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Do you have at least 5 years experience working as an HR Professional in a manufacturing environment?
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Human Resources Business Partner
NJ - Florence

Opportunity Snapshot
Own a key HR leadership role at a growing plant and respected international company.
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If you combine proven HR leadership experience in a fast-paced, demanding environment with the ability to engage directly and effectively with others, this position offers you some very compelling opportunities. You will:
  • Support 650+ employees with culture, engagement and more at a strong and stable plant where HR is valued as a business partner throughout the leadership structure.
  • Make an impact as you oversee our training program and team, among other HR responsibilities. Quick question for you - click here
  • Showcase your potential to take on additional responsibilities and advance in a growing organization, within HR or even along other paths here in the US or abroad.
  • Join at a time when HR is actively pursuing efforts to expand capabilities and competencies -- you'll be able to grow your skills along with the rest of us.
  • Work in a positive, team-oriented culture -- Bonduelle is dedicated to making a consistently positive impact on employees, communities, the environment, and customers.
Bonduelle Fresh Americas is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bonduelle (BON.PA), and home of the Ready Pac Foods brand. Bonduelle has been family-owned for over 100 years, and our leaders believe that plant-based foods offer the most powerful leverage to respond to major challenges for the future. With four processing facilities throughout the U.S., we focus on fresh vegetables, salads and fresh meal solutions for the Americas. We manufacture a complete range of products featuring fresh produce and protein under the company’s Ready Pac Foods®, Bistro®, Ready Snax®, Cool Cuts®, and Bonduelle Fresh Picked™ brands.

Pictured: For nearly 50 years, Ready Pac Foods has offered American consumers healthier and fresh options. We also provide an extensive portfolio of private label products to retailers and the foodservice industry.
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Serve as a valued business partner to plant management in a fast-paced production facility

The Requirements
This is a role for a proven HR business partner with extensive, progressively responsible leadership experience, ideally in a manufacturing environment.
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To be a good fit for the Human Resources Business Partner opportunity, you will have:​
  • A bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or similar required; a master's degree is preferred
  • 5 to 7 years of progressively responsible HR experience in fast-paced manufacturing or distribution environments Quick question for you - click here
  • Experience in employee engagement, employee relations, leadership development, talent management and change management
  • The ability to understand business operations from both a strategic and tactical perspective, develop solutions and implement action plans
  • Deep knowledge of all state and federal employment laws and regulations (e.g., FMLA, ADA, EEO and FLSA)
  • Experience supporting front-line, field-based client groups
  • Bilingual English / Spanish, French Creole or Hindi is a plus but not required
In addition, success will require the following core competencies and characteristics:
  • Proven project/change management skills, including attention to detail and a demonstrated ability to lead multiple initiatives simultaneously
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Capability to maintain confidentiality with tasks and information
  • Demonstrated managerial skills building and leading teams
  • Demonstrated successful delivery of results through influence and cross-functional collaboration
  • Clear and articulate verbal and written communication skills, including report writing and presentation skills
  • A self-starter compelled to take the initiative to lead and drive improvements without constant direction
As an essential business, we are taking appropriate precautions to protect the health and safety of all employees. You'll work on-site Monday through Friday, and occasionally on Saturdays. Temperatures on the production floor can be as low as 34 degrees F and conditions are almost always wet. When you spend time on the floor you should dress appropriately.
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The Role
You manage tactical and strategic duties and daily demands in a fast-paced production environment.
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Reporting to the HR Manager, you will join a team that includes HR Representatives, an HR Coordinator and a team of trainers. You'll serve as a strategic partner to plant leadership in Florence by helping define and implement strategies and tactics that align and integrate with business strategy and objectives. Your key responsibilities will include:
  • Managing training programs, including forecasting needs, ensuring trainers are actively engaging with and supporting team members, and more.
  • Promoting employee engagement and retention.
  • Helping managers and supervisors develop leadership skills, including handling and documenting issues appropriately. Quick question for you - click here
  • Proactively identifying potential issues and responding with a head-on approach.
  • Supporting COVID precautions, such as ensuring that we are conducting temperature checks, enforcing mask requirements and following protocols when someone calls out sick.
  • Supporting corporate projects, such as promoting synergies, collaboration and consistent practices across the four US plants.
More specifically, you will:
  • Drive strategies to promote a performance culture and coach leaders and managers on the effective use of tools.
  • Assess employee training and development needs based on business strategy in order to help close gaps between current and future skill sets.
  • Create strategies and focus on acquiring and retaining top talent and on building the pipeline for future needs. Execute staffing strategies for exempt/non-exempt hiring needs. Leverage metrics such as turnover and absenteeism to develop proactive staffing strategies.
  • Coach business leaders on key organizational issues as well as HR policies and processes to promote engagement and a culture of continuous growth and development.
  • Ensure activities are in compliance with all state and federal employment laws and regulations (e.g., FMLA, ADA, EEO and FLSA.
  • Plan and lead organization design projects related to business strategy (vision, mission, values), organization structure, team effectiveness and culture that create speed and efficiency and support rapidly shifting business demands.
  • Guide leaders and employees regarding Company policies, values, HR programs (benefits, pay and salary) administration and interpretation to ensure policies and procedures are handled consistently and in a timely manner.
  • Resolve employee relations issues and complete investigations in a timely manner.
  • Develop thoughtful, integrated approaches to promote diversity and inclusion in talent attraction, development and retention.
Note: This description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.
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Why Join Us
Consider some additional reasons to join us.
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Healthy products, healthy values
"Giving people the freedom to eat healthier" has a deeper meaning for us. We believe in responsible business practices that benefit our associates, consumers and communities. Every consumer should have access to fresh, healthy and convenient choices and every one of our products is made with responsibly-sourced ingredients, by individuals who are treated ethically and with respect every day.

