Human Resources Business Partner & Leave Manager

ID: REF5111T
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Canton, NC
Post Date: 2/18/2021

Job Description

This position serves as liaison between Human Resources and Manufacturing to assist with employee related issues requiring expertise in contract administration and company policy matters. This position will also own the leave management process for the Canton Mill complex which consists of three NC facilities:  Canton Mill, Waynesville Facility, and Pioneer Facility.   Overall, this role administers human resource practices and objectives which will create business value through strategic management of the workforce while aligning Human Resources and the Business strategy. This includes facilitating an employee oriented, high performance culture emphasizing empowerment, job certification, quality, productivity / standards, goal attainment and the recruitment / development of a superior workforce.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support high performance improvement through work systems by providing adequate support for training on both technical and non-technical skills, coaching team members on development, and facilitating teams in the areas of process improvement, cost reduction and customer focus.
  • Develop, communicate, and oversee related processes to ensure a successful labor relations environment.
  • Track and implement Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, FMLA Certification, Workers Compensation tracking and other Leave Management duties.
  • Coordinate Leave Management process for hourly and salary workforce – code into prospective systems to track time off
  • Proactively develop processes for identifying and managing labor relations issues, while working closely with Mill Management Team to support initiatives and contract compliance.
  • Answers questions from hourly and salary employees concerning Collective Bargaining Agreement and company policies.
  • Assists in the administration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and manages functions related to inventory and tracking of all labor records. Maintains and updates grievance database and insures timelines are followed.
  • Investigate grievances and recommend remedies to Front Line Leaders and Managers. Report findings to Human Resource Manager and represent the company at second step grievance meetings.
  • Assists with the development and administration of programs, procedures and guidelines to help align the workforce with the strategic goals of the company.
  • Ensure compliance with employment and labor laws.
  • Development of an employee-oriented company culture that emphasizes safety, quality, throughput, continuous improvement and high performance.
  • Conduct disciplinary/complaint investigations.
  • Issue coaching and discipline documents to employees to foster a safe and effective workplace
  • Attract, select, retain, assess and train potential and current employees.
  • Organize and conduct new hire orientations.
  • Process and administer personnel actions within Human Resource and Payroll Information Systems. Maintain accurate data by following specific system processes.
  • Develop and administer performance management and improvement systems.
  • Support plant safety by engaging in specific initiatives, investigations and training.
  • Drives strategic and tactical planning in organizational development, culture, and capability development and performance management.
  • Develop, improve and administer comprehensive training programs to accomplish facility objectives.
  • Act as Facility EEO Administrator responsible for facilitating the Affirmative Action Plan, conducting biannual reviews of the EEO policy with all team members, investigating and responding to all suspected violations of the EEO policy, and supporting the company's diversity initiative.
  • Investigate unemployment claims and represent the company at unemployment hearings.
  • Review Leave management cases and assist with concerns or issues while employees are out of work, partnering closely with the Benefits team
  • Partner with Business Leaders to build effective teams and drive positive culture
  • Assist employees with open enrollment for company benefits
  • Escalate employee benefit matters to resolve issues and facilitate solutions



  • 4-year undergraduate degree from an accredited university in Human Resources, Business Administration or a related field - required
  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • SPHR/PHR Certification desired

Skills and Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a Human Resources function for manufacturing environment is required, one year must have been in a unionized environment.
  • Experience with human resources systems (HRIS systems such as ADP, Ceridian, SAP, Workday, etc.)
  • Leave management experience is preferred
  • Strong analytical and Microsoft Excel skills
  • Experience in union contract negotiations, a plus
  • Ability to travel and provide support on-site for multiple operations (Canton, Waynesville & Pioneer Operational Groups)
  • Experience leading complex investigations
  • Ability to   interpret and advise leaders regarding collective bargaining agreements
  • Ability to manage the grievance process
  • Energetic and dynamic with excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Work Systems and Change Management
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to influence
  • Results driven
  • Ability to relocate
  • Ability to lead, build consensus and work within a team environment
  • Experienced in organizational development, talent management, succession planning and employee development
  • Demonstrated efficiency and working knowledge of Electronic Human Resource Information System, Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Ability to communicate with persons outside the organization, representing the business to the public, government, and other external sources
  • Ability to establish, maintain and develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with employees, management and the union

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 law.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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