Human Resources Generalist

Livonia, Michigan, USA // full-time salaried

About VNA

VERBIO North America Corporation (VNA) is growing its headquarters in Livonia, Michigan, at the Laurel Park Place Office Center located at the intersection of 6 Mile Road and Highway I-275. VNA is a subsidiary of VERBIO AG, a well-established, successful biofuel company in Germany. VERBIO produces innovative biofuels, such a Biodiesel, Bioethanol and Biogas/Renewable Natural Gas (RNG), and feed and fertilizers as well as bio-components for the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food industries. Currently VNA is constructing a large-scale biorefinery in Iowa, USA and operates a large biodiesel plant in Ontario, Canada, with ambitions for rapid growth.

Position Purpose

The HR Generalist will be an integral part of our team and is primarily responsible to administer all Human Resources related topics within VERBIO North America and Verbio Diesel Canada and its production plants. This position will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer of VNA and the German HR Manager. This is a full-time salaried position including health, dental, vision, 401(k), and vacation benefits.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in talent acquisition and recruitment processes (drafting and publishing job descriptions, preliminary screening of applications, coordinate with hiring staff on further process, drafting offer letters/employment contracts and overall candidate communication)
  • Administer compensation and benefit plans and employee administration within the plans
  • Conduct employee onboarding and help organize training & development initiatives
  • Provide support to employees in various HR-related topics such as leaves and compensation and resolve any issues that may arise
  • Take over co-responsibility of all payroll related tasks such as hour compilation or overtime validation
  • Assist in development and implementation of HR policies such as the Employee Handbook
  • Maintain employee files and records in electronic and paper form for audits
  • Ensure compliance with labor regulations and payroll related tax law and social security law
  • Support management through completion of administrative tasks
  • Prepare and provide various HR related reports to VERBIO Germany


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management preferred
  • 3+ years of HR Administration experience required
  • Experience working in Canadian Human Resources Management is a plus
  • Knowledge of labor law, payroll related tax law and social security law
  • A structured way of working as well as a high organizational ability and assertiveness
  • Positive team player with effective and strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with sensitive data and maintain confidentiality


Interested candidates should submit a Cover Letter and Resume to