Human Resources Broadway, Virginia Marshville, North Carolina Sumter, South Carolina Douglas, Georgia


Position at Pilgrim's

AREA HR DIRECTOR – Commercial East Business Unit



The Business Unit HR Directors will be based out of a home manufacturing facility within their business unit.  They will also be responsible for the HR generalist needs and results of the plants within their business unit.  The BU HR Director will work closely with the Head of Operations and Complex Manager’s as well as their Complex HR Manager’s and operations team’s for their area facilities.  Estimated travel will be approximately forty to fifty percent (40%-50%).  ****The person can be located in Douglas, GA, Broadway, VA, Sumter, SC or Marshville, NC.



  • Communicate, coordinate and execute PPC strategies and business unit initiatives for their BU facilities;
  • Through the Complex HR Managers in their BU, oversee and insure the communication, coordination and execution of PPC strategies and business unit initiatives;
  • Provide counsel to BU facilities HR and Operations management on complex employee relations, policy, compliance, and legal issues;
  • Provide focus, accountability and drive ownership for key performance indicators (overall performance management);
  • Oversee the development of the overall talent within the BU facilities (skills and people gaps).

Performance Indicators:

  • Retention (production/maintenance and management);
  • Meet standard crewing goals;
  • Execution of attendance policy to meet absenteeism goals;
  • No regulatory agency negative findings;
  • In non-union facilities, maintain union free status;
  • Talent Management
    • Completion of designated training modules;
    • Maximizing the fulfillment of all designated feeder programs (Interns, Trainees, QA, Lead, etc.);
    • Identification and execution of succession planning;
  • Activity and impact of community relations initiatives.


  • 7 to 10 years experience in HR management required
  • Bachelor’s preferred but not required
  • Multi-site responsibility preferred
  • Broad knowledge of federal and state employment laws
  • General knowledge of benefits and compensation administration
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good organizational and problem solving skills
  • Excellent technical skills (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and HR-SAP)