Manager, HR - Manufacturing

HJ Heinz   •  

Columbia, MO

Industry: Food & Beverages


5 - 7 years

Posted 154 days ago

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Job Description

Our Company 
The Kraft Heinz Company is revolutionizing the food industry – we will be the most profitable food company powered by the most talented people with unwavering commitment to our communities, leading brands and highest product quality in every category in which we compete. As a global food and beverage powerhouse, Kraft Heinz represents over $29 billion in revenue and is the 3rd largest food and beverage company in North America and 5th largest in the world. At Kraft Heinz, to be the BEST food company, growing a BETTER world is more than a dream – it is our GLOBAL VISION. To be the best, we want the best – best brands, best practices and, most importantly, the best people. 

Owners Only! 
This is a role for someone who craves a global challenge balanced by the desire to be accountable for delivering against the model in the largest business unit for Kraft Heinz. It is both a strategic and a tactical position. Those that do not want to get their hands dirty or build out a function against a blank slate without buying pre-packaged solutions should not apply.

The Plant Human Resources Business Partner provides both tactical and strategic Human Resource (HR) generalist leadership for the Plant. In this role, you will utilize experience or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and have the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals and partner/participate in Heinz wide HR projects. 

The Human Resources Business Partner will demonstrate leadership in communicating business goals, programs, and processes for the plant. 

  • Provide advice and counsel to management and employees to ensure consistent application and integration of policies, procedures, and practices. Investigate and advice regarding internal and external employee relations and concerns working with corporate team on responses. 
  • Partner with client and lead on human resource processes, including the following: workforce planning, annual reviews (performance/succession planning), compensation administration, organizationalchange/effectiveness, implementation of process improvement (Six Sigma / Lean/Heinz Global Production System (HGPS)), including leading change initiatives, planning, and facilitation; staffing and pipeline development 
  • Responsible for ensuring that appropriate training opportunities are provided to employees to further personal, career, and organizational development
  • Leads and develops the plant HR staff.
  • Work with leaders and employees to establish and maintain a positive work environment driving employee engagement, which encourages the full use of diverse talents and abilities; act as an employee advocate; help drive various corporate and division business initiatives including development and execution of a communication rhythm to ensure that effective two-way communication takes place
  • Works with corporate compliance and law department to ensure regulatory compliance in all aspects of HR including ensuring that the affirmative action program is kept current and that all employees at the Plant location adhere to guidelines of this program.
  • Ensure compensation packages are competitive with the local area. Work with corporate compensation to recommend and implement benefits/compensation programs, which respond to the changing work force and provide a competitive advantage.
  • Be a champion for employee wellness initiatives and drive through activities, education and awareness.
  • Participate in the QRMP yearly audit and assist in the development of procedures and corrective actions.
  • Accountable for the QRMP (Quality Risk Management Process) system and operational standards as outlined in the plant accountability list in order to achieve targeted RCR.
  • Responsible for managing the HR departmental budget
  • Works to provide a proactive approach to maintaining current union free status or Works to provide a proactive approach to maintaining constructive relationships with the union including management of all contractual issues (grievances, arbitrations etc) and negotiations process
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college or Master’s degree in Human Resources or business administration from an accredited university or college (MHR, MLHR, MILR, MBA) strongly preferred;
  • Minimum of 5 years progressive Human Resources Generalist experience required; minimum of 2 years prior management experience strongly preferred.
  • PHR and/or SPHR certification a plus.
  • Ability to balance role as employee advocate and business partner while maintaining neutrality and credibility with the organization.
  • Experience developing and driving creative programs to attract and engage employees
  • Possess accurate and updated knowledge of Federal and State laws applicable to wages, hours, working conditions, safety, labor relations, etc. to ensure compliance with state and federal legal requirements.


  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong business and financial acumen
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, planning, presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Strong and inclusive communication skills at all levels of the organization
  • Effective program and change management skills