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Human Resource Generalist

Company: Stratas Foods
Location: Champaign
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Human Resource Generalist

Company Description

Stratas Foods LLC is the leading supplier of fats and oils to the Foodservice, Food Ingredients and Retail Private Label markets in North America and is a producer of quality bulk and packaged dressings, mayonnaise and sauces. Stratas Foods was formed in October 2008 as a 50/50 joint venture between ACH Food Companies (ACH) and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).

Manufacturing facilities are located in Dallas and Houston, TX; Decatur and Quincy, IL; Englewood, NJ; Fresno, CA; Nashville, TN; and Valdosta, GA. Corporate offices are located in Memphis, TN. We are committed to maintaining a progressive workplace by utilizing the ideas, skills and talents of all of our employees. We strive to make Stratas Foods a great place to work and are building a team capable of meeting our business goals.

Job Description

The Human Resource Generalist provides guidance to the facility that fosters the creation of a positive work environment by:

  • Facilitating fair resolutions to employee relation issues
  • Managing all union interactions

    Administer employee handbook; coordinate and administer policies and programs related to Human Resources

    Employee Relations: Determines and recommends employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive work environment and promote a sense of fairness and consistency. Offers guidance and assistance to plant personnel in dealing with day-to-day employee relations issues. Provides accurate and consistent policy interpretation and administration.

    Union Involvement: Acts as company representative in dealing with Union issues. Builds positive working relationship with Union leadership to facilitate business operations. Manages and coordinates the grievance process. Provides plant with interpretation of labor agreement contract language. Prepares company s position for arbitration and contract negotiations.

    Recruiting: Manage recruiting process for all exempt, non-exempt and hourly positions in the facility. This includes meeting with hiring supervisors and managers to develop a recruiting strategy, utilization of appropriate recruiting sources, interviewing, reference checks and scheduling pre-employment drug screens and physicals.

    Legal Issues: Acts as company liaison in dealing with federal agencies such as EEOC. Coordinates presentation of Company s position to this agency with assistance of Sr. HR Manager and legal counsel.

    Policy Administration: Develops, recommends and implements personnel policies and procedures. Prepares and maintains employee handbook of policies and procedures.

    Benefit Administration: Manages benefit administration for salaried and hourly benefit plant working with Corporate HR to ensure timely resolution of benefit issues. Offers guidance to facility employees as needed.

    Compensation: Manage wage administration and annual review process.

    New Hire Orientation: Develops and manages new hire orientation process.

    Organization Development: Manages performance management process and developmental needs of staff. Develops, conducts and/or coordinates training programs, which address these developmental needs.

    Organizational Effectiveness: Manage the experiences of teams and colleagues to create a supportive and high performance work environment.

    Supervising: Supervises the Human Resources Coordinator. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems and compliance with organization's policies and applicable laws.

    • Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data.
    • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions.
    • Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress.
    • Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting.
    • Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions.
    • Writes clearly and informatively; able to read and interpret written information.
    • Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.
    • Exhibits confidence in self and others; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others.
    • Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; make yourself available to staff.
    • Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability.
    • Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; accepts responsibility for own actions.
    • Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities.
    • Bachelor s Degree in Business or Human Resources Management, Masters preferred.
    • 3 to 5 years generalist Human Resources experience at the plant level with HR management experience in a unionized environment.
    • Must have hands on experience managing labor agreements.
    • Advanced level of counseling skills and abilities on a wide range of employee-related areas.
    • Must be able to manage conflict resolutions effectively.
    • SPHR or PHR preferred
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of Partners, senior managers, and subject matter experts
    • This position will require employee to analyze numerous situations while utilizing rational reasoning to come to multiple conclusions
      Additional Information
      • The Human Resource Generalist will be located within the Decatur facility, 100% of the time.
      • Must be able to Travel Domestically
      • This position will require employees to walk up stairways and be able to be in the field standing for long periods of time (2 to 4 hours at a time).

        Stratas Foods is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicant or employee in any manner prohibited by law, including but not limited to, on the basis of race or color, religion, gender, age, genetic information, national origin/ancestry, mental or physical disability, family status/marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, and any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Stratas Foods, Champaign , Human Resource Generalist, Human Resources , Champaign, Illinois

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