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HR Generalist

Company: Nestle USA
Location: Eau Claire
Posted on: September 11, 2021

Job Description:

Nestlé Health Science invests in every employee to make certain each person can reach their greatest potential and works in an environment rooted in respect, diversity and teamwork. We focus on empowering the patients and consumers we serve to live healthier lives through industry leading nutrition and nutrition-enabling solutions by keeping their needs at the center of everything we do. We make quality and innovation our highest priorities when delivering our trusted brands such as BOOST®, Carnation Breakfast Essential®, Peptamen®, Compleat Organic Blends®, Zenpep®, and many more. 

We are a globally recognized leader in the field of nutrition science with our US headquarters in Bridgewater, NJ, and have over 5000 employees around the world. Come join the Nestlé Health Science family and experience exciting opportunities! 

Nestlé Health Science offers employees in eligible roles the opportunity to work remotely up to 100% of time, in an environment where they feel most comfortable to achieve the best possible results. With Flex Fit, our employees are empowered with the choice of working remotely or working in our office, or both!  

Position Summary:
This position supports all HR-related activities including but not limited to employee and talent development, employee relations/labor relations, policy and contract interpretation, compensation administration, staffing, legal compliance, succession planning and employee reporting.

Key Responsibilities: 
• Works collaboratively with employees and managers and provides guidance on various issues including but not limited to labor and employee relations issues, interpretation of plant policies and practices, questions related to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, performance management and investigations, benefits and compensation programs.
• Conducts employee grievance activity, meets with union representatives and provides guidance to management. 
• Partners with management in drafting and reviewing corrective action and performance improvement plans
• Supports Nestlé Continuous Excellence by participating in and coaching Shift Hand Off (SHOs’), Weekly Operational Reviews (WORs’), and Monthly Operational Reviews (MORs’), taking the lead on action items when appropriate, participating in 5S initiatives, and supporting Education & Training (E&T) pillar activities.
• Spends time on the production floor to maintain positive rapport, answer questions, and proactively address issues 
• Serves as point-of-contact between employees and Nestlé Service Center on escalated employee issues.  Identifies potential issues, offers advice and provide solutions.
• Develop and execute people processes that attract, train, and retain employees to support the organization's short- and long-term business needs. 
• Tracks corrective action plans and exit interview data to determine trends and recommend possible solutions to reduce organizational risk and improve employee engagement
• Assist with identification of training initiatives for the site with support from Corporate Learning Management Team.
• Assists in the recruitment efforts and new hire processes including but not limited to: coordination of openings, development of job descriptions and job success profiles, diversity recruitment strategies, interview candidates, review job offers, write announcements, and liaison with the hiring manager and the recruiting team.
• Participate in other Human Resource projects, duties and continuous improvement initiatives.

Safety and Environmental:
• Follow factory safety & environmental objectives & targets 
• Follow the plant safety rules, report incidents & unsafe conditions immediately 
• Maintain compliance with regulations and refer to the Safety & Environmental Management System(s) on all related procedures and programs. 
• Understand the environmental aspects of the position and take action to reduce these environmental impacts by conserving paper, electricity, water etc. Will also recycle all appropriate materials (paper, plastic, food, etc.)

• Follow factory food safety, quality objectives & targets 
• Follow Nestle Good Manufacturing Practices, report food safety and quality issues immediately.
• Maintain compliance with regulations and refer to Nestle Quality Management System on all related procedures and programs. 
• Understand the food safety and quality aspects of the position as indicated on QMS, OJT's and SOP's that apply. 
Financial/Strategic Impact: 
• Develops reviews, interprets, and implements employee policies and procedures.  Maintains legal compliance under the direction of the HR Manager.  Actively engaged in NCE/TPM process.

Experience and Education Requirements: 
• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource or related field preferred
• 5 years of experience in HR related role.  Experience in a union environment is a plus.
• Knowledge of employment law and applications.
• Ability to work flexible hours, including off-shift hours up to 25% of time

• Microsoft Office; HRIS systems – SAP preferred.
• Ability to deal effectively with employees / management, requiring high levels of patience, tact and diplomacy to diffuse emotionally charged issues and to collect accurate information to resolve conflicts or issues.
• Ability to work closely with management.
• Strong analytical, conceptual thinking, problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
• Ability to read, listen and communicate verbally and in writing to effectively impact the organization
• Must have excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, be detail-oriented and have the ability to manage time effectively and work autonomously as well as collaboratively in a team environment
• Must have a strong sense of urgency and be able to work in a fast-paced environment and be able to multi-task.
• Must be flexible and adaptable, and have the ability to stay focused and positive in a changing environment.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Keywords: Nestle USA, Eau Claire , HR Generalist, Other , Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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