Human Resources Specialist

Sylvamo   Eastover, SC   Full-time     Human Resources
Posted on January 2, 2022
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Sylvamo – Eastover Mill’s HR Specialist supports approximately 650+ employees in a mill with High Performance Work Systems.  This “hands-on” position requires significant interaction and visibility to all levels of the organization, departments, and all shifts in a manufacturing environment.  Responsibilities include administering people processes for Eastover team members, from selection through retirement and ensuring compliance with company and regulatory requirements while ensuring a positive team member experience.    

This is an exciting career opportunity for a Human Resources Professional who desires to influence results for the customers they support. The HR Specialist reports to the HR Manager.

Required Minimum Qualifications Include:

  • Demonstrated experience in positions that required: 
    • integrity and administration of highly confidential information
    • accuracy in work while under time pressure
    • project management skills
    • planning skills that incorporate potential problem avoidance 
    • ability to apply good judgement to situations that fall outside policy and procedure guidance
    • excellent organizational, time management and prioritizing skills
    • courage to challenge all levels of leadership to maintain integrity in mill and company people processes
    • impartial administration of people processes across areas and team members  
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills:
  • ability to communicate with and build relationships with a broad array of people
  • easily keeps lots of people highly informed and up to the minute
  • positively interact with leadership at all levels 
  • demonstrated ability to facilitate team member concerns to resolution
  • Demonstrated use of computer tools for trending, analysis and reporting:
    • strong computer experience using Microsoft Office; Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook
    • track, organize, analyze and report data for leaders to make key people decisions
  • Demonstrated conscientious work ethic:
    • continuously monitoring people processes to avoid delays for team members
    • take laptop home with VPN access; carry company phone to respond to people issues outside regular work hours when needed
    • availability to move people processes forward evenings and weekends when needed; work overtime when needed
  • High School diploma/GED

Preferred Qualifications Include:

5+ years HR experience:

  • experience with Ceridian Dayforce  or a similar HRIS system
  • administration of employee leave processes through a third party administrator (i.e., FMLA, sick leave/salary continuation, etc.)
  • administration of recruiting and selection processes, promotion processes, performance management systems, people policy administration, and workforce planning
  • experience tracking people processes and sharing information with management 
  • maintenance of human resources record retention requirements based on Records Retention Compliance 
  • proactively audit personnel administrative steps, policy and procedure application and reporting to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and IP core values. Keeps abreast of employment related regulatory provisions. 
  • interpret and answer inquires related to HR policies and procedures, and counsel and educate team members while ensuring consistency and reinforcing adherence as appropriate  
  • balance daily administration of people processes with intense preparation, support and administration of infrequently occurring people processes, both planned and unplanned (ex: regulatory audits, affirmative action, business people projects and requests for information, people reviews, forecasting/budgeting, etc.)  
  • work with and through third party administrators of benefits and people processes; support HR Reps and team members and escalate cases as needed
  • experience working in a union free 24/7 manufacturing environment 
  • experience working at a site with high performance work systems
  • develop, propose and implement people related work system improvements
  • Responsibility for HR projects as assigned
  • Relevant post high school education; degree, certification or training (ex: Office Administration, HR, SHRM, CEBs, Employee Relations, Ceridian Dayforce, ADA, FMLA, time and attendance system, etc.)

Core competencies to succeed in the HR Specialist position include:

Ethic and Values, Action Oriented, Timely Decision Making, Decision Quality, Organizing, Perseverance, Priority Setting, Problem Solving, Drive for Results, Time Management, Customer Focus, Integrity & Trust, Interpersonal Savvy, Listening, Peer Relationships, Dealing with Ambiguity, Functional/Technical Skills, Learning on the Fly, Self-Development, Technical Learning, Planning.


To Apply:

Online applications must be submitted by January 9, 2022.

Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/D/V