Ensures that human resources policies support the participative work team organization (e.g., ensure that effective planning, monitoring, and appraisal of employee work results occurs); counsels employees and supervisors regarding these policies.Directs and manages a process of organizational development that addresses workforce planning, succession planning, workforce development, recruiting, key employee retention, organization design, and change management.Administers employee benefits programs and informs and advises employees of benefits; studies and assesses benefit trends; directs the processing of benefit claims; designs and conducts educational programs on benefits.Collaborates with USA HR and USA Finance to deliver consistently high-quality HR products and services while managing multiple and diverse priorities.Works with management to find management gains through internal and external benchmarking.Ensures data integrity by monitoring the timely update of personnel records.Provides reliable, accurate, and timely HR information and reports to management.Analyzes sensitive and complex labor relations matters to determine appropriate courses of action, identifies systemic problems, and recommends solutions.Works with senior management with collective bargaining relating Collective Bargaining Agreements with the union; manages and directs preparations for negotiations; drafts proposals.Conducts investigations and advises management on actions to be taken. Drafts Company position statements for charges filed with outside regulatory agencies and represents the Company in unemployment compensation hearings.Provides advice on issues filed in the grievance procedure; attends hearings and drafts Company answers.Maintains active involvement and interaction with local union representatives and department management to help foster a positive labor/management relationship. Helps lead change in the union and employee relations area to make the Company both stronger and a better place to work.
Conducts all other duties and activities as assigned.
Minimum/Basic Requirements:Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Bachelor's Degree in HR/LR/Business Management Discipline or 3-5 years' experienceworking with senior management in an HR/LR Generalist role as described above. Prefer: Master's Degree in HR/LR/Business Management Discipline. Over five (5) years' experienceworking with senior management in an HR/LR Generalist/advisory role, including as a participant in labor negotiations. Demonstrated training in handling grievances and conducting internal investigations. Prefer heavy industrial manufacturing type industry experience (Pulp/Paper/Chemicals/Metals).