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Lead HR Business Partner - Evadale, TX

1913 FM 105 S
Evadale, Texas, 77615
United States

Lead HR Business Partner

Evadale, Texas


About WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com. WestRock is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans




The Senior Human Resources Business Partner will help transform Human Resources at WestRock – creating and implementing plans as part of the overall business strategy, while learning the industry firsthand in some of the company’s largest operations. Initial responsibilities will span across Evadale and Silsbee Operations in Texas, with future assignments across WestRock. This is an opportunity for a motivated individual to accelerate his or her development in Human Resources.



Some of the key activities include:

  • Learning the WestRock business model and how HR adds value as a strategic partner

  • Be a strategic leader of the HR organization at one of WestRock’s largest mill.  The Sr. HRBP must have labor relations experience and depth of understanding of union environments

  • Managing and interpreting the collective bargaining agreement and contractual disputes between company and union

  • Involvement with the grievance and arbitration process as well as collective bargaining

  • Be involved in the culture transformation taking place at the mill.  Create programs intended to empower and create a sense of ownership at the hourly level

  • Create and implement programs and processes that will drive the culture forward.

  • Considerable focus on talent management for the mill.  Create programs that can be sustainable through the organization that positively impact recruiting and talent development

  • Leading investigations (ethics, discrimination, harassment, etc.)

  • Communicating, applying, and making recommendations for improvement to policies

  • Involvement with our engagement survey results communications and action planning

  • Conducting training sessions

  • Assisting in WestRock’s co-op and co-op recruiting and managing internal internship recruiting and placements

  • Providing support and guidance with compensation and benefits issues

  • Overseeing and supporting new programs in the mill (i.e. apprenticeship program)

  • Monitoring employees out of work on FMLA/STD and facilitating their return to work

  • Monitoring the ADA process

  • Providing support to the HR Manager on employee relations

  • Exposure to, and involvement in, the Talent Review process, including succession planning




  • BS degree in Human Resources or a related field; MBA or Masters a plus

  • 5-7 years of work experience as a human resources generalist, preferably within a union-represented mill or plant setting

  • Demonstrated computer competency in MS Office

  • Experience with Kronos helpful

  • Geographically mobile

  • Motivated to attain increasing responsibility and leadership

  • Excellent customer service orientation

  • Strong collaborator

  • Excellent written and oral communication

  • Tenacity to see projects through from beginning to end

  • Focused listening skills

  • Resilience and good judgment with the courage to make difficult decisions

  • Willingness to take initiative and flexibility to adjust when necessary

  • Clear thinker with an aptitude for business




  • Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence
  • Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities
  • An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential
  • A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work


WestRock is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans