HR Generalist

CP Kelco is a leading producer of specialty ingredients which are added to improve texture, consistency, and stability in food, pharmaceutical and industrial products. Our products are derived from renewable raw materials found in nature for use in jam, fruit and milk drinks, confectionery products as well as industrial applications. We work across the whole value chain from natural raw materials to customers' end products. CP Kelco is part of the JM Huber Corporation, one of the largest privately held, family owned companies in the United States.  With approximately $2.3 billion in sales and 4,000 employees worldwide, we have a combined material presence in more than 20 countries. Position Summary The HRGeneralist is responsible for applying business knowledge and human resources expertise through various areas such as compensation & benefits, performance management, learning and development, employee engagement, employee and labor relations, and HR best practices while facilitating a positive relationship between employees and management.  Principal Duties & Responsibilities Leadership & Navigation Build credibility with stakeholders Manage programs, policies, and procedures to support organizational objectives Serve as the principal liaison to managers for HR strategies, philosophies, and initiatives Implement plans using results-oriented goals for measuring success Assist with implementation of diversity & inclusion and employee engagement programs Consultation Lead challenging HR-related investigations and bring to closure by applying sound judgement and HR knowledge Coach managers and supervisors on HR related matters Identify HRrisks and develop and implement proactive mitigation strategies Collect and analyze HR data and provide change recommendations to management Relationship Management and Retention Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills Use effective listening skills to understand stakeholder issues before proposing solutions Proactively seek opportunities to engage stakeholders to resolve HR operations issues Mediate difficult interactions escalating problems when warranted Facilitate conflict resolution meetings Lead extensive employee engagement programs Coordinate and conduct stay and exit interviews making action recommendations as needed Communication Communicate HR-related policies and procedures to new and existing employees Listen actively to understand stakeholder concerns Produce accurate, clear, and concise written communication Create channels for open communication with peers and subordinates Ethical Practice Maintain appropriate employee confidentiality in all interactions Document, investigate, and when necessary elevate reports of unethical behavior Maintain awareness of ethics laws, standards, legislation, and trends Staffing and Recruitment Partner with hiring manager to determine staffing needs Create and update job descriptions including Physical Demands Analysis Manage recruitment and selection process Administer behavioral assessments and analyze results Training and Development Assists with the performance management system (PATH) that includes performance development plans and employee performance reviews Establishes employee training programs to address the plant's training needs including training needs assessment, new employee orientation or onboarding, leadership development, production cross-training, and the measurement of training impact. Assists with the selection and contracting of external training programs and consultants. Develops annual training budget and monitors spending Compliance Ensure compliance with existing governmental and labor legal and government reporting, maintaining minimal company exposure to lawsuits. Protects the interests of employees and the company in accordance with company Human Resources policies and principles as well governmental laws and regulations. Responsible for HR related external and internal audits Decision Making Authority Specialized/Technical Knowledge or Required Skills Strong knowledge in wage and labor laws, performance management, labor unions, compensation and benefits, and training & development Familiar with worker's compensation, payroll, and collective bargaining agreements Strong skills in IT, written and verbal communication, and relationship management High level of professionalism and confidentiality Preferred Experience Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources or related study Minimum 5 years of experience in Human Resources with broad knowledge of all HR disciplines.  Experience applying sound judgement and HR knowledge to resolve complex matters. Training Requirements Key Competencies Summary Skills Education Bachelors in Human Resources JMH Corporate and HEM and CPK US. CPK Global omit EEO/AAP. Pre-employment drug screening is required.
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Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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