Kettle Cuisine

Bi-lingual Sr. Human Resource Generalist

  • Location:   Lynn, MA
  • Position Type:   FT

Job Summary

The Sr. Human Resources (HR) Generalist is responsible for the human resources needs, weekly/biweekly payroll and implementation of best practices to support achievement of business objectives. The Sr. HR Generalist is customer focused, detail oriented, skilled in prioritizing multiple tasks and shares our desire to demonstrate our Company Values at every opportunity. This is a hands-on, full-time, on-site generalist position supporting multiple shifts. Responsibilities include assisting in onboarding, training, employee relations; leave of absence administration, workers compensation claims, compliance, audits (i-9s, benefits, etc.), customer audits, payroll, and benefits administration. This position requires an extremely perceptive person who is capable of relating to individuals at all levels within the organization, building relationships and establishing credibility with employees from a wide range of teams/departments. The generalist must be able to balance overall corporate needs, employee support and the ongoing operational needs of the company while maintaining a high level of confidentiality and compliance with all HR regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

• Benefits Administration including new hire enrollment, annual open enrollment, monthly premium processing, and COBRA administration.

• Working with employees on administrative issues and performance issues; participating in employee coaching/counseling sessions and terminations.

• Manage, prepare and process weekly and biweekly payrolls using Paycom, posting payroll data and ensuring compliance with all Federal, State, and Local laws regarding payroll administration.

• Assists employees and supervisors with payroll issues and requests for payroll information. Research payroll issues/discrepancies and processes necessary corrections. Must comply with the regulatory standards, policies, and procedures of payroll.

• Create and maintain payroll tables and reports as needed.

• Process a weekly payroll of over 450 employees using Paycom.

• Maintain employee personnel files and other required record keeping.

• Prepare and process health insurance changes and deductions, reconcile and pay invoices and perform benefits administration to include claims resolution and change reporting.

• Streamline and automate human resources processes to maximize efficiency and effectiveness within the department.

• Assist in managing employee relations by investigating, resolving, and communicating in regard to employee questions, issues, or concerns.

• Determine and take appropriate action to resolve issues in a timely, appropriate, and confidential manner.

• Provide support for employee engagement activities which include but not limited to coordinating employee activities/events, administering recognition programs, facilitating site communications, and participating on the site’s engagement team

Qualifications and Experience

• Minimum 5-7 years of experience as an HR Generalist. • Bachelor’s Degree in HR or related field

• Bilingual communication skills - Spanish and English – required

• HR certification a plus – SHRM or other • Solid understanding/working knowledge with human resources and payroll processes, benefit & compensation administration, recruitment & onboarding processes, handling employee relations issues, organizational planning & development, FMLA/leave administration, employment law compliance (FLSA, ADEA, EEO, ADA, FMLA etc.), performance management, employee development, corrective action, employee investigations, regulatory reporting.

• Experience in a food manufacturing, distribution, or warehouse industry Required Skills/Abilities:

• High level of interpersonal skills and professionalism to handle sensitive and confidential situations and detailed documentation.

• Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.

• Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish

• Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills

. • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

• Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines

. • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.


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