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Position at Swift Prepared Foods

Job Title: Operations HR Director


Our Company, Your Opportunity:           

Nearly 150 years ago, Gustavus Swift founded Swift & Company. He was a true pioneer whose passion and innovative spirit transformed the meat industry. This commitment to transformation mirrors that of Swift Prepared Foods today. Swift Prepared Foods (formerly Plumrose USA) is the prepared foods arm of JBS USA, one of the world’s largest meat companies. This is a unique opportunity to be in a start-up environment, with the backing of a Global CPG Powerhouse. This is a role for someone who is looking for an entrepreneurial challenge in a company with aspirations to be leaders within the CPG world. The position will have both strategic and tactical elements and the person may wear different hats. This is an opportunity for people who want to think Big, dream Big and work to make Big ideas a reality.


Our Mission:

To be THE BEST in all we do. We are completely focused on our business, ensuring the BEST products and services to our customers, a relationship of trust with our suppliers and profitability for our shareholders. All this, we do to provide an opportunity for a better future for all of our TEAM MEMBERS.


Our Values:



Scope Of Position:

The HRD will be based out of a Swift Prepared Foods Manufacturing location or the Swift Chicago corporate office (West Loop.) The role will be responsible for HR Operations and support for seven manufacturing facilities and two distribution centers and have seven (7) dotted line reports to include the HR Leads for each facility.  The HRD will work closely with the Head of Operations, Head of HR and Field HR Managers/ Supervisors and Plant Managers. Additionally, they will collaborate with Operations teams in the field as well as Corporate Executives. 



Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned:

                          Communicate, coordinate and execute Swift Prepared Foods strategies and business unit tactical initiatives

                          Provide counsel to home and area facilities HR and Operations management on complex employee relations, policy, compliance, and legal issues

                          Provide focus and accountability and drive ownership for key performance indicators (overall performance management) primarily focusing on improving turnover and absenteeism

                          Support locations by taking on special projects that will improve results

                          Ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of community relations across the business

                          Execute corporate investigations

                          Serve as HR Corporate support when needed

                          Serve as Organizational Development lead for Swift Prepared Foods

Performance Indicators:

                          Retention (production/maintenance and management)


                          No regulatory agency negative findings

                          In non-union facilities, maintain union free status

                          Successful 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

                          Identification and execution of organizational development initiatives

                          Activity and impact of community relations initiatives


                          Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field preferred

                          7 to 10 years of experience in HR management or supervision preferred

                          Multi-site responsibility preferred

                          Broad knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, safety, and training and development

                          Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

                          Good organizational and problem solving skills

                          Demonstrated ability to lead and develop Human Resources staff members

                          Excellent technical skills (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and HR-SAP)

Work Environment:

  • Food manufacturing environment
  • Travel Required 50% - 75%



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We offer a full range of benefits including health care, life insurance, and a 401 (K) plan.

Swift Prepared Foods is an equal opportunity employer.