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Smithfield Foods Senior Human Resources Manager in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Senior Human Resources ManagerID2020-15599Job LocationsUS-SD-Sioux FallsCategoryHuman ResourcesTypeFull-TimeFLSA StatusExemptShift1st ShiftJob LocationsUS-SD-Sioux FallsYour OpportunityHeadquartered in Smithfield, Va., since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 40,000 U.S. employees are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly." and have made us one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including many industry firsts, such as our ambitious commitment to cut our carbon impact by 25 percent by 2025. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our neighbors in need. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield, Eckrich, and Nathan's Famous, among many others. For more information, visit , and connect with us on , , , and .This position manages, directs and coordinates the human resource policies and programs covering several of the following: labor relations, employee relations, wage and salary administration, orientation and training, safety and health, benefits and employee services. This position also manages the recruitment, development and retention of employees; EEO laws and general human resources concepts. The Senior HR Manager must take an active role in the community to develop partnership with critical resources and leaders who can provide support to the facility.Core ResponsibilitiesImplement and manage on-going policies, programs, and procedures to foster understanding of and improvement in management, supervisory or employee relations.Manage situations involving policy or contract interpretation. Lead and mentor others to ensure consistent application of all work rules and policies. Develop and implement innovative solutions to personnel and/or labor/employee relations issues affecting the plant to mitigate any legal or compliance-related risks. Proactively build a relationship with local union leadership and drive the labor relations strategy at the facility.Maintain a positive labor/employee relations environment at the plant by counseling managers and employees on human resource policies and rules, identifying and resolving problems or recommending courses of action.Supervise human resource staff directly or through supervisors; plan, assign and review assignments; counsel staff; evaluate job performance and approve or recommend actions. Actively oversee the skill development of the team and work to build ongoing bench strength.Ensure administrative, management and production employee retention at the plant is maintained at an acceptable level. Use knowledge, experience, and continuous interpretation of plant dynamics to help understand and determine the training and educational needs of the production employees and salaried staff. Oversee effective implementation of performance management, talent management, succession planning and other corporate HRIS/Talent programs effectively.Manage all new employee recruitment, orientation, and training, either through primary function or through performance of subordinates.Manage the development and ongoing execution of the plant's Affirmation Action plan to achieve AAP goals during entire employment process for all plant employees (recruitment, promotions, transition processes)Perform analysis and prepare statistical reports, narrative reports and communications for use in formulating goals and objectives.Manage employee benefit enrollments, questions, or inquiries.Fosters positive community relations through proactive outreach and partnerships with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list