Job Title
Human Resource Manager
Date Posted
Job Type
Full-Time Regular
Job Description

Human Resource Manager – Mid South

Summerfield Associates is looking for a key strategic team member: an HR Manager. The ideal candidate must demonstrate strong human resources leadership in a unionized, large scale manufacturing environment with 1,000+ associates. We are looking for a leader who can thrive in a transformational environment building a culture of manufacturing excellence, participation, problem solving and collaboration.


  • Works closely with Manager and leadership team to develop and execute people related strategies for attracting, retaining, and developing talent
  • Partners closely with Learning Leader on hourly certification process
  • Assesses talent risks and develops action plans to drive retention and engagement
  • Key leader in development of mill succession plans for facility
  • Oversight for performance management and other talent systems
  • Build meaningful onboarding systems and processes to enhance candidate experience and drive retention
  • Develops and executes change plans for business initiatives and strategies


  • Manage the labor relations communications between the Union Management, and employees, i.e., issue resolution, grievance procedures, NLRB charges, etc.
  • Assists in preparing for and negotiations of collective bargaining agreement
  • Assists in the training and development of line management in the application and administration of the labor agreement
  • Works directly with Local and International Union Representatives on matters concerning the Labor Agreement, policy application, employee grievances, attendance control and disciplinary actions
  • Investigate, prepare, and present arbitration cases
  • Investigate NLRB complaints


  • Manage the selection process: recruiting, interviewing, selection teams, hiring and new hire orientation (including benefits) for all employees, including college recruits, summer interns and cooperative education students. Act as liaison between recruiters and college placement offices
  • Leads investigations and makes recommendations to leadership team
  • Partners with local and regional schools and universities to develop robust recruitment strategies
  • Responsible for all regulatory and compliance adherence for employment related matters
  • Investigate unemployment claims in conjunction with the preparation of written protest and appeals and represent the Company at unemployment hearings


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field from a board of regents accredited university. Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 8 years in a Sr. level Human Resource Generalist or supervisor role in a unionized environment; or minimum of 5 years as an HR Manager or above
  • Experience managing all steps of the grievance process
  • Experience working with Talent Management processes and technology


  • S/PHR Certification

SUMMERFIELD ASSOCIATES, INC. is an award winning and nationally recognized leader in the consulting and recruiting industry. We are dedicated to the success of our clients, our employees, and our business. To view more of our opportunities please visit