Director of Human Resources – Sunrise, FL

Director of Human Resources – take us to the next level!

If your ideal job is to redefine HR from an already solid foundation, read on! Tropic Supply, the largest independent family-owned HVAC and refrigeration wholesale distributor in Florida, is seeking a Director of HR to join our talented team and take us to the next level. This is your opportunity to make a significant impact on our business driving key initiatives and being a key member of our leadership team reporting directly to the President of our company.

What makes us special?

The company was founded in 1973 and has an incredibly loyal workforce of over 240 team members spread across 20 resources centers throughout the state of Florida. We take pride in our “family first” culture which is represented by our core values which are called “The TROPIC Way”: TRUST (consistently providing resourceful and reliable solutions), RELATIONSHIPS (we manage relationships, not transactions), OWN IT (each of us is accountable the whole way through), POSITIVE ATTITUDE (we believe happy people ensure a positive experience), INTEGRITY (how we do business is as important as the business we do), CONSIDERATE (we treat people with respect and humility). Here at Tropic, we believe in giving back to our community and want our employees to feel a connection to worthwhile causes.

Snapshot of key accountabilities:

The Director of HR will have full responsibility for all areas of human resources, including recruitment, onboarding, employee relations, performance management, compensation, benefits, policies and procedures, and compliance.   Key initiatives include:

  • Act as ambassador of our core values and ensure all employees are engaged in practicing them daily
  • Develop a robust talent acquisition process including best practices in recruitment and selection with the goal of establishing a pipeline of talent, a consistent hiring process, and timely filling of positions
  • Create an ongoing training and development program through identification of needed skills and helping our employees achieve them
  • Ensure a smooth onboarding and orientation process so that new employees have a positive and beneficial starting experience
  • Manage the performance review process company -wide including establishing clear job roles for each position, metrics, and accountability
  • Improve and promote communication between employees across all our branches while maintaining our family feel as we grow

Traits required for success:

Our ideal candidate thrives in a fast paced environment and connects quickly with others in a warm, poised, and enthusiastic way. You thrive on working with and through others, building and maintaining relationships and enjoy working collaboratively, welcoming the input of others on the team. You excel at motivating and persuading your co-workers to do what needs to be done to achieve the organization’s goals and bringing out the best in others. This role requires a strategic, big picture thinker balanced by focus on the hands-on technical aspects of the work.

Skills/Experience/Knowledge required:

  • Minimum 8 years progressively responsible experience in HR including strong recruitment, employee relations, compensation, performance management, compliance and other key areas of the HR spectrum
  • Experience with a small to medium size family owned company is highly preferred
  • Supervisory experience desired
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point)
  • 4 year degree is a must, preferably in the HR field
  • PHR or SPHR certification is highly preferred