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Human Resources Generalist

Location: Bayonne, NJ, United States

Job Function: Human Resources

Req Number: 445

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We are a global leader in food & beverage ingredients. Pioneers at heart, we operate at the forefront of consumer trends to provide food & beverage manufacturers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and planet is all part of the delight. With a deep-rooted presence in the countries where our ingredients are grown, we are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable and transparent supply. Supplying products and ingredients at scale is just the start. We add value through our unique, complementary portfolio of natural, delicious and nutritious products. With our fresh thinking, we help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices so they can create naturally good food & beverage products that meet consumer expectations. And whoever we’re with, whatever we’re doing, we always make it real.
Position Summary
Reporting to the Sr. HR Manager, the HR Generalist will provide support for a wide variety of activities in Human Resources including staffing, employment processing, benefits, administration of records, HRIS system, safety and health, employee relations, compliance, and labor relations while supporting administrative office. In partnership with the Sr. HR Manager and Plant Manager, the HR Generalist will provide support and guidance to managers, supervisors, administrators, and employees regarding best HR practices, GMP practices, regulations, and policies, and provide general support and answer general HR-related questions. The HR Generalist will perform a wide variety of both complex and routine administrative services in support of ofi business.
The ideal candidate for this position will be flexible, resilient, and will thrive in a developing workspace. They should be energetic and passionate about the field of Human Resources. They must be able to manage multiple hands-on tasks and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Position Responsibilities
  • Execute HR administrative processes and services consistently and accurately at local/area level.
  • Manage full-cycle staffing processes including sourcing strategies, interviews, job offers, pre-employment processing and orientation.
  • Measure staffing effectiveness including turnover analysis and action planning.
  • Apply and administer HR process to ensure effective departmental coordination of those processes.
  • Ensure all timekeeping and payroll practices are in accordance with the state and federal labor laws, including company policies.
  • Recommend, develop, and deliver training and development programs.
  • Manage employee relations programs and processes. Coach managers/supervisors on employee relations issues to enable them to address employee issues directly at the floor level.
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal regulatory activities, including but not limited to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), and all applicable federal, state, and local Leave of Absence (LOA) regulations.
  • Act as your site HRIS system administrator. Ensure all promotions, transfers, adjustments, etc. are processed correctly and timely.
  • Ensure employee files are created/maintained with all necessary documentation.
  • Administer and process terminations, exit interviews, final check preparation and other off-boarding activities in accordance with company policy and local compliance.
  • Ensure timely completion of unemployment claims and appeals and attend hearings.
  • Administer and explain benefit programs ensuring employee understanding. Work with Corporate benefits team to resolve any claims/processing issues.
  • Coordinate LOA administration. Work with Company Leave Administrator to coordinate and monitor all leaves.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements 
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Three (3) years Human Resources or related experience is required.
  • Proficient in English and Spanish Required
  • Proven ability to administer employee programs and procedures is required.
  • Experience in manufacturing environments is preferred.
  • Ability to use effective judgement to appropriately assess employees and business issues that require escalation to HR leadership.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal are required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal stakeholders is required.
  • Strong service orientation with great people skills is required.
  • Proficient understanding of computer systems and applications including Microsoft Office Suite is required.
  • Proven track record with action orientation, timely decision making and ability to act with ambiguity is required.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple competing demands while ensuring deadlines are met is required. Excellent organization skills are required.
  • Demonstrated initiative is required
  • High level of integrity, trust, and ethics is required.
Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
ofi provides equality of opportunity for all persons with respect to hiring without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. All employment will be decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us for support at: [email protected]
At ofi, we celebrate our diversity. Olam Americas LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.