Director, Human Resources

From your PASSION to ours

The Director, Human Resources (HR) will work closely with the HR teams at 5 of our US cheese plants in the US. They will also serve as HR Business Partner to Supply Chain. They will partner with plant and Distribution Center leadership, guide plant HR teams in employee relations, and recommend programs addressing attraction, retention, and turnover. They will document skill and competency progression, as well as compensation. This role will leverage Shared Services to assist and engage employees. The Director, HR will facilitate employee communication, appraisal, and development processes.

From your EXPERTISE to ours

Key responsibilities for this position include:

Develop strong relationship with Human Resources (HR), as well as plant and Distribution Center leadership teams.
Guide plant HR teams on employee relation topics, including onboarding, engagement, recognition, performance, development, and investigations.
Recommend programs addressing attraction, retention, and turnover; contribute and support during program implementation
Drive and challenge Manufacturing talent pipeline
Foster a plant environment that is consistent with Company values.
Document progressive job titles, skills and rates by Hourly positions then communicate across the plants
Document progressive competencies and compensation (base salary + bonus) by Salaried position, reflecting established Salary Structure
Leverage Shared Services (benefits, payroll) to assist and engage employees; encourage appreciation for Total Rewards
Partner with Manufacturing and Management Control on plant HR KPIs
Standardize HR processes and programs across plants where appropriate, while supporting unique approaches to address specific needs and conditions at specific plants.
Support Talent Acquisition and Talent Development at the plants and in the Distribution Centers.
Facilitate and support employee communication, appraisal, and development processes.
Serve as credible sounding board and coach leaders and employees throughout the business.
Interface regularly with Corporate HR Team, and, where needed Legal, Compliance, and Safety.
Will participate in special projects and working groups on a variety of HR related topics (ex. employee engagement).
Travel and / or extended or off work hours may be required.
This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
To fulfill these responsibilities, tools such as a computer, phone or, and / or allowance(s) may be provided.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these Essential Duties and Responsibilities.

From your STORY to ours

Qualified applicants will contribute the following:


Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required

8+ years plant HR experience required
8+ years management experience required
3+ years multi-plant experience preferred
Experience in food industry preferred

Specialized Knowledge

Employee relations expertise, including attraction and retention
Knowledge of employment and labor law
Labor cost knowledge is preferred
Skills / Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel
Strong communication, interpersonal, and listening skills
Strong project management skills
Ability to organize, multi-task, prioritize, and analyze
Maintain strict confidentiality
Strong business acumen

Professional Certifications

SPHR or PHR certification helpful

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