Human Resources Manager

Published April 17th, 2024

Our team members receive industry-competitive salaries and are eligible for great benefits packages:


  • Competitive Pay: $110,000 to $118,600 annually
  • $5,000 Sign-On-Bonus!
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance, Retirement Benefits and More

In addition, we offer opportunities for career growth, professional development, and tuition assistance


The Human Resources team is searching for ambitious personnel to join their everyday mission to discover, hire, and retain great talent. These personnel are the conduit for positive employee relations, performance management, and focal point for benefits/compensation. 


This position manages, directs and coordinates the Human Resource policies and programs covering several of the following: labor 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; has knowledge of EEO laws and general human resources concepts.


The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.


Core Responsibilities

  • Mitigates legal risks in the application of policies and the administration of any applicable collective bargaining agreements.

  • Leads and mentors others to ensure consistent application of all such rules and policies.

  • Develops and implements innovative solutions to personnel and/or labor relations issues affecting the plant.

  • Effectively communicates and demonstrates Smithfield’s ROI guiding principles (Responsibility, Operational Excellence and Innovation).

  • Partners with key stakeholders and performs analysis; prepares statistical reports, presentations, and communications to develop and present solutions for strategic local initiatives, including staffing and turnover.

  • Maintains an understanding of business unit objectives and costing, partnering with departmental stakeholders to drive results through our people. Actively looks for opportunities to increase business acumen to better support the business unit.

  • Provides guidance on facility workforce planning and succession planning.

  • Manage, develop, and collaborate with leaders identifying talent within hourly and salary staffing process.

  • Maintains the development and ongoing execution of the location’s Affirmative Action Plan, DE&I initiatives, and maintains a positive employee relations environment.

  • Collaborates with people leaders and employees developing trust and rapport to improve working relationships and employee experience, while increasing productivity and retention

  • Change agent to support MIQ, local and corporate initiatives.

  • Consults with people leaders, providing guidance when appropriate. Actively listens and provides constructive feedback, recognition, and gratitude.

  • Subject Matter Expert in a variety of HR related programs providing necessary resources to empower employees with the knowledge and materials needed 

  • Serves as a visible business partner, regularly participating in stakeholder meetings. Visits the production floor to engage employees at all levels, relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people.

  • Partners with Centers of Excellence and other HR departments, effectively translating communication from the organization into practice at the functional level.

  • Ensures administrative, management, and hourly production employee retention at the location is maintained at an acceptable level. Uses knowledge, experience, data, and continuous interpretation of facility dynamics to help understand and determine the training and educational needs of employees at the facility.

  • Maintains oversight and responsibility for all HR related compliance audits including SMETA/SWA, and internal and external HR related audits.

  • Utilize data to influence business decisions.

  • Influence and drive positive people experience through development/career pathing.

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