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Avery Dennison Sr. Human Resources Generalist in Greenfield, Indiana

Company Description

Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical, and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs more than 30,000 employees in over 50 countries. Reported sales in 2019 were $7.1 billion. Learn more at ( .

Job Description

Reporting to the Sr. Human Resource Manager, the Sr. Human Resource Generalist is responsible to provide HR support to the plant leadership team and operations employees within the Greenfield facility. The Sr. HR Generalist provides guidance and consultative support to business leaders and promotes positive employee relations including; delivering training; maintaining compliance; interpreting policies and procedures; proactive coaching and counseling of managers and employees; conducting investigations; and coaching for performance improvement. In addition, the Sr. HR Generalist will act as a change leader for developing and implementing new HR initiatives that support the needs of the business.

Primary Responsibilities:

Drives a culture of positive employee relations:

  • Ensures high visibility to all shifts and departments on a routine schedule and serve as the first point of contact for employee relations issues and questions,

  • Counsels and advises employees and managers regarding people, policies, workforce, organization and employee issues.

  • Proactively engages with and builds relationships with employees at all levels. Mediates employee concerns and/or complaints.

  • Conducts detailed and complete investigations into company guideline violations, and makes recommendations to management on how to resolve potential employee relations issues.

Facilitates the selection, retention, and evaluation of a robust, high potential workforce:

  • Partners with hiring managers and the Recruiting Team to ensure successful selection and onboarding of top talent.

  • Facilitates annual performance and merit review process.

  • Coaches managers on writing and conducting effective performance reviews.

  • Facilitates Talent Review and Organizational Planning Process with site leadership teams

  • Facilitates training on employee development, coaching and other management and leadership topics.

  • Plans and conducts new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward organizational objectives.

  • Partners with managers on addressing performance issues and utilization of the corrective action process.

Fosters a continuous improvement mindset:

  • Drive continuous improvement in human resource efforts by applying standard methodologies,

  • Assist plant leadership with improving employee engagement,

  • Be a change agent – challenge old ways of doing business and suggest and/or implement breakthrough improvements, while motivating employees to accept process changes and take ownership

Maintain compliance with Federal State and Local requirements:

  • Coordinate the site Affirmative Action Program.

  • Assist with administration of company-wide human resources policies, procedures, and practices in accordance with stated corporate objectives and federal and state legal requirements.

  • Conduct ongoing information and training sessions as required.

  • Perform administrative duties associated with human resource compliance including the support of policy/handbook updates, maintaining employee files and documents, reporting, auditing accuracy of personnel data, coordinating progression increases, as well as other daily tasks.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field required. Master’s degree is a plus.

  • 5+ years experience as an HR Generalist preferably in a manufacturing environment.

  • PHR or SPHR certification a plus.

Knowledge Skills & Abilities:

  • High level of work capacity and ability to work at a high pace. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and clients simultaneously

  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills

  • Knowledgeable on employment laws, HR procedures and practices.

  • Strong project leadership skills including organization skills and time management

  • Ability and passion to build relationships and work with employees at all levels of the organization.

  • Strength in active listening skills, understanding business concerns and taking action to solve problems.


Additional Information

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled