THIS POSITION WILL BE REQUIRED TO COVER BOTH OUR CARLSTADT AND SOUTH BRUNSWICK LOCATIONS AS NEEDED.
This position is a key member of the HR team of the Tri-States Metro Operating Unit, Coca-Cola Refreshments, responsible for all people aspects of our business in partnership with business leadership. This positon is responsible for providing counsel to the Operating Unit (OU) leadership team on all people related matters and business initiatives.
This position is accountable for building plans for the OU that ensures the right talent is in place, supports the development of capabilities and creates an environment that fosters an engaged workforce while mitigating risk. This position will lead and collaborate with HR Center of Expertise (COE) specialists to execute HR initiatives across a moderately sized geographic area.
Supports leadership as the primary service provider connecting with COEs in adapting the Coca-Cola Refreshments People Plan into the OU specific action programs as appropriate. Responsible for building management routines to ensure people plan execution.
Analyze people metrics to influence the strategic people planning process and provide guidance to leadership in key decision making for employment-related matters.
Develop OU leadership capabilities to identify employee-related opportunities to develop and implement proactive / preventative solutions to achieve targeted results.
Lead OU business leaders through the performance management programs and procedures, including but not limited to performance appraisals, people development forums, succession planning and individual development plans that enable the OU to continue to invest in the building of the capabilities of a highly talented and diverse leadership team.
Lead change management projects and ensure compliance with the execution of Company Employee Communication initiatives (i.e., compensation/benefit plans/policies) across the DC(s).
Lead the resolution of complex or high exposure associate complaints, issues and concerns regarding employment practices originating from various sources, including but not limited to grievances, Ethics & Compliance hotline calls, and Solutions complaints.
Partner with the Labor Relations team in the planning and coordination of OU Labor Relations activities including collective bargaining preparation, strike contingency, positive employee relations training (PERT), implementation of business initiatives and ensuring execution of proactive employee engagement programs and plans.
Partner with the Talent Acquisition team and business leaders to identify staffing requirements needed to meet the goals and objectives of the organization and ensure the execution of affirmative action plans and local outreach activities to promote the hiring and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce.
Minimum Education Required: Bachelor's Degree, Human Resources or related field or relevant experience required
Post graduate degree in related field or MBA preferred
Minimum Experience Required: Three (3) years of exempt-level human resources experience
Experience Preferred: Five (5) or more years of exempt-level human resources experience. Previous consumer products experience. Previous manufacturing or distribution experience. Previous supervisory / management experience. Previous union avoidance experience. Previous experience working in a unionized environment