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POST DATE 9/15/2016
END DATE 12/20/2016

Lanxess Corporation Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, PA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.9 billion in 2015 and about 16,200 employees in 29 countries. The company is currently represented at 52 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, specialty chemicals and plastics. Through ARLANXEO, the joint venture with Saudi Aramco, LANXESS is also a leading supplier of synthetic rubber. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World) and FTSE4Good.

What we can offer you:

LANXESS is a young company with strong roots! We derive our strength from global presence, management excellence and most importantly our people! Our employees are the pillars of our success.

We offer exciting career opportunities regionally as well as internationally, educational assistance programs, competitive pay and benefits, language training programs, and many other personal and professional development programs that are a part of our vision and values that drive our ongoing success.

As an HR Generalist you will:

* Administers various HR programs and procedures for the company; assists in development, implementation and enforcement of policies and procedures; maintains employee handbooks and policies. * Supports administration of compensation programs (merit, bonus, IPP, etc.), support management and employee in performance management process. * Advise and counsel employees on benefits requests such as STD, LTD, FMLA, LOA and reasonable accommodations and provide management education. * Manages all aspects of recruitment process, from approval to posting, screening of candidates, participates in interviews through extension of offer, through exit process. * Coordinates new hire orientation process; provide support to other functional HR areas, such as GTM in support of rollout of corporate-wide initiatives (i.e., performance culture, leadership training, etc) * Handles employee relations issues, coaching management and employees on performance issues, handling complaint resolution, conduct investigations, create recommendation and follow through as appropriate. * Build and maintain working relationships with management and staff; assess and anticipate HR-related needs of client group; and advise management on evaluating job design and organizational structure to support business needs. * Gathers and maintains HR information systems records, ability to compile reports from systems.

In order to accomplish this you must possess:

* Bachelor's degree in business, human resources or related field; Master's degree beneficial. * PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP and/or SHRM-SCP certification is required. * 5+ years of progressive and relevant high level HR experience in the areas of employee/labor relations, internal investigations, conflict resolution, performance management, training, compensation, talent acquisition, and risk management. * Previous HR generalist experience within a manufacturing plant environment with an emphasis on employee relations, conflict resolution, management/organizational development, management coaching, and training is required. * Demonstrated experience in maintaining a nonunion presence or in the administration of a collective bargaining agreement including grievance investigation, responses and participation in contract negotiations. * Proven ability to solve problems and generate viable solutions using creativity, innovation, sound judgment and sound decision making. * Must be approachable and effective with the ability to influence change across all levels of the organization. * Strong conflict management/resolution skills. * Strong interpersonal skills. * High degree of initiative; proven team player, excellent customer service skills. * Excellent written and verbal communication skills. * Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize duties. * Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, but also sensitive to situations where information must be shared on a "need to know" basis. * Strong knowledge of related federal and state employment laws and regulations. * Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint). * Ability and willingness to travel at least 30%.

Must include a resume.