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Senior Human Resources Generalist

Location: 

Murfreesboro, TN, US, 37127

Req ID:  31057
Segment:  Human Resources

Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $4 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.

PURPOSE STATEMENT

The Senior Human Resource Generalist provides day to day HR consultative services to Associates and Management as part of the Shared Services model. They will partner closely with the plant's steering committee in providing day to day HR support. This position will also partner with the Human Resource Business Partner on developing, implementing, and coordinating policies, procedures and programs for the following areas:  associate/ labor relations, training and development, worker’s compensation, recruitment, wage and salary administration, benefit plan administration, associate services, human resources planning, equal employment and affirmative action.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES

      Supports and/or assists in setting strategic objectives under the direction of the HRBP.    

•    Supports all TPM Pillars and assists and/or leads the People Pillar responsibilities and projects.
•    Handles coordination of associate disciplinary actions for attendance.
•    Provides policy guidance for associates and leaders.
•    Contact for associate concerns, questions - supports associate in determining resolution.
•    HR point of contact for associate issues or concerns that may arise.    
•    Supports and/or sets associate engagement strategies.
•    Supports community relations program with associates.    
•    Ensures hourly associates are assessed per the location's formal process in partnership with the HRBP. Oversees administrative side of collecting assessments from Leaders.
•    Requisition Management and recruiting management - Band 0 & 1 positions.
•    Responsible for new hire orientation and new hire communication to leaders/departments. 
•    Responsible for communication of new hires to leadership, departments and associates.
•    Manages temporary associate pool, including temporary to hire process.

•    Union plants - Assists leadership with the investigation and response for first step of the grievance process.  May be responsible for tracking grievances.

•    Non-union plants  - Assists with union avoidance strategies and activities    

•    Maintain Job Descriptions for existing and new positions.
•    Conducts local wage surveys to keep abreast of local wages.
•    Supports the Moments that Matter.    
•    Assists with ensuring headcount is correct for each department and aligned in AC.    
•    Answers basic eTime and payroll questions, directing associates and leaders to ASC when necessary.  Responsible for or assists with providing live payroll checks to associates.  Responsible for manual check process.
•    Helps new leaders get trained in eTime use.
•    Administers local hourly attendance practices and notifies leaders when corrective actions are needed.
•    Updates and/or supports leaders in updating the HRIS system for associate pay changes, department, and position changes.    
•    Answers basic benefits questions, directs associates for ASC assistance.
•    Manages associate leave of absence communication with leaders.
•    Serves as Wellness champion.
•    Assists during annual Open Enrollment process.
•    Ensures paper associate files are maintained and stored securely.  
•    Responsible for local digital communication boards.
•    Submits invoices for associate related purchases and recruiting costs.
•    GEM (associate recognition program) Champion.
•    Facilitates exit interviews for Band 0 & 1 associates.


 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

•    Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, or related field required.  Masters degree desirable.
•    Sound knowledge of all phases of Human Resources gained thru a minimum of 3 years of experience as a generalist in a manufacturing or warehouse environment.
•    Coaching and consulting skills with demonstrated record of problem solving and diagnosis skills
•    Solid communication skills (verbal, written and listening)
•    Understanding of human resource processes and knowledge (i.e. Employment Law, Recruitment, Selection, and Retention, Associate Relations, compensation).
•    Demonstrated ability to achieve results through influence
•    Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
•    Ability to handle confidential information
TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, OR WORK AIDS USED IN PERFORMING ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING CHEMICALS IF ANY:
•    Able to use office equipment, computer, printer, keyboard and other office items.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

All duties and requirements are essential job duties. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or others associates.

•    Frequently required sitting, standing, walking and moving about the facility.
•    Stair climbing based on the facility.
•    Works at a fast pace on a prolonged basis.
•    Works in enclosed office space.
•    May be asked to work extended hours. 
•    Physical work varies with long cycles.
 

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Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

 

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department at asc@rich.com if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

BRINGING YOUR BEST SELF TO WORK.

As a family-owned company, caring for our associates—their whole selves—is a top priority. That’s why we provide benefits and tools to help our people balance the integration of work and life:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Health & financial benefits
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Family planning support
  • Flexible work policy
  • Associate affinity groups
  • Volunteering & community impact opportunities
  • Holiday gatherings
  • In-house taste tests (we are a food company after all)!

It’s all part of how we support our family of associates. Because in the company of family, all things are possible.

MEET RICH’S.

Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $3.8 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.


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