HR Development Program Prof

Location: Toledo, Ohio – United States

Human Resources Development Program

Location: Toledo, OH – US or Various Manufacturing Facilities in the US

Program Description

At Owens Corning, Human Resources serves as a true business partner, actively engaged in working with our business leaders to grow our business and win with our customers. The Human Resources Development Program (HRDP) is designed to recruit, develop and retain high potential bachelor and masters graduates who possess the skills, aspiration and mobility to develop into Human Resource Leaders with Owens Corning. The program consists of three intense rotational assignments within the Human Resources function lasting 9-12 months each. The rotations provide the participants the opportunity to work in all facets of the HR organization and develop relationships with senior HR leaders at every juncture. Each rotation will provide a different set of learning and developmental opportunities and will be in at least two of the following areas: Manufacturing, Corporate Business Unit, and Center for Excellence Organizations.

The MANUFACTURING assignment will provide the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of an Owens Corning plant operation. Specific learning objectives include: understanding manufacturing technology, products and processes, interrelationships among various processes and functions, demonstrating leadership and supervisory skills, and becoming familiar with key day to day issues in safety, benefits, labor relations, talent acquisition, productivity, compensation and community relations. Examples of assignments in this area include labor and/or employee relations, review and interpretation of plant policies, building operations capable of recruiting talent. This assignment will be located at one of Owens Corning’s various manufacturing facilities in the United States.

The BUSINESS UNIT assignment will provide a strong understanding of how the HR business unit activities are performed in the Corporate Headquarters, and are generally located in Toledo or Granville, OH. Specific learning objectives include: in depth familiarity with OC products, markets, customers and the value chain; understanding interrelationships among various processes and functions; demonstrating leadership and supervisory skills, and becoming familiar with key strategic issues in safety, benefits, employee relations, talent acquisition, productivity and compensation. Examples of assignments in this area include HR support of corporate client groups, coordinating benchmarking projects, hiring new talent, or implementing other talent strategies.

The CENTER OF EXCELLENCE opportunity will provide deep specialty knowledge in such areas as Compensation, Benefits, HR Systems, Talent Acquisition, Leadership Development, or Talent Management, and will be located in Toledo, OH. Learning objectives include in-depth knowledge and skill development in the particular process area; broad, corporate wide perspective; exposure/visibility with a cross section of OC senior leaders; and involvement with strategic and corporate-wide issues. Examples of assignments include support of the employee engagement activities, talent acquisition, developing training content, compensation and benefits analysis or support of the integration of all HR processes.

While in the Program, candidates will be assigned a senior leader and a peer mentor for on-going development and will be encouraged to continue formal learning in a variety of ways, as you create your individual development plan and career goals. You will also have a cohort of colleagues to learn from and develop relationships with. You and your leaders will create a learning plan for each rotation and you will be guided through each role and supported.

After the participant has completed the rotational program, opportunities such as HR generalist at a larger facility, an HR leader at a smaller manufacturing facility and key leader positions as a specialist in compensation, benefits, leadership development, talent acquisition or talent management are available. Cross-functional moves are also encouraged to learn about Owens Corning and other functions.

Selection Creation

  • Career goal of Human Resources in a global, industrial corporation
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to manage conflict
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal
  • Strong intellectual, analytical and problem solving capabilities
  • Relocation flexibility for rotational assignments
  • Superior business acumen


Bachelors or Masters degree in a business program is strongly preferred. Majors can includeHuman Resources, Organizational Development, Business Administration, Economics or similar programs with an overall GPA of 3.2 or higher.

Location of Assignment

World Headquarters in Toledo, Ohio and various manufacturing facilities in the United States.

Internship Opportunities

Each year Owens Corning offers internships to candidates identifies on campus and selected through our interview process.

Human Resources at Owens Corning: The Human Resources organization functions as a strategic partner with Owens Corning’s business units. Together, they pursue the mutual objectives of ensuring a diverse workplace that attracts and retains the best talent, achieves business goals, and advances the principles of our core values. Our HR Generalists, partner directly with the business and our HR Specialists are organized in centers of excellence to support the business. The HR organization at Owens Corning has been publicly recognized by many business and professional publications, including SHRM, ERE, Linked In & Vault. Owens Corning is recognized as one of Aon Hewitt’s top companies for leaders as a direct result of our talent practices.

About Owens Corning

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) develops, manufactures and markets insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites. Global in scope and human in scale, the company’s market-leading businesses use their deep expertise in materials, manufacturing and building science to develop products and systems that save energy and improve comfort in commercial and residential buildings. Through its glass reinforcements business, the company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger and more durable. Ultimately, Owens Corning people and products make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning posted 2015 sales of $5.4 billion and employs about 16,000 people in 25 countries. It has been a Fortune 500® company for 62 consecutive years. For more information, please visit

A career at Owens Corning offers the ability to enhance your expertise and achieve your personal and professional aspirations. Through it all, we’ll empower you with an environment that encourages open communication and big ideas, competitive pay for your performance, comprehensive benefits, and more opportunities to make your impact.

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis.

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.

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