Current Opportunities

 


Title: HR Generalist

Company: ARD Logistics Alabama, LLC

Job Summary:

The Human Resource Generalist is responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level and works closely with senior HR management in supporting designated geographic regions. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: benefits administration, employee relations, training, performance management, on-boarding, policy implementation, recruitment/employment, affirmative action and employment law compliance. This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but does serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the department.

Responsibilities:

  • Administers various human resource plans and procedures for all company personnel; assists in the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains employee handbook and policies and procedures manual.

  • Implements human resources programs by providing human resources services: including talent acquisitions, staffing, employment processing, compensation, health and welfare benefits, training and development, records management, safety and health, succession planning, employee relations and retention and completing all personnel transactions.

  • Develops human resources solutions by collecting and analyzing information and recommending courses of action.

  • Completes special projects by clarifying project objective; setting timetables and schedules; conducting research; developing and organizing information.

  • Manages customer expectations by communicating project status and issues; resolving concerns; analyzing time and cost issues; preparing reports.

  • Participates in developing department goals, objectives and systems.

  • Administers the compensation program; monitors the performance evaluation program and revises as necessary.

  • Develops and maintains affirmative action program; files EEO-1 report annually; maintain other records, reports and logs to conform to EEO regulations.

  • Conducts recruitment effort for all exempt and nonexempt personnel, students and temporary employees; conducts new-employee orientations; monitors career-pathing program and writes and places advertisements.

  • Handles employee relations counseling, outplacement counseling and exit interviewing.

  • Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings and seminars. Maintains company organization charts and the employee directory.

  • Assists in evaluation of reports, decisions and results of department in relation to established goals. Recommends new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of the department and services performed.

  • Maintains human resource information system records and compiles reports from the database.

  • Maintains compliance with federal and state regulations concerning employment.

Scope of Authority:

Has the authority to make final employee related decisions to ensure a safe work environment.  

Qualification Requirements:

A bachelor’s degree and three to five years’ human resource experience, or a master’s degree in human resource management and two years’ experience in the HR field, or seven years of experience in the HR field, or any similar combination of education and experience.  

Other requirements:

  • Problem Solving/Analysis.

  • Project Management.

  • Communication Proficiency.

  • Ethical Conduct.

  • Time Management

  • Little to no travel is expected for this position.

  • Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. 

Response Instruction: CEllis@ardlogistics.com

*Posted 5/22/2017


Title: Employee Relations Specialist

Company: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama

Job Summary:

Associate Resources is responsible for providing programs, services, coaching and education to influence open communication, encourage associate engagement, promote work-life balance and ensure fair and equitable treatment in accordance with company policy and regulatory compliance. Associate Resources ensures through advising and coaching managers and associates that all actions affecting employment relationships, associate assistance, complaints or inquiries are performed within company policy and regulatory constraints.  The department enhances a corporate culture that emphasizes concern for associates while promoting a commitment to cost efficient, customer oriented delivery of services.

Primary Responsibilities

Monitors and ensures through coaching and education of managers and associates that actions affecting employment relationships, including pre-employment drug screening, associate assistance, discipline, termination, or associate complaints or inquiries regarding any and all aspects of their employment are performed within company policy and regulatory constraints.

Summary of Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Knowledge of Corporate Operating Policies and/or Compliance Procedures

  • Knowledge of applicable employment and labor laws

  • Experience in a position requiring the ability to handle multiple tasks and changing priorities

  • Demonstrated experience in a position exercising independent judgment to make sound decisions and solve problems

  • Experience in a position interacting with all levels of staff internal and external

  • Experience in a position interpreting and communicating information orally and written

  • Experience in a position requiring the ability to resolve conflict

  • Experience in a position working with highly confidential information

  • Knowledge of Performance Management principles preferred

  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft preferred

  • Knowledge of FMLA is preferred

  • Knowledge of ADA is preferred

  • Experience in a position making formal presentations is preferred

  • Project management experience is highly desirable

  • Previous investigational interviewing experience is preferred

  • Previous experience in a HR Generalist or Employee Relations role is highly desirable

Response Instruction: On our website directly: www.bcbsal.jobs

*Posted 5/17/2017


Title: Human Resource Manager

Company: EBSCO Industries Inc.

