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Title:  Human Resources Generalist

Requisition ID:  13541-159

Kalamazoo, MI, US, 49007

Category:  Human Resources
Travel:  No Travel Required

This is an excellent opportunity to start your human resources career at GPI.  This role is in the HR Manager talent pipeline.  Therefore, the selected candidate must be relocatable for future promotion.


Job functions include but are not limited to the following: 

• Provides Human Resources Generalist support in areas such as job code management, staffing, employee relations, training and development and other related areas.
• Monitor and provide necessary training and coaching to managers and supervisors.
• Complete day to day administration of human resources programs including completing all the necessary paperwork to enroll, terminate and modify employee records.
• Community outreach and lead employer of choice initiatives.
• Manage hourly employment offer processes and all pre-employment steps – references, background check and drug screen – in completing the hiring process.
• Administers job posting process to ensure timely postings of positions. Reviews internal applications and works with the hiring manager to ensure proper placement of internal and external candidates.
• Performs new employee orientation to foster positive outlook toward mill and company goals.
• Supports company diversity and inclusion objectives, activities and initiatives.
• Supports a high performance culture that increases employee engagement.
• Provides first level HR guidance and support to managers and employees.
• Complete transactions for all employee changes that represent a change in status among which includes promotions, transfers, separations, approved leaves, etc.
• Process Human resources information system data to HRIS team and maintain as necessary.
• Other duties as assigned by the Human Resources Supervisor or Human Resources Manager.


Short term promotion to HR Manager opportunity:

This HR Generalist position is designed to be trained then be promoted to HR manager position within the company short term.  Must be able to relocate to other GPI location when being promoted to HR Manager. 


• General schedule is an 8-10 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. Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail. Weekend duty is also expected.



• Sitting or standing for extended periods 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.



• Customer Focus
• Interpersonal Savvy
• Problem Solving
• Action Oriented
• Learning on the Fly


Required Skills


• Bachelor’s degree in business, Human Resources or a relatable field preferred
• PHR certification preferred
• Labor and Employment Law (NLRB, EEO, ADA, AA, FMLA, etc.)
• Recruiting and staffing practices
• Multiple HR disciplines


• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) required.
• 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 as it relates to Human Resources.
• Demonstrated knowledge of federal / state employment laws and compliance.

Required Experience

• 2 – 5 years of HR experience required, preferably in a manufacturing environment
• Recruiting experience
• Experience in a union environment preferable
• Experience with SAP preferable
• PHR certification preferred

We offer outstanding opportunities for our employees to advance their careers through on the job training and job progression. We offer a wide array of benefits including, but not limited to, Paid Vacation & Holidays, optional Health, Dental, and Life Insurance, health spending accounts as well as 401-K with matching funds. Employees may voluntarily elect Pet Insurance, Home & Auto Insurance Programs, Purchasing Power, Tuition Reimbursement, Aflac, Lifelock Identity Protection, and Hyatt Legal Services. Tobacco Cessation and Employee Assistance/Referral Program, Uniform Service, Safety Shoe, and Safety Prescription-Eyewear benefits are also available.

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, 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.

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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