Job Information


Position Title: Human Resource Director

Department: Human Resources

Location: Plainwell, Michigan

Salary Class: Exempt

Title of Supervisor: Regional Beef Head of HR

Reports to: Head of Human Resources – Regional Beef

Purpose & Scope: Responsible for the management and oversight of multiple HR functions including general HR, Labor Relations, Payroll, Safety and Health activities for Plant Locations. Duties include assuring compliance with such agencies as; USCIS, NLRB, OSHA, EEOC, OFCCP, as well as related internal policies, practices and contractual labor agreements. Manage and direct the human resource activities and strategies through local HR staff.

Principle Responsibilities: List and describe (in order of importance) the specific tasks, assignments, level of discretionary authority and/or functions performed.

Provide technical support for operations management and HR staff

  • Assess, understand, and focus on human resources details/data (e.g., staffing, application flow, turnover, Workers’ Compensation, safety, etc.) and develop/implement action plans/best practices to positively impact.

  • Use Process Mapping and Continuous Improvement practices to better understand a process and eliminate waste/bottlenecks

  • Represents plant management concerning Labor Relations, EEOC, and legal litigation activity

  • Establishes and maintains employee relations

  • Establishes and maintains labor relations

  • Oversight of community relations programs as well as diversity outreach programs

  • Oversee the recruiting and staffing functions

  • Direct the facilities EEO and AAP activities

  • Under the guidelines issued by the corporate offices administer compensation, benefits, human resource development (HDR), training, and performance management programs

  • Oversee and direct all administrative activities, e.g., record keeping, policy compliance, etc.

  • Oversee and direct plant payroll functions.

  • Oversee health services and direct involvement in safety, health, ergonomics, and Workers’ Compensation.

  • Provide counsel to managers that will promote employee relations

  • Oversee and direct the career development and training activities for all employees of the facility

  • Acts as HR liaison with operating facilities and the corporate office

  • Be a strategic partner/alignment with General Manager and other upper management personnel in the facility.

Working Conditions:

  • 50 to 55 hours per week

  • Office setting 95%

  • Overnight travel 5%

Requirements: Describe necessary knowledge or skills, and type and amount of formal schooling, and work experience normally required to obtain these. Do not describe your own particular background.

Education: Undergraduate degree preferred, Master’s degree and PHR/SPHR certification optional


  • 5-10 years in HR-progressive HR generalist experience within food industry

  • Union and Non-Union Experience

  • Strong understanding of all HR related functions to include, but not limited to: Staffing and Retention Strategies, Labor Relations, Collective Bargaining Agreement/Company Policy interpretation and enforcement, Compliance (AAP, I-9, Payroll, Leaves of Absence, etc.), Workers’ Compensation, Case Management, Health Services, Team Member and Community Relations.

Special Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Computer knowledge

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to handle conflict

  • Uphold and Champion Company Values: Determination, Discipline, Ownership, Simplicity, Sincerity, Humility, and Availability.


Internal: Ongoing dialog and communication (coaching, counseling and mentoring) with managers and HR staff. Regular communication with Plant Operations Leadership (General Manager, Operations Managers, and Superintendents), along with frequent communication with Regional Beef Corporate Human Resources. Develop and assure appropriate implementation of policies, practices and procedures intended to meet administrative requirements and operational goals.

External: Initiates regular proactive communication to develop open relationships with business partners such as appropriate labor organization leaders, regional regulatory agencies and community/civic representatives.

Supervision of Personnel: List titles reporting directly through you and number of employees reporting through each

Manages: HR Supervisor, Employment Manager, Training Manager, Health Services Manager, Payroll Supervisor, and HR Coordinators.

Reports to: Head of Human Resources – Regional Beef


You must at the minimum, have first dose of the covid vaccine.

“The Company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug, alcohol, and background checks for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. It is a job expectation that all new employees have, at minimum, the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in advance of their first date of employment. If you need assistance in obtaining a vaccine, the Company can help schedule you with one of its healthcare partners following a conditional job offer, if one is made.”