Apply now »

Generalist HR

Posted Date:  Sep 13, 2022
Requisition Number:  115854

Posted Date:  September 12th, 2022

Job Location:  Stuarts Draft, VA 


Please note: This role requires presence in the plant, it is not a hybrid remote role. Typical work schedule for this role is 8am – 5pm Monday thru Friday but will need to be flexible as needed. 




The Hershey Company Stuarts Draft plant is a Non-Union plant producing products such as Reese’s Pieces, Reese Cups, Reese Shapes, Reese Bars, Mr. Goodbar, Mounds, Almond Joy, NutRageous, Oh Henry, FastBreak, Whatchamacallit, Baking Chips, etc. in a high-speed complex environment.


Typical work schedule for this role is 8am – 5pm Monday thru Friday but will need to be flexible as needed. Please note this role requires presence in the plant, it is not a hybrid remote role.  


The HR Generalist is responsible for supporting human resources organizational capability.  This will involve supporting, driving, and implementing HR initiatives to increase organizational effectiveness, build capability and talent of workforce and team, and lead strategy and tactics to positively impact overall business performance and HR metrics. Additional network support may be required.




Talent First 

  • Leads on-boarding activities for hourly and salaried workforce.
  • Supports implementation of talent development and learning efforts to meet organizational needs.


HR Excellence 

  • Facilitates business performance by utilizing knowledge of the business and interrelationships to influence strategy and decision-making.
  • Contributes to human resource compliance efforts by ensuring guidelines and policies are consistent and enforced in the areas of FMLA, ADA, FLSA, etc.
  • Facilitates, recommends, and supports a consistent approach to business process and procedures.
  • Overcomes obstacles to delivering quality HR services.
  • Leverages and educates others on available technology, shared services, HR services and procedures to meet customer needs.


A Great Place to Work 

  • Supports employee engagement planning process and administration.
  • Ensures positive employee relations by proactive employee communication, prompt issue resolution and fair & equitable policy administration.
  • Supports wage surveys, insures market competitive wage recommendations.
  • Supports the facilitation of the change management process.


High Performance Culture 

  • Identifies opportunities and recommends changes to increase performance, reduce cost, and positively impact metrics through analytical approaches, including the tracking of key data and analyzing trends.
  • Utilizes knowledge of business trends to create and implement clear, relevant, and actionable plans.
  • Tracks and develops plans to remove obstacles for success.


Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities:


  • Ability to lead projects to completion
  • Ability to adapt to competing demands and shifting priorities
  • Ability to establishes & maintain constructive, positive working relationships (Relate well to individuals with diverse backgrounds, ability to provide an HR prospective, yet be open to the group’s point of view)
  • Effective oral and written communications skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and computer literacy
  • Ability to facilitate training/learning in large group presentations
  • Results orientated (Complying with all laws and regulations; and maintaining focus on productivity and bottom-line results)
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills (Gather & analyze information, draw appropriate conclusions, generate viable alternative solutions to problem, & evaluate the consequences of each alternative) 


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: 


  • Bachelor’s degree, or graduate degree in Human Resource Management or related discipline required
  • PHR or SHRM certification preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience in Human Resources required, with 1 year in a leadership capacity
  • Ability to lead projects to completion
  • Competent in Labor/Employee Relations, Recruitment and Selection, Benefits and Compensation, as well as policy and procedure interpretation.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with others across levels and functions while working on multiple tasks in a matrix organization.
  • Ability to make decisions based on all relevant information and develops recommendations/solves problems, based on data.
  • Must have working knowledge of state and federal laws along with practical application.
  • Must have experience in administering FMLA, affirmative action planning, and workers compensation management and unemployment.
  • Ability to facilitate training/learning in large group presentations.
  • Human Resources experience in a manufacturing environment preferred






Nearest Major Market: Charlottesville
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

Apply now »