HR Generalist Puerto Rico Distribution Center
Walgreens - Carolina, PR

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HR Generalist, Puerto Rico Distribution Center (Job Number: 012556)
At Walgreens, we help people get, stay and live well. That’s our core purpose and the difference we make in people’s lives every day. Our purpose has shaped the direction of our company since Charles R. Walgreen Sr. founded his first drugstore in 1901, and it still does today.

Our team members make that purpose come to life in our more than 8,000 stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, in our call centers, distribution centers, clinics, specialty pharmacies, infusion and respiratory service locations and corporate offices. In fact, those daily demonstrations of our purpose have helped Walgreens become an industry leader and a household name.

Walgreens has something for everyone who wants to build a successful career. Here, you’ll find supportive co-workers, an innovative environment and the tools you need to expand your skills, help build healthy communities and advance your career.

Job Summary

Provides Human Resource support to distribution center which may include recruiting, selection, and staffing, employment and personnel documentation, job evaluation, compensation, and benefits. Acts as a liaison between departments/divisions, all levels of line and staff management, compensation and benefits department, legal counsel, and outside service providers.

Job Responsibilities
  • Counsels DC supervisors on organizational policies and practices, such as equal employment opportunity, sexual harassment, fair wage hour and work condition practices, and recommends needed changes to ensure compliance with federal, state and local employment laws.
  • Addresses, discusses and documents issues of importance to facility team members, referees employee-supervisor-management conflicts, recommends disciplinary measures, recommends terminations, conducts exit interviews, recommends on inappropriate management procedures and suggests corrective action.
  • Supports the recruitment process by placing job ads in local newspapers and Internet sites. Screens, interviews and extends job offers to prospective employees.
  • Coordinates work activities of facility staff relating to employment, compensation, labor and employee relations.
  • Plans and conducts orientation sessions. Assesses training needs and develops training materials. Coordinates technical and conducts non-technical training using effective techniques for small and large group instruction. Evaluates training effectiveness and makes improvements.
  • Maintains knowledge of federal, state, local employment laws, EO/AA practices and represents organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations by federal, state or local agencies.
  • Plans, organizes, directs, controls personnel training, or labor relations activities of an organization, coordinates work activities of subordinates and staff relating to employment, compensation, labor and employee relations.
  • Coordinates with corporate departments on benefit updates and policy changes. Assists corporate Compensation department in classification of positions and provides local competitor information related to wage surveys.
  • Attends facility meetings to ensure open communication about policies, changes and announcements. Facilitates discussion, encourages feedback and addresses questions and concerns. Provides efficient and timely resolution. Notifies management of ongoing concerns and trends.
  • Edits and prepares articles for in-house communications, including monthly newsletter, bulletin boards and periodicals.
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule rotating with 2nd and 3rd shifts.
Basic Qualifications & Interests
  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 2 years of human resource experience in employee relations, staffing and selection, compensation and benefits and/or training.
  • At least 6 months of experience applying the knowledge of federal, state, labor and employment laws, workers’ compensation, FMLA, ADA and OSHA laws.
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule rotating with 2nd and 3rd shifts.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish.
Preferred Qualifications & Interests
  • At least 1 year of experience handling complaints, settling disputes, resolving grievances or otherwise negotiating with others.
  • Experience with Labor Relations.
  • Knowledge of distribution, manufacturing and/or production environments.
  • Experience using time management skills such as prioritizing/organizing and tracking details and meeting deadlines of multiple projects with varying completion dates.
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using SUM function, setting borders, setting column width, inserting charts, using text wrap, sorting, setting headers and footers and/or print scaling).
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft PowerPoint (for example: applying a theme, formatting character spacing, inserting a picture, changing slide layout and theme colors, adding transitions, customizing slide numbers, changing chart style and/or formatting font).
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Word (for example: inserting headers, page breaks, page numbers and tables and/or adjusting table columns).
  • Basic level skill in Microsoft Access (for example: opening a table in datasheet view, entering data, filtering data, creating a form, modifying a form layout, applying themes, running, sorting and saving queries, creating and formatting a report, changing report test, adding an image, printing labels, navigating through records, and/or exporting to Excel).

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At Walgreens, we help people get, stay and live well. That is our core purpose and the difference we make in people's lives every day. Our...