Director of Human Resources - Manufacturing

Our client, a large food manufacturing organization, is seeking a Director of Human Resources - Manufacturing to join their team. As a strategic leader, this role is pivotal in directing the main responsibilities of the Human Resource (HR) department, ensuring alignment with business objectives and fostering a positive work environment.


  • Serve as the HR business partner to the manufacturing site leader and provide support to all peopleleaders.
  • Partner to create a strategic plant business plan and provide strategic HR guidance to plant managers and senior leadership.
  • Lead and develop site HR team members, ensuring milestones/goals are met within approved budgets.
  • Provide support and guidance to the plant leadership team, advising on organizational policy matters and recommending necessary changes.
  • Analyze statistical data and reports to identify personnel problems and develop recommendations for improvement of plant policies and practices.
  • Build, deploy, and execute strategic talent initiatives in partnership with business stakeholders.
  • Drive succession planning and talent management initiatives, identifying high-impact roles and developing incumbents and successors.


  • Bachelor's degree in HR or similar field preferred, or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum 8 years of prior HR experience, with at least 5 years in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft OAice tools.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, focus, and execute tasks eAectively.
  • Strong influencing and critical thinking skills.
  • Resourcefulness, organizational savvy, and ability to drive results.

Supervisory Responsibility:

This position oversees six direct reports, including HR Generalists, HR Coordinators, and a Training Manager.


  • Strategic Mindset
  • Decision Quality
  • Effective Communication
  • Drives Engagement
  • Values DiAerence
  • Plans and Aligns
  • Instills Trust
  • Drives Results
  • Manages Ambiguity
  • Courage

Working Conditions/Environment:

Works in a manufacturing and warehousing environment, with periodic travel to various plants required.