Smithfield Foods

  • Associate Human Resources Generalist

    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 Associate Human Resources Generalist provides general human resource assistance to a business unit or corporate functional area which may include recruiting, selection and staffing, employment and personnel documentation, job evaluation, compensation, and/or benefits. This position performs complex duties requiring independent judgment and coordination in one or more areas of a comprehensive human resource operation.

    Core Responsibilities

    • Supports the recruitment and employment process for non-exempt and exempt employees which may include: reviewing resumes and employment applications, conducting phone screens, scheduling interviews, creating offer letters, initiating drug/background checks and creating new hire packets.
    • Conducts new-employee orientations.
    • Maintains personnel files and Human Resource Information System records; compiles reports from HR database.
    • Responsible for creating and managing position requisitions.
    • Researches and administers other applicant sourcing programs.
    • Coordinates external hiring process and assists with internal transfer process, including job bid movement.
    • Maintains compliance with federal and state regulations concerning employment and affirmative action.
    • Supports the functional areas of human resources including, but not limited to, recruitment and employment, personnel records, employee and/or labor relations, employee recognition and engagement, benefits administration, training, AA/EEO, labor relations, safety and special projects.
    • Assists with the development of various activities such as job fairs, training and development workshops, employee & labor relations, and payroll processing.
    • Assists with the development and implementation of human resources policies and procedures through employee booklets, communications, and/or meetings.

    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 from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in Human Resources, Business, or related field and 2+ years related experience and/or training.
    • Knowledge of employment law practices.
    • Experience in administration of benefits, compensation, and other programs preferred.
    • Knowledge of Internet software, Microsoft Excel, Word Processing, and Power Point.
    • Experience with recruiting / applicant tracking systems, such as iCims, and knowledge of SAP HRIS, preferred.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion and tact.
    • 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.
    • Preferably bi-lingual in Spanish or another language.
    • Must be willing to travel 5% of the time.

    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.


    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed

    Connect With Us!

    Not ready to apply? Connect with us for general consideration.