Indiana Packers Corporation
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Employee Relations Representative 2nd Shift
Indiana Packers Corporation Delphi, Indiana
Indiana Packers Corporation (IPC) is a fully integrated retail, foodservice and private label producer of fresh and processed meats company. Based in Delphi, Indiana, we are a short 15 minute drive away from Lafayette, Indiana, home of Purdue University. Since the start of operations in 1991, we have experienced rapid growth from a single pork processing company into a multi-plant diversified producer of fresh and processed meats, with locations throughout America's Heartland. We now have additional processing facilities in Frankfort, Indiana, Holland, Michigan, and Owensboro, Kentucky.
In October 2018, our acquisition of Specialty Foods Group (SFG) expanded the market presence of Indiana Packers Corporation with the addition of SFG's Kentucky Legend and Artisan Crafted Series national brands as well as Fischer's, Field, Kentuckian Gold, Scott Pete, and Mickelberry's. Our fresh pork is the main component for creating the quality product for these unique brands of meat. Prior to this strategic acquisition, IPC has been known regionally for our Indiana Kitchen branded fresh pork products, including our award-winning bacon. Obviously, we are proud of our success in the industry and accomplishments we have achieved, but we are humble enough to realize that our people is what made it happen.
We employ a diverse, innovative and passionate group of team members in a challenging and collaborative environment. Together, this combination supplies a tremendous amount of creative energy and different viewpoints to the organization. Our group values the concept of teamwork but embrace the skills, knowledge, and experience that each individual team member possesses. We reward our team members with compensation and benefits above the competition, including a generous tuition reimbursement program (Benefits for full-time employment). It is easy to see, how high we regard our team members. Ready to be part of something great?
Employee Relations Representative will work with Operations & HR leadership to execute and optimize employee relations with all team members. This position will function as an integral part of IPC's larger "people" organization, a team of more than sixty human resource, safety, first aid & health services professionals, contributing to the larger organizations overall people strategy, initiatives, and tactics.
Lead initiatives to improve team member engagement, development and retention
Leverage data to make both short and long term strategic and tactical decisions.
Ensure compliance with state & federal laws/regulations and company policies
Identify problems or issues and communicate related trends to both the business and HR leaders
Partner with peers in HR, Safety, First-Aid, and Training to maintain a safe work environment for team members
Provide coaching and counsel to management and employees on employee relations programs and policies
Coordinate with various members of management to conduct investigations and propose resolution to employee complaints and/or concerns
Perform other tasks or duties as required or needed
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related fields or comparable experience as a practitioner
2 plus years of HR experience preferred, operations leadership experience will be given full consideration
Prior experience in a large (100+ team member) operation is highly desired, as is multi-plant experience
Credentialed or eligible to be credentialed as a by SHRM or HRCI preferred
Knowledge of federal, state, and local labor laws and regulations
Ability to work with team members of all levels
Bilingual in Spanish is highly preferred
Exceptional written and oral communications skills
Ability to develop and present compelling business-based presentations
Must be self-directed and able to handle large, concurrent projects with minimal supervision
Ability to understand and translate business strategy into relevant, value added HR actions and/or initiatives
FLSA Status: Salaried Exempt
At Indiana Packers we care about our team members and offer a variety of great benefits to fit any of their needs. This includes three (3) medical coverage plan options, two (2) dental and vision plan options, a 401k savings plan, a tuition reimbursement program, an employee health clinic and more!
Culture and Environment:
Indiana Packers is part of a large multi-national organization that maintains the feel of a much smaller organization. We value our team members as they are the heart and soul of our organization, and strive to maintain the safest work environments for them as well. Workplace safety is not just a term we use, it's our core philosophy and the only way we know how to operate. Quite simply, we walk the talk.
In addition, our work environments encourage and support a collaborative approach while promoting and recognizing individual contributions. This truly unique combination, typically not found in most large organizations, provides a catalyst for our corporation's rapid success since beginning operations in 1991.
Indiana Packers is the industry's only high-volume, fully-integrated pork supplier that operates its sourcing, production, sales and shipping all from one Midwest location, among America's prime hog livestock farms. IPC employs roughly 2,000 team members in Indiana and we still continue grow. Our company's headquarters and processing facility is located in Delphi, Indiana, a short 18 mile drive from the Lafayette/West Lafayette metro area.
Indiana Kitchen Brand Products:
Indiana Packers produces a number of pork products under the Indiana Kitchen brand name. Our pork products are locally produced and are synonymous with excellent quality and taste.
Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana is in a prime location with easy and quick access to Chicago, Illinois (90 miles) and Indianapolis, Indiana (55 miles). The area is home to Purdue University, ranked as the fifth (5TH) best public university in the country according to the Wall Street Journal. With an abundance of strong educational systems and a less than average cost of living, there is a lot to like about the area.
The city has also been recognized by Forbes Magazine as the #2 Small City for business and careers. With a combined population of roughly 110,000, Lafayette/West Lafayette offers metropolitan amenities while maintaining its small town charm.
Delphi, Indiana, home to Indiana Packers Corporation is nestled in idyllic Carroll County where its rich history of agriculture and hog farming continues today. IPC's facility is centrally located and within a 30-minute drive to regional cities like Lafayette, Frankfort, Kokomo, and Logansport.
Indiana Packers Corporation