Title:  Human Resources Specialist

Requisition ID:  3449-159

Elk Grove Village, IL, US, 60007

Category:  Human Resources
Travel:  No Travel Required

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.

Inspired Packaging.  A World of Difference.


This HR Generalist role is responsible for providing Human Resources support to the Elk Grove, IL plant.  Lead HR generalist activities including: employee relations, labor relations, recruiting and staffing, performance management, compensation, benefits, conflict resolution/managementtraining, and HR process coordination. Develop, implement and coordinate HR policies and procedures.  Support a work environment that maximizes involvement and contributions of employees. 

Job Functions:

  • Act as first point of contact to employees and management in the use of human resource programs and processes.
  • Provide current and prospective employees with information about policies, job duties, working conditions, wages, opportunities for promotions and employee benefits.
  • Administer compensation for the hourly work force, ensuring compliance to job specific wage rates and wage adjustment guidelines
  • Maintain records and compile statistical reports concerning personnel-related data such as hires, transfers, payroll, performance appraisals and employee benefits.
  • Plan and conduct new employee orientation  and assist with the 90 day onboarding of new and transitioning employees
  • Partner with hiring managers to determine staffing needs/levels, recruiting strategy and implements strategies in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Assist with the administration of employee benefits, compensation, performance appraisal programs, personnel record keeping, unemployment claims and training.
  • Ensure compliance with the affirmative action programs.
  • Assist HR Manager regarding employee relations issues and recommends actions which are consistent with corporate policies
  • Participates on strategic, annual or ad-hoc HR projects, representing the HR geographic location, presenting  perspective, feedback and data that aids in the overall decision making/ design process; assists with the local implementation, administration and ongoing oversight of programs
  • Assist with preparing materials for delivering, and conducting employee meetings, such as quarterly plant meetings, culture meetings, employee training meetings, committee meetings, etc.
  • Provides overall administrative support, ensuring the accurate, timely and efficient processing of HR transactions.
  • Refers more complex or controversial HR issues to the HR Manager for resolution advice and support. Prepares all supporting documentation as needed for management/legal review and decision making.

Required Skills:

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, industrial relations, business administration or equivalent experience.
  • Must have 1-3 years of relevant experience.
  • Solid interpersonal, verbal/written communication, and PC skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously are also essential
  • Strong management skills, detail oriented, flexible, able to prioritize multiple projects with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organization, administrative and creative problem solving skills required.
  • Able to communicate to all levels of organization in all settings (from individual to large group).
  • Must be very approachable and able to develop strong professional relationships and foster involvement at all levels of organization.


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. This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise. The employment relationship remains at-will.

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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