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Phillips 66 Human Resources Manager- Ferndale Refinery in Ferndale, Washington

Phillips 66 & YOU- Together we can fuel the future

Phillips 66 has more than 140 years of experience in providing the energy that allows people to dream bigger and go farther, faster. We are committed to improving lives. That is our promise to our employees and our communities. And we are sustained by the backgrounds and experiences of our diverse teams. We call our cultural mindset Our Energy in Action, and it is defined through four simple, intuitive behaviors: We work for the greater good, create an environment of trust, seek different perspectives and achieve excellence. Phillips 66, ranked No. 23 on the Fortune 500 in 2019, has returned more than $26 billion to our shareholders since 2012.


The HR Manager is responsible for day-to-day HR operations and long-range HR planning at refining facilities. The incumbent, as lead Human Resources Business Partner, is expected to have commensurate knowledge and ability to lead other Human Resource professionals and Refinery Leadership Teams in the strategic management of all personnel and personnel related activities (Utilization of all Employee and Manager Self-Service processes; management of labor and employee related issues; workforce planning; lead local Talent Management processes; acting in concert with the business to align business goals with employee development strategies and to facilitate the completion of those goals through others). This position also acts as the key HR consultant to the Refinery Leadership Team and other key refinery personnel to assist in the resolution of complex Human Resources issues and for the optimization of Human Resource strategies.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Providing HR leadership and support to refinery management in developing and implementing effective people strategies to enable the goals of the refinery - This includes developing a full understanding of the functions’ business and goals so that people strategies are value adding and targeted to address specific business strategies and needs.

  • Providing HR direction, consultation, advice and support to managers regarding compensation, performance management, employee relations, development, training, diversity, staffing, talent and succession management issues.

  • Providing support and guidance to labor relations function to develop appropriate labor strategy for the refinery.

  • Consulting with the COEs (Centers of Excellence) on the particular needs of the refinery, e.g., staffing, employee relations, industrial relations, compensation, benefits, expatriate administration, career development, and talent management

  • Serving on the business leadership team for the refinery.

  • Coaching/counseling senior managers and serves as a thinking partner.

  • Supervising HR Staff who support the refinery.

  • Executing on operational HR activities needed by the business which support the business strategy and long-range plan.

  • Managing other activities/duties that are deemed critical in the Refinery (may include Non-Core HR activities, like Community Relations and Medical).

  • Facilitating functional Talent Management Team (TMT) activities that identify high potential employees, bench strength for positions and gaps.

  • Coordinating college recruiting and summer intern program in conjunction with corporate recruiting and intern programs.

Position Requirements


  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 10 or more years of direct experience in Human Resources

  • 10 or more years of direct experience working in labor relations


  • Master’s degree

  • PHR, SPHR or other HR certifications

  • Past HR experience working in a refinery or similar industrial setting

  • Ability to influence and drive organizational change through knowledge and competency which is demonstrated by combining Human Resource principals with specific business acumen that delivers results though people for the business; aligns Human Resources process and systems to deliver those business results

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills and the ability to interact appropriately with all levels of internal and external key stakeholders, from Senior Managers to hourly field employees

  • Strong analytical capability, negotiation, supervisory and management skills

  • Effective Change Leader and positive Management role model; leads by example and understand the change process

  • Sets aggressive goals and objectives for site Human Resources and the business and defines the schedule and strategy for successful completion / meeting commitments

  • Capable of maintaining strict confidentiality

  • Understands internal/external business environment context and adjusts or develops Human Resources strategies to be successful in any environment

  • Identifies people implications from business strategies, including the identification of new competencies

  • Manages all aspects of Performance Management; from coaching and consulting with Senior Management to assisting supervisors with tactics and solutions for managing hourly field employees

  • Ability to develop metrics that define and measure results

  • Has a broad range of skills and abilities in order to manage other duties as required (both internal and external) such as Public Affairs, Community Affairs, Medical facilities, Security responsibilities and more.

The Ferndale Refinery is located on Puget Sound in Ferndale, Washington, approximately 20 miles south of the U.S.-Canada border. Facilities include crude distillation, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation and hydrodesulfurization units. It processes a variety crude oils, including Alaskan North Slope, Canadian and other foreign and U.S. shale crudes, primarily delivered via marine vessel and pipeline. Within the refinery is a rail car crude oil receiving facility with a capacity of 30,000 BPD. This offloading facility, owned by Phillips 66 Partners, makes the receipt of additional crude by rail car possible. The refinery produces a high percentage of transportation fuels. Other products include residual fuel oil, which is supplied to the northwest marine bunker fuel market. Most refined products are distributed to customers by pipeline and barge to major markets in the northwestern United States.

To be considered

In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of April 9, 2020 .

Candidates for regular U.S. positions must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a)(1). Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Phillips 66 is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Requisition ID: 52448

Location: Washington - Ferndale

Job Field: Human Resources

Division : Ferndale Refinery

Technical Req : No