Human Resources Generalist

Nestle International Cleveland , OH 44114

Posted 4 days ago

Nestl Professional is committed to providing the finest ingredients, operational knowledge, and uncompromised support to foodservice operations across the US. Our team of culinary experts and skilled product developers partner closely with foodservice professionals to generate creative, branded food and beverage solutions that address a wide variety of needs. As a business serving other businesses, we're focused on performing with speed, service, and precision to cook up delicious ideas for our clients both small and large. Satisfy your appetite for an exciting career at Nestl Professional.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the HR Manager, the HR Generalist/Business Partner provide a broad range of expert services: recruitment and succession planning; employee development and training; labor-management relations; employment law and policy interpretation, compensation and classification management; benefits administration and employee rewards/recognition; and regulatory compliance guidance and HR reporting. This is a factory-based position and previous experience in this environment is preferred.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Serve as liaison between employee associates and management.

  • Development evaluations (TPMS) within performance improvement processes

  • Assisting leaders/managers with performance management initiatives, retention strategies and employee development.

  • Collaborate with talent management teams in recruitment, new hire processing, posts announcements, job descriptions, diversity recruitment strategies, interviewing candidates and other related tasks.

  • Manage special projects in workforce management, strategic planning, quarterly/monthly people data reports and other ad-hoc works in progress.

  • Perform planned/impromptu investigations and audits to ensure and/or maintain EEO/AA/OFCC or Federal/State employment law compliance in practice as it related to hiring, training, transfers, or promotions of people assets.

  • Coordinate NCE Leadership Development to complete Gate Assessment expectations.


  • Bachelor's degree. Human Resources Management, Business, Organizational Development, Communication, or Industrial Psychology preferred.

  • Minimum of two years of experience as a HR Generalist.

  • Experience in Classification & Compensation, Benefits Administration, and Recruitment.

  • Project Management experience (e.g., implementing change management projects, new services or employee benefits concepts with agile methodologies and problem-solving techniques).

  • Computer savvy and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Excel, and HRIS systems. PeopleSoft or System Applications and Products (SAP) preferred.

  • Thorough understanding of Federal/State employment laws (e.g., EEO, AA, FMLA, ADA, Unemployment Insurance Administration, and Worker's Compensation).

  • Experience in labor-management relations, workplace investigations, and managing mediation, arbitration, and/or grievance processes.

  • Travel (10% or more).


  • Understands and/or can learn the role and responsibilities of the position, including:

  • Proficient mathematical and analytical skills (e.g., an ability to identify, collect, organize, and assimilate data to resolve complex issues involving people assets).

  • Superlative verbal and written communications with strengths in presentation.

  • A well cultivated conceptual thinker that raises vital questions, anticipate problems, and gathers relevant information for resolution.

  • Ability to work independently, reliably and allocate time efficiently with limited direction.

  • Excellent organizational skills with an ability to prioritize work and multi-task several projects, simultaneously; and quickly adjust to new situations, assignments, and deadlines in a fast-paced Environment.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills (e.g., flexible in collaborations, relationship management) with an affinity for building a consensus in decision-making.

  • Conscientious with a meticulous attention to details and an ability to explain complex HR matters clearly and concisely, skillfully, and with resolute in problem-solving.

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It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestl. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestl seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestl home.

The Nestl Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

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Human Resources Generalist

Nestle International