HR Specialist

HR Specialist

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Background & Purpose of the Job

As the HR Specialist to our hourly population, you will execute the full HR agenda for the manufacturing unit, ensuring a seamless delivery of operational services and solutions. This is a hands on role in which you will support and coach line managers on all HR related tasks while delivering the long-term HR strategy. That includes leadership development, performance management, employee engagement, and talent / skills development. You will participate in ensuring that Unilever's HR processes for talent reviews, recruitment, compensation and benefits etc… are effectively implemented and executed.

Who You Are & What You'll Do

Partner with line managers on complex employee relations issues, providing advice and guidance in seeking resolution, policy interpretation and employee advocacy.

Conduct investigations including write-ups, legal conversations, and counseling.

Act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all key HR Tools, systems and processes.

Supports the delivery of, and the compliance with, Unilever HR policies, processes and local employment legislation for all employees.

Own delivery and administration of all HR transactions not provided by third party.

Interfaces with HR service provider to ensure delivery of core HR services to the business, monitoring quality and timeliness of service provision.

Manage escalation of HR support issues through to resolution while maintaining effective communication with all affected stakeholders. Act as liaison between front line managers and 3rd party HR support.

Maintain, coordinate, monitor and report HR trends and issues within scope of work.

Coordinate and keep up to date the on-boarding process with safety and operation teams.

Demonstrate awareness of, utilize, and keep up to date on available resources to deliver business objectives

  • You're a strategy guru: Deliver HR operational support to employees, while working with the HR Manager to provide strategic direction to address business issues and manage change agenda.
  • You're a teacher: In partnership with the Training Supervisor, guide and support Supervisors in the fundamentals of learning needs and skill gap analyses and provides guidance on the range of learning interventions available.
  • You're a changemaker: Ability to work both independently and proactively. You have experience with change management as well as coaching of line managers.
  • You're a paradox navigator: Must have a strong understanding of and be able to apply key HR expertise areas to ensure effective business diagnosis and delivery.

What You'll Need To Succeed

Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Business, Human Resources, or related field.

Must have solid experience in HR operations with a minimum of 3-5 years, preferably in a blue collar environment. Your background includes experience with compensation, employee relations, general benefits, and employee coaching.

Flexible, curious and down to earth personality with a true passion for HR.

Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to influence others.

What We Can Offer You

Culture for Growth | Top Notch EmployeeHealth & Well Being Benefits | Every Voice Matters | Global Reach | Life at Unilever | Careers with Purpose | World Class Career DevelopmentPrograms | Check Out Our Space | Focus OnSustainability

Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities.

Applicantsand employees are protected from discrimination under Federal law. For moreinformation, please see EEO is the Law

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.


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