HR Generalist
New Breed Logistics - Independence, MO

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Summary of Functions: This position is responsible for the full scope of human resources activities including; staffing, training and development, compensation & benefits administration, project management, employee relations, employment laws and regulations, health & safety, as well as maintaining a union free work environment. This position works closely with the operations team providing counsel and guidance to the team regarding policies, procedures, and state and federal regulatory compliance requirements.

Essential Functions:
  • This position may have single or multi-site responsibility
  • Establish procedures for management for the site’s human resource department in line with corporate human resource policies. Direct the interpretation and application of established HR policies throughout the facility
  • Determine and enforce policies through functional groups ¿ legal, regulatory and safety requirements as it relates to federal, state and local agency
  • Maintain and promote positive employee morale through open communication. Answer questions regarding benefits, pay, and policies and procedures
  • Keep management and operations apprised of internal and external HR developments that may affect overall effectiveness
  • Coordinate recruiting and selection of all employees in collaboration with management through administering staffing requisition process, coordinating interviews and administering pre-employment screening requirements
  • Facilitate New Hire Orientation which includes completion of new hire paperwork, company overview, appropriate workplace behavior, safety awareness, benefits and 401IK enrollment
  • Oversee 3rd party staffing agencies, to insure site staffing needs are met and invoices are reconciled accurately and timely
  • Ensure accuracy of time balancing for NB and temp payroll
  • Guide managers and supervisors in appropriate and fair human resource practices. Assist supervisors with performance management, which includes delivery of disciplinary action for hourly employees
  • Maintain associate personnel files, ensuring documents and manuals are kept current, accurate, confidential and in compliance with company policies and government regulations
  • Partner with Prudential and management to effectively administer and track leave programs including short-term disability, workers compensation, FML and personal leaves
  • Keep all data current and accurate in Lawson and Kronos. Recommend, develop and maintain human resource data bases, computer software systems, and manual filing systems
  • Implement and utilize HR metrics to measure performance
  • Process terminations through coordination with Corporate HR and Legal
  • Partner with operations team to coordinate company events, safety awards and maintain petty cash funds
  • Perform administrative functions as needed to include HRIS data entry, file maintenance, answering phones, and other administrative functions
  • Access and apply New Breed’s policies, procedures and documents to ensure proper, efficient and accurate use of the process
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude and teamwork
  • Communicates well with the supervisor and other co-workers and departments
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment and adheres to and enforce safe work practices and follows safety practices
  • Adheres to the New Breed 7S program
  • Teamwork participation in meeting contract goals and objectives
Physical Requirements:
  • Walk production floor frequently to demonstrate accessibility to the team and foster employee engagement
  • Ability to sit at a computer for extended periods of time, performing data entry and running reports
  • Physically bending to file and retrieve employee information in personnel files.
  • Occasional local and out of town travel may be needed requiring air travel and or driving between destinations
  • Able to operate office equipment such as computer, copier, fax machine

Education and/or Experience Requirements:

  • Basic reading, writing and arithmetic skills required
  • Must be an experienced and strong user of HRIS and Time and Attendance systems and MS applications such as Work, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with Lawson and Kronos preferred
  • Knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines. Knowledge of federal and state employment and benefit laws
  • Excellent communication skills and high level of confidentiality
  • Bachelors Degree in HR or related field preferred
  • PHR Certification preferred
  • 5+ years HR experience required in a plant environment preferred

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Contrary to its name, New Breed Logistics is not new to the logistics game. Born out of a small trucking company formed in 1968, New Breed...