Leprino Foods

Human Resources Generalist

2 months ago
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Human Resources


The Human Resources Generalist manages the day-to-day operations of the HR Department and provides advice, assistance and follow-up on company policies and procedures and coordinates the resolution of lower level policy-related and procedural issues and inquiries. Position responsibilities are in the following functional areas: HR office management, employee relations, Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), HR policy administration, benefit administration, and recruiting & selection.


HR Office Management

• Manages the daily transactions of the Human Resources office including ensuring proper record-keeping and file management processes.
• Provides direction and leadership to the HR Assistant.
• Responsible for vendor management such as uniforms, vending machines, etc.
• Establishes and maintains an accurate and employee friendly environment.
• Assists HR Manager with administration of performance management process for non-exempt employees, by tracking completion and facilitating the process.
• Champions the employee attendance policy by tracking, reporting, and counseling employees accordingly.
• Serves as backup for HR Manager when necessary.


Employee Relations

• Manages and resolves low-to-mid-level employee relation investigations and issues and/or escalates when necessary.

• Supports employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale and motivation through various methods including active floor time, etc.
• Leads Employee Engagement Teams that support social, networking, and technical opportunities in the plant.
• Facilitates coordination of all plant employee relation events and recognition programs such as Company Picnic, Christmas party, Employee of the Month/Quarter, Leadership Dinner, etc.
• Champions the plant Wellness Program including leading an interactive and progressive team, facilitating communication, preparing the annual proposal including estimated expenses, and maintaining the budget.

Recruiting and Selection

• Assists HR Manager with recruiting efforts to ensure proper non-exempt staffing levels within the plant, including development of employment advertisements and/or working with third-party staffing agencies as needed.
• Schedules on-site panel interviews with candidates and supervisors and makes job offers for non-exempt positions.
• Coordinates completion of all recruitment/new hire processes such as scheduling physicals, background checks, and reference checks.
• Assists with coordination and facilitation of orientation process for new employees.
• Maintains iCIMS on-line application system, including completion of quarterly standard deviation reporting and sending e-mail communications to candidates.
• Manages coordination of internal job transfer posting and selection process.


Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS)

• Oversees and maintains HRIS system and is site subject matter expert on processes related to SAP, Kronos Timekeeping, and iCIMs recruiting system.
• Liaison and trainer for employees in regards to questions related to H2R, Employee Self-Service (MyLeprino), and time clock.
• Prepares, analyzes, and distributes reports that are necessary to carry out the functions of the department.
• Supports, operates and has a thorough understanding of the SAP system, owning SAP-related processes in the plant.
HR Policy Administration • Supports the development and implementation of plant-level Human Resources policies and practices and helps to manage day-to-day execution of plant- and corporate-level policies and strategies to ensure consistent application.
• Communicates and shares Human Resources policies, procedures, programs and laws when needed.
• Provides advice, assistance and follow-up on company policies, procedures, and documentation.
• Assists with coordinating compliance and regulatory training for all employees such as, Harassment Prevention, Affirmative Action, etc.
Benefits Administration

• Provides day-to-day benefits administration services. Assists employees with claim issue resolution.
• Coordinates and conducts benefits orientation and other benefits training, including the annual benefits open enrollment process.
• Facilitates, monitors, and maintains plant Leave of Absence and FMLA program, including distribution of paperwork, tracking status and time along with progress of claims, and ensuring proper documentation is received.
• Assists HR Manager with completion of Reasonable Accommodation Process for non-exempt employees.
• Administers the Educational Reimbursement program for the plant by promoting its usage, reviewing all requests for policy compliance, processing disbursements to employees, and tracking and reporting program results.


Minimum Qualifications & Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Human Resources, Business, Organizational Development, or similar program required.
• Minimum three plus years of progressive leadership experience in Human Resources positions, with a substantial portion of it in a manufacturing operation.
• Active affiliation with appropriate Human Resources networks and organizations preferred.
• Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or SHRM certification preferred.
• Familiar with industrial operations, preferably dairy or food manufacturing.
• Technically sound in Human Resources fundamentals and best practices and the application of them in manufacturing operations.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities/Competencies:
• General knowledge of state and federal employment laws and practices.
• Familiar with Human Resources fundamentals and best practices and the application of them in manufacturing operations.
• Working knowledge of benefits and compensation programs.
• Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite programs.
• Familiar with industrial operations, preferably dairy or food manufacturing.
• Effective oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills.
• Superior negotiating and problem resolution skills.
• Demonstrated ability to lead and develop Human Resources staff members.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Creative thinker with a process improvement mindset.


Working Relationships:
The Human Resources Generalist reports directly to the Human Resources Manager. The Human Resources Assistant reports to the HR Generalist. The HR Generalist has a strong peer-based relationship with other functional department managers and supervisors, with occasional contact with corporate human resources staff, regulatory agencies and training sources. The HR Generalist serves as the back-up for the Human Resources Manager in his/her absence.


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