International Paper Human Resource Generalist in PORT WENTWORTH MILL, Georgia

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Human Resources Generalist

International Paper is the world’s largest paper and forest products company. Primary businesses include paper, packaging and forest products for a variety of end uses. International Paper is a Fortune 150 Company with operations around the globe.

We currently have an opening for a Human Resource Generalist at the Port Wentworth Mill, located in the Savannah, GA. Area. The facility has approximately 300 employees. The HR Generalist reports to the HR Manager. This position is an exciting opportunity for someone who desires to be a change leader influencing the results for the business units that they support. This is a “hands on” position that requires interaction and visibility with all levels of the organization and all shifts. We are looking for a highly motivated, engaged, and committed individual that has an interest and background in Human Resources in a manufacturing environment.


  • Business Partner: Act with line management in instituting work system improvements, which positively affect business profitability and raise employee engagement. Help the facility build a reliability culture.

  • Leadership Development, Engagement, and Diversity: educate, coach and counsel members of the organization on job performance, employee development and diversity to build work teams who fully contribute to meeting or exceeding business goals.

  • Recruiting and Staffing: Recruit and onboard hourly and salaried employees utilizing Pre-Employment selection process. Lead College Recruiting efforts for internship and co-op opportunities. Develop and manage processes to effectively partner with temporary staffing vendors to meet cyclical business requirements.

  • Work Systems: identify training and education needs, initiate cost-effective delivery, and ensure processes are in place to sustain ongoing training and development efforts to meet those needs.

  • Educate and coach line management on company policies work rules, as well as applicable federal and state regulations, to ensure fair and consistent delivery of human resources products and services and compliance with local labor agreements.

  • Promote and participate in the planning and implementation of communication strategies, which deliver accurate, consistent and timely information on business issues and employee concerns.

  • Research and introduce human resources best practice concepts to ensure that the organization is utilizing leading edge human resources technology and proactively considering new strategies.

  • Serve as a Champion for change management; facilitates and influences processes to help drive continued development of a reliability culture.


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 2 or more years of multi-faceted human resources generalist experience

  • Flexible as it relates to work hours and travel

  • Strong functional/technical skills with focus on employee relations

  • Proficiency in SAP and HR/Payroll systems

  • Project management desired

  • Experience in leading organization change efforts and designing and implementing work systems is highly desired.


  • Functional/Technical

  • Action-Oriented

  • Dealing with Ambiguity

  • Motivating Others

  • Managerial Courage

  • Customer Focus

  • Learning on the Fly

  • Organizational Agility

  • Conflict Management

  • Interpersonal Savvy

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans.