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Regional HR Generalist, Apparel Aftermarket



People & HR
Syracuse, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and digital identification solutions company that provides a wide range of branding and information solutions that optimize labor and supply chain efficiency, reduce waste, advance sustainability, circularity and transparency, and better connect brands and consumers. Our products and solutions include labeling and functional materials, radio frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags, software applications that connect the physical and digital, and a variety of products and solutions that enhance branded packaging and carry or display information that improves the customer experience. Serving an array of industries worldwide — including home and personal care, apparel, general retail, e-commerce, logistics, food and grocery, pharmaceuticals and automotive — we employ approximately 35,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Our reported sales in 2023 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Job Description

The Workforce Support Specialist will directly support employees and leaders with day to day HR support. They will support HR policies, procedures and programs of a specific group of sites/functions in the US. They will have primary support assignments but will be able to support across multiple groups/sites as needed. Reporting to the US Workforce Support Manager, this individual will be the main point of contact for employees and managers regarding employee relations inquiries for their region.

Critical Objectives/Outcomes

  • Provides positive employee relations & manager capability support across our sites. Use observations and data to recommend ER strategies and initiatives that will support employee morale and engagement.
  • Works in strong collaboration with other workforce support tiers to ensure employee inquiries and issues are resolved in a timely, friendly and comprehensive way.
  • Supports employees and managers w/traditional support type of activities such as promotions, investigations, corrective actions, PIPs terms, and restructuring activities.
  • Main point of contact for employees for HR related inquiries, complaints and customer service (e.g. case management, policy or protocol navigation).
  • Primary liaison with HR workforce support leadership regarding policy reviews, policy improvements, training opportunities etc.
  • Support leaders on finding and using resources on core processes such as GPS, Performance Management, Development etc.
  • Coach employees leaders as needed on how to navigate and resolve key leadership processes, managing conflicts etc.
  • Build and maintain relationships & partnerships with assigned sites/groups.
  • Master our digital toolset, in particular ad.a/Servicenow. Support and resolve regional employee relations issues using Servicenow. Continually look for ways to use technology to aid HR and EE experience.
  • Support key projects focused on new process or capability development/enhancement.


Skills & Capabilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Thorough understanding of human resources and labor relations principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities/cases at once, knowing when to reach out for support and escalate as needed.
  • Ability to successfully use digital case management and workflow management tools to complete core activities.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with employees, functional leaders, and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to compile, research, and analyze information.
  • Ability to compose and present comprehensive reports.

Requirements and Prior Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field required
  • At least one to four years of related experience required
  • The role will support multiple locations and will require travel to sites across the US.

Additional Information

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. If you require accommodations to view or apply for a job, alternative methods are available to submit an application. Please contact [email protected] to discuss reasonable accommodations.