Date Posted: November 4, 2020

Deadline: June 1, 2020

Organization: International Paper

Location: Other

City: Eastover

Website: View Website

Job Type: Full Time

Wages/Salary: Competitive with benefits.


Required Minimum Qualifications Include:

Demonstrated experience in positions that required:

  • integrity and administration of highly confidential information
  • accuracy in work while under time pressure
  • project management skills
  • planning skills that incorporate potential problem avoidance
  • ability to apply good judgement to situations that fall outside policy and procedure guidance
  • excellent organizational, time management and prioritizing skills
  • courage to challenge all levels of leadership to maintain integrity in mill and company people processes
  • impartial administration of people processes across areas and team members 


Excellent communication and interpersonal skills:

  • ability to communicate with and build relationships with a broad array of people
  • easily keeps lots of people highly informed and up to the minute
  • positively interact with leadership at all levels
  • demonstrated ability to facilitate team member concerns to resolution


Demonstrated use of computer tools for trending, analysis and reporting:

  • strong computer experience using Microsoft Office; Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook
  • track, organize, analyze and report data for leaders to make key people decisions


Demonstrated conscientious work ethic:

  • continuously monitoring people processes to avoid delays for team members
  • take laptop home with VPN access; carry company phone to respond to people issues outside regular work hours when needed
  • availability to move people processes forward evenings and weekends when needed; work overtime when needed


Preferred Qualifications Include:

  • 5+ years HR experience:
  • experience with Success Factors and SAP for HR
  • administration of employee leave processes through a third party administrator (i.e., FMLA, sick leave/salary continuation, etc.)
  • administration of recruiting and selection processes, promotion processes, performance management systems, people policy administration, and workforce planning
  • experience tracking people processes and sharing information with management
  • maintenance of human resources record retention requirements based on Records Retention Compliance
  • proactively audit personnel administrative steps, policy and procedure application and reporting to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and IP core values. Keeps abreast of employment related regulatory provisions.
  • interpret and answer inquires related to HR policies and procedures, and counsel and educate team members while ensuring consistency and reinforcing adherence as appropriate 
  • balance daily administration of people processes with intense preparation, support and administration of infrequently occurring people processes, both planned and unplanned (ex: regulatory audits, affirmative action, business people projects and requests for information, people reviews, forecasting/budgeting, etc.) 
  • work with and through third party administrators of benefits and people processes; support HR Reps and team members and escalate cases as needed
  • experience working in a union free 24/7 manufacturing environment
  • experience working at a site with high performance work systems
  • develop, propose and implement people related work system improvements


Responsibility for HR projects as assigned

Relevant post high school education; degree, certification or training (ex: Office Administration, HR, SHRM, CEBs, Employee Relations, SAP for HR/Success Factors, ADA, FMLA, time and attendance system, etc.)

Core competencies to succeed in the HR Specialist position include:
Ethic and Values, Action Oriented, Timely Decision Making, Decision Quality, Organizing, Perseverance, Priority Setting, Problem Solving, Drive for Results, Time Management, Customer Focus, Integrity & Trust, Interpersonal Savvy, Listening, Peer Relationships, Dealing with Ambiguity, Functional/Technical Skills, Learning on the Fly, Self-Development, Technical Learning, Planning.

Job Description:

Eastover’s HR Specialist supports approximately 650+ employees in a mill with High Performance Work Systems.  This “hands-on” position requires significant interaction and visibility to all levels of the organization, departments, and all shifts in a manufacturing environment.  Responsibilities include administering people processes for Eastover team members, from selection through retirement and ensuring compliance with company and regulatory requirements while ensuring a positive team member experience.    

This is an exciting career opportunity for a Human Resources Professional who desires to influence results for the customers they support. The HR Specialist reports to the HR Manager.

Application Process:
Apply on company website.
Employer Address:

001 McCords Ferry Rd
Eastover, SC 29044
United States

Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.