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Sr. Human Resources Representative

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Date: Jul 2, 2022

Location: Swedesboro, NJ, US, NJ 08085

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!

 

The Sr. Human Resources Representative will provide operational and administrative support to the Human Resources team, Operations team and hourly employees in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

 

•    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.  
•    Leads on national projects and ensures proper execution of projects across the plant.
•    Manages mid-level ER investigations and partners with HRBP and/or HR Manager to determine corrective disciplinary actions.
•    Leads frontline recruiting efforts, including external hiring, temp conversion, onboarding and orientation
•    Coach, train and mentor new hire HR Reps, skills, developmental needs, provides feedback.
•    Expert knowledge of HR policies and procedures and ensure HR Representatives are aligned. Evaluate and lead/implement changes within policies, procedures and programs
•    Partners with Team Leads on investigations and provides recommendation to HR Manager for corrective action.
•    Oversees and acts items from round table meetings.
•    Leads and conducts monthly HR Representative meetings across all plants.
 

Key Deliverables 

•    Lead special projects working closely with HRBP and acts as Lead Partner to HRBP
•    Lead I-9 and attendance program audits on a monthly and quarterly basis.
•    Build and maintain relationships with other Sr. HR Reps in other plants and lead HR projects
•    Lead and drive all KPI/Reports on a weekly and Monthly basis including Headcount, Turnover, Demographics and any other critical HR data.
•    Key Lead for External Audit Document Control and help lead 3rd party audits on a needed basis
•    Attend webinars, seminars, and other training to stay up to date on laws and best practices and share knowledge with fellow HR Representatives on a quarterly basis.
•    Provide support and guidance to HR Representatives, Supervisors and Managers
•    Provide back-up coverage for HRBP position
•    Identify and recommend appropriate interventions and/or other corrective actions needed

 

Qualifications
•    Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources or additional relevant work experience is required.
•    3-5 years of progressive HR experience in a HR department with strong focus on recruiting and employee relations
•    Previous experience in manufacturing or distribution centre environment is strongly preferred
•    Knowledge of legal compliance requirements 
•    Working knowledge of HRIS systems 
•    Bi-lingual English/Spanish speakers preferred
•    Ability to establish credibility as a trusted advisor.
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills.
•    Presentation and facilitation skills.
•    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
•    Excellent computer skills including Google Suite and MS office suite.
•    Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and competing demands.
•    Ability to work well in a team environment and collaborate up and down the organization
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Desired Qualifications
•    Ability to think strategically and translate concepts into actionable items.
•    Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills with a proven ability to influence decision making.
•    Courage to make tough decisions and deliver difficult messages with professionalism and poise.
•    Demonstrated ability to work in and manage ambiguity – dealing with issues that do not always have a process or a system in place. 
•    Ability to position self as credible; proactive; and a trusted thought-partner.

Demonstrated experience and ability to balance business partnering skills with employee advocacy. 

•    Maintains a high level of professionalism on confidentiality of employee and/or company information.
•    Ability to effectively manage multiple projects with overlapping tasks.
•    Ability to understand the business operations from both a strategic and tactical perspective, develop solutions and implement action plans.
•    Manufacturing/retail experience preferred.
•    Experience supporting front-line, field-based client groups is required; Practicing HR in a manufacturing or distribution centre environment is preferred.
•    Proactively reviews benefit/compensation programs and policies, looking for opportunities to create new or improve established programs from a multi-site nationwide perspective.
•    Ability to work well in a team environment and collaborate up and down the organization.
•    A proven track record of results with a bias for action
•    A passion for learning and a craving to work in a fun culture.
•    Strong MS Office Skills—particularly Excel
•    Must ensure activities follow all state and federal employment laws and regulations (e.g., FMLA, ADA, EEO and FLSA
 

 

 

 

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.