HR Generalist (Employee Relations)


Human Resources and Personnel

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Salary Range

Up to USD70000.00 per year

No. of Openings


Branch Information

Chicago Engineering - (USA) 525 West Monroe Street Suite 1500 IL Chicago , IL 60661



Job Description

HR Business Partner (Employee Relations)

Imagine working for a global market leader in the distribution of specialty and industrial chemicals. Our client offers the following benefits:

* Competitive Pay commensurate with experience

* Great Insurance Package: Medical, Dental, Vision, & Life

* Generous of Paid Time Off package

* 9 Paid Company Holidays

* Strong organizational commitment to safety

* 401K with Generous Employer Contributions

As an HR Business Partner you will provide support and assistance to areas of HR including payroll, benefits, administration, recruiting, onboarding, and other employee initiatives. You will partner with the HR Manager on employee relations, corrective actions, coaching/development, and day to day issues.


* Maintain employee files in compliance with applicable legal requirements and retention policies.

* Responsible for onboarding all new employees, ensuring that all paperwork has been received and processed in a timely manner, including I-9 verification.

* Assist the Human Resources Director with recruiting including but not limited to posting open positions, screening applicants, scheduling interviews, preparing offer letters, and administering assessments/tests as needed.

* Enter and maintain accurate employee information in various HR and payroll systems.

* Complete various agency requests (i.e. verifications of employment, etc.).

* Assist in maintaining health and welfare plans including enrollments, changes, and terminations.

* Assign, track, create, and administer various trainings.

* Provide exceptional customer service to all employees by answering employee questions and/or responding to employee inquiries.

* Update and maintain various HR-related documents.

* Serve as the primary backup for processing payroll.

* Ensure compliance with all company policies and all regulatory agencies, including but not limited to: Brenntag Code of Business Conduct & Ethics, Antitrust Compliance Policy, Confidentiality Agreement, DOL, EEOC etc.

* Support the vision and mission of the company.



Bachelor's degree preferred


5-7 years of HR experience, coaching employees/managers, connecting with Legal, and employee relations

Distribution/Manufacturing Industry experience a plus

Ability to adjust to each environment/audience and build rapport


* We aim to create an environment where the best people want to work, where they can turn their passion into their job and realize their full potential

* Individual development, on-the-job training, and development programs designed to help our employees grow in their careers

* Competitive pay and incentives

* Various healthcare plan options as well as 401(k)