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HR Business Partner

Requisition ID 25705
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Human Resources 
Recruiter #LI-JF1
Posting Type LI

Kerry is a global leader in taste & nutrition. Our manufacturing facilities produce and supply the world with over 15,000 different food, beverage, and pharmaceutical products throughout the world. With a commitment toward sustainability and reputation for innovation, a career with Kerry offers you the chance to change the way the world sees food and nutrition. A career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

About Kerry

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

Where you'll work:


Our Evansville, Indiana location produces coatings, primarily batters and crumb blends within our meat division for Kerry customers and brands. Are you looking to build a career in manufacturing with a team you can have some fun with? With our engagement program, volunteer days and energetic culture, we might be the team for you. 

What you'll do:

The HR Business Partner is responsible for HR activities across our Evansville, Indiana and other manufacturing sites and/or within a significant business segment. This position will serve as a strategic business partner to the Directors and/or Site Operations Leaders.  The HR Business Partner will lead all HR initiatives with a focus on staffing strategy, retention, employee relations, recruitment, onboarding, performance and talent management, coaching and counseling, partnering on training strategies.  This position will develop & execute the people strategy and demonstrate strong change agent abilities. The HR Business Partner will have direct influence in the sites they support. 

Strategy Development: Partner with peers in HR and Operations Leadership to drive consistent application of Kerry’s policies and practices across all locations. Identify potential gaps and develop recommendations and strategies to minimize risk across assigned business areas. Partner with Business, Operations and HR leadership to drive standard practices and programs across the organization. Participate in large scale projects across responsible business units and functions. Use high level of accountability and initiative to address complex business challenges. 

Influencing and Coaching: Form solid working relationships, based on thorough knowledge of the assigned business and sites to enable sound judgement and development of the people plan related to business decisions. Partner with Client Leaders to assess and implement an optimal organizational design to support business growth. Coach leaders on appropriate and proactive management techniques and make timely and informed decisions on when to escalate issues. Champion the development of the Strategic Site plan and the people aspects of this plan ensuring year on year step change activities. Act as a senior leader of the site teams to drive group cohesiveness, project deliverables and HR KPI’s. Lead and Develop HR Resources within the plants to enable growth and career opportunities. 

Recruiting: Partner with Site/Client Leader to develop workforce plan and recruitment strategies to include proactive recruitment on hard to fill or known upcoming vacancies. Identify and apply multiple recruiting strategies to ensure timely and appropriate response to fill open positions. Minimize time to fill open requisitions while improving the fit of new hires. Develop retention strategies to ensure a positive team member experience.  

HR Programs: Analyze, interpret, develop, and implement HR policies, programs, and procedures as appropriate. Provides objective and timely feedback when new programs/changes to existing programs are introduced. Participate in and/or lead projects as assigned. Champion Talent Management process at the site and partner with managers to develop and update development plans for employees. Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements: EEOC/AA, ADAA, FMLA and other leaves as well as any state specific requirements. 

What you'll need to be successful:


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Human Resources, Business or related field. 
  • 5-7 years experience in a generalist human resources function. 
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment is highly preferred.
  • SPHR Certification or the SHRM equivalent preferred
  • Previous experience in a unionized environment is preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience supporting senior level leadership with workforce analysis to include structure, recruitment, compensation, projects etc.
  • Easy to approach with the ability to engage employees and be a strong employee advocate while maintaining company values
  • Ability to travel as required to multiple manufacturing locations.

1515 Park St, Evansville, IN 47710 #foodmanufacturing #foodproduction #foodandbeverage

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .

Nearest Major Market: Evansville

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