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Human Resources Director
Ref No.: 18-00076
Location: Goshen, New York
Start Date: 05/30/2018
Do you want to be part of one of the new most amazing projects coming to Orange County, NY? Then, this is your opportunity to be part of this exciting new adventure. LEGOLAND Park and Hotel is looking for an experienced HR Director to join their team.

The ideal candidate is the one with a strong experience planning, developing and delivering top start up HR and recruitment strategies.
The HR Director will be responsible for implementing a robust recruitment strategy to actively support the recruitment of the permanent and seasonal employees.

In addition, this person will be responsible for developing the HR team and robust HR functions and procedures, developing and supporting the leadership team, adding value as a strategic partner to the business by covering onboarding, training, engagement and succession planning, and building a sustainable relationship within the community positioning both Merlin and LEGOLAND New York as the employer of choice. 
  • Establish HR functions including hiring of team, set up of HR processes and implementation of HR initiatives working in consultation with the HR team in North America and globally.
  • Develop recruitment strategy to meet both regular and seasonal staffing needs for the park and ensure effective marketing of LEGOLAND as an employer of choice. 
  • Strategic leadership in cooperation with Divisional Director and Leadership team to achieve LEGOLAND's short and long term goals including a successful grand opening. 
  • After grand opening act as a pro-active, challenging and change driven strategic partner to the business, maintain and develop all relevant HR areas to support achievements of business objectives.
  • Execute HR plans and programs through effective leadership, utilization of internal and external resources and project and people management. Open communication of progress against expectations to both general manager and the HRD LEGOLAND Development.
  • Manages the development and implementation of localized programs and procedures in the areas of staffing, on-boarding, employment, employee relations, legal compliance, training and development, organization development, performance management, compensation, benefits, HR database and reporting and personnel files.   
  • Effective member of the executive management team who develops and supports LEGOLAND strategic and operating plans. Participate in planning, policy and direction setting, problem solving and decision making with other members of the management team. 
  • At least 10 years of progressive experience in HR management preferably in a theme park, attraction or service industry which puts excellent customer/ guest experience at its heart.
  • Minimum of 5 years management experience with significant personnel leadership and program management responsibilities. Experience as part of a senior leadership team preferred.  
  • Track record of success in developing and implementing strategic and tactical Human Resources plans and programs. 
  • In-depth knowledge in the areas of staffing and employment, employee relations, legal and regulatory compliance including local labor laws and union environment, conflict management, compensation, benefits, HR database and personnel records, training and organization development. 
  • Working knowledge of budgeting and staffing projections. Ability to set and manage against objectives and schedules and effectively coordinate and manage internal and external resources. 
  • Computer proficiency with ability to use HRIS, ATS, Microsoft Office including Excel. 
  • Ability to build strategic partnerships with industry, community and business groups and sectors to support the Human Resources requirements of LEGOLAND.
  • Four year university/Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, business, management or closely related field (or equivalent education and experience) is required.
  • A Human Resources management certificate or professional certification/designation is desirable. 
  • Master's degree in business or closely related field is desirable but not necessary.
If this sounds like you then apply directly or send your resume to Andrea at and if you are the right match we will be contacting you to discuss your background.

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 *Knapp Consultants is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Current Unemployment Status. EEO is the Law
About Knapp:
Knapp Consultants Inc., established in 1985, is a leading national recruitment firm headquartered in Rock Tavern, New York with a branch office in Virginia. The firm has an established presence in several major markets throughout the United States as well as specific global markets. 
Our commitment to integrity and quality has earned Knapp a distinguished reputation.  Knapp holds a New York State license, a rigorous and voluntary program. 
Our extensive industry associations give us insight to a broad range of industries and services, enabling our recruiters to best meet your recruiting needs.
The vision of Knapp Consultants, a Human Resources Company, is to offer superior recruitment, and contract staffing, and Human Resources services to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients.