Human Resources Generalist - Kansas City
Hillshire Brands - Kansas City, KS

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Position Summary:
The HR Generalist, in conjunction with the Manager, Human Resources assists in delivering HR functional support to the Kansas City, KS state of the art facility as an employee advocate, administrative expert and business driver. The HRG will have the opportunity to work within the full scope of generalist activity: recruitment, employee relations, performance management, regulatory & legal compliance, policy administration and employee training & development in a collaborative, team based environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Policy Management: including administering/interpreting company Policies and representing the organization (and/or assisting the HR Manager) in personnel and employment law compliance related investigations and hearings.

Performance Management: including working with people managers to determine appropriate course of action with regard to performance, safety or attendance concerns. Conducting coaching sessions with supervision and employees, participating in the system management of annual hourly performance reviews and merit increases.

HR/Organization Consulting: including change management facilitation and organizational consulting with all levels of employees.

Employee Programs: including administering the annual Benefits Open Enrollment Process, employee opinion surveys, and answering general HR questions.

Talent Selection: Guide the successful attraction and pipelining of key talent for Hillshire Brands by managing open positions through the full recruitment life cycle for exempt, non-exempt and hourly level positions within the Kansas City Manufacturing Facility. Maintain, deliver and continuously improve an effective onboarding program for new hires aligned with corporate and local requirements driving retention of top talent.

Employee Training & Development: conducting new employee orientation sessions and other HR related management development training sessions. Assist HR Manager and Training Supervisor with training delivery and training needs assessment.

Employee Relations: assisting HR Manager with developing and implementing effective Positive Employee Relations programs. Employee event planning and administration of PROPS Rewards & Recognition.

Systems: including report generation by period; utilization of SAP, MSS, Taleo; report and analyze HR metrics identifying key trends and the ability to recommend improvements.

Administration: including headcount and turnover, exit interview process, attendance tracking, coordinating/reporting employee status transactions, invoice processing, maintain current job descriptions as positions evolve as a result of active engagement with management regarding staffing and organizational supply chain needs.

Assist and support all HR activities/duties as needed.

Bachelor's degree in HR or related field

3-5 years human resource generalist experience required

Demonstrate the ability to be coachable and trainable for cross-training/development within the HR function in preparation for future progression

Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and SAP required

Experience with online recruitment systems

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ability to work in a fast paced environment with strong prioritization skills

Demonstrated multi-tasking and project management skills

Excellent planning and organizational skills

Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization

Ability to be resourceful, demonstrate business acumen, creative thinking skills and be able to act as a decision maker

Hillshire Brands focuses on providing meat-centric food products that satisfy consumer appetites and offer exceptional quality and value. The flagship brands of our reinvigorated company include Ball Park, Gallo Salame, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean and State Fair. In addition, the company produces the well-loved Sara Lee frozen desserts. The Hillshire Brands foodservice division serves our portfolio of products to restaurants, schools, convenience stores, healthcare facilities, hospitality venues and other food service operations. Collectively, these brands generate approximately $4 billion in revenue as they touch millions of consumers in North America.

At Hillshire Brands, we believe that careers are as unique as individuals. That's why we offer employment opportunities that give you ownership of your career. All employees have a voice, and your ideas are valued. As an employee of the company, your individual contributions will make a significant impact on our overall success. Our organization benefits from the passion of individuals working together, so as an employee of Hillshire Brands you will have an opportunity to further develop your skills, gain new experiences and build new capabilities.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer


HR Generalist

Primary Location

US-KS-Kansas City



Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Job Level

Individual Contributor

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Hillshire Brands Company (NYSE: HSH) is the nation's leader in meat-centric food solutions for the retail and foodservice markets. The...