Consulting Engagements

Interim Global HR Director, Business & Industrial Unit/US Country HR
Publicly traded $800MM UK high performance specialty chemicals company
Asheville, NC
May 2017 through October 2017

  • Full time assignment reporting to Global Group HR Director
  • Provided Executive HR leadership for Global Business & Industrial Unit and US Country HR support
  • Negotiated 2018 US Benefits, provided more competitively priced employee options; achieved 10% cost savings
  • Handled HR leadership accountabilities for 200+ US-based P&L and global functional staff; worked closely with CEO’s Executive Team to address leadership issues and recruitment of key roles to drive US talent upgrades
  • Recruited new Global HR Director

Interim VP, HR
Privately held $50MM specialty chemicals company
Los Angeles, California
August 2016 through August 2017

  • Full time assignment reporting directly to CEO
  • Provided Executive HR leadership for organization across two US sites: Los Angeles, CA (HQ) and Huntsville, Texas (manufacturing site); population: 130+
  • Implemented core HR processes regarding performance management, executive compensation (Short Term Incentive Plan), restructuring, organization design, and employee communications
  • Created compensation job banding structure, including design and implementation of broad bands with competitively benchmarked salary and bonus % targets
  • Partnered with CEO to realign organization structure, establishing focused Commercial, Technology, and Operations functions
  • Partnered with CEO to upgrade Executive Team positions

Interim Chief HR Officer
Privately held $800MM financial services company
Cincinnati, Ohio
July 2015 through May 2016

  • Full time assignment reporting directly to CEO
  • Provided global HR leadership for organization spanning the US, Europe, and Latin America; global employee population: 4,000+
  • Implemented core HR processes regarding performance management, executive compensation (Short Term and Long-Term Incentive Plans), restructuring, organization design, and employee communications
  • Partnered with CEO to realign organization structure, establishing focused P&Ls and core Corporate functions
  • Partnered with CEO to upgrade Executive Team positions
  • Restructured HR function to align with business needs

Special Projects
Privately held $1B oil & gas company
Tulsa, Oklahoma
January 2015 through April 2015

  • Special assignment partnering directly with CEO and CFO
  • Conducted assessment of HR function; resulted in restructuring of HR team; 42% net reduction in HR FTE
  • Led company-wide restructuring process at request of CEO; mandated 50% reduction in total company headcount (450+ FTE) while company explored strategic restructuring options (asset sales/Chapter 11)

Interim VP, HR
US-based independent $250MM non-profit media and consumer research organization
Yonkers, NY
April 2014 through July 2014

  • Full time assignment reporting directly to CEO
  • Provided Executive HR leadership for total organization; population 550+
  • Worked with Board of Directors to manage the transition of new CEO
  • Implemented core HR processes regarding performance management and talent development
  • Restructured HR function to align with business needs

Interim Global HR Executive
$115MM division of global education company
New York, New York
April 2013 through October 2013

  • Full time assignment reporting directly to US Division President
  • Provided global HR leadership to 18 centers in US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand; population: 620+
  • Implemented core HR processes regarding recruitment, performance management, bonus design, and sales incentive
  • Partnered with Division President to realign organization structure, clarifying roles and accountabilities within strategic functions, including sales, marketing, product management, operations, and academics
  • Recruited new Global HR Leader

Clients

Kim Conklin has been privileged to work with some of the world's leading industrial, consumer, and services firms, including:

BP Chemicals

BP Solar

CNG Holdings, Inc.
Colgate-Palmolive

Drive Factor
General Electric

LORD Corporation

Low & Bonar
Materia, Inc.
National Wild Turkey Federation
Sensus

Strata Decision Technology
Town of Carrboro, NC
Welch Foods

In these segments:

Aerospace
Chemicals
Consumer Products
Data Analytics Technology
Electrical Distribution

Financial Services
Food & Beverage
Global Education
Global Mortgage Insurance
Global Paper Industry
Government Sector
Media
Medical Software Technology
Non-Profit Conservation Industry
Oil & Gas
Plastics
Smart Grid Technology
Wind & Solar


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