HR Generalist – Chicago Northern Suburbs – 1290

1290 – HR Generalist – Chicago Northern suburbs

Our client is an international leader in the design, development and manufacturing of innovative drug delivery solutions for a variety of applications. For the local plant, the company is hiring a Human Resource Generalist in addition to the existing team, to meet business/employee needs. The Human Resource Generalist will be part of a small team and will report to the Human Resource Manager. The company is growing and there are interesting career opportunities for employees.

The purpose of the Job:

The Human Resources Generalist is responsible for supporting the day-to-day HR operations, including recruiting, onboarding, employee relations, benefits, payroll, training, performance management, policy, employment law, etc.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Help set, document and maintain administrative policies and procedures for HR processes (best practices/standard operating procedures).
  • Act as an expert on HR policies and procedures and train supervisors and employees on the same.
  • Serve as an ADP contact and maintain the ADP HRIS system, including programming the HRIS, entering employee information for salaried employees, etc.
  • Manage recruitment of salaried positions, including job descriptions, postings, reviewing resumes, interviewing and offer process.
  • Manage onboarding of salaried positions, including creating onboarding plans, facilitating new hire process, etc.
  • Manage the off-boarding process, including explaining benefits, completing exit interviews, etc.
  • Support the performance management process by training on the system, helping set goals, answering questions, ensuring participation
  • Conduct new hire and annual HR related training as needed.
  • Help support HR Manager and supervisors with employee relations issues and questions.
  • Help develop and maintain affirmative action and EEOC plans as needed.
  • Serve as a back-up contact for benefit plan vendors and third-party administrators.
  • Serve as a back-up subject matter expert for the US benefit plans.
  • Help develop and keep current employee communications.
  • Answer employee questions and help find resolution.
  • Support the payroll processing procedure as needed to ensure accurate and timely payrolls.
  • Help maintain compliance with federal, state and local employment laws and regulations.
  • Support engagement activities and all HR projects or initiatives as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Master’s degree level preferred
  • 4+ years of experience required – individual with potential and ability to move to next level role and beyond
  • Strong intellect and infectious personality, able to make an immediate impact on the business
  • Self-driven with a strong achievement motive
  • Excellent problem solving, decision making and follow-through skills
  • Holds strongly to key principles – is courageous – but not rigid or inflexible in approach
  • Ability to develop trusting and influential relationships with senior leaders and colleagues/peers, individuals at all levels, both within and outside Healthcare (also able to navigate in a matrix environment and influence change). This will require working closely with the local HR managers and senior management to ensure engagement and involvement of stakeholders on key projects.
  • Alignment with company values : Innovation, Passion, Ambition
  • Emotionally self-aware and open to feedback
  • Working knowledge of ADP HRIS helpful


Please forward resume to:  [email protected]

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