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Human Resources Generalist at Alpha Baking

Human Resources Generalist

Alpha Baking La Porte, IN Full-Time
A Chicago based food manufacturing firm is currently seeking a Human Resources Generalist to join their Human Resources and Payroll teams in LaPorte, Indiana. Alpha Baking Company, Inc. maintains six manufacturing facilities across four states, distributing fresh baked goods throughout the Midwest, and nationally via frozen foodservice partners.

Position Summary
The HR Generalist position reports to the Human Resources Manager, and is responsible for local human resources duties at our LaPorte facility. This position requires a deep knowledge of human resources functions throughout the employee life cycle as well as a familiarity with labor laws.

The HR Generalist position is an advocate for the company and its policies as well as the staff they serve. This role requires an even temperament, unbiased approach, attention to detail and collaborative mindset.

  • Responsible for resolving employee relations issues and conducting effective, thorough and objective investigations. Works closely with management to determine appropriate resolutions and outcomes.
  • Works with management to successfully resolve matters involving policy interpretation, discipline, performance assessment and terminations.
  • Administers and interprets labor agreements and grievance procedures.
  • Assists with administration of the company's benefits programs including delivery and communication of benefit plans via New Hire Onboarding and Open Enrollment.
  • Oversees the administration of the leave of absence programs.
  • Handles employee exit interviews.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of new programs, plans, policies, and procedures.
  • Responsible for coordinating recruitment of exempt and non-exempt positions with hiring managers.
  • Creates and recommends new approaches, programs and policies that positively affect selection and retention of high performance teams.
  • Develops strong partnerships with all levels of the organization and maintains and models positive rapport with employees and management.
  • Assists with development of a database of job descriptions and role profiles.
  • Assists with execution of the annual performance reviews.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements Specific Qualifications (items are required unless otherwise noted)
  • Bachelor’s degree or SHRM/HRCI Certification is preferred
  • Three to five years of generalist experience with emphasis on Employee Relations is required
  • Must have full cycle recruitment experience
  • Experience working in a union environment is a plus
  • Working knowledge of HRIS systems is a plus.
  • Experience with IBM Kenexa BrassRing is a plus.
  • Must be extremely flexible with job duties and be able to adapt to a fast-paced environment that is committed to providing excellent customer service to all employees
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels of employees and management
  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Proficiency at an intermediate level in Windows Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Must have knowledge of principles and practices of HR administration, policies, procedures, and employment law.

Alpha Baking Company, Inc., a national distributor of breads, rolls and buns, as well as sweet goods, was founded in 1979. Headquartered in Chicago, Alpha Baking has three production plants in Illinois and others in Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Alpha Baking’s retail brands include S. Rosen’s, MaryAnn, Natural Ovens Bakery, Kreamo, and Golden Hearth, with additional product sold under private label agreements and the Alpha Baking foodservice brand. Our broad array of products can be found in national restaurant chains, quick service restaurants, schools, institutions, major league sports franchises, national grocery chains and independent grocery stores.

We are an equal opportunity employer with policies prohibiting unlawful discrimination on the basis of any protected classification under applicable local, state and/or federal laws which include race, color religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or veteran status, Alpha Baking Company, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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