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Senior Human Resources Business Partner (20121843)

Company: Del Monte Fresh Produce Inc
Location: Gonzales
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Purpose of Position

Reporting to the Senior Director- Human Resources, North America and dotted line to the Vice President-Operations, this Human Resources leader will be responsible for providing leadership to a team of HR professionals and support to all 3 facilities (Gonzalez, Hansen shipping, F&S, Fresh Leaf Farms, Cal-fresh). The Senior Human Resources Business Partner partners and collaborates to provide strategic HR leadership to the Mann Packing Enterprise compromised of 5 facilities. The goal is to work as a partner with leadership, key management, and all other stakeholders.


  • Key responsibilities include workforce planning and retention, change management, training, employee relations, and labor relations support.
  • Represents the Company in Union-related activities including negotiations, grievance resolution, arbitrations, etc.
  • In conjunction with the VP-Operations and Safety Manager, ensures Safety is the number one priority
  • Fosters a positive, and healthy relationship with the Union
  • Oversees and manages the contingent labor vendor strategy, relationships, mark up rates, and quality of employees
  • Drives engagement among the leadership team to ensure a top to bottom approach
  • Assists leadership in creating a positive environment, where employees feel valued and appreciated
  • Creates and fosters external facing partnerships with local companies, vendors and universities.
  • Administers benefits programs such as medical, dental, 401k, life insurance, vacation and EAP.
  • Takes ownership of the department's Human Capital Management (HCM) and Time Keeping systems
  • Partners with the HR, Finance, and the Corporate office on Sarbanes Oxley compliance requirements
  • Maintains records for employee transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, terminations, and employee statistics for government reporting.
  • Leads process improvement efforts and the implementation of technology (ESS) with a goal to improve efficiency and service levels to our internal customers
  • Interviews candidates to fill vacant positions at Manager level & above
  • Plans and conducts new employee onboarding
  • Coordinates and leads employee training, both mandatory and developmental
  • Partners with the Senior HR Director and VP-Operations to arrive at appropriate resolution of employee relations issues
  • Executes and Administers performance review program (PMR) to ensure effectiveness, compliance, and equity within the organization
  • Collaborates with respective partners on investigations of employee complaints, legal cases, accidents, etc.
  • Ensures Company programs and policies are compliant with Federal and State regulatory agencies
  • Responsible for the annual HR Budget
  • Works to diffuse situations, but when necessary conducts all exits in partnership with the hiring manager
  • Represents organization at employee-related hearings and investigations

Minimum Requirements

  • BA or BS in Human Resources or relevant field
  • 5-8 years of HR Manufacturing experience inclusive of a Union
  • 5+ years experience in a manufacturing/food processing environment
  • Strong knowledge and experience in Sarbanes Oxley compliance i.e. with a publicly traded company
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office Suite applications
  • Demonstrated experience working in a fast-paced environment (produce)
  • Must be agile, flexible, and solution orientated
  • Bilingual in Spanish is preferred
  • Must be able to work nights & weekends on occasion
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Keywords: Del Monte Fresh Produce Inc, Salinas , Senior Human Resources Business Partner (20121843), Other , Gonzales, California

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