Sr Human Resources Generalist in Womelsdorf, PA at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 12/2/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


PA Womelsdorf

Job Type:

Human Resources General

Job Posting Title:

Sr Human Resources Generalist

Job Description:

Position Summary: The Sr HR Generalist provides day-to-day operational responsibilities in all HR areas including full-cycle recruitment for both hourly and salaried staff, onboarding, grievances, worker’s comp, workforce planning, talent development, change management, employee relations, performance management, health and safety support, employment law and compliance, and HR reporting. Ensures compliance with Federal and State regulations, assists in the budgeting process and in developing departmental goals and systems.

Position Responsibilities:

  • As a key member of the Plant Steering Team, provides sound advice and coaching to department managers on all HR related areas that impact the plant.
  • Supports labor and employee relations, providing direction and counsel regarding human resources tools and processes.
  • Develops a positive working relationship with union officials in order to resolve disagreements that may occur with respect to the application of bargaining agreement(s) provisions and to facilitate change or implement continuous improvement initiatives to achieve company goals.
  • Conducts investigations and maintains disciplinary and grievance procedures; ensuring effective application and administration of collective bargaining agreements.
  • Assists with evaluating the key business conditions and business objectives of the site and determine how they relate to labor relations and the bargaining agreements.
  • Assists in developing a negotiation strategy aligning overall business objectives with collective bargaining objectives.
  • Builds effective relationships with operational departments to understand their business goals and to proactively identify and implement solutions that align with organizational strategies.  
  • Manages multiple requisitions concurrently and takes accountability for recruitment delivery targets.
  • Leads talent management programs, including performance review cycle tracking, individual development plans, and succession planning.
  • Ensures the facility is in compliance with all Federal and State laws relating to such policies as EEO, FMLA, FLSA, Human Rights, ERISA, OSHA, I9 etc.
  • Participates in plant staff meetings to ensure an integrated business partnership and strong link with strategy and the direction of the business.
  • Leverages system generated reports to conduct regular audits and provide relevant reports to the Plant Manager and HR Director.
  • Ability to critically analyze HR data for the purpose of identifying trends and preparing HR plans (i.e. performance management tracking, vacancy reports, HR scorecard, retention rates, etc.).
  • Participates in various HR projects as required.
  • Accessible to all production shifts.
  • Demonstrates tact and diplomacy and maintains discretion and confidentiality when dealing with sensitive employee data.
  • Ownership of plant Payroll. This includes weekly payroll processing/auditing, document preparation, data entry, supplying unemployment information, complete employment verifications, routing all HR correspondence and other miscellaneous administrative duties.
  • Owns onboarding process; equipment/services ordering, network/system access, scheduling and conducting new hire orientation. HRIS entry, including compensation changes.
  • Partners with EHS Manager in the management of workman’s compensation process and EHS initiatives.
  • The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list of all tasks. Additional tasks and duties may be assigned from time to time as necessitated by business needs.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

•           Manufacturing experience required, food industry experience preferred

•           Experienced in a unionized work environment required

•           Familiar with a 24/7 operational environment

•           Must have a desire to walk the shop floor

•           Experience and aptitude with HRIS, preferably with Workday

•           Advanced computer skills in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook)

•           Thorough knowledge of full-cycle recruitment process

•           Strong customer service, relationship building, problem solving and follow-up skills

•           Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

•           Thorough knowledge of current trends and issues in Human Resources Management

  •        Fluency in Spanish is a plus


Bachelor’s Degree Required – Type: Human Resources/Organizational Behavior/Labor Relations/Employee Relations Preferred

Minimum Experience Preferred (Number of years and type):

5+ years’ experience preferred, especially in a manufacturing environment

Physical Activity/Working Conditions: (May apply to plant/warehouse positions)

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, reach, stretch, stoop, bend, and use hands and fingers.  This position will require flexibility in the work schedule as it supports a 24/7 operation.  This position requires the employee to be able to read, write, and communicate orally in English. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Travel Requirements: Minimal

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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