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Professionals

HNI is a great place to build your career. Our company size and structure will accelerate your growth, allowing you to choose from a broad range of career experiences spanning multiple business functions and operating companies.

We are committed to developing you not only in your current job, but also as a strong business thinker, capable of seeing the big picture and understanding how your job creates value for customers, shareholders and your fellow coworkers. We will trust you to make decisions that improve the business, and provide uncommon access to leaders so you can learn from the best. You will have countless opportunities to develop the business insight you’ll need to make smart decisions, creating value by pushing the ball forward on important initiatives.

Career Opportunities

FINANCE & ACCOUNTING

Finance & Accounting Careers

HNI’s finance and accounting teams lead innovative strategies and influence fiscal decisions that add value for shareholders and members alike. Opportunities to try new things are broad. In our corporate office, positions are available in tax, treasury, corporate accounting and audit. In our operating company headquarters and production facilities, roles can involve business unit planning and analysis, bid support, credit analysis, operations reporting and support, forecasting and much more.  Commonly recruited openings include analyst and manager positions in the areas listed above, with strong support for experiencing a variety of opportunities across our business during your career. 

Career Profile - F&A - Gerry

"In finance and accounting, we provide the analytical understanding that drives profit improvement. All members share responsibility to constantly look for a better way, and every member is empowered to make a positive impact on the company's success."

Gerry
Senior Financial Analyst

Gerry's Career Path at HNI

HNI gives their members opportunities to grow in different departments.

Authorized lines of credit and managed accounts receivable for a variety of customer accounts, including dealers and state/local governments. Analyzed and updated business improvement metrics.
Credit Analyst
Transferred to a production facility, building a foundational knowledge of finance and accounting for operations. Created, prepared, and analyzed inventory and efficiency reports. Conducted plant and compliance-related audits.
Cost Accountant
Transitioned to a corporate role to develop an enterprise-wide view of finance and accounting. Analyzed quarterly budgets, supported investor relations, completed competitor benchmarking, analyzed macroeconomic indicators and conducted due diligence for an acquisition.
Financial Analyst, Corporate Finance & Treasury
Moved to New York, supporting financial analysis needs for the Sales team at a different operating company. Collaborated with sales leaders on budgets and order analyses.
Financial Analyst, Sales
Returned to a role in Operations, including managing budgets and developing new financial tools and processes for Operations business partners. Also led financial analysis for several project-based strategic initiatives.
Financial Analyst, Operations
Currently working at one of HNI's largest operating companies, providing strategic financial support to dealers and partnering with leaders on business analysis to drive profit improvement.
Senior Financial Analyst
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Information Technology Careers

HNI’s IT professionals forge partnerships with members across our business, using their expertise to recommend technology solutions that enable business strategies, support member productivity and drive business growth. The most commonly recruited positions include business analysts, database administrators, software developers, system analysts, application specialists, desktop support team members, project managers, programmer analysts, and IT managers across several functions. These include application development and management, architecture, infrastructure, workplace technology, information security and more.

Career Profile - IT - Tammy

"HNI IT is a fast paced, challenging and supportive environment. We align the technology solutions that enable the business to meet its strategic goals."

Tammy
IT Program Manager

Tammy's Career Path at HNI

HNI gives their members opportunities to grow in different departments.

Learned the business from the ground up, delivering customer product and support solutions.
Business Relations Specialist
Led teams to provide superior customer support, including implementing new processes and tools to improve customers' experience.
Customer Support Manager
Collaborated with business partners to understand and document their needs. Tested new technology and provided technical support in the areas of order process flow, customer accounts and business reporting.
IT Business Analyst
Promoted to a role focusing on project management, including managing resources, developing project plans and coordinating team efforts to deliver successful results for IT projects.
IT Project Manager
Led all aspects of IT project management for complex strategic projects with cross-functional teams and third-party partners.
IT Senior Project Manager
Currently managing Marketing technology platforms, implementing strategic value-creating capabilities and developing new technology solution roadmaps.
IT Program Manager
MARKETING

Marketing Careers

Our marketing teams are advocates and champions of many of the furniture and hearth industries’ most popular and respected brands. Our people work across the full spectrum of marketing functions to understand our customers’ needs, and make our brands and products stand out. Opportunities to learn, grow and try new specialties are endless.  Positions are often available in brand marketing, product management, marketing program management, communications, design, media, digital marketing, e-commerce, and market research/analysis.

