Sr HR Generalist

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POST DATE 9/7/2016
END DATE 11/7/2016

American Greetings Bardstown, KY

Bardstown, KY
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


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Position Title
Sr HR Generalist

Bardstown, KY

Job Description
This role is designed to provide a seasoned HR professional the opportunity to rapidly integrate into the Human Resources department and assume a leadership/support role through hands on involvement and influence. The expectation for this role is to integrate into the functional HR and operational activities and within a reasonable period assume a support role. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who is able to quickly transfer existing know-how and experience into the functional activities and quickly develop into a "go to" person in the HR department. A functional understanding of American Greetings and plant operations will be paramount to success in this role. From that, building networks inside the plant, the local community and the company will be essential to longer-term success. This role is designed to provide a platform for the successful candidate to be a bona fide successor for a HR Manager role.

The successful candidate will have a continuous improvement mindset coupled with a bias for action and the ability to anticipate issues and solve them. The ability to influence, motivate and develop people and teams will be fundamental to success. Being proactive and responsive will enable this person to achieve the goals and objectives developed for this role.

Support and assist in the development of HR strategies and function as the primary driver of tactical implementation.
Assist and support continuous improvement ideas to the following functional areas of the HR department:
Employment and staffing processes and systems.
Current legacy systems and SAP to optimize utilization.
Complete employment cycle including recruiting, staffing, development and training.
American Greetings and plant policies and procedures.
Collective bargaining agreements, their application and internal and external union relationships.
Coordinating and implementing Federal, State and Local employment laws and regulations.
Safety procedures and protocols.
The identification of related metrics to ensure meeting targets and sustainable change.
Willingness to learn and be mentored in the labor relations functions and collective bargaining agreement administration, understanding relationships and plant culture if within a union facility.
Partnering with line management in problem-solving, productive investigations and making sound, defendable recommendations to management.
Assist / facilitate employee relations activities
Benefits / Open Enrollment
Community Relations
Vending operations.
Provide coverage for the HR Manager when she/he is not available. This activity will increase over time eventually reaching 50% plus.
Other duties and responsibilities as designated by the HR Manager

Experience Required:
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enble individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Minimum 5 to 7 years experience in a leadership role in a fast paced manufacturing HR environment.
Operations, Distribution and /or other functional experience preferred.

Education Required:
BS degree in Human Resources or related field of study.
Credentialing such as PHR / SPHR preferred.

American Greetings is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants and to prohibit any discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. Employees will be treated on the basis of their job-related qualifications, ability and performance. It is also our policy that sexual harassment or any other kind of harassment including harassment based on sexual orientation will not be tolerated. The foundation of these policies is our commitment to treat everyone fairly and equally and to have a bias-free work environment.