International Paper HR Manager 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.

The HR Manager is an integral part of our Mill Leadership Team. As the HR Leader of the facility, the position provides functional coordination and direction of all human resources programs in the mill. Incumbent requires a strong blend of change management and labor relations skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • Has responsibility for the continuous improvement and measurement of the effectiveness of the mill human resources organization.

  • Acts with manufacturing management in instituting work system improvements which positively impact business profitability. Champion of the Global Manufacturing Training Initiative and other HR related processes.

  • Create staffing, selection, training and development plans to build teams that fully contribute to achieving business goals.

  • Foster environment focused on alignment, engagement, and execution to accomplish key business objectives.

  • Educate and coach management and others on Company policies and work rules.

  • Champion leadership and people development processes.

  • Develops and ensures implementation of an employee relations strategy. Coordinate closely with employee relations and BHRM to insure alignment and support.

  • Acts as a Chief Spokesperson in negotiations and must be capable to Advocate in Arbitration.

  • Accountable for mill Affirmative Action Programs and compliance.

  • Diversity Champion for the Mill.

  • Researches and introduces human resources best practice concepts to ensure that the organization is utilizing leading edge human resources technology and pro-actively considering and implementing new strategies Shares best practices across the organization.

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

  • Proactive internal consultant to Lead Team.

Qualifications include:

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

  • Minimum of 7 years Human Resources and/or related business experience preferred

  • Experience working with multiple unions is preferred

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.