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JOB TITLE: Senior HR Generalist/Manager 



COMPANY PROFILE: Butterball Farms, Inc. is a world-class food manufacturer on a mission to Enrich Lives and has been recognized as a West Michigan and National Best and Brightest company to work for three years running. With over 60 years in the industry Butterball Farms, Inc. is proud to give back to our employees, communities, and neighbors. We imagine butter differently, have a highly recognizable client list and are known by our customers for our innovation, reliability, responsiveness, and our value-add approach to business.  Our amazing culture is recognized globally. We are financially sound, rapidly growing and poised for continued success. 


Are you ready to study hard, work hard and be coachable – hungry, humble and people smart? -“The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni” 

Have you balanced meeting business expectations, carrying out HR responsibilities and caring for people as individuals? 

As an Senior HR Generalist/Manager, you will: 

  • Recruit awesome team members aligned with company mission and values 
  • Onboard and coach team members in alignment with policies and practices 
  • Oversee, resolve and manage employee relations and employment related concerns 
  • Partner with and coach team leaders and managers on interpretation and administration of Human Resources and business policies, resolving employee relations and employment related issues to achieve organization goals  
  • Manage HR policies and programs including adherence to internal policies, ensuring HR laws and regulations are followed and create and update SOPs, 
  • Administer benefit programs 
  • Pay employees utilizing Paycor 
  • Coordinate and provide training 
  • Work with team members to help them see the possibilities and help them achieve them 
  • Understand the manufacturing process and expectations 
  • Keep lots of balls in the air, meet deadlines and recommend new approaches, policies and procedures to maintain efficient and effective services 

We offer: 

  • Awesome team members 
  • Industry-leading culture 
  • A mid-size organization with the expertise of a larger organization but the nimbleness of a smaller entrepreneurial company 
  • Opportunity to impact lives daily 
  • Opportunity to grow personally and professionally daily 

As an ideal candidate, we are looking for the following: 

  • Someone who resonates strongly with our mission statement and guiding principles 
  • Someone who takes pride in being accurate, has a true sense of urgency and good critical thinking skills(not accepting things at face value-asking the difficult questions and giving good counsel) 
  • Energetic and genuine approachable personality 
  • High level of professionalism to effectively and confidentially manage responsibilities 
  • Servant leader 
  • Someone who values and practices open and honest communication with HR team and beyond 
  • Someone who uses good judgment 

As part of our company mission we are looking for someone who has the following skill sets and qualities: 

  • Proven HR generalist  
  • Someone who loves to coach and train on business and HR practices 
  • Someone who is self-motivated and has the ability to effectively balance needs of the company, team and leaders 
  • Someone who is looking to holistically provide HR services 
  • Somebody who has a heart for giving back and encouraging others to do the same 
  • Someone who can effectively communicate to a diverse team 
  • Someone who can build our talent capability 
  • Someone who is professional, mature, has a strong work ethic and can manage multiple priorities and get stuff done. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related 
  • Demonstrated HR experience as a generalist for minimum of five years 
  • Prefer PHR, SHRM-CP, SPHR or SHRM-SCP 
  • Demonstrated expertise and success in recruiting entry level team members as well as technical and professional team member 
  • Demonstrated ability to administer benefit plans including 401k 
  • Experience administering FMLA, Cobra, Unemployment and other HR programs 
  • Experience with processing payroll 
  • Proven reliability, doing what you say you will do in a timely manner 
  • Organized and detail-oriented individual who values open and honest conversation 
  • Good coaching skills 
  • Demonstrated project management 
  • Solid knowledge of and understanding of HR laws and regulations(federal, state and local) 
  • Is always learning and growing 
  • Has knowledge of effective communication and learning concepts 
  • Desires to be something larger than themselves 
  • Works hard and likes to have fun while getting things done 

Not an ordinary Human Resources job 

Our HR team works well together and shares information openly.  We are transparent with each other and are looking for a team member who are values integrity, open communication and respects everyone on the team.   We are looking for someone who has a strong work ethic and a passion for building our employees and company and is willing to do what it takes to make that happen.  If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter telling us why you’re interested and your resume to Resumes@Butterballfarms.com.

POSTING DATE: February 8, 2018

TO APPLY:  Send resume to resumes@butterballfarms.com.