Human Resources Beardstown, Illinois


Position at JBS USA Food Company

Purpose & Scope:

Responsible for the management and oversight of multiple Human Resource functions including, but not limited to: Employee and Labor Relations, Payroll, Employment, Training and Development, Safety and Health, and Compliance.  Duties include assuring compliance with such agencies as; USCIS, NLRB, OSHA, EEOC, OFCCP, and related internal policies, practices, and Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Manage and direct the human resource activities and strategies through local HR staff


  • 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 playbook, action plans, and 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 corporate offices' guidelines, 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.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Undergraduate degree preferred, Master's degree PHR/SPHR certification optional


  • 5-10 years in HR-progressive HR generalist experience within the 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.