Sr. HR Generalist

Sr. HR Generalist

Koch Industries, Inc. | Sweetwater, FL, US

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Georgia-Pacific – Sweetwater has an amazing opportunity for a Senior HR Generalist to work in partnership with supervisors and employees at Georgia-Pacific’s Gypsum Complex located in Sweetwater, Texas. Georgia-Pacific is building a state-of-the-art gypsum wallboard production facility. The new ~$315 million plant is being built adjacent to the existing plant and will incorporate state-of-the-art production processes. The two operations combined will be capable of supplying customers and distribution partners with more than 1 billion square feet of gypsum product each year. Our facility is located 40 miles West of Abilene, TX and employs about 200 team members. This location is a non-unionized facility. The Sweetwater facility is a short drive west from Abilene, Texas, a city with a metropolitan population of almost 170,000 people.

This person will be key in moving us along in our HR transformation journey. While learning the business, your contribution will be at a Sr HR Generalist level with primary focus in employee relations, staffing and turnover reduction, supporting two manufacturing facilities. As our service delivery model transforms, your contribution will shift to a full HR Business Partner role helping our employees and supervisors create value in our PBM® culture through transformation and delivery of our HR services.

This position is a work on-site role, in Sweetwater, TX.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Build credibility and trust with the workforce and leaders.
  • Ability to influence others as an informal leader.
  • Desire to understand, develop, apply, and coach employees and supervisors on our Principle Based Management culture.
  • Apply judgement based on knowledge and discernment.
  • Develop business acumen to understand key drivers of business performance and help deliver results.
  • Drive innovation in HR functions and processes. Proactively support transformation efforts.
  • Investigate questions and/or complaints; resolve employee relations issues and use each complaint/issue as an opportunity to understand the true root cause and develop a plan to resolve.
  • Partner with various capability teams and staffing support groups to improve our talent position.
  • Stay informed on competitors in the Sweetwater/Abilene west Texas market and develop a gap closure plan for this as needed.
  • Own hourly staffing to include forecasting, staffing plan execution, onboarding effectiveness, and maintaining employee electronic files.
  • Support performance management, turnover reduction efforts, and Supervisor development.
  • Partner with each department leader, develop future talent within GP through succession planning. Show employees there are future growth opportunities within GP.
  • Driving Process Excellence
  • Identify HR compliance risks and develop gap closure plans to address risks while implementing a systematic approach to maintaining compliance, to include FMLA, ADA, AAP, OFCCP, FLSA, EEOC, SOX, and other critical compliance requirements. Utilize HR capabilities within GP to meet these goals.
  • Mentor and train leaders and supervisors on HR compliance risk, and requirements
  • Optimize risk by effectively interpreting current policies and practices while identifying opportunities to drive standardization and eliminate waste.
  • Work with a platform mindset to build processes that are repeatable across plants and allows for remote support.
  • Delivering on Business Objectives
  • Create solutions which support/enable teams to deliver on business objectives.
  • Thrive in a fast pace, changing environment while meeting internal and external customer needs.
  • Leverage data driven solutions to support the business and advance results.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.

The Experience You Will Bring

  • Ability to engage with employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Initiative-taking to embrace, define, and drive continuous improvement in how you and the HR team serve the business.
  • Purposeful person with excellent communication skills, initiative, and personal accountability.
  • Ability to challenge leaders and confidently advance the facility towards the company’s vision.
  • Be the “boots on the ground” on the plant manufacturing floor.
  • Being engaged with employees and know the needs of the business.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and previous related experience (HR, recruiting, or training & development) OR 5 plus years of related experience ( HR, recruiting, or training & development) .

What Will Put You Ahead

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related
  • At least 5 years of previous experience working in an HR role in a manufacturing or industrial environment.
  • Previous experience with performance management processes.
  • Previous experience with TABLEAU is a plus.
  • Previous experience with Kronos is a plus.

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information:

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