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HR Generalist


Sidney, OH, US

Req ID:  2134
Job Type: 
Edgewell is a global team of over 6,000 visionaries, doers and makers. Our secret is people, and we have an inspiring and collaborative global force of them. Our portfolio of over 25 brands touches lives in more than 50 countries by making useful things joyful. Together, we reimagine good mornings and endless summers, strive for more sustainable ways to beautify and bond, and do it all with not only confidence but determination.

Position Summary:

The HR Generalist is responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level and works closely with Senior HR Management in supporting assigned client groups. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas:  employee relations, performance management, training, organizational effectiveness, recruitment, compensation, benefits, onboarding, rewards and recognition.  Support the Human Resources Manager in communicating, delivering and influencing against Human Resources policies and procedures. Support operational and tactical issues for assigned client group(s).



  • Supports implementation of HR strategies and initiatives in partnership with Senior HR Management to enable the assigned client groups to execute and achieve the business targets.
  • Assist in partnership with Senior Human Resources Manager on tactics with recruitment, people development, employee relations and retention issues.  May assist in building organizational capability and bench strength, ensuring the right people are in the right jobs. This will include participating in talent reviews, succession planning reviews, calibration reviews and performance management. Promote the Edgewell Values, performance management process and functional career pathing tools.
  • Serves as a change agent and consultant to client groups in support of the Company’s vision, mission, values, culture and strategy. Supports client groups to ensure efficient and effective organizational transition. Serve as point person for colleagues as it pertains to policy and procedure interpretation.  Partner with Talent Management to deliver against key objectives and initiatives that build capability.
  • Ensure legal compliance and mitigate the Company’s risk through having a basic understanding of most relevant employment laws and follow agreed processes. May track/monitor necessary information related to AA/EEO/ADAAA/I-9/STD, etc.
  • Promotes the role of HR and enhances the credibility of the function; works collaboratively with HR team members to proactively share best practices and processes. 
  • Responsible for Onboarding process to include New Hire Orientation and development of Onboarding plans and accuracy and timeliness of entry in SuccessFactors HRIS.
  • Ensures a high level of accuracy and timeliness of the data or changes in data entered into HR systems including SuccessFactors on an ongoing basis.  This includes, but is not limited to:  new hires, departmental reorganizations, promotions, retirements, dates for short term leaves, etc.
  • Handles employee relations counseling and performs investigations as necessary. 
  • Performs compensation analysis, exit interviews, leave administration, reporting, educational reimbursement and interviewing.
  • Other duties as assigned by Senior Human Resources Manager.


Required Education, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum of 5 years of Human Resources Experience.
  • Solid knowledge of federal, state and local laws as they pertain to HR practices.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills to effectively interface with various functional groups within the organization.
  • Ability to work under pressure and use good judgement.
  • Strong work organizational skills with attention to detail and demonstrated abilities to prioritize workload and work independently
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Microsoft office tools experience to include Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
  • Experience using HRIS and Timekeeping Systems.


Environmental, Health and Safety Responsibilities

  • Be aware of and follow the Environmental Policy and EH&S work instructions/procedures that apply to the job.
  • Perform every job safely, for the benefit of self, co-workers, contractors, and for the protection of facilities. This includes the use of required personal protective equipment and use of safety equipment as well as safe work practices.
  • Immediately report every job-related injury or illness, regardless of severity, to a supervisor.
  • Assist in investigating incidents as directed by your supervisor.
  • Take necessary actions to correct or stop any unsafe conditions or practices.
  • Actively participate in safety meetings and training.
  • Review Material Data Sheet instructions before working with any chemical product.


Quality Assurance Responsibilities 

  • Colleagues are responsible to follow all established Quality procedures and instructions.
  • Notify supervision for corrective action if and when defects are found and/or parts/processes do not conform to specifications.
  • Must adhere to Good Manufacturing and Documentation Practices (GMP & GDP).


Working Relationships

  • Key relationships internally will include Edgewell colleague base, Rewards, Benefits, Legal, Payroll, Service Providers, Vendors, etc.


Work Environment

  • Some travel may be required.
  • Work on night shifts and weekends may be required.
  • Exposure to conditions that may require the use of Personal Protective Equipment.






Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer. We do all we can to create a collaborative and diverse global team, where good ideas can thrive, and our colleagues can learn and lead. We prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. We listen deeply and speak directly to create an environment that’s open to difference. We aim to bring joy to not only the products we create and the people we serve, but our colleagues across the globe too.

Nearest Major Market: Dayton
Nearest Secondary Market: Cincinnati