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Title:  Human Resources Generalist

Requisition ID:  13070-159

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Human Resources
Travel:  No Travel Required


The HR Generalist supports human resources initiatives, processes and programs for corporate HR and acts as a business partner to a select group of corporate functions. The HR 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. 




  • Attract, recruit, retain and develop talent
    • Partner with hiring managers and talent acquisition partners to recruit top talent
    • 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


  • Drive a high performance culture and a high level of employee engagement
    • Partner with managers to identify opportunities and develop plans to increase and support employee engagement
    • Participate and support employee-led teams such as, health and wellness, community involvement, reward & recognition and safety
    • Partner with managers and employees to support the performance management process


  • Provide HR guidance and support to managers and employees
    • Provide HR policy and process guidance and support to employees
    • Provide guidance to managers regarding employee relations matters and HR policies/procedures
    • Effectively balance role of employee advocate with the best interests of the business


  • Lead the timely and quality execution of selected HR processes and programs
    • Manage global recognition programs
    • Manage selected 3rd party vendor relationships


  • Data Analytics and Reporting (primarily for Corporate/Global functions)
    • Prepare monthly reports, including headcount
    • Prepare reports on key HR metrics and budgets


  • Other Responsibilities
    • Other duties as assigned to support HR initiatives



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Human Resources or related field preferred
  • PHR certification preferred
  • Minimum 4 years of Human Resources experience; previous experience in a manufacturing environment a plus
  • Previous experience in HRIS ERP systems (SAP, Oracle, etc)
  • Previous experience with Applicant Tracking Systems, ATS, (SuccessFactors, SilkRoad, etc.) preferred
  • Ability to travel on occasion within North America



  • Demonstrated success in a fast-paced, action-oriented organization
  • Proven ability to work in a highly collaborative, team environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels in the organization, strong interpersonal skills
  • Customer focus
  • Attention to detail, accuracy
  • Strong time management and organization skills, ability to prioritize work
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Strong initiative, self-starter
  • Business acumen as relates to human resources
  • Strong computer / enterprise system skills and analytic skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge / experience of federal and state employment laws and other government compliance regulations

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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