Position Overview 

The Human Resources Manager position is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management in designated business units. The position serves as a consultant to management on human resource-related issues. The successful HR Manager acts as an employee champion and change agent. The role assesses and anticipates HR related needs.

  • Conducts weekly meetings with respective business units.

  • Consults with line management, providing HR guidance when appropriate.

  • Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with HR leadership to develop solutions, programs and policies.

  • Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations.

  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the legal department as needed/required.

  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).

  • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.

  • Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation.

  • Provides guidance and input on business unit reorganizations, workforce planning and succession planning.

  • Identifies training needs for business units. 

  • Participates in evaluation and monitoring of training programs to ensure success. Follows up to ensure training objectives are met.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Human Resources, Organizational Development or related discipline

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience resolving complex employee relations issues as an HR Generalist or HR Manager that includes working knowledge of multiple human resources disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, diversity, recruitment, performance management and federal and state employment laws

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint

  • Understands complex problems and collaborates to explore alternatives

  • Organizes and prioritizes work in order to effectively manage multiple projects

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development or related discipline

  • PHR/SPHR

  • Familiarity and ability to ramp up quickly on SuccessFactors modules

  • Experience in a manufacturing/production environment

 Response Instruction: Apply online at http://ebscoind.com/your-career/career-search/

*Posted 5/17/2017


Title: Principal Benefits & Compensation Specialist

Company: EBSCO Industries Inc.

Position Overview

The Principal Benefits & Compensation Specialist will be responsible for assisting in the development, implementation and communication of EBSCO's compensation program.  Performs a variety of technical and analytical classification and activities related to EBSCO's job classification and compensation programs.  Additional responsibility for consistently evaluating EBSCO's total rewards program and making recommendations to Human Resources leadership.

Essential functions of the position include:

  • Collaborate with Human Resources leadership on compensation program design, evaluation and implementation. 

  • Partner with the businesses in the development of job families, job competencies, and job descriptions.

  • Develop and document procedures to streamline processes and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

  • Perform internal and external competitive market pay research, and make recommendations for regarding positions, pay structure, job classification and pay delivery.

  • Prepare compensation communications, training and presentations as needed for Human Resources and Management.  Utilize strong communication skills to provide company leadership and employees with an understandable program overview.

  • Manage compensation projects as assigned in collaboration with external consultants, Human Resources leadership and internal business partners.

  • Review new positions to ensure appropriate classification.  As necessary, modify or create job descriptions.  Review and recommend salary placements for new hires and promotions.

  • Review market data on total rewards programs and make recommendations to leadership.

Skills

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Human Resources, Business, or other discipline directly related to the position. 

  • Three - five years of experience performing compensation and data analysis, job evaluation, and developing and implementing compensation programs and market analysis.  Experience implementing performance management programs and evaluating total rewards packages.

  • Experience in conducting research analyzing information and presenting in a concise format.  Strong analytical and computer skills with advanced experience in Excel required.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to explain complex concepts in understandable terms. 

  • Skilled in building rapport with employees and managers in the job evaluation process.

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and follow broad and complex instructions, work with diverse populations, and be flexible in approach.

  • Keen understanding of regulatory requirements as well as market-based compensation models.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in developing and implementing new compensation and job classification structures in both corporate and manufacturing environments. 

  • Experience developing such programs in a privately-held corporate environment preferred.

