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Title:  Human Resources Manager

Requisition ID:  17021-159

Lebanon, TN, US, 37087

Category:  Human Resources
Travel:  Up to 50%

Graphic Packaging has an immediate need for a qualified Human Resources Manager to oversee the Lebanon, TN, Lancaster, TX, and Xenia, OH plants.  These plants are a part of the Specialty Region producing air filter frames and non-food folding cartons.  The three plants have approximately 135 employees, 110 of which are hourly and all are non-union.

This position has one direct report. The candidate for this position must be a “change agent” who maintains a constant pulse of the workplace and employee satisfaction. It also functions as a business partner to the site leadership team supporting the operational objectives of site.  This position may be located in either Lebanon, TN or Xenia, OH.  Lebanon is 30 miles from Nashville, TN and Xenia is 15 miles from Dayton, OH.

Position Purpose:

Develop, promote, and implement innovative HR solutions to meet business needs and increase organizational efficiency. Responsible for providing direction and assistance with employment, salary administration, payroll, benefits, performance management, employee relations, culture development, employment law, and workforce planning.

Employee Relations:

A key responsibility requiring sound advice and counsel to hourly and salary employees. Ensures a positive, productive employment environment, free of discrimination and inconsistencies. Monitors and provides feedback regarding policies, procedures and programs and propose improvements as necessary. Serve as liaison for voicing employee concerns:

  • Coaches employees, supervisors, and colleagues to assist them in problem resolution and to improve performance. Coaches, advises, and recommends corrective actions.
  • Serves as liaison between Corporate HR and plant for escalation issues.
  • Supports line leaders to improve skills and effectiveness and to create an environment where each employee can fully contribute.
  • Conducts annual training on Code of Business Ethics, Anti-Harassment, Anti-Discrimination, and other related HR Policies.
  • Drafts responses to hotline complaints and EEOC charges.
  • Manages safety training and incident reporting/management.


Staffing and Recruitment:

  • Manages the process for full-time and temporary staff utilized in our facility.
  • Has oversight and involvement in all hourly hiring practices. Administers the hiring process for all employee groups.
  • Administers intern program.
  • Partners with the team leaders to support the on-boarding process and integration of employees.
  • Represent facility in unemployment claim process.
  • Monitor and report turnover statistics.
  • Maintains all AAP documentation and annual goals.
  • Updates and maintains an effective workforce analysis and plan for addressing gaps.
  • Represent facility in unemployment claims process.
  • Tracks and reports on headcount monthly for all plants.

Other Duties:

  • 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 and support to Site Leadership team on HR KPI’s a regular basis or as needed.
  • Ensures compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to Employment Law.
  • Complies with and drives compliance with all HR, FML, LOA, and safety practices.
  • Initiate transactions within the HRIS for hiring, changes, and terminations for employee files.
  • Responsible for recruitment and retention strategies.
  • Protect and strengthens 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

  • Operational experience to enhance user / trainer interface, employee relations, and culture
  • Five years problem solving, project management, supervision, and technical writing experience
  • Computer Skills: SAP, MS Office, Success factors and database programs

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field from accredited college/university is required
  • 7-10 years of progressive HR Experience in a manufacturing environment dealing with unions is required
  • PHR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, or SHRM-CP certification is strongly preferred

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.

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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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