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Human Resources Director

2141 S Throop St., Chicago, Illinois 60608

Job Description

Full-time Position


Position Summary:

The HR Director is a pivotal part of our team, contributing to strategic decision-making and organizational effectiveness of V&V. This role serves as a key business partner by identifying, creating, and executing HR initiatives and best practices while collaborating with department leaders to strategically implement V&V’s HR operations, encompassing talent acquisition, compensation, benefits, training, employee relations, safety, and compliance.    


This role requires bi-weekly travel to Browntown, Wisconsin.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Benefits & Compensation: review and analyze benefits market to determine employee needs, trends, regulations, and best practices. Develop competitive programs to ensure total rewards package at V&V remains competitive.

  • Compliance: ensure strict compliance with relevant employment laws and regulations while diligently mitigating HR related risks and upholding ethical practices.

  • Employee Relations: spearhead initiatives by effectively addressing and promptly resolving workplace issues, ensuring the cultivation of a healthy organizational culture that prioritizes employee well-being and satisfaction, boosting employee engagement.

  • Recruitment & Retention: develop and implement workforce plans aligned with organizational goals by anticipating future staffing needs and skills requirements while implementing strategies for succession planning and talent retention.

  • Training & Development: development of training programs, designing & implementing initiatives to enhance employee skills, concurrently supporting professional development and providing opportunities for career growth.


Key Activities:

  • Oversee the administration of HR programs including compensation, benefits, leave, disciplinary matters, disputes, investigations, performance, talent management, productivity, recognition, morale, workplace safety and training & development.

  • Administer dynamic HR programs and policies that resonate with the organization's mission, values, and overarching goals.

  • Ensure alignment of HR initiatives with company objectives, fostering a positive and engaging workforce.

  • Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies related to HR and employment law.

  • Implement cutting-edge systems to streamline processes, providing comprehensive data and insightful reporting on HR activities.

  • Address strategic leadership of people, programs, and policies to strengthen the company’s operations.

  • Develop and implement department budget, policies, and procedures.

  • Monitor and ensure compliance with federal, state and local employment laws, modifying policies and practices as needed to maintain compliance.

  • Foster positive relationship with the Union. Address and resolve labor-related issues and conflicts.

  • Oversee safety initiatives, programs, and protocols to ensure a safe working environment for all employees.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Skills Required:

  • Bilingual - fluent  in Spanish and English (written and spoken desired).

  • Bicultural understanding and awareness of Latino and American cultures.

  • Hands-on and can-do work approach.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build very good working relationships with managers, coworkers, and customers.

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal prowess, fostering positive relationships across all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to improve processes and increase efficiency.

  • Ability to acquire and to retain information about HR policies, processes, and procedures in order to respond to employee questions.

  • Knowledge of legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting employee and labor relations to ensure compliance.

  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately.

  • Strong analytic and quantitative skills.

  • Highly skilled in the MS Office suite.

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local employment laws.

  • Ability to work flexible hours in response to issues and opportunities.

Necessary Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a relevant field. Master’s degree or HR certification preferred. 

  • 15+ years of HR management experience.

  • Comprehensive understanding of organizational dynamics and the intricacies required to achieve strategic goals.

  • In-depth understanding of human resource management principles and industry best practices.

  • Exceptional organizational and leadership skills, guiding teams towards cohesive and effective human resources management.

  • Experience working with ADP or similar HRIS.

  • Diligent and unwavering commitment to high ethical standards in HR practices.

  • Experience supporting a food production facility preferred.


Why Should you Apply?

  • Competitive Pay

  • Growth and Advancement Opportunities

  • Sign-on Bonus

  • Competitive Benefits (Medical/Dental/401K)

  • Paid Time Off (Vacation/Sick/Personal)

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