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Human Resource Generalist

Putnam, CT
International Paper is the world’s largest paper and forest products company.  Primary businesses include paper, packaging and forest products for a variety of end uses.  International Paper is a Fortune 150 Company with operations around the globe.

We currently have an opening for a Human Resource Generalist in Putnam, Connecticut to provide support to 2 geographically proximate corrugated manufacturing plants and approximately 225 employees.  These facilities manufacture packaging products for local and national customers.  We are looking for a highly motivated, engaged, committed individual that has an interest and background in Human Resources in a manufacturing environment.
The Human Resource Generalist will work collaboratively with the Regional Human Resource Manager and facility management providing superior human resources services to our employees and the facility.  This position will support a broad range of human resource activities including employee engagement, performance management, recruitment and selection, equal employment, discipline tracking, employee relations, employee benefits, compliance training, employment transactions in SAP and maintenance of personnel files.   This is a “hands on” position that
requires interaction and visibility with all levels of the organization.
This is considered an entry level and developmental position in the function.   As such, the successful candidate should have some (up to 5 years) Human Resource experience or associated class work, must demonstrate leadership potential and be open to career growth and relocation opportunities in the future.  A Bachelor of Science degree in human resources, business or a related field is required for consideration.
Successful candidates must be willing to be flexible as it relates to work hours, work location and travel during the week.   Candidates must be customer focused, have excellent problem solving, organizational, communication and people skills.  Specific competencies include functional/technical skills, action oriented, managerial courage, dealing with ambiguity, career ambition, command skills, motivating others, organizing, drive for results, problem solving, strategic agility and building effective teams.
International Paper offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, disability, life and accident insurance, vacation as well as a 401(k) plan and retirement savings account.   This is a great opportunity to start a career with a dynamic and proven manufacturing company.
Qualified candidates should express interest by applying online at
International Paper is a Equal Opportunity Employer.  Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans

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