Regional Human Resources Director

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The Regional Human Resources Director serves as a key business partner in the strategic and operational development, implementation and execution of proactive human resource people strategies for assigned area of responsibility (union and non-union facilities).  


This position partners with the business to provide direction and communication of defined Human Resources strategies and objectives in all areas of Human Resources including talent acquisition, retention, employee engagement/satisfaction, labor relations, wage and salary administration, compliance, orientation and training, safety and health, benefits and employee services across multiple Smithfield manufacturing locations. 


The Regional HRD is responsible for building strong partnerships with human resource and business leaders across the organization and requires extensive knowledge and demonstrated experience handling complex human resources and employee relations for multisite/multistate manufacturing facilities. This position provides leadership to field based human resource teams for assigned manufacturing facilities to ensure consistent execution of best practice processes, policies and programs in support of Smithfield’s One HR objectives.

Salary Range

$125,500 - $209,500

Core Responsibilities

  • Serve as a trusted business partner and coach to leaders and employees throughout the organization, building authentic relationships, collaborating across groups, and influencing at all levels of the organization
  • Partner with leaders to establish forward-looking people strategies and provides HR leadership, advice and direction on a variety of employee-related topics and programs in areas such as recruiting, onboarding, talent development, succession planning, organizational development, performance management, workforce planning, compensation and compliance to support a high level of organizational performance. 
  • Works with people managers as a coach, providing mentorship and guidance in situations regarding conflict management and resolution as well as talent management and engagement / motivation.
  • Analyze trends and metrics on employee engagement and satisfaction. Leverage data to partner with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, increase performance, and improve retention
    • Drive insights from data, evaluate existing strategies and formulate plans in conjunction with site leaders, working with members across multiple teams to execute plans
  • Establishes a high standard of excellence – cooperating with relevant stakeholders to deliver the highest possible standard of employee experience
  • Creates a HR strategic roadmap for assigned region, to ensure HR tools, policies, systems, and processes meets, attracts, and retains talent
  • Addresses any issues or concerns escalated by employees at the plant-level
  • Support all culture initiatives
  • Provides feedback to functional HR leaders regarding the effectiveness of policies or programs and ensures that any changes or newly implemented programs are rolled out and communicated effectively
  • Builds the Human Resources bench strength by evaluating the HR skill set for HR team in assigned plants. Provides ongoing feedback regarding employee performance and develops development and/or improvement plans as needed. 
  • Serves as a champion of change.  Leads significant change initiatives and able to productively embed change process
  • Conduct field audits for compliance with labor laws and required processes (time and attendance protocols, union health and welfare plan reviews, etc.)
  • Oversees human resources staff directly or through supervisors; plans, assigns and reviews assignments, counsels staff, evaluates job performance and takes action on performance gaps
  • Be informed on all Company initiatives and provides input for successful implementation. Maintains and/or improves a positive employee relations’ environment at the plant level
  • Oversees all HR functions at the plant level as required to include employee recruitment, orientation, training, labor relations, benefits & employee services

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. 

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in Human Resources, Business or related field and 10+ years of experience, required.
  • MBA, preferred.
  • PHR or SPHR certification desirable.
  •  Minimum of 7+ years’ experience in a position of leadership to include team development and management, required.
  • 5+ Years of Labor Relations and Union Avoidance experience, required.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and corporate employment regulations and policies (EEO, Wage and Hour, etc.).
  • Bi-lingual skills, preferred, including: Speaking, reading, writing, addressing groups and individuals, conducting investigations, counseling, training and mentoring.
  • Possesses specialized knowledge of HR systems, processes and procedures.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint and Excel), SAP/HCM and Payroll database software.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to collaborate and effectively communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to travel up to 50% to 75% of the time.
  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The majority of the time is spent in an office setting outside of the production plant.  The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership and guidance to a Human Resources team.
  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Human Resources staff at multiple facilities.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and assisting in providing appropriate resolutions.

Career Benefits

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Why Work at Smithfield Foods? 

We are committed to meeting our employees' needs, addressing their concerns and helping them enjoy rewarding careers with our company. 



With more than 60,000 jobs globally, our employees drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment.



Working at Smithfield isn't just a job – it's the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally.



Our people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees.



Sustainability is ingrained in our culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the future.

About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. With more than 60,000 jobs globally, we are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly®" and serve as one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies.

We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030.

We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our communities. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield®, Eckrich® and Nathan's Famous®, among many others.

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EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
Salary Range:
$125,500 - $209,500
Corporate - Day Shift
Human Resources