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Title:  Human Resources Generalist

Requisition ID:  13070-159

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Human Resources
Travel:  No Travel Required


The Human Resources Generalist supports human resources initiatives, processes and programs for HR and acts as a business partner to a select group of Business Unit/Division functions. The Human Resources Generalist is responsible for providing support and guidance on matters relating to employee relations, performance management, human resources policies and procedures, compensation and benefits, workers compensation and state/federal employment law. 


Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reviews, tracks, and documents compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory training, continuing education, and work assessments. This may include safety training, anti-harassment training, professional licensure, and aptitude exams and certifications
  • Assist with day-to-day administration of human resource transactions, including completing all the necessary documents to hire, terminate and modify employee records
  • Assist employees with ADA & leaves of absence, including FMLA, short-term disability, and military leave
  • Lead the timely and quality execution of selected Annual HR processes and programs
    • United Way Campaign – North America
    • President & Leadership Awards
    • HR Recognition
    • EEO 1/AAP/VETS Reporting
  • Liaison with Payroll to ensure proper processing of payroll deductions for taxes, garnishments, charitable contributions, and other deductions
  • Provide timekeeping support to both managers and nonexempt employees
  • Performs routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; and training and development
  • Data Analytics and Reporting
    • Prepare monthly reports, including headcount
    • Prepare reports on key HR metrics and budgets
  • Provide HR guidance and support to managers and employees
  • Provides basic, first level HR policy and process guidance and support to managers and employees
  • Effectively balance role of employee advocate with the best interests of the business
  • Attract, recruit, retain and develop talent
    • Partner with hiring managers and talent acquisition partners to recruit top talent (Christo Ray/HR Interns/LDP)
    • Work with managers and employees to create development plans
    • Identify high potential internal candidates through the talent review process
    • Support company diversity and inclusion objectives, activities and initiatives
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law
  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • General schedule is an 8-hour M-F assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.



  • Minimum 3 years of Human Resources experience; previous experience in a manufacturing environment a plus
  • Experience working in Human Capital operating systems (SAP HCM strongly preferred)
  • Previous experience with Applicant Tracking Systems, ATS, (SuccessFactors, SilkRoad, etc.) preferred
  • Strong organization, prioritization, and analysis skills
  • Proven organizational, interpersonal, communication and conflict resolution skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to maintain highly sensitive and confidential information
  • Strong MS Office Excel skills (Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP at a minimum)
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment working on multiple tasks simultaneously, while prioritizing and adhering to strict deadlines
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to bring order to unstructured problems



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Human Resources or related field preferred
  • At least one year of human resource management experience preferred.
  • SHRM-CP a plus

Required Experience

At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! We're one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world's most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry's best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster.

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