Human Resources Business Partner

Apply now »

Date: Nov 17, 2023

Location: Swedesboro, NJ, US, NJ 08085

Company: Bonduelle

Position: Human Resources Business Partner

Department: HR

Reports To: HR Manager

Salary Type: Exempt/PIT

Location: Swedesboro, NJ


Groupe Bonduelle is a company that is making a positive impact

Groupe Bonduelle is the world leader in ready-to-use plant-based food. By joining our company you will have an opportunity to make a positive and sustainable impact on yourself, others and the planet. You will play an active part in our mission to inspire the transition toward a plant-based diet to contribute to people's well-being and planet health.


Groupe Bonduelle Fresh Americas is the U.S. business unit of France based Groupe Bonduelle (BON.PA). We are the first business unit of Groupe Bonduelle to become a Certified B Corporation. We operate four processing facilities throughout the U.S. and employ nearly 3,000 Associates who focus on producing and bringing to market fresh vegetable products, prepared salads and plant-based meal solutions.


Groupe Bonduelle is a 170 year old French family-owned company that has been at the forefront of plant based food innovations since 1853. Our ready-to-use plant-based food products are grown on 173,000 acres by our grower partners and marketed in nearly 100 countries. The company currently employees more than 12,000 Associates globally.


Join us at Bonduelle Fresh Americas for an opportunity to advance your career in a culture that places people first and makes contributing to a better future through plant-based food our top priority.

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 KPIs 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 the 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.
  • Bachelors or additional relevant work experience is required; Master's degree in Human Resources or Business Administration preferred.
  • Bi/multilingual speakers are strongly desired.

Related Success Metrics:

  • Reduced Turnover and improved employee engagement
  • TCIR (Safety)

Desired Traits:

  • Excellence- ability to deliver consistent quality results through a 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 a 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 does not require employees to be COVID-19 vaccinated and/or boostered at this time, but does require disclosure of vaccination status and supporting documents. Bonduelle Fresh Americas reserves the right to modify any internal policies, including safety policies, as needed and in compliance with all applicable laws.


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  

Apply now »