Response Instruction: Apply online at http://ebscoind.com/your-career/career-search/ 

*Posted 5/17/2017


Title: HRIS Administrator

Company: Ram Tool Construction Supply Company

Job Summary:

Birmingham-based Ram Tool Construction Supply Company, the largest family-owned distributor of specialty commercial construction supplies in the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Texas, seeks an experienced professional to join our HR team as our HRIS Administrator.  In this newly-created role, you’ll report to the HR Manager and be responsible for the security, support, module implementation and maintenance of our 2 primary HR systems, Cornerstone on Demand and ADP, and their interconnections.  As the “owner” of these 2 applications, you’ll be responsible for developing expert knowledge regarding application structure, capabilities and processes that you’ll use to help the HR team and company management implement new product modules and fully realize the potential of both systems.  You’ll build, modify and provide user training and support, troubleshoot problems, develop and maintain business processes and interface with vendor staff.  Ram Tool offers a great work environment, challenging and rewarding work and plenty of opportunity.  Please visit our website www.ram-tool.com to apply on-line.

*Posted 5/11/2017


Title: Benefits Director

Company: Thompson Tractor Company, Inc.

Department: Human Resources

Reports To: Director of Human Resources

Classification: Manager

Status: Full-Time / Exempt

Schedule: M – F, some overnight travel and weekend work required

Job Summary:

The Benefits Director will manage the design, administration, and financial management of Thompson Tractor’s corporate benefits to be in alignment with strategic objectives. Working with company leadership to establish the strategic framework and ensure objectives are achieved, this position will also manage and administer Health & Welfare, Disability, Retirement (including the profit sharing and 401(k) plans), time off, leave of absence, and voluntary benefit programs. This position will also develop communication materials, programs, and vehicles to ensure employees are informed and have access to all benefit information, supporting statutory compliance with ERISA, IRS, ADAA, COBRA, FMLA, ACA, HIPAA, and other Federal, state, and local laws.

Characteristics

The preferred candidate will demonstrate excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills, the ability to interact at all levels within and outside the organization, and strong analytical and quantitative abilities, including cost forecasting skills. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have excellent project management skills and the ability to assist in establishing and executing a benefits strategy, and possess strong leadership and management skills that are highly adaptable to changing business conditions and priorities. Confidentiality, a sense of urgency, accuracy, and high attention to detail are also required.

Essential Job Functions

  • Plans, directs, and supervises the operation of the various employee benefits programs; analyzes, develops, implements, and evaluates policies and procedures; advises executive management on overall program operations, including premium rate determinations and significant administrative issues; and directs preparation and distribution of insurance and other benefits and descriptive and enrollment materials.

  • Supervises and evaluates the work of the employee benefits team; plans, schedules, and assigns work; hires and trains team members.

  • Consults with insurance brokers to survey and obtain coverage trends, options, and costs; responds to insurance proposals from brokers, agents, and consultants, and makes recommendations for coverage and provider changes; directs and oversees work of contract employee benefits consultants in designing benefits program changes and actuarial review of self-funded health insurance program; explains employee benefits programs and services to employees, departments, and employee organizations.

  • Prepares and administers annual budget for self-funded health insurance program and unemployment insurance program; maintains and evaluates financial records and program costs; prepares specifications and contracts for provider and employee benefits consulting services; processes and administers a wide variety of contractual agreements; oversees audits by internal staff and contractors of various benefits programs.

  • Identifies data processing criteria and requirements for computerized record-keeping, payment, and information files; works closely with HRIS and Payroll teams to coordinate and consult in order to develop, install, and monitor benefits input, employee deductions processing, and produce of various management and ad hoc reports.

  • Supports statutory compliance with FMLA, ADA , COBRA, ERISA, and HIPAA programs

Essential Job Qualifications

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Human Resources, or related field; CEBS designation considered a plus

Minimum Experience: 3-5 years of health insurance plan management experience is highly preferred, and a combination or training, education, and experience that is equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides the required Skills and Competencies.

