Plant HR Manager

    • Bourbonnais, IL

HR Manager, Manufacturing

This position is for Pactiv, a company of Reynolds Group Holding Inc.

The Human Resources Manager is ultimately responsible for serving as the strategic “people” partner to the business, in a fast paced, high volume manufacturing facility. As Human Resources Manager, you are responsible for all HR functional areas within the facility to include talent acquisition, employee/labor relations, training & development,  compensation & payroll, benefits, communications & change management, workforce planning and employee engagement.

Lead the talent acquisition process from needs assessment to onboarding.

  • Own and continuously improve the workforce hiring process
  • Develop & execute talent acquisition strategies for the short and long-term
  • Own and continuously improve the onboarding & orientation programs and processes within the location
  • Facilitate new leader assimilations for all new leadership talent

Build the leadership pipeline and improve organizational capabilities

  • Leverage leadership development and other training platforms to improve leadership capability to drive business performance
  • Create and execute learning and development programs to prepare employees for more significant responsibilities and career opportunities
  • Drive talent management including assessment, selection, coaching and mentoring
  • Develop local succession plans to ensure that we have the right talent to deliver the ambitions of the organization today and tomorrow

Build a high-performing, values-led organization through increased employee engagement, diversity & inclusion

  • Develop and execute proactive employee engagement programs to ensure high levels of management credibility and business performance
  • Provide expertise in change management; drive and facilitate change communications and management in support of functional business initiatives, projects and changes

Develop best-in-class HR programs, processes and solutions

  • Provide counsel and support to managers and employees on ongoing HR initiatives and projects
  • Ensure consistent, timely and accurate application and compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and internal policies and procedures
  • Collaborate with managers and supervisors to develop and implement processes and tools that foster higher productivity, quality, safety and improved retention of workforce
  • Analyze data, trends and metrics and drive positive actions to drive improvement
  • Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to line management; conduct various employee relations investigations as needed
  • Manage all local payroll and HRIS responsibilities as assigned
  • Assist with network-wide projects and initiatives as needed

Key Performance Indicators & Measures

  • Employee Retention/Turnover
  • Time to Hire
  • Employee Engagement
  • Training Compliance
  • Operational Cost

Experience & Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, in Business with a concentration in Human Resources or Communication
  • 3-5 years of experience working in Human Resources within a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to use HR data and analytics to diagnose trends and link to business performance outcomes
  • Strong change and project management skills
  • Experience of driving culture and engagement strategies & initiatives
  • Strong talent management experience; ability to assess talent gaps and orchestrate the actions needed to strengthen the talent bench
  • Have a good understanding of HR processes and process improvement methodology
  • Experience in working successfully with employees and stakeholders across all levels; strong influencing, supporting and challenging skills

Desired Personal Attributes

  • Results and people oriented, with sound judgement and the ability to balance multiple priorities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to listen effectively, respond appropriately across all levels of the organization
  • Data and measures driven
  • Leadership adaptability; ability to pivot between advocating, counseling, influencing and directing
  • Solutions focused mindset
  • Strategic focus coupled with a willingness to engage in day to day activities of the HR department 

Pactiv LLC is the leading manufacturer of food and beverage packaging solutions in North America and beyond. Since its founding in 1965, Pactiv has grown to support its customers, providing the broadest selection of products made from over a dozen materials. Today, the company is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, and operates over 60 facilities with more than 14,000 employees across the globe. For more information, visit

Pactiv LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. "IND1P" #LI-TM1 #CB1

Pactiv is the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of food packaging and foodservice products.

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