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Title:  Human Resources Manager

Requisition ID:  12627-159

Phoenixville, PA, US, 19460

Category:  Human Resources
Travel:  Negligible

We are seeking a Human Resources Manager to join the Valley Forge PA manufacturing plant. As a part of the local leadership team, you will serve as a strategic HR business partner regarding all aspects of the plant’s operations. The plant has 183 employees, of which 157 are hourly production workers. The Steelworkers Union represents 139 of these, and 18 are non-union workers in maintenance and quality control functions.

Ideal candidates will have previous human resources supervisory experience in a union environment and possess ability to effectively provide thought leadership to stakeholders at all levels in the organization. Demonstrated prior experience and knowledge in applying employment principles around the ADA, FMLA and how both laws interact to affect solutions to employee relations questions is a must have for success in this role.

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Driving culture initiatives that focus on increasing employee engagement at all levels in the facility.
  • Developing and implementing comprehensive development plans to support succession planning and bench strength.
  • Developing comprehensive workforce planning strategies to support staffing and recruiting objectives for the hourly employee population.
  • Promoting a strong relationship with community partners with a targeted goal of becoming an Employer of Choice.
  • Providing employee relations counseling and problem solving for managers and employees to ensure a productive work environment, remaining consistent with company values and policies and in adherence to state and federal regulatory law.
  • Counseling, advising, and training management on performance-based issues including corrective action plans, terminations, and severance agreements.
  • Investigating and resolving employee grievances--maintain labor relations.
  • Translate strategic HR vision into actionable activities within the plant.
  • Thorough knowledge of the union contract and local supplement and wage practices
  • Set bargaining agenda on behalf of the plant consistent with operations input and experience with current contract


Required Skills

Required Skills & Experiences:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources/related field required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge/experience of federal and state employment laws and other government compliance regulations. (ADA, FMLA, USERRA, Work comp; Title VII, ADEA and laws affecting transgender and LBGT communities)
  • Knowledge of how to implement recruiting strategies tied to engagement and retention

Preferred Skills & Experiences:

  • PHR or SPHR certification preferred
  • OSHA certification/Safety Management experience preferred   
  • Experience in continuous improvement such as Lean, Six Sigma, and 5s. Kaizen preferred.

The above job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Required Experience

  • Minimum 7-10 years of Human Resources Management experience required.
  • Previous HR experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Union experience in a manufacturing, industrial or warehousing environment


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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