Human Resources Manager - Demopolis, AL

Demopolis | Alabama | United States

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

Human Resources Manager - Demopolis, AL

28270 US Hwy 80 West
Demopolis, Alabama, 36732
United States

At WestRock, we provide packaging solutions designed to give our customers a winning edge in the global marketplace. We partner closely with them to deliver the best value on everything from paperboard used for a wide variety of packaging and shipping containers to specialty packages, boxes and displays. We consider ourselves to be part of their team – as we strive for continuous improvement together. Every day, our 45,000 team members combine practical innovations and rigorous execution in more than 300 operating and business facilities across North America, South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific to deliver products and services that answer unique local needs.

Career Opportunity

The Human Resources Manager has the overall responsibility for general management, strategic planning, and fulfillment of all HR services, including safety initiatives and education.  This position directs the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of a diverse range of policies, procedures, in support of established mission and goals. It requires extensive experience managing union grievance processes as well as the ability to proactively and effectively improve union relationships at all levels of the organization.  As such, problem solving, coaching and conflict resolution are critical skills to be successful in this role.  The HR Manager will work closely with the General Manager, and Mill Leadership Team to achieve the short and long-term goals for the facility. The HR Manager will direct the employee-related initiatives.

How you will impact WestRock

·         Oversees all aspects of a multi-functional HR Department including Compensation, Employment, Benefits, Training, Safety and Health, Employee Relations, Talent Management, and Labor Relations.

·         Responsible for compliance with all applicable Federal and State Laws including EEO, FMLA, HIPAA, ADA, and Collective Bargaining.

·         Proven track record of analyzing HR processes and introducing improvements that have positive business impact and measurable ROI.

·         Responsible for developing and continually improving the safety and health processes for the facility and compliance with applicable regulations.

·         Conducts periodic training on applicable topics including sexual harassment, diversity, and employment law.

·         Responsible for meeting the staffing needs of the organization.  This includes the selection, testing, and hiring of employees as well as conducting new employee orientation.

·         Responsible for developing and improving the knowledge and skills of the organization.  This includes analyzing training needs, determining how to deliver the training needs, as well as coaching and mentoring.

·         Coordinates labor relations activities including contract interpretation and grievance administration.  Handles complaints, settles disputes, resolves grievances and conflicts, and conducts internal investigative procedures.

·         Responsible for the administrative aspects of the human resources function including maintaining records and confidential employee files, and providing statistical and regulatory reporting.

·         Researches and introduces policy changes for General Manager and Leadership Team approval.  Consults and advises Leadership Team on topics of interest that could have a major impact on employee morale.


What you need to succeed

·         Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university (HR degree preferred in addition to  7-10 years related experience, including 3+ years in a labor union environment

·         Requires effective written and oral communication

·         Willingness to relocate within 2-3 years within WestRock

·         Professional negotiating skills

·         Ability to investigate and assess employee conflicts objectively and solve such issues using a variety of methods and tools, including coaching and conflict resolution.

·         Skilled user of Microsoft Office

·         Strong organizational, analytical and project management skills

·         Strong customer service orientation

·         If this sounds great to you and you think you fit in, please submit your application. We want to hear from you!


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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