Plant Human Resources Manager - Belvidere, IL

General Mills, Inc. Belvidere, IL
Food. Purpose. You.

As one of the world's leading food companies, General Mills believes that food should make us better. Food brings us joy and nourishes our lives, connecting us to each other and the earth. General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Haagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Yoplait, Annie's Homegrown, Old El Paso and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, General Mills had global net sales of US$15.6 billion during fiscal 2017. We seek out the best talent, then give them development resources, support and the chance to lead something big. Choosing a career with General Mills means joining a company where you can make a difference in the lives of millions of people. There is tremendous opportunity here for individuals who want to advance food through innovation and serve the world.



At General Mills, Human Resources is a strategic business partner, adding value through exceptional HR practices that enable our company to win and our employees to maximize their full potential. We drive winning results for the organization through building competitively superior talent, agile organizations, world class capabilities that unleash performance, and a distinctive and undeniable culture worldwide. We are driven to be the premiere HR organization in the world.

We are seeking a Human Resources Manager for our multi-platform manufacturing facility in Belvidere, IL. Human Resources Managers at General Mills possess a strong business mindset and exceptional partnership skills—which they rely upon to develop strategies for an innovative, flexible, and dynamic organization. The HR Manager role owns all business partner accountabilities including: career development, performance management, and retention for employees. The HR Manager is responsible for leading the site's positive Employee Relations strategy and ensuring a culture of engaged employees. Additionally, our Manufacturing organization is going through a large transformation and the HR Manager will be a critical role to enable this priority through key focus areas like organizational design, employee career progression, recruiting, staffing & capability building.

In this role you will provide HR leadership to the site, including:

* Serve as a member of the Site Leadership Team, partnering with cross functional leaders to drive business performance using business acumen, strong HR knowledge, and change management expertise

* Manage the HR department with direct reports in roles such as HR Business Associates, HR Assistants, and Learning & Development

* Lead significant culture change as part of a journey to increase manufacturing performance through process improvement with our manufacturing transformation initiative. This role will be the Organization Pillar Owner for the entire site, responsible for training peers & other team members on Org activities and leading the overall Org Master Plan strategies.

* Develop the capability of our plant operators through employee development, process improvement and work system evolution

* Partner with the Plant Manager to develop a high performing site leadership team and engaging leaders at all levels.

* Lead key HR initiatives in support of the organization including positive employee relations, workforce planning, succession planning and staffing.

* Lead HR initiatives in partnership with central HR specialists (i.e. Recruiting, Diversity & Inclusion, Compensation, Change Management)

* Provide individual coaching needs and identify training & development needs for teams

* Create a positive employee relations environment through close engagement and interaction with all employees across the site


* Bachelor's degree required

* Master's degree in business administration or a Master's degree in labor or industrial relations strongly preferred

* 5 years of related work experience required

* 3-5 years of direct experience as an organizational practitioner of Continuous Improvement methods & processes preferred

* Experience leading and supporting strategic initiatives, influencing others, and driving results and significant change

* Previous people management experience

* Previous plant/manufacturing experience


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