Simsbury, CT

Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (EBA&D) is a leader in energetic system solutions offered to aerospace and defense customers for a wide array of applications.  EBA&D products & capabilities set the U.S. standard and are highly sought after in the international community. 

EBA&D seeks an accomplished professional for the position of HR Manager, reporting to the VP Human Resources and Organizational Development.



The HR Manager provides oversight to all site HR leads in EBA&D and subsidiaries. Areas of oversight include but not limited to: Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, Performance Management, HR Metrics, Recruiting, Affirmative Action Planning, Retention, Training & Development, Employee Relations, and Legal Compliance.

 Assists the VP Human Resources & Organizational Development with forward thinking programs focused on talent development and ongoing feedback in order to drive a culture grounded in common vision, common values and aligned behaviors.



The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field with a strong preference for certification SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. The right candidate should be a self-starter with the ability to work unsupervised with a track record of success and strong problem solving skills. This person should have a proven track record of: superior leadership, mentoring, change agent and strong interpersonal & communication skills.

  • A minimum of seven years of experience in Human Resource General Management, preferably with multi-site experience in a manufacturing or engineering company.

  • A strong competence in multiple HR functional areas (specifically employee relations/training and development) and a strong business acumen and a desire to lead others to success.

  • The ability to translate business objectives into HR initiatives; to direct business leaders on the HR and organization implications of business plans and targets; and to recognize opportunities for restructuring. (Implement strategic organizational change to increase productivity and employee satisfaction)

  • M&A due diligence and integration experience is preferred

  • Global HR experience and competence is a plus.

  • Supervisory or management experience

  • Proficiency with HRIS systems

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple priorities simultaneously

  • Strong follow-through and sense of ownership along with an aptitude for building successful relationships with employees at all levels

The Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, national origin, or veteran status.