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Human Resource/Safety Manager

Jackson, MS 39272

Posted: 04/12/2024 Industry: Manufacturing Pay Rate: $120,000-$130,000

Job Description

Job Summary: The Human Resource and Safety Manager will lead and direct the routine functions of the Human Resources (HR) department including interviewing and hiring staff, administering pay, benefits, leave, and enforcing company policies and practices. Also, he/she will be responsible for establishing and maintaining a documented safety plan, reporting required data to various agencies, and proactively reviewing processes to prevent accident or injuries.


  • Partners with the Management team to understand and execute the organization’s human resource and talent strategy particularly as it relates to current and future talent needs, recruiting, retention, and succession planning. 
  • Provides support and guidance to management, and other staff when complex, specialized, and sensitive questions and issues arise; may be required to administer and execute routine tasks in delicate circumstances such as providing reasonable accommodations, investigating allegations of wrongdoing, and terminations.
  •  Manages the talent acquisition process, which may include recruitment, interviewing, and hiring of qualified job applicants, particularly for managerial, professional, and plant and maintenance roles, including Bargaining Unit; collaborates with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings.
  •  Analyzes trends in compensation and benefits; researches and proposes competitive base and incentive pay programs to ensure the organization attracts and retains top talent.
  •  Creates learning and development programs and initiatives that provide internal development opportunities for employees.
  •  Oversees employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
  •  Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  •  Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, employment law and safety.
  •  Participates in negotiating collective bargaining agreements and is actively involved in addressing and settling grievances.
  •  Champions annual performance review process.
  •  Maintains a documented safety management system and assures adherence.
  •  Develops a root cause analysis system for accidents including near misses.
  •  Performs other duties as assigned.
  •  Champions Employee morale improvement.


Job Requirements

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  •  Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  •  Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  •  Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  •  Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  •  Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  •  Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  •  Experience with labor unions and negotiations.
  •  Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Education and Experience:

  •  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  •  Prefer a minimum of 5 years of human resource management and safety experience
  •  Prefer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP
  •  Prefer OSHA certification
  •  Experience in a union environment

Physical Requirements:

  •  Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  •  Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times.

Meet Your Recruiter

Kelly Webb Collum
Professional Recruiter

Meet Kelly Collum, our seasoned Professional Recruiter at Staffers since January 2000. However, she has been in the industry over 32 years alongside our President, Beth Henry. Kelly thrives on making a meaningful impact on people's lives. When not matching talent with opportunity, Kelly enjoys Spinning and has been a Reformer Pilates instructor for 27 years. In her downtime, she cherishes moments with her husband, adult children, and adorable first granddaughter. Kelly's favorite escapes? The beach and tropical islands, where relaxation meets adventure. At Staffers, Kelly finds immense reward in helping individuals secure a better future—it's truly life-changing! 

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