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Perdue Farms, Inc. HR Complex Manager in Bridgewater, Virginia

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


We are recruiting for a seasoned HR professional to lead our Bridgewater Facility as the Complex HR Manager. Their responsibilities include staffing, safety, associate relations and employment data process functions in order to provide the service required by the customer. This individual ensures that the processes used comply with Company policy and procedure, and meets all compliance requirements (AAP, EEOC, DHS, DOL, OSHA, etc.).

Relocation packages are available for eligible candidates.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Develops, implements, and audits an effective recruiting / selection plan to attract exempt and non-exempt talent to ensure facilities are adequately staffed.

  2. Develops, implements, and audits processes (with metrics) to reduce turnover.

  3. Ensures compliance in AAP, EEOC, DOL, DHS, OSHA, and all other federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations.

  4. Responsible for strategic Human Resources planning and goal setting, Develops and updates an annual HR business plan, which supports the initiatives of field operations.

  5. Ensures HR staff is fully trained in job responsibilities and develop an audit process to insure consistency in product quality.

  6. Develops and implements new ideas and concepts to move HR and the business forward.

Minimum Education and Experience

Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or related discipline or equivalent work experience, and 5 plus years of relevant experience.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Previous knowledge and proven success supervising such functions as: AAP, OSHA, EEOC, DHS, DOL, exempt and non-exempt staffing.

  • Proven success in supervision of HR associates which leads to innovation, accuracy, effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Previous experience with HRIS, proven track record in developing methods to reduce turnover, expertise in developing and maintain recognition programs.

  • Skills and abilities to train, coach and mentor supervision in effective methods in directing the workforce.

  • Proven ability to supervise the Safety function and control worker compensation costs, TRIR, LTR.

  • Ability to think ahead and plan over a 1 to 3 year time span. Must be able to multi-task, to organize multiple protocols and projects and complete on schedule.

  • Strong problem solving skills; able to analyze and resolve problems at both a strategic and functional level. Possesses knowledge of and ability to provide strong customer orientation.

  • Ability to communicate to all levels of the organization and a commitment to excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Must also possess knowledge of and a commitment to team performance, effective coaching demonstrated skills of a strong team player.

  • Ability to travel to other facilities and plants for meetings and/or Company business.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Position is mostly sedentary but may require occasional moving to other offices or buildings. May need to move light equipment or supplies from one place to another. May need to access files, supplies and equipment.

When in a plant environment: Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces.

May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity. May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db. to 110 db.

May be exposed to all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility.

Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company. May need to climb ladders.

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.