Senior HR Generalist

  • Job Reference: 425089108-2
  • Date Posted: 17 November 2021
  • Location: Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: HR / Recruitment
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

First Quality was founded in 1989 and, in nearly three decades, has grown to be a global, privately-held company with over 4,000 employees. Its corporate offices are located in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities and offices in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, and Canada. First Quality is a diversified family of companies manufacturing consumer products ranging from Absorbent Hygiene (adult incontinence, feminine care, and baby care), Tissue (bath and towel), and Industrial (print and packaging materials), serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world. First Quality focuses on private label and branded product lines.

Our core business philosophy is built on a proud culture driven by safety and quality, respect, humility, integrity, customer focus, and teamwork. With leading edge manufacturing technologies and processes and visionary leadership, First Quality is positioned to continue significant growth in the coming years. We are seeking an experienced Senior Human Resources Generalist for our First Quality Tissue facility located in Lock Haven, PA. This position will assist in the planning, developing, recommending, implementing, and evaluating of human resource functions, policies, programs and practices in support of the organization's goals and objectives. Partner with management and staff to facilitate success and communicate various Human Resource policies, programs, practices, procedures, laws and government regulations.

Primary responsibilities include:

* Responsible and accountable for all Human Resources functions for assigned departments, including, but not limited to employee relations, organizational effectiveness, and leadership support and development within their assigned area.
* Partner with the department leadership team in developing and tracking execution of HR plan ensuring alignment with organization priorities.
* Coordinate talent management processes to identify and address competency, knowledge and talent gaps.
* Develop and execute in partnership with team members actions to maintain and improve employee engagement.
* Provide coaching and guidance regarding employee management and individual development plans.
* Manage and resolve employee relations issues. Respond to and provide guidance to management and team members on employee-related issues, complaints, or problems. Counsel, coach and assist management in handling and addressing employee relation issues.
* Conduct effective, thorough and objective investigations. Provide consultation to managers with respect to performance management, employee development, disciplinary actions, etc.
* Ensuring and maintaining compliance with federal and state regulations and employment practices.
* Assisting in the interpretation of company policies and procedures. Proactively ensuring that company policies are administered in a fair and equitable manner.
* Partnering with leadership to design and implement effective communications and recognition programs.
* Conduct exit interviews, analyze data and provide report with trends and recommendations for continuous improvement and retention efforts.
* Provide assistance with the implementation and administration of the performance evaluation program.
* Develop regular reports on HR initiatives, new hires, terminations, and other areas as defined.
* Analyze and evaluate policies, procedures and programs to identify successes and deficiencies and recommend changes.
* Identify legal requirements affecting human resources functions and ensure policies and procedures are in compliance.
* Assist with the development and implementation of organizational wide training.
* Facilitate and/or provide training of personnel policies and procedures.

The ideal candidate should possess the following:

* Bachelor's Degree.
* 3-10 years of successful performance as a Generalist and/or other HR related role in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
* Experience in a lean manufacturing environment preferred. High Performance Work Teams desired but not required.
* PHR preferred.
* Excellent leadership and conflict resolution skills.
* Solid knowledge and understanding of state and federal employment laws, strong analytical ability, demonstrated perseverance, ability to maintain confidential information, and excellent time management skills.
* Requires excellent verbal, written and relationship management skills.
* Must demonstrate diplomacy and tact while interacting with all levels within and outside of the organization.
* Must be able to perform job duties independently, exercising good judgment and professionalism.
* Requires constant discretion and judgment.
* Ability to work independently, without direct supervision, maintains confidentiality, and take initiative is a must.

First Quality is committed to protecting information under the care of First Quality Enterprises commensurate with leading industry standards and applicable regulations. As such, First Quality provides at least annual training regarding data privacy and security to employees who, as a result of their role specifications, may come in to contact with sensitive data.

First Quality is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification, or protected Veteran status.