Smithfield Foods

  • Human Resources Corporate Manager

    Job Locations
    Human Resources
    FLSA Status
    Corporate - Day Shift
  • Your Opportunity

    Are you an enthusiastic, goal-oriented Human Resources professional who can lead projects, enforce policy, multi-task, and uphold programs in the manufacturing industry?  Then you should join us in growing one of America’s top 25 consumer packaged goods companies, Smithfield Foods!


    The Human Resources team is searching for ambitious personnel to join their everyday mission to discover, hire, and retain great talent. These personnel are the conduit for positive employee relations, performance management, and focal point for benefits/compensation. You would be instrumental in achieving Smithfield’s goal to become the #1 consumer packaged goods company in the world!


    The Corporate HR Manager provides leadership and HR generalist support at our Corporate Office and manages all areas of Human Resources such as recruiting, labor relations, training, EEO/AAP, benefits, employee relations, compensation and leave management for the respective client groups.  This position assists top management in planning, development, implementation and evaluation of HR activities. 

    Core Responsibilities

    • Manages on-going policies, programs, and procedures to foster understanding of and improvement in management, supervisory or employee relations.
    • Coach and counsels managers and/or supervisors concerning human resource policies and procedures and employee relations; reviews and resolves issues.
    • Conducts investigations into employee relations issues, recommends and implements discipline. Assists with field investigations as needed.
    • Provide career planning and development counsel to employees and managers using Human Resources Planning platforms such as Performance Management (PMP) and Individual Development Planning (IDP).
    • Responsible for full life-cycle recruiting for salaried corporate positions.
    • Updates job requirements and job descriptions prior to posting jobs and complies with AAP requirements when recruiting for positions.
    • Identify and screen high caliber candidates that match both the technical and intrapersonal skills required for each position.
    • Recommends and seeks approval for compensation offers for new employees and extends offers of employment to candidates. 
    • Assists in the implementation of new employee onboarding programs. 
    • Responsible for educating and training on state and federal employement laws.  Ensure compliance with regulatory activities such as EEO, AAP, OSHA / Safety, Worker's Compensation, Unemployment, FMLA and FLSA.
    • Coordinate and enforce HR policies, processes, systems and reporting activities. Ensure consistency of application.
    • Effectively manage employee relations issues.
    • Ensure consistent delivery of benefit programs in partnership with the corporate benefits department.
    • Assist in the implementation of HR Audits and creation of action plans to drive compliance and consistency across field locations.
    • Track and implement HR compliance training for corporate salaried employees.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

    • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in Human Resources, Business or related field and 5+ years of exempt level experience, required.
    • MBA, preferred.
    • PHR or SPHR certification desirable.
    • Responsible for interpreting regulations and laws with a knowledge of employment law practices.
    • Knowledge of Human Resource systems; Microsoft Office Suite (including Excel, Word and PowerPoint); Payroll Database software.
    • Possesses specialized knowledge of HR systems, processes and procedures, including administration of benefits, compensation and other programs.
    • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
    • Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
    • Strong reasoning and analytical skills.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
    • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
    • Must be able to travel 25% of the time.
    • B-lingual in Spanish or another language, preferred.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    • May provide leadership and guidance to employees in clerical functions of HR.
    • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
    • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and assisting in providing appropriate resolutions.

    EEO/AA Information

    We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


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