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Date:  Jan 10, 2023
Job Req ID:  11984
Category:  Human Resources
Country/Region:  US
State:  KS
City:  Kansas City
Workplace:  Onsite

Title:  Human Resources Generalist II


Are you passionate about assisting people with the “behind the scenes stuff” so that they can be fully engaged with their job?  As a Human Resource Generalist, you’ll collaborate with many diverse people and perspectives. We’ll lean on you to leverage your attention to detail and multitasking skills to strategize on operating plans and impact the bottom line with forward-thinking.  Excited about what lies ahead?  We are too.



  • Member of KWS People Center of Excellence and supports execution of the People Center of Excellence (PCOE) elements and the other Centers of Excellence.  Identifies and recommends process improvements to simplify various HR processes.
  • Identifies and recommends process improvements to simplify various People processes.   Partners with peer KNA HR Supply Chain resources on best practices. 
  • Serves as initial point of contact for HR questions and inquires by all levels of Associates.  Investigates and responds to more complex issues by managers and employees. 
  • Interprets the Kansas City Collective Bargaining Agreement, Employee Handbook, Attendance Policies and all HR policies, advises managers and oversees managers compliance to guidelines.  Provides guidance to Department Managers and Supervisors with timely and accurate information on employee issues and provides options and/or alternatives to meet needs of business utilizing current HR programs available.  
  • Assists in resolving employee relations issues and providing counsel to management.  Provides advices on matters such as pay and performance. 
  • May assist with annual compensation planning process and coordinates hourly wage rate changes for designated area. 
  • Actively participates in the development and implementation of negotiation strategies. Serves as a member of the Plant’s contract negotiation committee, maintaining minutes/notes of negotiations. Researches research Plant Work Rules and grievance issues to provide proper direction and support to the HR Manager. Address employees’ labor concerns and provides resolutions.  Reviews and discusses labor issues with Union Stewards with timely resolution and response. Reviews and maintain progressive discipline warnings system and process.  Assists in Suspension Hearings, maintains detailed documentation, including maintaining discipline and grievance logs.
  • Assists with responses to any federal and local charges and lawsuits.
  • Manages job bid process for Union Hourly employees with Plant Operations.  Works closely with hiring managers and supervisors to monitor all phases of internal and external job openings, including drafting and updating job profiles.
  • Lead, support, and process all records management associated with hourly Union employees. 
  • Ensures adherence to all KWS standard work processes.
  • Coordinates recruitment process and related activities, including scheduling pre-employment WorkWell screening for physicals and drug-testing, assessment testing, interviews, and employment related follow-through.  Attends recruiting events and coordinates on-boarding of new employees.  Conducts new hire orientation training and exit interviews.  Serves as point of contact for all Workforce Development activities in the recruitment process.      
  • Participates on Kellogg’s BERG and ensures D&I corporate standards goals and objectives are met/exceeded.
  • Drafts annual communication and engagement plans for entire site.  Initiates and assists in the facilitation and coordination of company sponsored special projects and events.
  • Supports HR Manager, HR Business Partners and other KWS COEs by assisting with Technician Training Program, qualifications, HR metrics reporting, attendance tracking, Family Medical Leave (FMLA), short/ long term disability case management, and the return to work process. Coordinate with unemployment vendor to provide records and researches related issues.
  • Complies HR Reports and audits data to ensure data integrity.
  • Provides exceptional HR customer services to both internal and external customers, suppliers and vendors.  Initiates and assists in the facilitation and coordination of company-sponsored special projects and events.
  • Demonstrates effective safety leadership/accountabilities by supporting all safety/sanitation policies, attends and participates in safety meetings, accident investigations and provides guidance on the Return to Work process.
  • Drives K-Values and Growth Competencies.
  • Adheres to and administers company policies and procedures.

Other duties as assigned.




  • 4-Year degree from accredited college or university.  
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills, analytical ability, and ability to work effectively with a team are required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience working in a human resource capacity and General knowledge of food industry and manufacturing practices is preferred.
  • Project and change management experience preferred.
  • Manufacturing experience in a union environment as highly preferred



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The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Where required by state law and/or city ordinance; this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please follow this Link.


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