Career Profile - Marketing - Stephanie

"At HNI, our operating companies go to market in many different ways. The breadth of positions, experiences and specialties in Marketing is what makes for a unique career experience here."

Stephanie
Marketing Program Manager

Stephanie's Career Path at HNI

HNI gives their members opportunities to grow in different departments.

Developed foundational sales and marketing knowledge at an HNI operating company specializing in high-end wood products. Created and documented revenue forecasts. Administered sales goals and incentive programs.
Sales & Marketing Specialist
Shifted into a new role focused on pricing and marketing programs. Analyzed pricing and profitability data, and assisted in developing the annual strategic plan. Conducted quarterly business reviews.
Senior Pricing & Program Analyst
Moved to a larger HNI operating company for exposure to different products, programs and methods for going to market. Developed and implemented a new customer relationship management application. Fulfilled customer proposal requests and provided bid information.
Sales Operations Analyst / Specialist
Led a team of three members responsible for field sales support, sales compensation and customer relationship management.
Sales Resource Manager
Developed and managed dealer loyalty programs, as well as incentives for dealer sales representatives and dealer principals.
Marketing Program Development Manager
Currently leading the strategic direction and implementation of the marketing program portfolio at HNI's largest operating company, with a focus on dealers and dealer sales representatives.
Marketing Program Manager
HUMAN RESOURCES

Human Resources Careers

HNI is best known for the quality of its brands and the quality of its people. The most successful HR professionals at HNI are first, and foremost, excellent business people. Our HR teams act as internal consultants with responsibility for delivering strategies, programs and processes to enable a variety of key HR functions: recruiting, training, development, member relations, compliance, workforce planning, compensation, benefits and more. Common openings include HR representatives, generalists, business partners and managers, as well as some specialized roles in compensation, benefits, talent acquisition, communication and training.

Career Opportunities - Human Resources - Adrienne

"As HR professionals, we are respected both for our HR expertise and our business knowledge. I've worked on challenging projects and have been supported to try new things and even make mistakes (but learn from them!) We're all expected to drive and take initiative, and we're rewarded for results."

Adrienne
TALENT ACQUISITION & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Adrienne's Career Path at HNI

HNI gives their members opportunities to grow in different departments.

Joined an HNI manufacturing facility, providing daily HR support to production and distribution members. This included answering questions, soliciting feedback and driving change. Partnered with front line leaders to develop programs designed to make the facility an even greater place to work.
HR GENERALIST
Promoted to a new role in a larger production facility, managing an HR staff of two. Collaborated with plant leaders to impact the business through people leadership, including increasing retention, improving workforce planning, and developing talent acquisition strategies and programs.
HR BUSINESS PARTNER
Shifted into a broader role with HR responsibility for multiple production and distribution facilities. Aligned HR strategies to business goals, including efforts to strengthen HNI's continuous improvement culture, drive process standardization, and redesign org structures to best support the business.
HR MANAGER
Currently leading a newly formed Talent Acquisition and Development team responsible for creating an internal center of excellence for production/distribution workforce planning, talent acquisition, employment branding, succession planning and talent management.
TALENT ACQUISITION AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
ENGINEERING

Engineering Careers

HNI’s culture is founded upon constant transformation and continuous improvement, creating an energizing environment for our engineering teams. Our engineers are involved in nearly every aspect of our business. Many are go-to experts for our technology, tooling and manufacturing processes. Others analyze key information to improve operational decisions and solve tough production challenges. Some partner with product development teams to bring new products from concept to reality, while others improve product quality and value stream processes. We regularly recruit engineers in the following areas: manufacturing, industrial, product design, quality and process improvement.

HNI Engineering Careers

Career Profile - Engineering - Sammy

"At HNI, I've been able to experience engineering for the full product life cycle.  I often get to work with many different teams and functions on the whole product or product line, rather than just one piece."

