Human Resources Assistant - Joplin, MO

General Mills, Inc. Joplin , MO 64802

Posted 2 months ago

General Mills is reshaping the future of food. We believe food makes us better. It nourishes our bodies, brings us joy and connects us to each other. As one of the world's leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Annie's Homegrown, Old El Paso, Epic Provisions, Blue Buffalo and more. Are you passionate about the future of food? You've come to the right table. We want the very best talent to help lead something big.

In Team Joplin, we lead with Safety. We are the supplier of choice through our culture founded in pride, ownership, and excellence. We deliver results, we live our Zero Loss Culture principles every day and we look for engaging leaders and top talent to join our team and to win in our journey to Zero Loss. Our manufacturing facility is structured with 2 product platforms - Frozen Dough and Refrigerated Dough supporting Convenience & Food Services and the Baking retail businesses.

The HR Assistant is responsible for leading HR administrative processes and general support to plant operations. In addition, this individual will provide process support for internal staffing and movements, support external staffing initiatives, and provide oversight of new employee onboarding and orientation processes. This position requires considerable interaction and collaboration with plant leadership, production team members, external candidates, and HR Shared Services. This position also works closely with corporate benefits and compensation teams, leave and disability partners. This role will require high learning agility and change leadership skills and will be a critical partner in the future state of the HR function for the plant.


  • Lead with safety

  • Support and partner with HR team on external hiring processes for production team members, including recruiting efforts, job postings, assessments, interview preparation, offers and contingencies, and candidate tracking through iCIMS platform.

  • Administer and lead FMLA, Disability and Leaves of Absence cases in partnership with the General Mills Disability Service Center; serve as a local subject matter expert for leave and disability processes.

  • Partner and support local rewards and recognition initiatives, programs, and special events.

  • Support local Workday HR processes and rewiring initiatives.

  • Own and support annual HR processes including Affirmative Action Plans, Benefits Open Enrollment, Data Validation, Engagement Survey administration, and other initiatives.

  • Provide day-to-day HR customer service to all plant team members, including researching and resolving questions or issues.

  • Provide leadership for HR process improvements.

  • Provide servant leadership and customer service on plant production floor with employees.

  • Lead and manage additional tactical and administrative HR processes for the plant.

  • Support other duties, plant and function initiatives as needed.

  • High School Diploma

  • Well-developed communication skills, including verbal, written, and PC-based, and demonstrated ability to communicate internally and externally at all levels across disciplines.

  • Highly motivated and self-starter with strong attention to detail, organization and prioritization skills.

  • Ownership and responsibility for tasks and priorities; demonstrates high level of performance.

  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills, and proactive in building relationships.

  • Ability to think critically and analytically.

  • Demonstrated high degree of confidentiality, professionalism, and credibility.

  • Willingness and flexibility to adapt to changing job expectations and requirements.

  • Practical and creative approach to problem solving and ability to work with ambiguity.

  • Strong leadership, influence skills, and ability to apply sound judgment to decision-making.

  • Ability to build trusting business partnerships through candid, objective communication.

  • Commitment to self-development and development of others.

  • Strong computer skills and system proficiency: Workday, Outlook, Excel, and Power Point applications, reporting skills, and Workbrain or other payroll software knowledge

  • Strong organizational skills with an ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously

  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and prioritize workload

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a high degree of tact and diplomacy

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills


  • Bachelor's Degree in any major strongly preferred; specifically in HR Management, Industrial Relations, or related field preferred

  • 3-5 years of HR, compensation, or related work experience preferred.

  • Previous HR experience in manufacturing setting not required but highly preferred

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Human Resources Assistant - Joplin, MO

General Mills, Inc.