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Perdue Farms, Inc. Associate Relations Representative (Plant HR Generalist 3rd Shift) in Cromwell, Kentucky

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.

Summary

The Associate Relations Representative is responsible and accountable for administration of the Company approved new hire orientation program. Responsible for establishing a working relationship with managers, supervisors, and hourly production associates in the processing plant to foster an environment of cooperative progress. Effectively handles the resolution of conflict in the workplace, coaches, and counsels’ supervision on methods to improve absenteeism, turnover, and plant efficiencies. Facilitates and administers all benefit related articles.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensures newly hired associates receive an effective, timely, informative new hire orientation utilizing the company approved format and materials. Schedules, conducts, facilitates, audits, and identifies new methods to improve new hire orientation.

  • Provides coaching and counseling to supervisory personnel to improve the supervisors’ ability to effectively direct their workforce.

  • Assists with associate relations and management to quickly resolve issues in a fair and consistent manner, by providing guidance and recommendations relative to corrective actions including discipline and/or terminations.

  • Partners with hiring managers to support staffing of qualified candidates.

  • Processes Corporate Unemployment Claims.

  • Partners with HRMS and management to ensure promotions/transfers/terminations/salary increases, etc. are processed timely in SAP.

  • Provide weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual basis reports as required by management.

  • Effectively participates in the resolution of conflict in the workplace, coaches and counsels supervision on methods to improve absenteeism, turnover and plant efficiency. Ensures consistent policy application in the resolution of issues addressed. Provides training to supervisory personnel on policies and procedures.

  • Manages the Peer Review / Management Review process.

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in Human Resources, Business Administration, Labor Relations required.

Experience Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience as an HR generalist, preferable in a manufacturing environment.

  • 2+ years of experience with a company timekeeping system, i.e., Kronos.

  • Thorough knowledge of I-9 requirements, experience in handling ADA, EEOC, DOL, OFCCP.

  • Requires strong analytical skills, analyze and resolve problems at both a strategic and functional level.

  • Must have knowledge of and ability to provide strong customer orientation along with the ability to communicate to all levels of the organization and a commitment to excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Requires knowledge of and a commitment to team performance, and effective coaching.

  • Ability to work 3rd shift: Hours 12am - 9am, onsite.

Experience Preferred

  • SAP HCM experience is a plus.

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.

  • Work activity is in an office, open-partitioned, cubicle environment.

  • When in a plant environment, exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces.

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.

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