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HR Business Partner

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Date: Dec 5, 2021

Location: Florence Township, NJ, US, NJ 08554

Company: Bonduelle


What if your job had a real impact? 

By joining Bonduelle, the world leader in ready-to-use plant-based food, you are deciding to make a positive and sustainable impact on yourself, others and the planet. You will play an active part in our mission: "inspire the transition toward a plant-based diet to contribute to people's well being and planet health". Bonduelle is a family-run company of 14,600 people which provides over 100 countries with vegetables. 

Well established in the United States, our business unit includes 4 production facilities with more than 3,200 associates. We process fresh vegetables, salads and meal solutions with our own brands: Ready Pac Foods®, Bistro®, Ready Snax®, Cool Cuts® and Bonduelle Fresh Picked™. Join us at Bonduelle to start an adventure where people come first and contribute to a better future through plant-based food!


Position Summary:

The Human Resources Business Partner provides HR support to the plant management team and hourly employees in a fast paced manufacturing environment. The HRBP is responsible for developing and leading projects that accelerate key business KPI’s and strategies in addition to supporting the assigned employee workforce and ensuring consistent employee relations policies, practices and processes.  This role requires an understanding of manufacturing best practices in order to ensure HR business partnership to drive a performance culture through: crewing practices and staffing, work schedule optimization, hourly on-boarding and skills training, compensation structures and hourly career pathing, workforce planning and recruiting strategies, frontline leadership development, employee communications and engagement, process improvement or TPM, and labor awareness.


What you will Do:

  • Oversee without direct supervision the day to day operations of the HR team and manage escalated and complex employee relations issues across the scope of the employment life cycle, while balancing business needs with employee advocacy.  

  • Partner with the leadership team, supervisors and other staff to identify, strategize and implement improvements in all processes and procedures across the plant.  Develop and implement cross-functional projects in line with core company and plant objectives.

  • Evaluate and identify learning and training opportunities for leadership and frontline associates; develop training plans and implement training sessions to address gaps or for continuing/ongoing development to meet business needs.

  • Directly oversee the Frontline Trainers and Frontline Onboarding Program to ensure effective orientation, retention and employee engagement from Day One.

  • Develop frontline communication approaches and strategies in partnership with frontline leadership to ensure positive and proactive communications to hourly workforce.  Support all employee engagement and recognition programs.

  • Manage recruitment process for office staff positions.

  • Support HR KPI deliverables through reporting and data analytics.


What you will Need:

  • Minimum of 4 years of progressive HR experience required; in a manufacturing or distribution center environment is strongly preferred.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or additional relevant work experience is required; Master’s degree in Human Resources or Business Administration preferred.

  • Bi- or multi-lingual speakers strongly desired.


Related Success Metrics:

  • Reduced Turnover and improved employee engagement

  • TCIR (Safety)


Desired Traits:

  • Excellence- ability to deliver consistent quality results through sense of urgency and taking initiative, while also demonstrating flexibility to meet business needs.

  • People-minded- ability to foster mutual respect and positive relationships with co-workers, demonstrates listening skills and ensures physical safety of self and others.

  • Integrity- honors commitments, acts honestly and with accountability.

  • Fairness- ensures objectivity and sets a good example for others, contributes to sense of community within the HR department and with relative stakeholders.

  • Trust and Openness- can delegate and contribute to team spirit while allowing others to try new things; promotes “One Team” mentality across the organization.

  • Simplicity- promotes common sense, encourages a fun and friendly environment.

Bonduelle Fresh Americas is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe in hiring individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to create a workforce that truly reflects our communities. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to veterans and individuals with disabilities or special needs during the application process and employment. If you need assistance, please contact us at (626) 856-8686 or bfa-info@bonduelle.com.