SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Regional Human Resources Business Partner is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management in designated business units. The position formulates partnerships across the HR function to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflects the business objectives of the organization. The HRBP will lead and direct the routine functions of the Human Resources department for the designated business unit including recruiting, hiring, employee relations, training and development. compliance, compensation, benefits administration, leave administration, and company policies and practices. This role will work closely with cross-functional departments supporting employees, candidates, and leaders throughout the organization.
Drives strategic initiatives within the business unit by aligning human resources activities to business needs through effective communication, listening and influence.
Consults with line management, providing HR guidance and interpretation when appropriate.
Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough, and objective investigations.
Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, mitigating legal risks, and ensuring regulatory compliance. Escalate to Leadership as needed/required.
Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention. Provides day to day performance management guidance to line management (coaching, career development, disciplinary actions).
Collaborates with the business unit and HR leadership to identify staffing and recruiting needs, and develops and executes best practices related to staffing, recruiting, and retention.
Escalates to HR leadership as appropriate in high-risk situations and/or for policy or procedure deviations.
Provides guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning.
Oversees the day-to-day administration of human resource programs including, but not limited to, payroll, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; recognition, and engagement; and training and development.
May include supervision, training and development of HR Generalist(s) or other administrative staff
Partners with Safety in managing Workers Compensation cases and EHS program compliance.
Identifies and recommends updates to HR processing software, systems, and procedures.
Develops and implements internal processes to streamline HR administrative tasks.
Proactively auditing, educating, maintaining and utilizing people data to identify trends and opportunities to share with leaders to drive necessary change.
Support and participate in processing weekly payroll as directed which may include providing data, following up on information, and performing corrections of data.
Maintains confidentiality of all employee records and information
Travel to sites with designated business unit to build & maintain relationships, conduct investigations, provide training, and maintain compliance of HR files, procedures, and policies.
Regular and predictable on-site attendance is an essential function of the job.
This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
A minimum of 5 years of HR experience, 10 years preferred
Experience in the manufacturing industry preferred
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or Business Administration, or related field preferred
SHRM-CP/SCP or PHR/SPHR certification highly desired
Any combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates the knowledge and ability to perform the work is considered.
Technical capacity – excellent general computing skills, including mastery of MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Strong attention to detail with commitment to confidentiality and quality
Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills
Ability to think independently with solid judgement
Ability to adhere to strict confidentiality
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply the appropriate sections of applicable laws, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, and policies.
Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to remain tactful, clam, and persuasive in controversial and/or confrontational situations
Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate
Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision and direction.
Commitment to delivering excellent service to both internal and external customers
Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a
Must be able to lift 15 pounds at
Must be able to access and navigate each department at the organization’s facilities
WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing most duties, works in a climate-controlled environment. May occasionally perform tasks that are off-site and require use of personal vehicle or other forms of travel. Hazards require the use of personal protective equipment while in the facilities.
INTENT AND FUNCTION OF JOB DESCRIPTIONS
Job descriptions assist organizations in ensuring that the hiring process is fairly administered and that qualified employees are selected. They are also essential to an effective appraisal system and related promotion, transfer, layoff, and termination decisions.
All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded. Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities and requirements delineated be interpreted as all-inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors and deemed appropriate.
In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.
Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated at any time for no reason, or any reason not prohibited by law.
Pallet Logistics of America is one of the leading pallet recycling and manufacturing companies in the nation. We have five regional brands as one united company. Our mission is to be committed to providing quality supply chain solutions on a local, regional, and national level, while focusing on excellent customer service, and a dedication to the environment.
The vision of our PLA family is to be a leader in sustainable manufacturing, positively impacting the wood products sector.
Our unparalleled experience in the industry means we can implement solutions that will exceed the expectations of our customers. PLA has almost 1000 employees working across 12 main operational facilities in 8 states, with coverage stretching over half of the United States. Our reach is great, but each of our facilities provides the local service and attention to detail that each valued customer deserves. We are a growing organization