Skill and Competencies:

  • Knowledge of principles and practices management

  • Knowledge of general accounting methods

  • Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations relating to employee benefits administration, health plan administration

  • Strong Computer Skills

  • Excellent oral and written Communication Skills

  • Self-motivated team player

  • Strong work ethic

  • Dependability

Job Training Requirements:

Progressive Professional Development

Compliance Training

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

Work is normally performed in a company office environment.  Some work may be performed in the warehouse or shop environment with limited exposure to physical risk. No or very limited physical effort is required for this position.

  • Physical requirements include:

  • Speaking

  • Grasping

  • Listening

  • Stooping

  • Writing

  • Driving (day and night)

  • Typing

  • Reaching

  • Kneeling

Response Instruction: To apply for this position visit www.thompsontractor.com/careers. Select the "Apply Now" to view and apply for the Benefits Director.

*Posted 5/01/2017


Title: Organizational Development Specialist

Company: Birmingham Water Works

Department: Human Resources/Training

Reporting Relationship: Training and Organizational Development Officer

FLSA Status: Exempt

Grade: 42

Job Summary:

Under general supervision, define, implement and evaluate training and organizational development solutions that support strategies for the effective utilization of human capital, including programs covering leadership development; performance management; coaching; succession planning; change management; career pathing, etc. in support of current and future business initiatives. Conduct needs analysis; formulate recommendations and support the development and implementation of formal learning programs. Will assist in creating, administering and tracking assessments, metrics and evaluations to measure learning impact.  May also conduct informational/training programs related to the understanding and administration of company policies and procedures, etc.  Monitors effectiveness of training programs and may track ROI for employee and department training / utilization.  Provide support to internal customers and change management initiatives.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Develop, design, and deliver innovative, results-oriented training programs and activities (customer service, employee engagement, etc.)

  2. Conduct needs assessments to determine measures required to enhance employee job performance and overall company performance.

  3. Create and implement programs that connect employees with business goals.

  4. Works with departments to develop career paths to include necessary training and on the job learning requirements / programs.

  5. Facilitates and assist in the development of key performance measures throughout the organization.

  6. Administers organizational wide employee engagement program.

  7. Identify performance gaps and determine learning and development needs.

  8. Develop performance management / leadership development programs to support organizational growth.

  9. Evaluate current business processes and recommend improvements.

  10. Design and implement methods for obtaining data (e.g., surveys, interviews and departmental policy and procedure manuals) for improving employee performance.

  11. Supports in the administration of the  external training program by marketing classes to other organizations using various tools (i.e. cold calling, sending letters, attending conferences, etc.).

  12. Develop / revise and keep current l training manuals and materials.

  13. Collect required training documentation and assist in developing an annual training calendar.

  14. May assist in the development / administration of programs for the Young Water Ambassador Program.

  15. Assist with special events.

  16. Assist with keeping the BWWB University up to date by gathering and submitting relevant material as assigned.

  17. Provide daily support to internal customers.

  18. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Development/Leadership or IO Psychology or job related field.

Experience:

Minimum of 5 years of experience in organizational development (OD). Demonstrated experience using OD tools / techniques in a corporate / organizational environment.  Experience in business transformation projects including process improvement and change management. Excellent training and development skills including training design, development and delivery.  Excellent oral/written communication, organizational, and multi-tasking abilities, along with familiarity of teaching concepts will also be expected.  Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills; strong PC skills (Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Word and Excel); excellent training / presentation skills using adult learning concepts.  Experience working in a team environment; strong planning / organizing & time management skills; and demonstrated problem solving skills.

Supervision:

None

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

One of the below certifications preferred:

ODCP – OD Certification Program

ODPC – OD Process Consultant Certification Program

ODCC – OD Certified Consultant

Must obtain one of the certifications above within 18 months of eligibility.

Physical Demands:

Ability to stand, walk or sit for extended periods of time

Reaching by excreting hand(s) or arms(s) in nay direction

Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather that with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard

Communication skills using the spoken word

Ability to see within normal parameters

Ability to hear within normal parameters

Ability to move about

Working Environment:

Willingness and ability to travel to other organizations to teach training classes as needed.

