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Title:  Human Resources Generalist III

Requisition ID:  7600-159

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Human Resources
Travel:  No Travel Required
Pay Grade:  93


Under the general supervision of the Regional HR Director, supports human resources initiatives, processes and programs primarily for the Mill Division, as well as, provides support to other functions and divisions based in Atlanta. The HR Generalist is responsible for providing support to the client groups on issues and matters relating to staffing and recruiting, employee relations, performance management, human resources policies and procedures, compensation and benefits, workers compensation and state/federal employment law.   The incumbent is also responsible for the administration of HR programs and policies and maintaining employee records.


Recruiting and Staffing

  • Responsible for Mill division and assigned client groups headcount and vacancy management processes, including organization chart management and distribution.
  • Collaborate as business partner with hiring managers on talent acquisition, including job description creation and recruiting plan.
  • Administers job posting process to ensure timely posting of open positions.
  • Reviews all internal applications and works with hiring manager to ensure proper placement of internal candidates.
  • Sources external qualified candidates through advertising, approved recruiters, and other recruiting sources.
  • Interviews and assists in the selection of qualified candidates to fill approved positions.
  • Coaches managers on candidate interviewing and selection.
  • Analyzes job requirements making recommendation of final selection.
  • Manages employment offer processes and all pre-employment steps – references, background check, drug screen and on-boarding process.
  • Follows through on all resumes and applications received for open positions to ensure that proper correspondence is sent to applicants.
  • Compliantly maintains applicant and onboarding databases.
  • Performs new employee orientation to foster positive outlook toward plant and company goals.
  • Supports company diversity and inclusion objectives, activities and initiatives.

Employee Relations

  • Responsible for client group of approximately 100 employees.
  • Supports a high performance culture and increase employee engagement.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of culture improvement action plans.
  • Develops and maintains positive employee relationships.
  • Supports and participates in health and wellness, community involvement, reward & recognition, safety, employee communication initiatives.
  • Provides first level HR guidance and support to managers and employees.
  • Provides guidance to managers regarding employee relations issues.
  • Coaches managers on problem resolution and policy interpretation to ensure a positive and productive working environment.
  • Effectively balances role of employee advocate with the best interests of the business.
  • Participates in internal investigations as appropriate.

HR Programs and Processes

  • Completes day-to-day administration of human resource programs including completing all the necessary paperwork to enroll, terminate and modify employee records.
  • Oversees the off-boarding process including preparation and processing termination paperwork.
  • Complete transactions for all employee changes that represent a change in status among which include promotions, transfers, separations, approved leaves, etc.
  • Process Human Resource Information System data to HRT team and maintain as necessary.

Other Responsibilities

  • Provide on-site support at manufacturing facilities for special projects and assignments
  • Other duties as assigned to support divisional and corporate-wide HR initiatives


  • Four-year Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in Human Resources, Masters preferred, in related field or eight (8) years of compensatory closely related work experience required in lieu of degree
  • PHR certification preferred
  • A minimum (5) years of Human Resources experience; previous experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Ability to travel 15% of the time within North America


  • Demonstrated success in a fast-paced, action-oriented organization
  • Proven ability to work in a highly collaborative, team environment
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Business acumen that relates to human resources
  • Strong computer / enterprise system skills and analytic skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge / experience of federal and state employment laws and other government compliance regulations


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for this job.

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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