Scope of Accountabilities

Scope of Accountabilities


Director of Human Resources

DRS Technologies

Dayton, Ohio


DRS Technologies, Inc., a Finmeccanica Company (the eighth largestdefense contractor in the world),provides leading edge productsand services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

With revenue approaching $2 billion annually, the company is focused on defense electronics, and develops and manufactures a broad range of mission critical systems and components in such areas as combat systems, electro-optics, power systems, digital imaging, and data storage. A defense technology solutions and services leader, the company has facilities in 27 U.S. states, Canada, the U.K., Germany and Kuwait and employs more than 8,300 associates.

Dayton-based DRS Advanced ISR (Intelligence, Reconnaissance & Surveillance) is a rapidly growing and profitable strategic business unit of DRS Technologies. The Company designs, develops and manufactures mission critical avionics systems, flight safety products, tactical radios, communications equipment and intelligence systems used by the United States and friendly foreign military services. Advanced ISR integrates its products onto military and other government agency platforms and supports these products worldwide.

DRS Advanced ISR generates revenue in excess of $130 million annually, employs nearly 300 hourly (union-free) and salaried associates, and has key operating locations in Ohio, California and New Hampshire. In addition, the Company also has sizeable product development teams housed in multiple locations including Maryland, Florida, and Virginia. For more information on DRS Technologies, please visit


Reporting directly to the Advanced ISR VP&GM, and leading a geographically dispersed team of HR professionals, the newly appointed Director of HR will be a true business partner to the VP&GM and the executive staff, and will serve as a trusted coach and confidant regarding human capital issues and initiatives company-wide. This individual will provide overall HR leadership in such areas as employee relations, key level recruiting, leadership development, performance management systems, succession planning, compensation/benefits administration, legal compliance and general training & development. As a key member of the senior executive staff, the successful candidate will indeed have “a place at the table” as it relates not only to HR activities, but also as it relates to the development of overall business strategies.


Professional qualificationsfor this position should include:

  • Strong human resources generalist skills:Successful candidates will possess a well-rounded HR generalist background (manufacturing background strongly preferred) and will have a minimum of five years in a leadership position.
  • Relevant experience: Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience in directing and coordinating a human resources function which focuses not only on routine transactional activities, but also on leading the implementation of broader initiatives which focus on attracting, retaining and developing the employee base. Specific experience must include:
  • Proven experience in organizational development, including leadership development, succession planning, high potential identification/development and performance management systems.
  • Demonstrated success in developing high performance subordinate teams which consistently meet or exceed organizational expectations.
  • The ability to think strategically while energizing/aligning people to achieve his/her vision for Advanced ISR HR,
  • The ability to effectively communicate and present information to employees and other key stakeholders on the executive team.
  • The personal and professional skills necessary to assume the role of trusted advisor, coach and confidant.


Commensurate with experience, including a very competitive base salary, an annual bonus and a business culture which rewards good performance. The Company offers a full range of employee benefits, and is prepared to offer a comprehensive relocation package.


Robert M. Cooper


The CES Group


DRS Technologies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. The Company considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. The Company is committed to recruiting and retaining the best talent in the defense and commercial technology areas.