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Plant HR Generalist--Dannon
Danone | Taylorsville, Utah
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USD - Dannon, a subsidiary of Danone, is looking for a Plant HR Generalist--Dannon in the United States (US) for their West Jordan, Utah manufacturing facility.

Danone is a global food company holding top positions in healthy food through its four businesses: Fresh Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters, and Medical Nutrition. Its mission, bringing health through food to as many people as possible, embodies commitment to human progress and business success. It gives meaning to the work of our 100,000 Danoners worldwide on an everyday basis.
For passionate people looking for autonomy and exciting career opportunities, Danone truly has something special inside.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Plant HR Generalist is responsible for managing a range of activities related to employee/labor relations, staffing functions, HR programs, practices, policies and guidelines that foster a proactive work culture inside a fast paced food manufacturing plant facility. This individual serves as the point-of-contact for associates and managers, delivering value added service that reflects our business objectives and support our mission and values.

  • Administer effective recruiting and staffing practices by supporting and leading efforts for the recruitment of hourly and salaried non-exempt level positions. Coordinate position planning, identifying sources of applicants, interviewing, coaching managers on candidate interviewing and selection, analyzing job requirements and making salary recommendations. Maintain accurate staffing reports and metrics.
  • Support new employees throughout the onboarding process: Coordinate and conduct new employee orientation.
  • Manage employee changes/additions/terminations, and other HR program administration. Conduct and analyze exit interviews as needed.
  • Maintains and enhances a productive work environment by resolving conflicts between management and associates; coaching management on effective management and coaching techniques; and maintaining open communications with associates and management.
  • Conducts effective, thorough, and objective investigations, interprets company policy for managers and associates and ensures legal compliance of all federal and state regulations.
  • Assess employee climate, morale and effectiveness and developing action steps for improvement for their assigned management team.
  • Enable the successful performance of our employees, our leaders, and, through them, our business.
  • Be a part of change management initiatives, performance management processes and succession planning.
  • Maintains technical and professional knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications and participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team efforts by accomplishing related results in a cooperative and supportive manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree required.  HR Management or related field preferred. 
  • 5-7 years of experience as an HR Generalist, preferably in an industrial or operations environment, administering all aspects of HR programs and disciplines. Previous HR experience in a union environment is a plus.
  • PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP certifications preferred.
  • Highly organized with exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Computer proficiency esp. MS Office products, Lotus Notes, and knowledge of HRIS software.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a strong customer service orientation, and the ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization and with a wide range of clients, individually and in groups. 
  • The ability to maximize efficiency in a constantly evolving environment where the process is fluid and creative solutions are the norm.
  • The ability to serve as a change agent who is able to “make it happen” while building positive relationships on a foundation of trust and mutual respect.
  • Established self-management skills.  Must be a self-starter who brings leadership, organization, ambition, and the ability to multi-task and shift priorities quickly, while meeting deadlines, maintaining control, focus, attention to detail and professionalism in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • The ability to rapidly assess, analyze, and resolve problems with little initial information or direction and with varying degrees of ambiguity.
  • The ability to handle confidential information.
  • Possess strong relationship building and coaching/training techniques.
  • The ability to operate in a team environment.
  • The ability to adapt in a changing work environment.
  • The ability to maintain a flexible schedule: working off-hours and/or weekends.



For more information about Danone, its people and its business, please visit danone.com. We have something special inside, do you?
93809.Experience: Experienced professionals  #LI-NORAM

The Dannon Company is a US-subsidiary of Danone, a Fortune 500 company and one of the most successful health-focused food companies in the world with leading positions in fresh dairy products, water, baby nutrition and medical nutrition.  Danone’s mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible.

Our core values foster individual professional growth. We reward entrepreneurialism and innovation. There truly is something very special inside our company. You can see it reflected in our people, our products and our culture. If you like what you have learned, we encourage you to apply and learn more.

Dannon is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.



About Danone

Since 1997, the Groupe DANONE has focused on three core activities : fresh dairy products, cookies and crackers, and beverages. Today the Group boasts a portfolio of top quality brands. Click to read about a topic. To learn more about the Group's three core activities worldwide, (financial results, market shares...), select an activity: - fresh dairy products - beverages - cereal biscuits & snacks To send us your remarks on a Groupe DANONE product, contact our consumer services division.

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