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Title:  Generalist, Human Resources II

Requisition ID:  15225-159
Location: 

Kalamazoo, MI, US, 49007

Category:  Human Resources
Travel:  No Travel Required

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 19,000 employees working in more than 80 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.

 

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 HR Generalist provides HR Generalist support in areas such as job code management, staffing, employee relations, training/development, reporting and other related areas.  They monitor and provide necessary training and coaching to managers and supervisors on operating within a union environment.  They complete day-to-day administration of human resource programs including completing all the necessary paperwork to enroll, terminate and modify employee records among various other HR related responsibilities.  They understand and align business operations and Human Resources as he/she executes their role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational objectives.

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

 

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS:

  • Lead employee relations issues with plant management to affect prompt and appropriate resolution.
  • Interprets Company policy for supervisors and employees.  Assists and provides input toward the development of policies and procedures.
  • Directs the collection and preparation of routine and special human resource reports.
  • Provides assistance to employees and supervisors in solving work-related problems and union grievances.  Evaluates the issue and meets with supervisors to determine effective remediation techniques, such as job skills training or personal intervention, to resolve human relations issues.
  • Lead internal investigations regarding issues of unfair employment and discrimination complaints.

STAFFING:

  • Direct internal 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.
  • Source qualified candidates through advertising, approved recruiters, and other recruiting sources.  
  • Interview and assist in the selection of qualified candidates to fill approved positions.  Coach managers on candidate interviewing and selection.  Analyzes job requirements making recommendation of final selection.
  • Manage hourly employment offer processes and all pre-employment steps – references, background check, and drug screen – in preparation for completing the hiring process.
  • Follow through on all resumes and applications received for open positions to ensure that proper correspondence is sent to applicants.  Maintains applicant database.
  • Performs new employee orientation to foster positive outlook toward plant and company goals.

EMPLOYEE RECORD PROCESSING:

  • Oversees the off-boarding process. 
  • Prepare and process 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 HRIS team and maintain as necessary.

COMPLIANCE:

  • Routinely audit employment law postings for accuracy and adherence to established guidelines and applicable federal and state laws.  Conducts investigations as assigned.
  • Monitors and maintains EEOC/Affirmative Action Plan and other legal records, reports and logs to conform to EEO regulations.
  • Conduct periodic audits and report audit findings and make recommendations for correction of unsatisfactory conditions, or improvements related to compliance.
  • Manage site’s EEO/Affirmative Action Policy and maintains necessary records and reports.  

INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS

  • Act as the on-site communications conduit for all corporate internal communications.  Print and post all required communications, posters, etc., and facilitate the distribution, as required.
  • Provide assistance, coordination and support to the Human Resources department as requested.  Perform other duties as assigned.

 

BACKGROUND / EXPERIENCE:

  • 3  years of human resource generalist experience in a union plant environment preferred/highly desirable
  • PHR/SHRM-CP certification preferred/highly desirable
  • HR Policy and Procedure Knowledge
  • Labor and Employment Law (NLRB, EEO, ADA, AA, FMLA, etc.)
  • Recruiting and staffing practices
  • Multiple HR disciplines

 

EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business management or related field, or equivalent experience

 

SKILLS:

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, HRIS systems
  • Work involves confidential and sensitive information. Discretion is essential.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills, detail orientation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement creative solutions while working under pressure and is self-directed.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with all levels of employees and management.
  • The role requires an individual to quickly change and adapt to new priorities and a patient individual who can be objective, and ask appropriate questions that uncover underlying issues.

 

SCHEDULE DEMANDS:

  • General schedule is an 8-hour M-F assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.  Weekend and evening on call responsibilities based on rotation.
  • Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time up to 8-hours.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.

 

KEY COMPETENCIES:

 

  • Integrity & Trust
  • Action Oriented
  • Problem Solving
  • Timely Decision Making
  • Drive for Results
  • Functional/Technical Skills

 

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.


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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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