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Generalist HR

Company name
Ralston Purina Company.

Arlington, VA, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Feb 02,2019

Valid Through
May 18,2019

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Generalist HR','19000696','!*!

Foods people love. The life you imagined. And the culinary capital.


We are writing a new chapter in our journey; Nestlé USA has opened its new U.S. headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, directly across from Washington, D.C.   As a part of this extraordinary moment, you have the opportunity to help build the Nestlé USA of today, and tomorrow.

Our new home in the D.C. area offers close proximity to world class restaurants, shopping, and museums. You are steps away from the world’s largest museum, the Smithsonian, and renowned national landmarks such as the Washington Monument.  

Nestlé USA is transforming what we do, how we do it, and where we work.  Now is the time to define your future, and ours, too.   Find your fulfilling personal and professional life, matched with our competitive benefits, focus on innovation and limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career.

Discover the ways that Nestlé USA values and supports our employees and community.  Giving back continues to be a part of the Nestlé tradition.  As the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company, our focus is not only about nourishing our customers, it’s about enriching you.


This position is responsible for providing HR support to the organization (employees and managers) with regards to all aspects of HR including policy interpretation, performance management, employee relations, investigations, recruiting, HR reporting, rewards and recognition, compensation, employment law, training and development, and succession planning. This position will also be involved in coordinating strategic HR programs including diversity, mentoring, internships, career development / coaching, etc. This position is also responsible for assisting in driving effective organizational change management strategies, employee engagement programs and NCE Leadership Development initiatives which proactively drive employee engagement and enablement.


Communicates with all employees regarding policies and procedures. Provides counsel to associates and management to maintain a productive and positive work environment, including development planning, coaching, etc. Monitors and provides feedback regarding the use of policies and procedures. Serve as a liaison between associates and management.

Ensures all associates and managers are properly trained to use tools and resources for effective performance and development evaluations (TPMS). Provides counsel and support to managers for performance development and improvement

Assists managers with performance management issues, compensation, retention strategies and employee development as needed.

Assists in the recruitment efforts and new hire processes including but not limited to: coordination of openings, development of job descriptions, diversity recruitment strategies, interview candidates, review job offers, write announcements, and liaison with the hiring manager and the recruiting team.

Participate in various projects such as annual merit process, annual bonus plan administration, coordination / participation in consensus / leveling meetings, review, analysis and recommendations based on quarterly HR reporting (quality of hires, analysis of turnover, review of promotable talent and critical positions, employee retention, etc.)

Leverages strong relationships across the HR function; sharing best practices, aligning vision.

Partners with the business on strategic and tactical projects.

Provides support to the organization on development programs such as mentor programs, career pathing, etc.

Coordinates rewards and recognition programs such as the VSR Awards and Real Recognition Program

Compliance and Investigations: Monitors all EEO compliance and Affirmative Action programs including drafting annual AAP, reviewing all practices related to hiring, training, transfers or promotions.

Ensures compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to Human Resources matters. Provide direction and participate in audits conducted by state or federal agencies such as the OFCCP. Consults with appropriate legal representatives as needed.

Assist in the coordinating and driving NCE Leadership Development pillar within the HRFunction in alignment with Nestle USA. Leverages existing tools and resources to plan, execute and drive education, action and completion of the Gate Assessment expectations.



Receives supervision from HR Manager


Provides direction and counsel to salaried associates / management.


Works to eliminate or limit legal liabilities and limit employee turnover costs through various processes. Involvement in compensation calculations and decisions ','!*!REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business, Organizational Management or comparable discipline, or related field experience preferred. Travel Requirement – 10% KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of state and federal employment law including HR technical knowledge of EEO, AA, FMLA, ADA, unemployment, and worker’s compensation, investigation processes, compensation practices, benefit programs, and recruitment processes. EXPERIENCE: Minimum 2-4 years of HR generalist experience. Demonstrated experience delivering training via classroom and online tools. Demonstrated employee relations / communications experience dealing with difficult employee issues, conflicts, charges, and with working with Legal resources. SKILLS: •Systems: Microsoft Office; HRIS systems – SAP preferred. •Ability to deal effectively with employees / management, requiring high levels of patience, tact and diplomacy to diffuse emotionally charged issues and to collect accurate information to resolve conflicts or issues. •Ability to work closely with management and leadership teams. •Strong analytical, mathematical, conceptual thinking, problem-solving and decision-making abilities. •Ability to read, listen and communicate verbally and in writing to effectively impact the organization •Must have excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, be detail-oriented and have the ability to manage time effectively and work autonomously as well as collaboratively in a team environment •Must have a strong sense of urgency and be able to work in a fast-paced environment and be able to multi-task. •Must be flexible and adaptable, and have the ability to stay focused and positive in a changing environment. ','Human Resources','US-VA-Arlington-Arlington','','Nestle USA','Full-time','','Ongoing','Generalist HR

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Ralston Purina Company.
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The reason we're so invested in the quality of our food is because we love pets as much as you do. You’ll find pets in our homes, and even sitting by our feet as we work in our offices. Our passion for pets goes beyond pushing pet nutrition forward, and into forging partnerships in the pet welfare world and raising awareness of what pets truly need. After all, we've seen firsthand how powerful the bond with a pet can be, and the many unique ways that pets can strengthen our families and bring our communities closer. Because we want dedicated and passionate employees on our team, we make sure that Purina is a great place to work. You can tell from the moment you walk in the door that our world revolves around pets, whether you're seeing the art on the walls or the many cats and dogs that employees bring to work every day. Recently, ranked Purina No. 3 on their 2015 Best Places to Work – an Employees’ Choice Award list. For eight consecutive years, we've been recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as the "Best Place to Work" and for the past three years, Purina has been recognized as the best place to work in St. Louis by the St. Louis Post Dispatch. We're proud of the fact that we help make our employees happy. Our quest to drive pet nutrition forward and conduct industry-leading research on the wellbeing of pets pushes our company to do more year after year. We work hard for your pets every day, and we love doing it.

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