O-I HR Manager -  Global Functions in Perrysburg, Ohio

HR Manager - Global Functions

  • Job ID #:5494

  • Functional Area:Human Resources

  • Position Type:Full-Time Regular

  • Relocation Provided:No

  • Location:Global HQ - Perrysburg, OH

  • Department:Human Resources

  • Education Required:Bachelors Degree

  • Experience Required:More than 10 years

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Position Description:


Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI) is the world's largest glass container manufacturer and preferred partner for many of the world's leading food and beverage brands. The Company had revenues of $6.9 billion in 2017 and employs more than 26,500 people at 78 plants in 23 countries. With global headquarters in Perrysburg, Ohio, O-I delivers safe, sustainable, pure, iconic, brand-building glass packaging to a growing global marketplace.

We are currently seeking a HR Manager - Global Functions to join our team at our World Headquarters in Perrysburg, OH.


The Human Resources Leader for Global Functions is responsible for providing strategic HR guidance that is focused on delivering business results. The HR Leader is also responsible for leading and deploying the strategic initiatives and People System requirements for the functions, developed with the functional teams. The HR Leader collaborates with regional leadership teams to ensure milestones are established and achieved.


(All other duties as assigned)

  • Leads the development and actively portfolio-manages the functional People Plans to ensure efficient and effective resources, priority and focus.

  • Improves organizational results by measuring and assessing performance, effectively diagnosing root cause and implementing innovative solutions

  • Develops and shares HR best practices across the business and function

  • Creates and implements optimal organizational designs and structures to enable the strategy and objectives of the business

  • Execute effective change management and facilitate interventions proactively

  • Ensure compliance and alignment with relevant regulations and requirements pertaining to the management of HR to minimize risk and exposure to the company

  • Serve as a trusted advisor and business partner to the global functions business leaders

  • Provides timely and meaningful coaching with confidence and candor.

  • Coach and educate leaders so they are fully capable and accountable to own, improve and accelerate business results

  • Fills open positions with speed and with extraordinary talent, using the appropriate mix of internal promotions and external recruitment to satisfy near-term performance and longer-term succession needs of the organization

  • Leverages and maximizes all tools, technology and resources to develop talent; including O-I Centers of Excellence and functional and business team members

  • Active in personal development and viewed as a model to peers and client groups

  • Providing coaching and guidance to the HR generalist on the Global Function HR team

  • Teams with other leaders across the HR function to maximize performance, lead change and grow talent

  • Is an effective and participatory member of Global Functions HR team. Shares best practices within team and with other HR generalists

  • Is regarded by the employees of O-I as a role model for their growth, development and conduct

  • Provide appropriate headcount forecast and workforce planning reports to leadership

  • Provide key performance indicators on talent acquisition, performance management, development, succession planning, remuneration and turnover


Manages and coordinates HR activities with the global functions and is involved on global level with specific functional People Systems and key talent decisions. Partners with global functions leaders to help define capability and talent needs and this role will provide pro-active planning and day to day solutions.


This role reports to the Vice President of Human Resources for Global Functions.

Position Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or business management. Master’s degree preferred.

  • 10 - 12 years generalist experience, including global responsibilities.

  • Experience leading change, action and results effectively

  • Successful experience creating and accelerating a high performance organization.

  • Developing and implementing strategies and plans for a human resources function.

  • Attracting, developing and retaining outstanding talent.

  • Implementing successful employee relations strategies and programs.

  • Assesses the environment and successfully identifies opportunities and closes gaps to accelerate business performance

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Outstanding time management skills

  • Approachable, coachable and open to feedback and conducts self with the highest ethical and moral standards



Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis.


  • Opportunity for future growth and advancement

  • Generous, Award-winning 401(k) plan w/ employer contribution & match

  • Half Day Fridays (during U.S. daylight savings time from April 6 until Nov. 2)

  • Comprehensive benefits package

  • Relaxed and contemporary dress code

  • Education Assistance program

  • Adoption Assistance program

  • and much more…

O-I is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact O-I at hr.recruiters@o-i.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

O-I is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact O-I at corp.comm@o-i.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.