Vice President of HR


We are seeking a Vice President of Human Resources for the West Division. This position will be based in our McKinney, Texas Division office. This role reports to the President of the Division and dotted line to the Chief Human Resources Officer. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Position Description:

The Vice President, Human Resources is responsible for the full range of Human Resources (HR) activities for exempt and non-exempt teams including talent development and staffing, organizational design and change management, employee/labor relations, performance management, leadership coaching, total rewards implementation, succession planning, engagement, and overall human resource compliance/reporting. Working closely with the business leaders, the incumbent will ensure effective execution of HR strategy working within their division along with strong support of functional staff on the Corporate Human Resources Team. This leader must possess a track record that demonstrates an ability to provide leadership and vision. 


Detailed Responsibilities:

  • As a business partner with the leadership team, understand the business strategies, objectives, and financial performance of Beacon Roofing Supply.  Use this knowledge to build the HR strategy that complements strategic and operational goals.
  • Partner with business, other functions, and HR leaders to assess current talent and develop long term talent strategies that include succession planning and highly effective individual development plans and training programs.
  • Recruitment of top Sales Talent across the organization to fulfill Ambition 2025 requirements outlined by the Division President and VP Sales.
  • Oversee Campus Recruitment with Division HR Leaders to ensure talent continues to be brought into the organization.
  • Ensure the timely and effective recruitment of employees who possess the skill set and leadership qualities necessary for business success.
  • Proactively lead employee relations and partner with the Beacon Legal function to manage labor relations, internal complaints/conflicts and overall compliance with internal policies and guidelines.
  • Lead organizational diagnostics and design organization structure to optimize business strategies.
  • Develop higher level skills in the field human resources team to drive results and to retain key contributors. 
  • In concert with the corporate human resources team, design communications plans that include employee engagement surveys and feedback processes, as well as effective, regular one-way communication processes and a recommended process for senior executives to visit and engage with the field-based employees at all levels. 
  • Develop a comprehensive communication plan and HR strategy for annual HR processes (e.g., Performance Management, Salary Planning).
  • Work closely with the corporate compensation/benefit group to drive and implement key total rewards programs aimed at driving optimal results.
  • Work closely with all centers of expertise to ensure process/procedure compliance and leverage (staffing, shared services, payroll, etc.).
  • Identify learning and development needs, design initiatives specific to the business unit, and consult with the corporate HR resources in the development of programs. 
  • Develop and implement workforce planning processes, leveraging internal, third party and independent resources for maximum flexibility and efficiency.
  • Work closely with corporate human resources to effectively develop and implement all company-wide programs as required.
  • Lead change initiatives to drive organizational effectiveness, talent development and growth for operations across the sites.
  • Participate in organization wide human resources initiatives including leadership and employer of choice efforts.
  • Lead the Division HR team.


The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

The right individual must display initiative, passion, a strong work ethic and the ability to lead, plan and manage change. The right candidate must also possess excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills. It will also be vital for this role to be able to function effectively, exert influence and gain consensus at all organizational levels. The right candidate must also have solid organizational, time management and prioritization skills. Qualified candidates for the Vice President, Human Resources position require:


  • A minimum 10 – 15 years of progressively more responsible Human Resources Management experience, preferably in a best-in-class company.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or Human Resources related field is required. MBA or MS in Human Resources is desirable.
  • An appetite and ability to understand business strategies, operations, financials and how the company relates to the competitive marketplace/environment. Must be capable of articulating an opinion on business issues and providing unique insights or a value-added contribution to all levels of business discussions.
  • Exceptional leadership skills to manage HR subordinates, lead change and push against organization obstacles. Must demonstrate proficiency in prioritizing the strategic projects between the tactical and urgent, and articulating the trade-offs to leadership to achieve all.
  • The ability to manage, in real time, the tough choices and necessary trade-offs on issues, and drive results with a sense of urgency. Demonstrate managerial courage to ensure that tough issues are addressed and conflict, where it occurs, is productive and healthy. 
  • Strong problem solving and coaching skills that are broad based and reflect a high degree of creativity in solving/resolving issues or change initiatives. Proven experience in organization effectiveness and efficiency transformation.   
  • Process, facilitation, and organization skills are required to drive management practices and processes. Needs to be good at framing issues, clarifying common goals/choices, and collaborating across Beacon. Must have the skills to truly influence and coach senior leadership. 
  • The drive not to wait for people to bring issues to the table and is able to provide an objective and balanced perspective in all situations. Is constantly looking to develop management effectiveness at the team and individual level.
  • Field experience, working across a highly geographically distributed employee population. 
  • Strong communication and influencing skills which command the respect of the peer group, the broad employee groups, and executives throughout the organization. Must be able to market ideas to a diverse audience of stakeholders.
  • The ability to be resourcefully innovative and adapt in a rapidly changing environment. 
  • Exceptional talent assessment ability to identify strong contributors and build high performing teams.
  • The ability to build trust and credibility among his/her team and at all levels within the organization.
  • Strong analytical skills and solid financial acumen yet comfortable with working through gray/ambiguous areas.
  • Drive for results and have a bias for action. Must be a motivated self-starter.
  • Extraordinary integrity.
  • Must be able to think and act strategically, but also be willing to “roll up sleeves" for all HR functions.
  • Willing to travel at least 50%.


An Equal Opportunity Employer 

“Our goal at Beacon is to cultivate an environment where all ideas are welcomed, and all our people feel empowered.”

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth