Human Resources Director

Job Location

Edwardsville, IL US


9 East Gateway Commerce Center Dr (Edwardsville), IL 62025

Job Category

Human Resources


Menasha Corporation is all about possibilities. Our two businesses, Menasha Packaging and ORBIS Corporation, are leaders in their industries, providing corrugated and plastic packaging products and related services to major global companies.

Our employees make the difference, proving that great ideas, collaboration and quality turn possibilities into success. Working at Menasha Corporation means that your insights provide cutting-edge solutions for our customers. If you like to make things happen and are passionate about what you do, you’re going to want to be here.

Join us and become part of the power behind possible.

About The Opportunity
Position Summary
Plans, directs and carries out policies relating to all phases of personnel activity. Recruits, interviews, and selects employees to fill vacant positions. Plans and conducts new employee orientation programs to foster positive attitudes toward company goals. Keeps records of insurance coverage, pension plans, and personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, and terminations. Investigates accidents and prepares reports for insurance carriers. Conducts wage surveys within relevant labor markets to determine competitive wage rates. Prepares the budget for personnel operations. May be responsible for evaluating and suggesting new benefit or compensation structures or changes to existing plans.


Essential to this Position

The HR Director serves as a strategic human resources (HR) business partner leader to Menasha Packaging’s Unilever US-based supply chain operations network, which includes a team of HR professionals who support operations in Edwardsville, IL; Newville, PA; and Rialto, CA with a total workforce of 1,500-1,800. Working closely with the Vice President, Operations and their site leaders, the successful HR Director will be a key leader in support of facility expansions, start-ups, integration of new technologies and related human capital initiatives. They will have proven capabilities in developing data-led strategies to attract, develop and retain the best talent available to contribute to the delivery of key performance objectives.

  • Establishes human talent strategies, programs and policies to assure company objectives in the areas of safety, productivity, quality, customer service, sales, human capital, cost and profitability
  • Partners with business leaders to assure successful deployment of talent acquisition/management, employee engagement, leadership development, communications, compensation, and benefits initiatives
  • Provides guidance to leaders and direct reports that fosters a high performance workforce and assures compliance with local, state and federal law
  • Provides leadership in labor relations including grievances, arbitration cases and other potential legal matters to assure compliance with collective bargaining agreements; actively supports labor negotiations process
  • Assures effective delivery of HR service to assigned work groups
  • Establishes and analyzes key HR metrics and provides leadership support to ensure regional business objectives are met
  • Ensures cross-functional collaboration across regional and national sites
  • Ensures accuracy and completion of employee related data and documentation
  • Manages staffing, training, employee relations and team performance to develop and enhance the Human Resources function, working closely with direct reports
  • Maintains industry, professional and technical knowledge by networking, attending industry events, and reviewing professional publications




Education / Certifications
Education Required
Bachelor’s Degree
Education Desired
Bachelor’s Degree
Other Certifications Required Or Desired
Skills & Experience
Work Experience Required
At least 8 years relevant experience required.
Additional Requirements
  • Knowledge of major responsibilities, accountabilities, and organization of the Human Resources (HR) function or department; ability to use and administer the organization's HR policies, strategies and environment
  • Knowledge of and ability to use the organization's and industry's standards, procedures and policies relevant to human resources management
  • Knowledge of national, state, and local laws and ability to advise on laws and regulations affecting HR practices
  • Knowledge of HR approaches, tools and techniques; ability to inform, guide and advise managers in HR-related initiatives
  • Knowledge of and ability to plan and develop an organization's HR operations in order to increase individual and organizational effectiveness
  • Knowledge of and ability to implement HR related tasks, processes, and projects to ensure smooth daily HR operations
  • Primarily works in an office environment with occasional time spent in a production and/or warehouse setting
  • May travel up to 30% of the time to assigned sites
About Menasha Packaging Join Menasha Packaging ( where we are all about the power behind possible! Menasha is the industry’s largest independent, retail-focused corrugated packaging, display, and merchandising solutions provider. We design, print, and produce customized packaging, high-end graphic displays, merchandising material, and e-commerce packaging, and we provide pack-out, fulfillment and supply chain services to retailers and leading global consumer packaged goods companies.  

Menasha Packaging, along with ORBIS Corporation (, a reusable plastic packaging and supply chain services provider, are companies of Menasha Corporation (, one of America’s oldest private, family-owned manufacturing companies. With a history of innovation spanning more than 170 years, Menasha Corporation is headquartered in Neenah, Wis., and has 100 locations in North America and Europe.

You can check out Menasha Corporation’s culture of focusing on employees, operating responsibly, and serving customers in our online Corporate Social Responsibility Report at

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Join us and become part of the power behind possible.