HR Specialist

HR Specialist

Covington, TN

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

  • Deliver HR operational support to employees, while working with the HR Manager to provide strategic direction to address business issues and manage change agenda.
  • 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: Ability to manage project/project teams from inception to completion, hitting deadlines and documenting progress.
  • 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.
  • Ability to continuously seek improvements in HR polices and evaluate current processes for increased efficiencies.
  • Experience navigating and using an HRIS system, such as Workday or similar.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Must take accountability for job responsibilities and complete tasks accurately and completely.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to interact with all levels of internal and external contacts.
  • Must be able to travel domestically up to 20% of the time.
  • Must be able to effectively manage conflict while creating an inclusive work environment.
  • Familiarity with national and local legislation.

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.

Applicants and employees are protected fromdiscrimination under Federal law. For more information, 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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