Be The Difference
The Bonduelle Fresh Americas Difference is our identity. It defines the value we create that fuels our growth in order to be the most innovative fresh food company. It also defines the culture we create that enables our success and gives us the freedom to invest in our people, our business, and ultimately our consumers. The values defined in The Difference support our ability to give our Associates the freedom to drive results, learn and have fun. 

Corporate responsibility
We are passionate about promoting sustainable agriculture, reducing our environmental impact, encouraging all employees to drive a culture of corporate social responsibility (CSR), feeding people well and feeding them sustainably, and promoting the well-being of our employees and communities. See the video for more information.

Rewarding environment
Our culture values teamwork and collaboration, and we are proactive about maintaining an atmosphere that is positive and motivating. We encourage and reward engagement, such as identifying potential safety or quality issues.

Excellent compensation
In addition to competitive compensation, we offer healthcare benefits to all associates after 30 days of employment, a 401(k) plan after 60 days, a tuition reimbursement program, and more.
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Road to Success
Effective partnering, communication, professional presentation and the ability to thrive in a demanding role will be key to success.
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We'll look for you to hit the ground running as you join us to help manage the day-to-day demands and drive long-term cultural change. You'll have the advantage of being in a plant with a strong and stable management team and low turnover, but strong leadership and strength in both employee relations and employee engagement will be essential. In addition, to be an outstanding Human Resources Business Partner, you will:​
  • Drive positive employee relations, setting the tone by example; foster mutual respect and positive relationships with co-workers; demonstrate listening skills and ensure the physical safety of yourself and others
  • Set and manage expectations, and effectively drive change
  • Own your role and responsibilities, meeting demands with integrity, fairness and openness
  • Demonstrate excellence and deliver quality results by taking initiative, acting with a sense of urgency and being flexible to meet the needs of the business
  • Promote common sense and encourage a fun and friendly environment
  • Manage multiple tasks and priorities effectively and timely
  • Bring a strong work ethic and pride in your work
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Bonduelle Fresh Americas is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.