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HR Generalist

Want to join us on our exciting journey?

Volvo Cars is on an exciting journey, redefining the automotive experience by innovating to make people’s lives less complicated. We offer you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to make an impact in a company with unique opportunities to grow and make a true difference.


Human Resource Generalist 
Job Summary: 
The Human Resource Generalist is responsible for performing HR related duties on a professional level and works closely with the Senior Human Resources Team to support both salaried and hourly employees working in the Volvo US Operations Manufacturing Facility.  This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: HRIS, benefits administration, employee relations, training, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, recruitment/employment and employment law compliance. 
Principal Responsibilities: 

  • Input, update and ensure accuracy of employee data maintained in SAP/ADP.
  • Assist with recruitment efforts for all salaried and hourly personnel (interviews/evaluations, pre-employment process). 
  • Coordinate the orientation and onboarding of new employees, ensuring proper documentation is completed. 
  • Assist with hourly timekeeping records in SAP and assist with payroll processing. 
  • Assist in the administration and enforcement of company policies and procedures. 
  • Assist with benefits administration, compensation, bonus and merit increase. 
  • Assist with EEO-1 annual reporting; maintain records, reports and logs to conform to EEO regulations.  
  • Support all HR related trainings, projects, events and processes as needed.  

Job Specifications:  

  • Knowledge/Requirements:  
  • Four year degree in Human Resources or related field. 
  • 3-5 years minimum HR Experience in a Generalist role.  
  • Experience with start-up automotive manufacturing Facilities preferred. 
  • Experience with mass hiring procedures. 
  • Experience with ADP, SAP and MS-Office applications. 
  • Effective problem-solving skills; positive customer service orientation and motivation; outstanding communication and interpersonal skills to work in an automotive production environment. 
  • PHR/SHRM –CP or SPHR/SHRM-SCP preferred. 


  •  Ability to articulate complex issues. 
  • Continuously works to protect and enhance Volvo’s reputation. 
  • Carries out all duties and responsibilities with the utmost integrity and consistent with the highest ethical standards. 
  • Remains flexible and responsive to changing conditions. 
  • Uses both logic and intuition to reach appropriate conclusions. 
  • Adjusts behavior style to match the demands of the situation. 
  • Knows how the organization operates and its place with the larger context of the industry & marketplace. 
  • Recognizes and responds appropriately to political and practical realities. 
  • Listens to others; respects their differences. 
  • Ability to communicate, persuade and make effective formal presentations. 
  • Ability to utilize a PC to communicate, track trends and retrieve relevant information. 
  • Must be a self-starter and inspire employees and media contacts. 


Competence Requirements:

  • Collaborates: Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives. 
  • Drives results: Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances.  
  • Self-development: Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels.  
  • Builds trust: Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.  
  • Manages complexity: Makes sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.  
  • Optimizes work processes: Knows the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement. 
  • Communicates effectively: Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. 
  • Courage: Steps up to address difficult issues, saying what needs to be said. 
  • Ensures ownership: Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments. 
  • Action oriented: Takes on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm 



Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

Charleston, SC, US

Job requisition ID:  48521

Nearest Major Market: Charleston South Carolina
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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