Human Resources Generalist

Sumitomo Electric Group New York , NY 10007

Posted 5 months ago

Human Resources Generalist

Sumitomo Electric U.S.A. Holdings, Inc. is looking for a Human Resources Generalist with strong payroll administration (ADP Workforce Now) experience who can help in managing HR programs and implementing best HR practices in our company. The human resource generalist is responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level and works closely with senior HR management. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: Payroll processing, benefits administration, employee relations, training, performance management, onboarding and off boarding, policy implementation, recruitment, and employment law compliance.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform a variety of payroll duties necessary to processing of semi-monthly payrolls for multiple states including entering required data to update employee time and attendance information. Transmit data to outside processing agency; Review and verify accuracy of returned payroll reports. Generate various payroll reports.

  • Staffing and recruiting including the development of a pool of diverse, qualified candidates for exempt and non-exempt positions, conduct interviews, reference checks and background screenings. Coordinate requests and tracking to make sure staffing needs are met in a timely manner.

  • Primary employee benefits administrator for medical, dental, COBRA, workers' compensation, disability FMLA, & life insurance, and 401(k) plans; maintains a strong knowledge of all plans and responsible to perform all compliance-related recordkeeping functions and reconciliation of monthly invoices.

  • Manage the complete new hire onboarding and off-boarding orientation process for employees. Explain policies, procedures and benefits and coordinate process with Managers and follow up for post hire evaluations. Coordinate and input training data into files and system. Track and follow up for missing information.

  • Maximize use of HR systems and maintain confidential and employment related data; develop data reports and metrics on a variety of HR issues. Coordinate and update HR postings for all employees.

  • Assist Manager in developing communications, education and information strategies that maximize employee understanding of HR policies, programs, services and culture and act as a catalyst for continuous improvement. Assist in responding to and resolving employee relations' issues and concerns as needed.

  • Manage the implementation and development of the in-house employee training system that addresses the company's training needs including wellness, health and safety, and diversity & inclusion.

  • Respond to a variety of employee questions and/or concerns involving the group HR department(s). Provide information in an accurate and timely manner. Refer the more complex and/or sensitive situations to Manager for resolution.

  • Ensure compliance with federal and state laws related to employment in all areas of HR.

  • Assist and/or administer a variety of support duties including: back up other department members; office clerical duties, respond to HR issues; audits, generating monthly and adhoc reports as required; arrangements for various company events and functions; verify employment inquiries according to established policy and coordination of wellness activities; etc.


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Management, or equivalent field of study

  • SHRM-CP certification a plus

  • Minimum of 5 years' of progressively responsible working experience in a Human Resources Generalist function

  • Minimum of 3 years' working experience with ADP Workforce Now

  • 3+ years' experience in processing multi-state payroll

  • Strong knowledge of human resources practices and policies, and applicable state and federal laws and regulations.

  • High competency with payroll/HR systems software, database management and other record keeping systems and excellent computer skills in Microsoft environment (Microsoft Office Suite Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access).

  • High level of energy, self-motivating and proactive, who can work both independently and collaboratively, and thrives in a fast-paced, and diverse environment.

  • High degree of customer service orientation, confidentiality, and professionalism.

  • Continuous Improvement mindset with an aptitude in problem solving and deadline management.

  • Ability to interact with team members and leadership from all levels of the organization

  • Strong verbal and written communication, organizational, multi-tasking and prioritizing skills

  • Hands on with a high level of attention to detail and accuracy

  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural work environment; Familiar with Japanese corporate culture is a plus

About Sumitomo Electric Group

Since the founding of Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. in 1897 with copper wire production, we have developed many new technologies and products through innovative R&D activities based on Sumitomo Electric manufacturing technologies for electric wires and power cables. With more than 320 subsidiaries worldwide, we continue to introduce a wide variety of products that fulfill the expectations of society, in five business fields: Automotive, Information & Communications, Electronics, Environment & Energy, and Industrial Materials. We are a global Fortune 500 company.

To learn more about Sumitomo Electric Group, please visit

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Human Resources Generalist

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