Human Resource Manager

ID: REF4116N
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Pine Bluff, AR
Post Date: 1/1/1970

Job Description

We’re looking for a key strategic team member: an HR Manager – Pine Bluff, AR Mill Operations, who can help us utilize the extraordinary strengths of highly talented Evergreen Packaging associates who support our world-class customers, retailers and eco-conscious consumers. The ideal candidate have demonstrated strong human resources leadership in a unionized, large scale manufacturing environment with 1,000+ associates.  This position has responsibility and oversight for 1,000 associates across two manufacturing sites and is a member of the Pine Bluff Operational Leadership Group.  We are looking for a leader who can thrive in a transformational environment building a culture of manufacturing excellence, participation, problem solving and collaboration.

Organizational Development

  • Works closely with Mill Manager and leadership team to develop and execute people related strategies for attracting, retaining and developing talent.
  • Partners closely with Mill Learning Leader on hourly certification process.
  • Assesses talent risks and develops action plans to drive retention and engagement.
  • Key leader in development of mill succession plans for facility.
  • Oversight for performance management and other talent systems.
  • Build meaningful onboarding systems and processes to enhance candidate experience and drive retention.
  • Develops and executes change plans for business initiatives and strategies.

Labor Relations

  • Manage the labor relations communications between the Union (United Steelworkers), Management, and employees, i.e., issue resolution, grievance procedures, NLRB charges, etc.
  • Assists in preparing for and negotiations of collective bargaining agreement.
  • Assists in the training and development of line management in the application and administration of the labor agreement.
  • Works directly with Local and International Union Representatives on matters concerning the Labor Agreement, policy application, employee grievances, attendance control and disciplinary actions.
  • Investigate, prepare and present arbitration cases.
  • Investigate NLRB complaints.

Employee Relations

  • Manage the selection process: recruiting, interviewing, selection teams, hiring and new hire orientation (including benefits) for all employees, including college recruits, summer interns and cooperative education students. Act as liaison between recruiters and college placement offices.
  • Leads investigations, and makes recommendations to leadership team.
  • Partners with local and regional schools and universities to develop robust recruitment strategies.
  • Responsible for all regulatory and compliance adherence for employment related matters.    
  • Investigate unemployment claims in conjunction with the preparation of written protest and appeals and represent the Company at unemployment hearings.

 Skills and Competencies:

  • Inspires and exhibits trust.  Maintains confidentiality.
  • Strong collaborator.
  • Demonstrated change manager.
  • Builds high performance and effective teams.
  • Plans and organizes around multiple, competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated leadership during complex or ambiguous circumstances.
  • Analytical and process driven.
  • Strong emotional intelligence.
  • Influencer.
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Ability to influence and engage others.
  • Microsoft Office Suite skills.
  • Ability to work within a matrix environment


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field from a board of regents accredited university. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 8 years in a Sr. level Human Resource Generalist or supervisor role in a unionized environment; or minimum of 5 years as an HR Manager or above.
  • Experience managing all steps of the grievance process. 
  • Experience working with Talent Management processes and technology.


  • S/PHR Certification


Additional Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Evergreen Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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