Moderate Noise (Business Office)

Occasionally visit job sites, in plants or outdoors, exposed to extreme hot/cold and or wet weather conditions. May work around machinery, etc. and be subject to loud noises

Response Instruction: To apply for this position visit www.bwwb.org

*Posted 4/27/2017


Title: Human Resources Recruiter

Company: MSPARK

Job Summary:

Provide full-cycle recruiting support for nonexempt, exempt and managerial positions located in multiple locations and departments.

Responsibilities

  1. Gain and maintain working knowledge of the company’s business, organization, management team, benefits, policies, practices and culture.
  2. Manage portfolio of open jobs and various candidate and requisition records / reports.
  3. Utilize sophisticated resources and identify cutting edge primary and secondary methods in e-research.
  4. Develop unique strategies to identify unknown resources for complex search assignments.
  5. Provide recruiting support by utilizing the Pereless applicant tracking system, posting openings, arranging candidate interview schedules and travel, conducting background checks, handling logistics, communicating openings internally and representing the company to candidates.  
  6. Create a thorough and comprehensive job description by communicating with clients to understand the position’s business environment, duties, accountabilities, goals and specifications. 
  7. Serve as primary interface with and support for plant administrative assistants and run the plant PT applicant generation program.
  8. Develop and maintain effective client relationships with hiring managers.
  9. Work with client manager to create a sourcing plan identifying targeted geographies, industries, professions, positions, companies and individuals.
  10. Implement the sourcing plan by creating and posting recruitment advertising, contacting potential referrers and candidates, proactively searching various public databases and networking.  Proactively identify alternate and emerging candidate sources.
  11. Identify, recruit and qualify exceptional candidates.
  12. Manage the employment offer process by arranging for background checks, overseeing the extension of the offer and participating in the closing process.
  13. Arrange for the proper on-boarding of all candidates.

Job Specification

  • Minimum 3 years’ relevant direct recruiting experience
  • Prefer experience with a “boutique” search firm providing recruitment services. 
  • Ability to manage the desk under general direction
  • Competent with MS Office suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint. 
  • Strong presence and presentation, written and verbal skills.
  • Some travel required (20%)
Who is Mspark? 

In short, we are the dominant provider of direct marketing services to rural consumers.  Mspark is uniquely positioned with access to more than 22 million U.S. households in 27 states and 550+ markets, and its 98% household penetration in non-metro geographies is unsurpassed by other competitors. In addition, we use more than 10,000 different analytic variables to identify and target our client’s best customers.  We provide a wide range of advertising products that help our clients increase their bottom line.  Mspark has partnered with clients to deliver reliable advertising solution since 1988.  The Company's business success stems from a simple premise - to provide measurable results and a solid return on the customer's marketing investment.  We operate two large mail insertion facilities in the Birmingham area and one in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Mspark's portfolio of more than 3,000 clients includes consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers and service providers across the United States in seven core industries: restaurant, automotive, furniture, mattress, hardware, grocery, and fitness & salon.

Mspark, the largest privately-held, results-oriented marketing services provider of shared mail advertising in the country, seeks an experienced Human Resources Recruiter to join our HR Team at our Corporate Office in Helena, Alabama.   As a member of our HR team, your role would be to support the business by providing recruiting support to the company’s 800+ employees and managers.  Recruiting assignments will span all departments, levels and company locations and of course, a good bit of that typical last job description item, “other duties as required”.

You’ll need at least four years’ solid recruiting experience and we’d like to see a certification, such as PHR or SPHR.  Mspark, until recently known as MailSouth, offers a full benefits package including a 401(k) retirement plan with company match, a casual work environment and much more.

Response Instruction: Qualified candidates can apply on-line at www.mspark.com or email resume to amchapman@mspark.com

*Posted 4/27/2017