Senior Human Resources Representative - Adam, WI
About WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 45,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 300 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.
Senior Human Resources Representative - Adam, WI
201 West Grove St
Adams, Wisconsin, 53910
The Senior Human Resources Representative is responsible for assuring consistency in our employee relations and human resources practices by supporting these functions at individual locations and across the division. This position is based in Adams, WI.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
Critical member of the Plant Leadership Team
Lead employee relations initiatives and act as advocate for employees and leadership alike
Administer company policies and procedures
Maintain confidential employee files and records
Participate in and support initiatives related to recruiting and fair hiring practices, benefits and compensation structures, diversity, training, and organizational development
Coordinate the facility’s recruiting and selection efforts, both hourly and salaried, including but not limited to utilizing the Talent Management system for job requisition approval and posting, interviewing, and pre-employment testing
Coordinate the on boarding process for new employees including new hire orientation.
Manage recognition programs for service, safety, quality and production
Develop business partnerships with managers and supervisors regarding adherence to company policies and procedures. Develop trust and confidence in all levels of employees and managers
Provide guidance in employee performance issues, discipline and termination
Assist with and support the unemployment claim process for the facility and division as needed; gather and organize appropriate documentation, coordinate witnesses, testimony, and participate hearings, if needed
Administer Labor Agreement and participate in Union negotiations as needed
Conduct exit interviews and generate reports on results, trends and other relevant information
Maintain accurate documentation and records for all employee matters or concerns that have been managed to closure
Make recommendations for new programs, policies, training and development opportunities for the facility
Conduct training sessions and facilitate meetings as needed
Oversee company sponsored community relations initiatives in order to maintain effective community relations
Handle all aspects of leave management to include FMLA, STD, LTD, Military, ADA, LOA; seek guidance from Area HRM as needed
Manage compensation and employee transactions for payroll to include hiring, terminations, job movements, rate changes.
Maintain and upkeep the time and attendance system for the location of responsibility ensuring compliance with company policy as well as state and local laws.
Act as benefits champion for site of responsibility and communicate benefits information to employees and assist in their knowledge and understanding.
Lead investigations as necessary.
Maintain compliance with all levels of local, state and federal law
Work in the Talent Management system and be able to administer the performance review process, participate in the succession planning initiatives and understand all modules within Talent Management
• All other duties as assigned
BS/BA in Business Administration, Industrial Relations, Human Resources or related discipline.
Minimum of 5+ years of Human Resources generalist experience in a manufacturing environment with proven track record in Employee Relations, Training & Development and HR Technology.
Prior work experience with Unions, including participation during the negotiations process
Professional communication skills and the ability to effectively interface with personnel at all levels of the Company. Clear, concise written and verbal.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to assess situations, from both a legal compliance and business perspective, and make the best recommendation based on the facts.
Good judgment and ability to handle and maintain confidential information.
Interpersonal flexibility and strong customer service orientation.
A self-starter with a strong ability to multitask and manage a variety of issues/projects simultaneously; able to work autonomously; ability to meet multiple deadlines.
Experience working with HRMS systems.
Develop strong trusting relationships to gain support and achieve results.
Effectively envision, develop, and implement new strategies to address competitive, complex business issues.
Take initiative to identify and anticipate business/HR needs and make recommendations for implementation.
PHR/SHRM-CP strongly preferred.
What we offer
Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence
Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities
An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential
A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.
WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.
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