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HR Generalist

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Downers Grove, IL we are a world-class contract manufacturer producing wholesome baked goods, snacks and packaged foods for many of the world’s leading food companies. As one of the largest and fastest growing food co-manufacturing companies in the US, we are the proud owner and operator of over 35 facilities globally. Our nearly 10,000 employee-strong organization is leading the way and setting new standards for quality, safety, flexibility and efficiency while feeding families around the globe.
Hearthside’s exceptional growth stems from its ability to address real-world problems for customers of all shapes and sizes, and by our resolute commitment to our belief that there are no great companies without great culture. Our culture of personal empowerment enables growth, learning, and continuous improvement every day!
We are steadfast in our ambition to be the indispensable and most trusted partner to our customers and need your help to do it! Join Hearthside and enjoy a competitive package, outstanding benefits and a diverse work environment.

The HR Generalist will be working at our largest locations within the US, built in 1963, our McComb, Ohio facility employs over 1,200 full time and temporary team members. We primarily make cookies, filled bars and snack crackers. The 24/7 site spans across 725,000 square footage (900,000 square footage in warehouses), with 14 ovens, 17 finished product packaging lines and has over 360 SKU’s. If you were to look up McComb, Ohio on Wikipedia, you’d see a reference to our very own plant – known as “The Cookie Factory” – referenced on the page! Located in Hancock County, the location is within a short drive to Perrysburg, Findlay, and Bowling Green! Also, Hancock County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Ohio.
Core accountabilities:
• Assist with broader human capital projects that impact the larger enterprise or are specific to the plant.
• Utilize Ceridian as the HRIS (Human Resources Information System), serve as an advocate of the tool and provide adequate training to employees.
• Create a robust employee relations program that includes, but not limited to: performance counseling, and coaching the leadership team(s) on appropriate dissemination of company policies.
• Overseeing hourly staffing process by recruiting, coordinating interviews, extending offers of employment, processing new hire paperwork and coordinating new hire orientation and onboarding of all new hires
• Work with the Talent Acquisition team and HR Manger, to fill all salaried roles. The HR Generalist will play a role in workforce planning and engaging the right resources (especially for ramp ups and critical hiring).
• Establish a training and development program that equips employees with the necessary professional skills.
• Investigation of work related or compliance issues and present facts, recommendations and conclusions verbally and in writing.
• Lead, oversee, and deliver new-employee onboarding activities and partner with the US benefits team on escalated employee benefits issues.
• Partner with the EH&S team to regarding safety procedures, OSHA compliance, and worker’s compensation.
• Complete governmental and company HR reporting requirements.
• Evaluating and analyzing site compliance to policies and ensuring consistency
• Interpreting company policies, training and applying policies safety programs and benefits
• Processing payroll on a bi-weekly basis and partnering with supervisors to ensure timecards are reviewed and approved
• Overseeing agency associate program, fill rates, reconciliation of billing, labor reports, etc.
• Overseeing leave management program working with employees requesting leave, providing necessary paperwork and leave tracking to include Family and Medical Leave and Disability
• Serving as point of contact regarding employee benefits and providing resolution/guidance to benefit questions during open/new hire enrollment and thereafter
• Addressing employee relations concerns in partnership with HR Manager, supervisors and managers
• Assisting in maintaining working relationship with state agencies such as Unemployment and handles any issues or hearings that require local involvement.
• Assisting in keeping current EEO/AAP reports, attendance, disciplinary summary reports, turnover analysis, and analyze other metrics using HRIS systems.
• A minimum of Bachelor’s degree from accredited University or College; or experience equivalence in Human Resources.
• PHR or SPHR Certification preferred.
Skills and Ability requirements:
• 3 or more years of HR Generalist experience required.
• Must have knowledge and understanding of employment laws, including FMLA, ADA, FLSA, ERISA, COBRA/HIPPA and others.
• Must have strong knowledge of OSHA regulations and recordkeeping requirements.
• Be capable of administering benefit program at a local level including Health, disability, workers compensation and return to work programs.
• Bilingual communication skills (English/Spanish) are preferred but not required.
• Must be able to organize and prioritize the workload, meet deadlines, and work effectively with minimal direction.
• Possess solid interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to adapt well to change.
• Demonstrated computer skills in MS Office applications.
• Ability to work closely with others in a cross-functional team atmosphere.
• Flexibility to work off shift hours when needed to support the bakery needs.
• Knowledge and experience HRIS systems, Time and Attendance System, MS Office (Word/Excel/Power Point) and Ceridian a plus.
• Knowledge and understanding of federal, state and local employment laws.
• Solid understanding of the role of HR in balancing employees and business objectives.
• Some knowledge of Federal/State OSHA regulations.
Skilled in:
• Strong interpersonal skills, positive attitude, ability to be flexible in constantly changing work environment.

Hearthside is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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McComb, OH
Posted On
3 April, 2024