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Title:  Mgr., Human Resources (Mill)

Requisition ID:  12652-159
Location: 

Augusta, GA, US, 30906

Category:  Human Resources
Travel:  Up to 25%

Graphic Packaging International, LLC 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, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap, or disability, marital status, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), is a premier paperboard packaging company serving the food, beverage, foodservice and consumer product markets. We also are a leading producer of labels, bags and specialty packaging. Our packaging is used every day by many of the world’s best-known brands and our growing markets include microwave packaging, heat-transfer labels and sustainable packaging.

We believe that our vision -- to provide packaging solutions that improve the world in which we live -- can be achieved by delivering true value to our customers, building a high performance culture for our employees, creating superior returns for our shareholders, and by being an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities in which we operate.

Headquartered near Atlanta, Georgia, in the U.S., Graphic Packaging has over 17,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and Asia. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefit programs that are among the best in the industry to reward the talented people who make our company successful. We invite you to review the following employment opportunity and to learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

 We offer compensation and benefit programs that are among the best in the industry. With competitive base salaries, 401(k) plans and benefits offerings, we strive to reward talented people who make our company successful.

MISSION / SUMMARY:

The Human Resources Manager is expected to be a key business partner with the facility manager and the supervising staff in managing the business. They will provide coaching, consulting, support, policy interpretation and application to include matters relating to the site’s labor relations. The position is responsible for insuring management’s consistent execution of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, adherence to labor regulations, and company policies. The Human Resources Manager leads culture initiatives that include employee communications, health & wellness, community involvement, reward & recognition, performance management and a variety of other activities. Their position understands and aligns business operations and Human Resources as he/she executes their role to exceed customer expectations.

JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Provide employee & labor relations counseling and problem solving for managers and employees to ensure a productive work environment, consistency with company values, policies and compliance to state and federal regulatory law
  • Provide advice, counseling and training to managers and supervisors on performance-based issues including corrective action plans, terminations, and severance agreements
  • Career development planning and execution for direct reports
  • Oversee and manage the career development planning and execution for all top performing employees in the facility.
  • Oversee and manage the career development planning and execution for MDP and AIP employees.
  • Investigate employee relation issues such as employee grievances, complaints, harassment allegations and recommend appropriate action
  • Oversee the areas of employment, affirmative action, employee benefits, compensation, performance appraisal programs, personnel record keeping, unemployment claims and employee relations, training, and HRIS for the operating location
  • Manages the Collective Bargaining Agreement and Labor Relations including contract administration responsibilities: Partnering with the Labor Relations team to negotiate the sites’ Collective Bargaining Agreements; facilitating a partnership with the local Union Committee and local Business Agent. Administration and coordination of the grievance process.
  • Manage affirmative action programs including implementing and providing training to management regarding AAP goals
  • Develop recruiting strategies for hourly and salaried positions. Coordinates and fully participates in the recruiting and selection process.  Manages adherence and tracking of personnel to plan.
  • Partners with leadership to identify and determine management development needs
  • Manages and coordinates site succession and workforce planning efforts
  • Lead and/or participate on various project teams, which may include local, divisional, and corporate teams
  • Contributing member of mill leadership team.  Must be able provide feedback from the employee’s and company’s perspective. Needs to be open and candid with feedback. 
  • Attend daily production meeting
  • Attend and periodically lead business related meetings
  • Promote, retain, recruit, and attract “A” players at all levels in the organization. Responsible for the consistent application of all recruiting and onboarding tools.
  • Perform weekend duty responsibilities.
  • Administer Payroll (Workbrain) and Attendance Tracking in absence of HR Coordinator
  • Up to 25% travel
  • Other duties as assigned

BACKGROUND / EXPERIENCE:

  • External candidates must have a minimum of five (5) to ten (10) years’ experience managing Human Resources in a unionized manufacturing environment
  • Experience managing multiple labor related activities such as grievance process, arbitrations, contract negotiation preparation to include contingency planning, participating in the negotiation process
  • Experience managing multiple human resources generalist disciplines at all levels from production to professional level employees
  • Prior experience supervising direct reports
  • Mill experience preferred

EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Masters preferred, in related field or compensatory closely related work experience required in lieu of degree
  • PHR or SPHR certification preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Labor Relations and NLRB regulations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state employment laws and other government compliance regulations.

SKILLS:

  • Ability to be responsive and persuasive at all levels of the organization
  • High level of organizational and learning agility
  • Effective interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Ability to coach employees and management through complex issues and make recommendations that are consistent with policies, procedures and regulatory law
  • Sense of urgency and ability to set and manage priorities.
  • Ability to maintain composure during emergency situations.

SCHEDULE DEMANDS:

  • General schedule is day shift M-F assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends.
  • Limited overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail.
  • Must be able to respond to issues on all shifts.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time up to 8-hours.
  • Occasional lifting up to 10 pounds – office supplies, binders
  • Reading of computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment such as staplers and paper punch.
  • Ability to be out on the mill production areas.

Graphic Packaging International, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), is committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a leading global provider of paper-based packaging solutions for a wide variety of products for food, beverage, foodservice and other consumer products companies. We are one of the largest producers of folding cartons and hold a leading market position in solid bleached sulfate, coated unbleached kraft and coated recycled paperboard. Graphic Packaging’s customers include some of the most widely- recognized companies in the world.

We achieve our vision by delivering value to our customers, building a high-performance culture for our employees and creating superior returns for our shareholders. We strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate. 

Graphic Packaging has approximately 17,000 employees working in more than 60 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefit programs that are among the best in the industry to reward the talented people who make our company successful. We invite you to review the following employment opportunity and to learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.


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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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