HR Generalist
Ferrara Pan Candy Co., Inc.

Itasca, Illinois

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Job Location: Itasca

Want to make an impact?

Ferrara Candy Company's Itasca manufacturing facility is seeking a strong HR Generalist to lead cultural change, build partnerships, develop others and offer creative solutions to business issues. This is a true Generalist role with exposure to recruiting, employee engagement, leadership development, employee relations, training, and benefits administration and performance management.

Ways you will make a difference

  • Lead cultural change and recruiting efforts for hourly production positions; update and maintain the applicant tracking log, schedule pre-employment physicals; and write and place job advertisements
  • Manage and resolve employee relations issues; conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations under the leadership of the local HR Manager
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance;
  • Provide day to day performance management guidance to line management (coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions)
  • Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, increase productivity and retention
  • Actively identify gaps, propose and implement changes necessary to mitigate risks
  • Challenge the organizational structure and existing process and procedures; proposes changes as needed
  • Assist in creation and facilitation of management training programs
  • Responsible for the weekly administration of payroll processing
  • Improve manager and employee performance by identifying and clarifying problems, evaluating potential solutions, implementing selected solution and coaching and counseling managers and employees
  • Maintain employee personnel files and other departmental files in a neat, organized and secure and confidential manner
  • Lead by example in demonstrating the Company's operating principles
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures, GMP and safety standards
  • Perform other duties as assigned to support Ferrara Candy Company business objectives

Skills that will make you successful

  • General knowledge of employment laws in COBRA, FMLA, DOL and OSHA
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment. Must include Excel and demonstrated skills in database management and record keeping
  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills
  • Strong presentation skills; ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization

Experiences that will support your success

  • Bachelor's degree required; PHR or SHRM-CP designation preferred
  • Minimum 5 years in an HR role in a manufacturing environment
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred


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