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Human Resources Manager at Pactiv Corporation

Human Resources Manager

Pactiv Corporation Macon, GA Full-Time
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Pactiv Evergreen Inc., the new powerhouse within the food and beverage packaging industry was formed in September 2020 following the merger of two great organizations; Pactiv LLC, the leading manufacturer of food and beverage packaging solutions in North America, and Evergreen Packaging LLC, the global leader in paper packaging solutions to include fresh beverage cartons. Together, we are Pactiv Evergreen Inc., the largest manufacturer of foodservice, food merchandising and fresh beverage cartons in North America, with market leading positions across a broad range of products in an essential industry. For more information, check us out online at


Why Join Pactiv Evergreen:

Career Development: On the job learning, coaching and mentoring, training programs, leadership development and on-line learning

Compensation: competitive wages and performance incentive opportunities

Benefits: robust benefits package includes health (medical, dental, and vision), disability, life insurance along with 401(k) savings plan, various employee discounts, wellness programs and paid time off

Stability: we are the largest manufacturer of foodservice, food merchandising, and fresh beverage cartons in North America. We are an essential component of our nation’s critical food supply chain. In short, we help feed our country!


Job Summary: 

The Human Resource Manager is responsible for serving as the strategic “people” partner in a fast paced, high volume manufacturing facility. The Human Resource Manager is responsible for all HR functional areas within the facility to include Talent Acquisition, Employee/Labor Relations, Training & Development, Compensation, Payroll, Benefits, Communications, Change Management, Workforce Planning and Employee Engagement.


The Human Resource Manager will report directly to the Manufacturing Plant Manager or HR Leader.


Essential Job Functions: 

•Lead the Talent Acquisition effort at the plant level including the plant hiring process for both hourly and salaried positions, onboarding and orientation of new hires at the plant and executing effective talent acquisition strategies for the short and long-term success of the plant.


•Lead the Talent Management effort at the plant level through the development and implementation of new leader assimilations (including coaching and mentoring) of new plant leadership talent, the execution of learning and development programs designed to prepare plant based employees for additional responsibilities and career opportunities as future leaders, the implementation of plant succession plans designed to ensure the right talent is available for the future staffing needs of the plant, and by providing day to day employee performance guidance to line management;


•Provide coaching and feedback to direct reports to support their growth and development and position them for career advancement within PTVE;


•For unionized facilities, collaborate with the local business agent, union membership , and Labor Relations to ensure the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement are properly enforced. Support the Company’s efforts during the union contract negotiation process.


•Build a high performing, values led culture inside the plant by developing and executing programs that improve plant employee engagement levels, and by applying change management expertise to influence the creation of a diverse and inclusive plant work environment/culture.


•Administer best in class HR programs, processes and solutions at the plant level:

•Ensure full compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and company policies/procedures;

•Analyze people based data trends and metrics, and identify opportunities to create trends that would improve manufacturing productivity, product quality, employee safety and/or employee retention;

•Collaborate with plant management team to develop and implement people programs, processes and tools that support manufacturing productivity, product quality, employee safety and employee retention;

•Partner closely with the COE’s (Centers of Excellence) and build strong working relationships to facilitate information exchange and collaborative problem solving.

•Complete investigations in a timely fashion;

•Ensure the plant payroll is fully compliant with all company policies and procedures and that employees receive accurate and timely paychecks.

Job Requirements:

Education:BS/BA degree with a concentration in Human Resources, Industrial Psychology or Communications is preferred Experience:Minimum of 3 years of experience in a Human Resources role within a manufacturing or industrial environment is required;Minimum of 1 year of labor (union) experience for unionized facilities. Travel: Occasional; less than 25% of time Preferred Skills •Must possess the analytical skills necessary to diagnose trends from HR data sets and link those trends to plant performance; •Strong change management and project management skills; •Experience with driving culture and engagement strategies & initiatives; •Strong talent management experience including the assessment of talent gaps and development of countermeasures designed to close those gaps and strengthen the talent bench; •Familiarity with HR process best practices and experience at driving process improvement; •Effective communicator with strong relationship building skills at every level of the plant from hourly worker to Plant Manager; •Proven success working cross-functionally with an emphasis in coaching and performance management; •High energy, multi-tasking, results oriented people leader with fundamental business acumen and the managerial courage to respectfully challenge the status quo; •Must possess a strategic mindset with a willingness to engage in the tactical level of Plant HR activities as necessary; •Must possess the leadership agility to pivot between complying, advocating, counseling, influencing and directing; •Ability to thrive in ambiguous and fast paced work environments. •Key Competencies: • Safety - Demonstrates a safety first mindset in all situations. •Leadership - A leader who will have instant credibility and is able to motivate, and retain well-qualified individuals of diverse talents, interests, and cultural backgrounds. Must have the leadership presence to energize, drive and lead the teams, and to be a natural center of gravity in the business. •Operations Acumen - Outstanding business judgment and a proven ability to manage effectively in tough situations, balancing intelligent risk with the need to secure the base of the plant business. •Top Talent/Team Development - Has developed a personal coaching/mentoring relationship with teams and delegates key initiatives to accelerate their personal growth. •Learning agility/growth mindset – Demonstrates the ability and willingness to listen and learn. Believes that their own capacities and talents can be improved over time. •Cost Effectiveness - Broad-based process improvement leadership experience in complex businesses is essential. A proven ability to develop, lead, and culturally drive an environment of high productivity and cost effectiveness. Cost savings through improved efficiency is a critical focus area. •Collaborative/Decisive Style - Operates with a management style that encourages and facilitates open dialogue with a wide variety of contributors and stakeholders across the plant. •Critical Thinking - Able to work in uncharted areas. Capable of integrating and processing large amounts of information to address complex issues. Challenges conventional wisdom when required. Intellectually aggressive with a strong end-product orientation. •Interpersonal - Able to quickly establish and maintain excellent interpersonal relationships across all levels of the plant. Creates a team atmosphere with internal staff while achieving key objectives. Maintains positive, professional relationships with external contacts. •Organization - Able to operate independently. Manages time well, follows through on commitments, and pays attention to details. Able to work on several projects simultaneously.Maturity - Able to provide a good balance of risk taking and judgment. Is assertive and confident. Recognizes when help is needed because of lack of pertinent knowledge. Relies on and delegates to peers and direct reports in an appropriate and productive fashion. •Strategy/Vision - Able to serve as a key strategic partner with Plant leadership team on plant vision and direction. A strategic thinker, capable of thought leadership with respect to people management with the ability to communicate and translate these thoughts into actionable programs. •Ethics - Able to demonstrate unquestionable integrity, credibility, and character. Has demonstrated high moral and ethical behavior. •Results Driven - Ability to focus on plant growth, financial performance, and achievement of established plant targets. •Teamwork & Collaboration - Builds rapport and collaborates effectively across the plant, and fosters an environment of open and transparent communication. •Integrity & Trust - Demonstrates honest, respectful, and trustworthy behaviors when engaging with all employees and stakeholders, and achieves stated work obligations.The duties, responsibilities, and requirements presented in this job description are intended to be representative in nature and should not be construed as an exhaustive list. Pactiv Evergreen is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Pactiv Evergreen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please call
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