International Paper HR Generalist in MEMPHIS, Tennessee

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.

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.

Responsibilities include:

  • 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.

Qualifications include:

  • 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.

NOTE: Actual hiring PL will vary.

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.