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Title:  Human Resources Manager

Requisition ID:  16315-159

Hamel, MN, US, 55340

Category:  Human Resources
Travel:  No Travel Required

Employee Relations:

  • Provides advice and counsel to hourly and salary employees to maintain a positive, productive employment environment free of discrimination and inconsistencies. Monitor and provide feedback regarding policies, procedures and programs and propose improvements as necessary. Serve as liaison for voicing employee concerns.
  • Coaches employees, supervisors and colleagues assisting them in problem resolution and to improve performance. Coach, advise and recommend corrective actions.
  • Serve as liaison between Corporate HR and plant for escalation issues.
  • Support line leaders to improve skills and effectiveness and to create an environment where each employee can fully contribute.
  • Conduct annual training on Code of Business Ethics, Anti-Harassment, Anti-Discrimination, and other related HR Policies.

 Staffing and Recruitment:

  • Manages the process for temporary staff utilized in our facility. Acts as the company liaison with the staffing agency.
  • Has oversight and involvement in all hourly hiring practices. Administers the hiring process for all employee groups. Supports salaried hiring process.
  • Partners with the training team to support the on-boarding process and integration of employees.
  • Represent facility in unemployment claims process.
  • Monitor and report exit interview results.


  • Work closely with the Safety Manager on safety initiatives, including incident investigation, Worker’s Compensation management, recordkeeping, and hazard identification.


Other Duties:

  • Ensures compliance with the collective bargaining agreement.
  • Manages the Performance Management system.
  • Oversees the Payroll and Benefits functions.
  • Assists in development or re-engineering of innovative processes and systems (Reward & Recognition, attendance, and other people programs).
  • Provides reports to Site Leadership team on a regular basis or as needed.
  • Ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to Employment Law.
  • Complies with and drives compliance with all HR and safety practices.
  • Initiate actions within the HRIS and manages employee files.
  • Responsible for recruitment and retention strategies.
  • Directly involved in responsibilities /actions related to Prerequisite and Food Safety Programs.
  • In the absence of the HR Manager, the daily responsibilities will be transferred to the HR Coordinator.
  • Follow all Plant rules, Processes, Hygiene, and Allergens procedures, related to production of Safe Quality Foods.
  • Report to person of authority to record any potentially unsafe conditions which may result in unsafe foods or noncompliance to SQF related procedures.

Shares an obligation to protect and strengthen Graphic Packaging International’s good reputation in our relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, competitors, investors, and governmental agencies, and to act consistently with our core values: Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork

Required Skills

  • Bachelor Degree required
  • 5-10 years of HR Experience
  • Participates in Six Sigma projects as necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, plan, track, execute, and document multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, develop, implement, and document systems for maintenance and control of products and processes.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office or similar word processing, SharePoint, SAP, spreadsheet, and communications software.
  • The incumbent will be exposed to the shop floor environment on a daily basis but the majority of work is done in an office environment.
  • The incumbent must demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills.
  • The incumbent must exhibit ability and desire to make reasoned decisions on actions to be taken, based on his/her knowledge and experience, with less than complete information about the current situation.

The incumbent must take a strong position on well-reasoned convictions, be uncompromising in the quest for quality of output whether it is a product, a service or an activity and above all act at all times in accordance with high principles, ethics and a sense of purpose.

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 Poster, EEO is the Law.

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