Wade Palmer & Associates, Inc


Job Reference Code: WP-1345
Location: Chicago (near Midway)
Salary: $100-110,000 + 10%
Last Updated: 08/31/2022
Our services have been retained to recruit a HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER for 550 person, union consumer products manufacturing facility in Chicago (near Midway). Our client is a growing, international processor with multiple facilities throughout the U.S. and across many countries. Position reports to the Plant Manager with dotted line to corporate and will lead HR staff of four…two Generalists and two Coordinators.

Position responsible for providing facility level leadership in all areas of Human Resources. Additionally:

• Analyze employment trends at the facility to identify areas of opportunity; develop recommendations for improvement and implement practices or processes as approved. Areas of opportunity may include, but are not limited to, labor hour management, workforce planning, workforce scheduling, job design, or training and development. • Develop effective employee communication strategies to ensure that employees understand the company’s policies, practices, benefits, and values. • Respond to employee and manager requests for assistance on issues relating to policy interpretation, employee conflict, employment law, benefit administration, and other areas managed by the Human Resources function. • Partner with the corporate Talent Acquisition team on strategies and sources to provide quality candidates for all non-exempt and exempt positions; screen candidates, schedule interviews, and complete all other pre-employment requirements including the review of background check results in accordance with established company policy. • Administer employee absence programs, policies, and benefits and record absences; such programs may include vacation, personal holidays, FMLA, short term disability, long term disability, and any required accommodation processes related to disability, religion or other need. • Participate and partner in audits, both internal and external; propose and implement, as approved, changes to necessary to meet audit requirements. • Oversee the local administration of the annual enrollment process to ensure timely, effective, and efficient communication to employees and completion of enrollment elections. • Manage or administer, as may be required, the accurate and timely recording of employee personal and employment data. • Build and maintain successful working relationships with corporate HR functions, community organizations, HR professional associations, facility managers, employees, and corporate support functions. • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills: • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Organizational Leadership, Industrial Psychology, or related field and 7+ years HR generalist experience in manufacturing. • Prior LR/union experience preferred • Supervisory/management experience • Working knowledge of federal, state, and local employment law. • Working knowledge of a broad range of Human Resources best practices. • Bilingual is a plus.

Salary in the $100-110,000 base range with 10% bonus potential, competitive benefits, and strong growth potential. Relocation package available. Immediate need! Please send resume ASAP if any interest or questions. Thank you!

Wade Palmer Wade Palmer & Associates, Inc. 417-860-5607 wep@job-recruiters.com www.job-recruiters.com