Job Title:  Director, Human Resources


Sunbury on Thames, SRY, GB, TW16 7EF

Business Unit:  Air Technology
Posting Date:  Nov 15, 2023
Job Description: 

AMETEK is looking for a strong, results-oriented Director, Human Resources who embraces culture and continuous improvement activities to join the Aerospace and Defense Division HR team in Sunbury on Thames, UK.  This position will be the multisite business partner, responsible for leadership development, succession planning, talent acquisition/recruitment, training and employee/labor relations activities while partnering successfully with the management team on cultural alignment with AMETEK standard operating procedures.  The ideal candidate for this position will be a certified and/or degreed HR professional with a desire to grow professionally within the organization.  This position will have two direct reports and must partner effectively with the Airtechnology Senior Leadership Team.  Must have HR experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in the aerospace and defense industry.  Must have robust knowledge and experience with UK labor law.  This position reports directly to the Vice President and Business Unit Manager, Airtechnology with a dotted line to the Division Vice President, Human Resources Aerospace and Defense.  This position requires full-time onsite presence in the facility.


Responsibilities include:
  Recruit and retain high potential salaried and direct labor candidates.
  Utilize AMETEK standard recruitment tools and software as well as developing innovative and modern sourcing strategies to attract and retain key talent.
  Collaborate with management and HR partners to facilitate a robust leadership development, succession planning, individual development plan and onboarding strategies.
  Develop formalized development and ongoing training plans for high potential employees, including management development and coaching.
  Create talent gap analysis, to include cross-training matrix.
  Resolve employee and labor relations situations, coach managers to hold team members accountable and upgrade talent.
  Participate in staff meetings and key stakeholder meetings, including KPI meetings, on a regular, ongoing basis; provide mentoring and coaching to management staff.
  Facilitate annual compensation planning and performance management processes, including analysis of external compensation benchmarking study against internal employee data; make compensation adjustment recommendations as gaps are identified.
  Partner with finance team(s) to generate accurate headcount and forecast plans.
  Embrace appropriate change management and champion continuous improvement opportunities within the business.

  Responsible for manufacturing sites in Sunbury on Thames and Subotica, Serbia, as well as engineering staff in India.
 Organize / lead employee engagement activities, such as celebrations, local events
 Bachelor's degree required (preferably in Human Resources or equivalent work experience)
 8+ years of professional-level human resources experience with emphasis on talent management/development, succession planning, employee relations, recruiting and training required
 Demonstrated ability to act as a business partner to management staff and develop strong relationships at all levels
 Strong working knowledge of employment and labor laws of UK required; demonstrated continuous learning process
 Ability to adapt to a changing environment and remain flexible


AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $5.5B.  AMETEK is well positioned in highly competitive market segments, each with compelling growth characteristics. We expect continued business growth through the execution of our four key strategies: Operational Excellence, Strategic Acquisitions, New Products, and Global & Market Expansion. Supporting those strategies are 18,000 associates employed across 30 countries.

At AMETEK, we are committed to a corporate culture that values diversity and fosters a work environment that enables colleagues to develop meaningful and rewarding careers. We consider ourselves responsible corporate citizens and are committed to operating our facilities in an environmentally responsible manner. We also are sensitive to the needs of our communities, and, as a company, support programs that help those communities meet their health, education and social needs.  AMETEK is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: AME) and a component of the S&P 500.

AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK is a leading global provider of industrial technology solutions serving a diverse set of attractive niche markets with annual sales over $6.0 billion. Traded publicly (NYSE:AME), we are a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.