International Paper Human Resources Manager, 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

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.


  • 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.


  • 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

*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.