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Tyson Foods Human Resources Manager in Independence, Iowa


If you are looking to work with smart people in a fast paced environment, lead culture change and partner with plant leadership to attract and develop talent to drive business results; If you have a commitment to know our business and outperform, lead through collaboration, caring while being candid and listening to others points of view, then Tyson Foods is for you! Our purpose “Raise the world's expectations for how much good food can do”. Our work environment, as well as our focus on people and innovation, makes Tyson Foods a great place to work.


The Human Resources Manager will serve as the primary Business Partner for our Independence, IA production facility. This is a raw meats manufacturing facility producing a variety of treats for pets and employs around 250 Team Members. In this role, the HR Manager will partner with operations leadership and have a relentless focus on creating a safe environment for our team, ensuring a focus on talent attraction, retention, development, and driving business results. The individual will be accountable for having a deep understanding of business priorities and enacting strategies to achieve them. This a busy and detail-oriented role, which requires both strong technical, leadership and enhanced communication skills. The ideal candidate is able to balance competing priorities, problem-solve, and work with a diverse body of stakeholders across a company.

o Implements HR strategy in support of short-term and long-term goals

o Leads one HR professional

o Develops and implements structures and strategies to improve individual and organizational performance

o Provides coaching to support leadership development, business decision-making and drive performance productivity

o Assures successful deployment of HR strategies in the areas of: safety, staffing/retention/onboarding, diversity and inclusion, Team Member engagement, recognition, leadership development, communications, compensation, and benefits initiatives

o Assures compliance with collective bargaining agreement including contract interpretation and disciplinary and grievance process; assists with arbitration case preparation, labor negotiations and other potential legal matters

o Partners with Centers of Expertise to ensure HR strategy delivery across the plant

o Analyzes key business and HR metrics and provides leadership support to ensure business objectives are met

o Provides leadership related to employee/labor relations processes which may include conducting investigations and administering disciplinary action as needed

o Responsible for ensuring personal and Company compliance with all Federal, State, Local and Company regulations, policies, and procedures

o Assists in building effective partnerships with community leaders and coordinates efforts with Public Affairs to enhance and sustain the Company's image within Tyson communities


o Bachelor degree required or equivalent HR work experience with at least 2 years of direct supervisory experience; Master degree (e.g., MBA, MA HR) preferred.

o A minimum of 5+ years of previous HR experience with at least 2 years of direct supervisory responsibilities. Previous experience in a manufacturing environment/plant a plus

o Strategic thinker exhibiting intellectual curiosity, that thrives in a collaborative and teaming environment

o Ability to develop and maintain strong, effective internal customer/business partner relationships

o Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), interpersonal and influencing skills

o Analytical skill set required to assess trends and themes and use data to formulate business solutions

o As needed, in unique business situations, must be able to flex schedule to address issues at hand

o Proven leadership in labor relations, including grievance and arbitration administration and contract negotiations required

o Experience working in a union environment a plus

o Must possess self-awareness, business acumen and a proven track record of success

o Sense of urgency and ability to operate in a fast-paced, high-energy environment

o General knowledge of Federal, State and Local labor laws required

o Preference for bilingual skills (Spanish)

o Some travel required

Relocation assistance may be available to candidates that qualify according to the Tyson Relocation Policy.

Work Shift:

1ST SHIFT (United States of America)

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Our team members make the difference. If you are ready to grow your career with an industry leader and want to positively impact the team and community around you, then join us in helping us in raising expectations.Join us on the journey.

At Tyson, we are raising expectations for how much good people can do. Our Talent Strategy is to Attract, Grow, Reward and Retain the best talent, and we believe that our Culture is the connecting thread that drives that strategy!

We strive to be a talent magnet to establish a reputation for being a talent rich organization where team members can grow their career while growing the business.

We are a high performing organization where team members are rewarded (Pay, Benefits and Recognition) for their contributions, and given the opportunity to support and/or volunteer with programs that help Tyson make a lasting social impact in the communities where we live and work.

To learn more about our culture, please read Our Purpose.

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