HR Manager - BWay Corporation - Cincinnati

BWay Corp. -  Cincinnati, OH


BWAY is one of the largest manufacturers of rigid metal and plastic containers in North America. Our diverse products and broad geographic reach have made us a market leader in the general line packaging industry. BWAY offers comprehensive packaging for a wide variety of applications. BWAY is an Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities/females/vets/disability.

Position Summary:  

The Human Resources Manager acts as a strategic business partner and leader in developing and applying human resources best practices in accordance with BWAY principles to support business needs and organizational development within a union environment.  Ensures the company attracts, retains, develops and motivates the workforce to effectively meet the strategic business objectives.    

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

• Provides coaching, leadership and support to managers and employees regarding Human Resources policies, procedures, programs, questions and concerns. 
• Actively participates and leads plant safety program.  Leads DuPont STOP program and responsible for managing all safety related documentation including accident reporting and OSHA documentation/record-keeping. 
• Leads and assists in managing all employment practices which include recruitment, orientation, professional development of employees, promotions, transfers, terminations and temporary agency utilization.  
• Recruits all salaried exempt/non-exempt, hourly, part-time and agency employees.  
• Ensures employee on-boarding and orientation is effective. Follows-up as necessary. 
• Administers various human resource policies for site including the administration of attendance and disciplinary policies ensuring consistency within location.  
• Manages performance review process and ensures employee training is inclusive of any competency development plans. 
• Administers all employee benefit and payroll programs and coordinating with corporate as necessary; works with payroll if needed to answer employees’ questions about checks.  
• Participates in employee disciplinary and/or counseling issues with supervision as necessary; reviews any disciplinary documentation as it may apply. 
• Acts as employee liaison with regard to employee relations concerns and handles human resources legal issues as required.  
• Ensures legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource federal and state requirements; conducts investigations; maintains records; represents the organization at hearings. 
• Utilizes excellent communication and interpersonal skills; successfully establishes and maintains professional relationships and works effectively with all levels of management and employees.  
• Administers and manages union contracts.  Works with Business Agent as necessary, responds to grievances and participates in contract negotiations. 
• Maintains positive employee relations in general; in non-union environments focuses on maintaining union-free status. 
• Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  

• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource related field, M.S. degree is a plus  
• Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in a manufacturing environment   
• PHR/SPHR certification  
• Demonstrated leadership abilities in partnering with business leaders in a fast-paced changing operations environment 
• Knowledge of HR labor and employment law, and the ability to interpret, apply and articulate this knowledge in support of business initiatives 
• Demonstrated ability to present, influence, negotiate and effectively coach managers and supervisors to use the company best practices  
• Strong oral, written and presentation communication skills 
• Ability to express opinions in a professional manner, strong conflict resolution skills  
• Good organizational, planning and follow up skills  
• Prior experience in union environments. 

• Attention to Communication 
• Managing Change 
• Personal Credibility 
• Fostering Teamwork 
• Strategic Thinking   

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