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Human Resources Specialist

Savannah, GA · Human Resources

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.


The Human Resources Specialist reports to the mill HR Leader and is responsible for the daily activities associated with all HR functions.  Including, but not limited to:


  • Provide support to the site’s HR leader and other HR Team Members as needed. 
  • Periodically provide support as needed to the Lead Team Members, Finance, Safety, Operational and Maintenance Departments.
  • Maintain and manage all human resources records for hourly and salaried team members.
  • Responsible for completing electronic I-9 forms and maintaining compliance with I-9 processes.
  • Responsible for conducting all pre-employment screening including background checks and drug screens.
  • Assist in the development of presentation material, correspondence, department mailings and other related items as needed.
  • Champion and support the Mill HR Department with meeting corporate HR Goals through IPCP process, employee education, and effective communication – (ie. Employee Self Service)
  • Lead and support the company’s annual records retention process for all HR records at the mill.
  • Support Mill Labor Relations activities as needed; including grievance research and recording meeting minute notes. 
  • Maintain maintenance of hourly and salaried personnel information in SAP for HR.
  • Conduct employee Informational meetings for salaried and hourly team members regarding benefit changes.
  • Serves as the site’s Leave Administrator and as the mill liaison for Sedgwick CMS.
  • Provides guidance to team members on medical leave of absence guidelines, including eligibility requirements and application process. 
  • Champion the mill’s hourly & salaried recruitment processes and serves as the site lead for the recruitment of all hourly positions.
  • Assist with coordination of logistical activities for candidates (travel arrangements, itineraries).
  • Ensures that the mill is compliant with all legal and corporate recruiting guidelines including all outreach efforts.
  • Coordinates selection processes for hourly and salaried positions including communications with approved staffing agencies, communications with candidates, scheduling of interviews, coordination of job offers, coordination of pre-employment processes & all other processes associated with hiring & selection.
  • Maintains the Affirmative Action Planning system, including maintaining annual logs for internal job postings, hires, terminations, separations, and promotions; completion of the annual AAP.
  • Serves as the site’s Workbrain HR Coordinator and is responsible for maintaining appropriate HR records in the system.
  • Maintains logs for disciplinary action, grievance procedures, shared HR files, and other HR data bases.
  • Processes all unemployment-related claims; participates in any appeal hearings or other activities related to unemployment claims. 
  • Be able to perform all additional activities of other HR Support personnel as backup. 



  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 2 to 5 years Human Resources experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information
  • Demonstrated Technical Skills (PC)
  • Proficiency with all Microsoft applications
  • Proficiency in SAP and HR/Payroll systems
  • Ability to lead and support change (IPCP)


Preferred requirements:

  • Experience recruiting hourly manufacturing talent and managing hourly hiring & selection processes.
  • Experience with SuccessFactor’s recruiting platform or similar recruiting platforms.



  • Action Orientation
  • Approachability
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Organizing
  • Priority Setting


International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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