Title:  HRBP Manager

Requisition ID:  4154

Pacific, MO, US, 63069

Department:  Human Resources
Travel:  Up to 25%

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At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. 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 products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. 


With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible 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.


A World of Difference. Made Possible.


Graphic Packaging International has an immediate need for a Manager, HRBP supporting the company’s carton manufacturing plants located in Pacific, MO. This position has overall responsibilities for developing, promoting, and implementing innovative HR solutions to meet business needs and increase organizational efficiency. This position is also responsible for providing direction and assistance with employment, salary administration, payroll, benefits, performance management, employee relations, employment law and workforce planning. Specifically, this role has responsibilities in the following job functions:


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 Safety/Environmental, Code of Business Ethics, Anti-Harassment, Anti-Discrimination, and other related HR Policies.
  • Manages employee concerns whether they are brought to the attention of HR informally or formally through our ethics alert line or through a third-party agency.
  • Function as change agent to implement strategies that drive culture changes in a complex environment.
  • Provide ongoing coaching to the site leaders on best practices to foster a positive employee experience and increase engagement.


Staffing and Recruitment:

  • Manages the process for temporary staff utilized in the plant. Acts as the company liaison with the staffing agency.
  • Has oversight and involvement in all hiring practices. Administers the hiring process for all employee groups.
  • Partners with the training team to support the on-boarding process and integration of employees.
  • Represent facility in unemployment claims process.
  • Tracks and reports on headcount monthly for all departments.


Other Duties:

  • Manage direct reports for development projects and ongoing activities.
  • Help develop your reports through mentorship, engagement, and training.
  • Monitor and manage the workload for the local team.
  • Reports on Safety incidents, metrics and manages workers’ compensation claims.
  • Manages the plant Performance Management process via Success factors system.
  • Oversees the Payroll and Benefits functions for the facility.
  • Assists in development or re-engineering of innovative processes and systems (Reward & Recognition, attendance, and other people programs).
  • Resolve complex employee relations issues.
  • 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.
  • Manages data requests from Corporate and regional HR on plant metrics as needed.
  • 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:

  • Prominent level of diligence to manage details.
  • Ability to drive issues to closure and resolution quickly and effectively.
  • Ability to solve complex employee relations issues and conduct investigations to reach a conclusion based on credibility assessments.
  • Five years problem solving, project management, supervision, and writing experience.
  • Computer Skills: SAP, MS Office, and database programs
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Minimum of 12 years of HR Experience in a plant manufacturing setting is required.
  • 8 years of prior union facing experience in a union facility is required.
  • Ability to drive issues to closure and resolution quickly and effectively.
  • SPHR is strongly preferred.
  • Minimal travel
  • Prior management of HR function including managing and developing direct reports is required.


Pay Range:   $107,200.00 - $142,900.00


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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