HR Generalist

Koch Industries - Pelahatchie, MS

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Job Description

Georgia-Pacific has an opening for a Human Resources Generalist to work in partnership with managers and employees supporting our Pelahatchie, Mississippi box plant. Pelahatchie has approximately 90 non-union hourly employees and 10 salaried employees.

The HR Generalist is expected to be a strategic business partner for plant leadership regarding human resources, driving human resource initiatives designed to support continuous improvement of performance in the plant. This role will provide an opportunity to integrate all areas of plant human resources: employee relations, recruiting, compensation and labor strategy.

Pelahatchie is located less than 30 miles from Jackson, Mississippi and less than 150 miles from the beaches of the Gulf Coast.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Continuously advance the company’s talent position through coaching, mentoring, analyzing, and strategizing as an important part of the site leadership team.
  • Ensure employees connect with how they drive value for the company.
  • Identify talent gaps (individually and organizationally) that are obstacles to superior results and work with the leadership team to implement plans to close gaps.
  • Utilize selection and performance management processes to select, coach and retain talent aligned with Market Based Management®.
  • Understand, develop, apply, and coach employees on our culture of Market Based Management®.
  • Identify HR Compliance risks and develop gap closure plans to address risks while implementing a systematic approach to maintaining compliance.
  • Interpret policies and practices.
  • Investigate questions and/or complaints; resolving employee relations issues and using each complaint/issue as opportunity to understand the true root cause and develop a plan to resolve the root cause.
  • Drive innovation in HR functions and processes.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • At least 1 year of Human Resources experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three or more years of HR generalist or manager experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Human Resources
  • HR experience working in a manufacturing or industrial environment
  • Experience working with SAP, Kronos, and Taleo
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