Human Resources Souderton, Pennsylvania


Position at JBS USA Food Company

About JBS

JBS began in 1953 as a small, family-owned company in Brazil. We have continued to steadily grow and are now the largest animal protein processor in the world. Though our business has grown, our family values remain our foundation. We seek to hire dedicated individuals who are committed to learning and share our desire to be the best. At JBS, our team members are our most important asset and feeding the world is our greatest goal. The Souderton operation is a two-shift, beef-processing facility located in eastern Pennsylvania. JBS employs a total of 1,500 team members.

Souderton has the capacity to process more than 520,000 cattle per year and currently exports to 20 different countries around the world!

Human Resources Director

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, Health Services, and Compliance.  Duties include assuring compliance with such agencies as; USCIS, NLRB, OSHA, EEOC, OFCCP, as well as related internal policies, practices and Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Manage and direct the human resource activities and strategies through local HR staff.


Principle Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support for operations management and HR staff
  • Oversee and direct all administrative activities, e.g., record keeping, policy administration/compliance, etc.
  • Oversee the recruiting and staffing functions.
  • Oversee health services and direct involvement in safety, health, ergonomics, and Workers’ Compensation.
  • Oversee and direct plant payroll functions.
  • Oversight of community relations programs as well as diversity outreach programs.
  • Oversee and direct the career development and training activities for all employees of the facility.
  • 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.
  • Direct the facilities EEO and AAP activities.
  • Under the guidelines issued by the corporate offices administer compensation, benefits, human resource development (HDR), training, and performance management programs.
  • Provide counsel to managers that will promote employee relations.
  • 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.

Working Conditions:

  • 50 to 55 hours per week
  • Office setting 95%
  • Overnight travel 5%


Education: Undergraduate degree preferred, Master’s degree and PHR/SPHR certification optional


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


Supervision of Personnel:

Manages:  HR Manager/Supervisor, Employment Manager, Training Managers, Health Services Manager, Payroll, and HR Coordinators.

Reports to: Head of Human Resources – Regional Beef