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HR Manager - Demopolis, AL

Company Name:
RockTenn
Position Type:
Full-time
Human Resources Manager
Demopolis, Alabama
RockTenn (NYSE: RKT)
Norcross, GA
RockTenn is one of North America's leading manufacturers of paperboard, containerboard, consumer and corrugated packaging and one of the world's largest paper recyclers. Over the years, Rock-Tenn has outpaced its peers in revenues, profitability, EBITDA and stock price. We've done this by creating and following a bold strategy of: exceeding our customers' expectations every time, creating long-term shareholder value and encouraging and rewarding employee excellence.
Since its founding in 1936, Rock-Tenn has focused on developing packaging and paperboard products that bring high value to its customers, employees and shareholders. The company now operates approximately 240 facilities across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Chile and China. We employ 26,000 employees and are North America's largest paper recycler, largest display manufacturer, largest pre-print linerboard producer, 2nd largest producer of containerboard and corrugated packaging, 2nd largest producer of coated recycled paperboard, and 2nd largest producer of folding cartons.
Human Resource Manager - Demopolis, Alabama
DESCRIPTION
The HR Manager provides leadership and functional HR generalist support to Demopolis Mill. This position executes HR and business initiatives at the business unit and facility level including, but not limited to, attracting and retaining talent, driving performance management and talent review process', employee relations, training and development, workforce planning/headcount management and workers compensation case management.
KEY RESPONSIBILITES
Business partner to leadership team with focus on talent management and leadership development
Executes strategies to manage performance and retain key employees
Advises local management of appropriate resolution of employee relations issues and practices
Responsible for ensuring performance management process including performance evaluations & employee development plans are done effectively and on-time in assigned plants and regions.
Conducts Talent Management Reviews to ensure proper management of talent and high potentials as well as succession planning preparation.
Ensure exit interviews are conducted and information tracked.
Partner with divisional HR to complete HR audits.
Monitor and advise mill on affirmative action, employment laws, Equal Employment Opportunity and OFCCP issues. Ensure reports are submitted on a timely basis.
Coordinates labor relations activities including contract interpretation and grievance administration. Handles complaints, settles disputes, resolves grievances and conflicts, and conducts internal investigative procedures.
Oversees the investigations of charges of discrimination and preparation of "Statement of Position" for Employment Counsel review.
Recommend training and development programs to enhance talent.
Provide guidance to managers and employees regarding RockTenn policies/practices administration and interpretation to ensure policies and procedures are handled consistently and in a timely manner.
Ensure effective and timely pre-employment and on-boarding activities and requirements for all new or transferring employees.
Maintains the Human Resource Information System to ensure that management has access to appropriate people information to run the business. Provided additional HR data and reports to managers as requested.
Administers all compensation related activities for assigned locations including; annual merit review, incentive programs, promotions, etc. Ensure that salary recommendations are aligned with RockTenn Compensation Guidelines and proper approvals are obtained.
Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues. Conduct effective, thorough and objective investigations.
Maintain in depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partner with legal department as needed/required.
Provides day to day performance management guidance to line management (coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
Ensure that all annual Performance and Talent Reviews are completed in a timely manner and that developmental activities are administered as appropriate. Provide ongoing support as needed. Update key talent data in Talent Management System.
Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, increase productivity and retention.
Assist Management in identifying training needs for business units and individual coaching needs.
Works with corporate benefits group to communicate and administer corporate benefits programs to hourly and salaried employees. Act as Benefits Champion during open enrollment period.
Partner with Safety Leaders in supporting implementation of safety programs, including participation in safety committees and training compliance.
Responsible for workers compensation case management and related reporting.
QUALIFICATIONS
Excellent consulting skills.
Strong conflict management skills.
Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Develop strong trusting relationships in order to gain support and achieve results.
Effectively envision, develop, and implement new strategies to address competitive, complex business issues.
Manage multiple plants in multiple locations.
Manage multiple conflicting priorities.
Be flexible and available to interact with employees at all levels.
Be self-directed and motivated.
Take initiative to identify and anticipate business/HR needs and make recommendations for implementation.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year College or University; or five or more years related HR Management experience. Experience managing HR function in a manufacturing environment across multiple locations preferred.
SHRM Certification (PHR/SPHR) preferred.
At RockTenn, we seek to be the most respected in the industry. Our employees are committed to exceeding their customers' expectations every time. If you enjoy this shared commitment to excellence and discovering value where others haven't we would like you to consider RockTenn as your employer of choice.
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Rock-Tenn Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce. M/F/D/V

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