24 days old

Senior HR Generalist

Focal Point, LLC
Chicago, Illinois 60632
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Focal Point has an immediate opening for a Sr. Human Resources Generalist to join a dynamic HR team. The Sr. Human Resources Generalist facilitates the management of all aspects of HR operations to support an employee-focused, high engagement and high-performance culture. This person will be a key HR business partner to the Plant Management Team and reports directly to the Human Resources Manager.

This role works with all levels of employees and management regarding Human Resources policies and practices to support company goals. This position acts as a first point of contact for management and employees for HR related issues and requires the ability to communicate, consult and work with organizational leaders across a variety of departments.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Act as first point of contact to employees and management in the use of human resource programs and processes
  • Addresses employee requests, inquiries and concerns; delivers prompt and appropriate counsel and guidance to employees and management
  • Communicates and ensures compliance with Company policies and applicable employment laws
  • Consults with managers to facilitate the performance management process for plant employees and to draft/review performance counseling and progressive disciplinary documentation
  • Collaborates with the HR Director, and the Talent Management team to facilitate career management, talent calibration, succession planning and other talent management strategies
  • Responsible for coordinating the communication of employee benefit programs and facilitating open enrollments for the company
  • Administers employee benefit programs at the plant level. Explains benefit programs and instructs employees on how to enroll into programs
  • Administers the leave of absence processes, including but not limited to FML, ADA, disability, and any other forms of leave required under state/federal law and/or company policy
  • Participates in conducting internal investigations in accordance with Company policy and legal requirements
  • Processes new hires and administers new hire orientation. Completes all necessary personnel forms; creates and maintains personnel files; transmits accurate and timely information to Payroll
  • Administers employee programs (attendance, service awards)
  • Partner with hiring managers to determine staffing needs/levels, recruiting strategy and implements strategies in a timely and cost-effective manner
  • Facilitates Company response to unemployment claims
  • Assist in the development and delivery of Human Resources practices including talent acquisition, employee relations and talent management that effectively support business needs
  • Remains apprised of changes to state and federal law governing all areas of the Human Resources function



  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, industrial relations, business administration or equivalent experience
  • Must have 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Must be fluent in English (written and verbal) and Spanish (written and verbal)
  • Experience working in a manufacturing setting/environment highly preferred
  • Solid interpersonal, verbal/written communication, and PC skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously are also essential
  • Strong management skills, detail oriented, flexible, able to prioritize multiple projects with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organization, administrative and creative problem-solving skills required
  • Able to communicate to all levels of organization in all settings (from individual to large group)
  • Must be very approachable and able to develop strong professional relationships and foster involvement at all levels of organization

The Company:

Focal Point is a Chicago-based family owned and operated architectural lighting manufacturer. Our vertically integrated manufacturing facilities are fine-tuned to produce high quality products with short lead times. Using the most advanced equipment and processes, Focal Point delivers a superior luminaire. Focal Point’s specification grade products are suited for a broad range of applications, and we’re always reaching out to new markets with innovative designs that are engineered by our own experts. Our ever-expanding product line is sold and distributed via independent lighting agents worldwide.


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