• 2019 Co-Op - Corporate Human Resources, University Relations Program Manager

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    About Axalta

    Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions.  From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer.  With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 14,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit axalta.com and follow us @Axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn


    See link:  http://www.axaltacs.com/content/dam/Corporate/Documents/About%20Axalta/Axalta%20Brochure%202018.pdf


    Axalta’s Global Human Resources Department is seeking a 6-month co-op to take on the responsibility of “Program Manager – University Relations” in partnership with the Global Director, Talent Acquisition.  This individual will coordinate and direct the day-to-day HR operations, processes and initiatives for all US-based interns and co-ops.


    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Build a comprehensive understanding of the strategic intent and fundamentals of the Axalta InventU Program.
    • Recommend program improvements based upon Industry Best Practices
    • Propose Program Governance as it is aligned with the TA COE
    • Work with TA COE and HR to create the 2010 Intern & Co-Op Demand Plan
    • Manage and coordinate relationships and engagements with Core schools to support the intern & co-op hiring initiatives for 2020
    • Leverage the Demand Plan to manage and coordinate the sourcing activities and recruiting systems in partnership with the TA COE to fill co-ops, interns and rotation programs throughout the US
    • Ensure the smooth execution of the weekly Guest Speaker Series for the 2019 Summer Interns including site logistics, technology considerations, preparation of speakers and management of Q&A session
    • Ensure that all tactical site HR processes supporting the broader Program are aligned with the strategic intent of the 2019 Internship Program. This includes:
      • Appropriate site on-boarding processes
      • Mid-Internship Performance Review Process
      • End-of-Internship Performance Review Process
      • Conversion Process
    • Ensure that all site interns are participating and integrated into the Key Program initiatives which include:
      • Assignment of Key Project(s)by Hiring Manager
      • Assignment of Peer Mentor
      • Participation in the weekly Guest Speaker Series
      • Attendance in the Summer Summit in Philadelphia
      • Formal business presentation of Key Project with site leadership at the conclusion of the Program
    • Generate the key analytics and metrics for the 2019 to understand program performance



    • Pursuing Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Business, Human Resources, Psychology or Related field while maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.5.
    • Must possess a high degree of integrity and cultural awareness, be able to handle confidential information, possess effective communication, presentation and influence skills.
    • Experience with benchmarking HR industry best practices in co-op/intern program development and diversity recruiting is preferred
    • Some exposure/knowledge of employment law desired.
    • Strong communication skills to allow for professional interaction with external customers, Career Planning and Placement offices, professors and applicants at target universities required
    • Strong organizational and computer skills required
    • Confidence, professional communication skills and demeanor to interact with leadership, Hiring Managers and HR Managers across all sites, businesses and functional areas is required.


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