and ideas when appropriate

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years progressive HR experience

Desired Characteristics
  • Proven ability to champion new ideas, with strong execution skills and proven ability to translate ideas into actions
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; including ability to coach and influence
  • Strong process and project management skills
  • Microsoft office skills - Excel & PowerPoint

All salaried new hires must be fully vaccinated or be willing to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by date of hire to be considered for U.S.-based job, where permitted by applicable law and subject to requests for accommodation. Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the one dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world's toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world's brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and stylespeople like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
More Information on Wabtec Corporation
Wabtec Corporation operates in the Transportation industry. The company is located in Pittsburgh, PA. Wabtec Corporation was founded in 1872. It has 10001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance, 401(K) and Paid Holidays. To see all 11 open jobs at Wabtec Corporation, click here.
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