Human Resources Generalist

Date: May 19, 2023

LOCATION: Crottendorf, DE

Company: Pelican Products, Inc.


The Human Resources Generalist for Germany performs a broad range of HR-related duties and works closely with HR management in supporting all employees in the country and possibly other designated geographical regions. This position carries out responsibilities in the areas of talent acquisition, orientation and onboarding, policy interpretation and enforcement, employee relations, performance management, training, compliance, employee records maintenance and retention, benefits and HRIS administration, and employment law compliance in accordance with quality management principles and overall objectives of the Company. The Human Resources Generalist provides excellent customer service to internal and external client groups through professional and timely communications.

Primary Duties and Responsibilites:

  • Administers various Human Resources plans, programs, and objectives that provide an employee oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity, goal attainment and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.
  • Participates in developing department goals, practices, and systems.
  • Responsible for recruitment of assigned positions and facilitates employee onboarding and orientation.
  • Serves as primary resource for employees and management on interpretation and enforcement of Company policies and procedures.
  • Handles employee relations issues and assists with investigations and outlines recommended steps for resolution for review and approval by Human Resources Director.
  • Provides performance management training and support to employees and managers.
  • Maintains employee files and records including HRIS records and other records management systems. Compiles reports from hard-copy document or databases as needed.
  • Works with Benefits team to coordinate benefits-related activities. Conducts employee presentations and assists employee and Benefits team with processing changes within deadlines.
  • Oversees leave of absence management including HRIS tracking and in accordance with state and federal guidelines.
  • Assists with planning and executing Company activities including annual events and HR-related activities.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks and participating in professional organizations.
  • Coordinates separation of employees including conducting exit interviews, notifying appropriate parties within the organization, and responding to external agencies.
  • Makes recommendations for continuous improvements in efficiency of department and services performed.
  • Maintains and expands knowledge and understanding of existing and proposed federal and state laws and regulations affecting human resources management, identifying trends that could impact organizational objectives and/or operational resources.
  • Follows Company policies and practices as outlined in the Employee Handbook and/or applicable employment agreement. Follows safety guidelines and procedures in accordance with the job.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.



Job Requirements:

  •  Bachelors degree in Human Resources or related field or equivalent experience. 
  • 3-5 years Human Resources Generalist level experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of general HR practices including German employment law.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Must be able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Must have effective written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Must have excellent computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office.


Additional Information:

  • Actively supports and complies with Pelican’s objectives, guidelines, and commitment to Quality and Safety, with an emphasis on continual improvement.
  • Must be able to interact effectively and cooperatively with employees at all levels.
  • Must have the ability to complete assignments within the timeframe specified by the Manager.
  • Must be flexible regarding working hours.
  • Must be able to operate in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must be able to travel, as necessary.

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