Sammy
Product Engineering Manager

Sammy's Career Path at HNI

HNI gives their members opportunities to grow in different departments.

Managed a talented group of engineers to introduce new product lines and enhance existing products at HNI's largest operating company.
Product Development Engineering Manager
Led engineering for several projects, including conference furniture solutions and storage systems, from conceptual phases through launch. Managed key project elements from start to finish, including resources, cost, timeline and deliverables.
Project Manager
Managed the specialty department, interacting with our field sales teams and dealers to provide tailored solutions for special customer requests.
Tailored Products Engineering Manager
Currently working in the contract side of the business, partnering with designers to develop new product concepts, designs, and launches.
Product Engineering Manager
SUPPLY CHAIN & OPERATIONS

Supply Chain & Operations Careers

Effective operations and supply chain management is the backbone of our business. Our production facilities reflect our growing investment in innovation, incorporating progressive technology and best practices in operations and supply chain management. Opportunities within these functions are vast, including roles in operations management, materials management, production leadership, network planning and flow, transportation/logistics and procurement.  A few examples of common openings include production supervisors, quality team members, operations leaders, supply chain professionals and procurement team members.

HNI Ops and Supply Chain Careers

Career Profile - Supply Chain - Valerie

"The most energizing thing about working at HNI is the pace of change.  There is never a dull moment, and always something new to work on and improve."

Valerie
Director, Supply Chain

Valerie's Career Path at HNI

HNI gives their members opportunities to grow in different departments.

Partnered with Distribution Center members on Kaizen (Lean) initiatives, implementing their process improvement ideas to improve safety and productivity. Learned about Lean tools and processes through hands-on , project-based work experiences.
Rapid Continuous Improvement Manager
Transferred to a large production facility to lead 50 - 100 members working in a variety of operations functions (welding, assembly and more). Identified improvement opportunities and led team members to bring proposed solutions to reality.
Factory Manager
Broadened scope of responsibility, shifting attention to strategic initiatives with facility-wide impact. Working with a larger team of direct and indirect reports, developed operations improvement goals and implemented these changes throughout the facility.
Operations Manager
Transitioned into Procurement to learn about materials management. Identified and resolved root causes of material shortages. Implemented solutions to boost productivity, reduce costs, improve customer experience and build supplier relationships.
Procurement Manager
In this project-based role, designed a future-state vision for materials planning and execution. Gathered business needs, partnering with Supply Chain Managers and IT to implement process and technology improvements for materials management.
Business Systems Transformation Manager
Currently working to develop and implement an enterprise-wide materials strategy, including defining standards for inventorying and replenishing raw materials. Now beginning to trial the proposed new standards with successful results.
Supply Chain Director
SALES

Sales Careers

Our sales teams deliver customer solutions using the best known brands in the office furniture and hearth products industries. As part of our team, you will sell established brands, introduce new products and stay in front of our customers in new and creative ways. Commonly recruited positions include sales representatives; business development, account and market managers; dealer business partners; workplace advisory teams; and resource center and showroom managers. On the hearth side of our business, additional opportunities include sales associate positions in our Fireside Hearth and Home retail locations.

HNI Sales Careers

Career Profile - Sales - Aaron

"In sales, we are the eyes and ears of HNI in our respective markets. We deliver value every day by listening to our customers, understanding their needs and exceeding them."

Aaron
Market Sales Manager

Aaron's Career Path at HNI

HNI gives their members opportunities to grow in different departments.

Joined HNI in the Sales and Business Leader Development Program. Built foundational sales skills and collaborated with other functions to develop training, improve customer engagement and complete channel partner projects.
Sales & Marketing Specialist
Transitioned into a new role developing training programs, presenting products to customers and assisting with customer projects and orders. In this position, also began mentoring recently hired members new to the Sales function.
Solutions Account Associate
Promoted to a business development role in Seattle, and later in Minneapolis. Consulted with channel partners, contributed to customer projects and mentored other Business Development Managers.
Business Development Manager
Currently leading a team to improve sales processes and launch business growth initiatives. This involves collaboration with channel partners, including a strong focus on business development and broader responsibility for member growth.
Market Sales Manager

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