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HR Generalist - Massachusetts

Ref: 906 Date Posted: Monday 20 Nov 2023

Are you ready for the next step in your HR career?

Do you enjoy the variety of a true hands-on generalist HR role including Recruitment, Payroll & Benefits?

Would you thrive being the only HR person in region providing a positive employee experience to our 75 North American colleagues?

If you’ve answered yes to the above questions, then we’d love to hear from you because we have an exciting opportunity for a hands-on HR Generalist to join Peak to support our North America business, based in Billerica, MA.

Reporting to the General Manager (GM) with a dotted line to the Global Head of HR, you will play a key role in supporting the people strategy and “employee life cycle”, effectively providing flexible, wide-ranging operational Human Resources support to the North American region. Collaborating with the NA Management teams and employees, this role will be responsible for ensuring compliance with legislation.

Your responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Processing payroll for region, initiating with local providers, submitting any changes required for the month and liaising with Finance colleagues through to payment approval
  • Coordinating recruitment for the region supporting all aspects of the recruitment process
  • Processing workers compensation claims, LOAs, Disability claims, unemployment claims, FMLA requests and employment verifications
  • Providing advice and guidance, in conjunction with 3rd party service provider, to management and employees on all people practices for region
  • Supporting development and updating of policies, procedures, and guidelines for region
  • Contributing towards the strategy by supporting the full scope of HR activities such as performance management, total rewards, employee relations, coaching and team development
  • Partner with L&D Specialist to support and deliver all aspects of L&D delivery within NA

Ideally, you will have a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field with demonstrable experience working as an HR Generalist covering the full employee life cycle. With employment law knowledge related to North America, you will be a trusted and supportive partner to your stakeholders.

You will possess:

  • Effective communication skills with the ability to build strong working relationships
  • Ability to think outside the box to make decisions with confidence
  • Curiosity and willingness to learn
  • Genuine drive and passion for the organisation and to make a difference
  • Supportive and encouraging team player
  • Excellent MS skills, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Our values are structured around our colleagues, our customers and our service, and our culture is about supporting one another to be the best that we can be while keeping our customers needs at the heart of all we do.  We are proud of who we are and what we do and passionate about having fun while doing it.

Peak Scientific is a global leader in developing innovative gas generation solutions for analytical laboratories in a wide variety of industries including life sciences, biomedical, pharma, petrochemical and environmental. After over 20 years of sustained growth, Peak is well established as a dominant player in laboratory gas generation - a market which is estimated to be worth over £250m globally, and still growing. With over 20 overseas offices across every continent and over 700 staff globally, Peak is one of Scotland’s manufacturing success stories of the past decade.

The company is offering a competitive package and opportunities to develop within an expanding international company. We respect our colleagues, customers and suppliers and we offer freedom to act, to challenge the status quo but to also take responsibility. If you have what it takes to be part of Peak, click APPLY!

Peak Scientific is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We give consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other protected classification.

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