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Human Resources Specialist

North Kansas City, MO

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.

There is currently an opening for a Human Resources Administrative Assistant at the North Kansas City Container Facility. The purpose of this position is to ensure that human resources services are performed on a professional, continuing and consistent basis in the most efficient and expeditious manner possible. The Human Resources Specialist will report directly to the Plant General Manager. The Human Resources Specialist will work collaboratively with the Human Resources Manager and facility management providing superior human resources services to our employees and the facility. The position will also support the customer service, manufacturing, and finance teams.  This position will support a broad range of human resource activities including: 

  • Employee engagement
  • Maintain employee handbook
  • Performance management – surfaces employee concerns and defines key resources to solve the concern
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Affirmative Action Plan and maintaining facility bulletin boards
  • Equal Employment
  • Employee Benefits – support open enrollment, drive employee self-service, and work with employee service center to resolve benefit questions
  • Compensation – Implement local pay practices based on company established pay levels
  • Compliance tracking
  • Training tracking for compliance training
  • Maintenance of personnel files in accordance with records retention policy
  • Maintenance of production files daily
  • Reception support for the entire facility
  • Accurately entering customer orders
  • Invoicing and producing estimates for customers on an as needed basis
  • Work with production staff and utilize systems for employment transactions, time keeping/payroll, and customer service support
  • Run reports as needed


The position is responsible for general administrative services, and other duties as assigned.



Successful candidate should have 2+ years of human resources experience or equivalent education.

A Bachelor of Science Degree in human resources, business or a related field is preferred.



  • Time Management
  • Action Oriented
  • Composure
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Problem Solving
  • Priority Setting
  • Interpersonal / Communication Skills

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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