Generalist HR  

We’re looking for a key strategic team member: a Senior HR Generalist who can help us utilize the extraordinary strengths of highly talented associates who support our world-class customers, retailers and eco-conscious consumers.


The ideal candidate will be an excellent collaborator and have strong demonstrated Human Resource capabilities in a unionized, large scale continuous process manufacturing environment with 1,000+ associates.


The Senior HR Generalist must be familiar with and be able to manage talent management processes and associated technology. Processes include goal planning, competency platform, career development, performance reviews, succession planning, and automated recruiting systems.


Responsibilities Include:


Labor Relations


·Works directly with Local and International Union Representatives on matters concerning the Labor Agreement, policy application, employee grievances, attendance control and disciplinary actions. Manage the labor relations and communications between the Union, local mill Management, and employees. Must be able to coordinate/ facilitate investigate all grievance activities up to and including preparation for arbitration and presentation of Arbitration Cases. Must have sound knowledge of conduct resolution techniques, conflict resolution, grievance procedures, NLRB charges, labor negotiations and procedures, assists with preparations for and negotiations of labor contracts, execution of provisions in the Labor Agreement and other agreements or memorandums with the Union and other related labor competencies.


·Assists and or takes the lead in the training and development of senior and line management in the application and administration of the Labor Agreement and assists with preparations for and negotiations of labor contracts, execution of provisions in the Labor Agreement and other agreements or memorandums with the Union. Must be able to continually provide the competitive advantage to the mill by effective and strategic application of the Labor Agreement


·Assist in the Investigation of NLRB complaints.



Employee Relations


·Manage the selection process: recruiting, interviewing, selection teams, hiring and new hire orientation (including benefits) for all employees, including college recruits, summer interns and cooperative education students. Act as liaison between recruiters and college placement offices.  


Ensure that the best-qualified personnel are hired while maintaining all EEO/AAP/ADA requirements as well as any state or local regulations governing employment.


·Manage the salaried administration process to ensure that all transfers, promotions, etc. are in legal compliance as well as following EEO guidelines.


·Develop and implement processes to insure the skill development of mill personnel.


·Provide daily strategic HR support to department managers and supervision.


·Investigate unemployment claims in conjunction with the preparation of written protest and appeals and represent the Company at unemployment hearings.






·Identify legal requirements and government regulations affecting Human Resources functions (EEOC, FLSA, ADA, and ERISA) Insure that all appropriate legal, contractual, company, and employee requirements are met and employees understand procedures needed for compliance.


All other generalist responsibilities.




Minimum qualifications:


·Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field from a board of regents accredited university. Master’s degree preferred.


·Minimum 5 years in Human Resource Generalist role in a unionized environment


·Ability to demonstrate and display excellent written and verbal communication skills


·Experience working with Talent Management processes and other Human Resources technology


PHR certification

Benefits - Full 
Relocation Assistance Available - Yes 
Interview Travel Reimbursed - Yes

5+ to 7 years experience
Management Experience Required - Yes
Minimum Education - Bachelor's Degree
Willingness to Travel - Occasionally

Location: NC