International Paper HR Generalist, NBMBAA in MEMPHIS, Tennessee

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa, India and Russia. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable world-wide commerce; pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness and papers that facilitate education and communication. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., and employ approximately 52,000 colleagues located in more than 24 countries. Net sales for 2017 were $22 billion. For more information about International Paper, our products and global citizenship efforts, please visit

This position is an exciting opportunity for someone who desires to be a change leader impacting the results for the large business units which they support. The successful incumbent should be prepared for HR leadership positions.


  • HR Business Partner: Act with line management in instituting work system improvements which positively impact business profitability and raise employee engagement. Help the facility build a reliability culture.

  • Leadership Development, Engagement, and Diversity: educate, coach and counsel members of the organization on job performance, employee development and diversity to build work teams who fully contribute to meeting or exceeding business goals. Recruit hourly and Salary employees utilizing Pre-Employment training and College Recruiting.

  • Work Systems: Identify training and education needs and initiate cost effective delivery systems to meet those needs.

  • Educate and coach line management on company policies work rules, as well as applicable federal and state regulations, to ensure fair and consistent delivery of human resources products and services and compliance with local labor agreements.

  • Promote and participate in the planning and implementation of communication strategies which deliver accurate, consistent and timely information on business issues and employee concerns.

  • Research and introduce human resources best practice concepts to ensure that the organization is utilizing leading edge human resources technology and proactively considering new strategies.

  • Represent management in labor relations, including interpretation, administration and negotiation support of collective bargaining agreement.

  • Champion IPCP and utilize change management to help drive the continued development of a reliability culture.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources or related field

  • Minimum of 5 years of multi-faceted human resources generalist experience

  • Geographically flexible

  • Strong functional/technical skills with focus on labor relations

  • Proficiency in SAP and HR/Payroll systems

  • Project management desired

  • Experience in leading organization change efforts and designing and implementing work systems is highly desired.

*At this time, this position does not provide sponsorship.

International Paper offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, disability, life and accident insurance, vacation as well as a 401(k) plan and retirement savings account. This is a great opportunity to start a career with a dynamic and proven manufacturing company.

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans.