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Position Title: HR Business Partner, Easton 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Easton 

Requisition ID: 25726 



For us, for family


We know the importance that food plays in people's lives – the power it has to bring people, families and communities together. Our purpose is to bring enjoyment to people’s lives through great tasting food, in a way that reflects our values.

Our HR Business Partner is a partner to lead critical people projects and deliver on the overall HR strategy, while partnering with business leaders to deliver against plant and business objectives. The HR Business Partner ensures that corporate, regional, and local Human Resources strategies and priorities are met and have overall alignment with our Winning Culture. This role acts as a part of the connected team of HR resources that are embedded within the business.


HR Business Partner is also responsible for leading and supporting the proper use of our Human Resources Operating Model, including leveraging the Employee Experience Centre, and Centre’s of Expertise. This is an on-site role in our Easton, Maine location.


How You’ll Add Value:

  • Member of the Plant Leadership Team, collaborating to deliver shared business goals, plant, business, and HR strategies. Provides strategic and operational support to the business and acts as an advisor to the leadership team
  • Lead, develop, and provide strategic, and operational oversight to direct report(s). Set objectives, conduct performance reviews, and development planning for direct report(s)
  • Work with the leadership team and employees to improve engagement, build morale, and increase productivity and retention in our efforts to becoming the manufacturing employer of choice
  • Lead the employee engagement survey cycle and activities, partnering with plant leadership to develop and implement engagement action plans at the site
  • Provide guidance and input on human resource aspects of plant operations, strategic workforce planning, performance management, change management, rewards, recognition, communications, organizational effectiveness, succession planning, DEI, organizational design and development
  • Partner with Safety team to deliver on safety, health, and wellness initiatives to improve McCain’s safety culture
  • Handle escalated employee relations issues, cases, and code of conduct complaints
  • Ensure legal, regulatory compliance, and HR related audits
  • Coaching and capability building for plant team members. Advise, coach and support people leaders within client group to develop effective management and leadership behaviors
  • Responsible for staffing strategy, in partnership with plant leadership. Partner with Talent Acquisition team on salaried recruitment, and oversee execution of high-volume recruitment process
  • Plan, organize, and execute training developed by Organizational Development team.
  • Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with the Manufacturing team to propose solutions and programs
  • Lead annual processes including performance management, talent management, performance, and compensation cycle, ensuring connection to plant and corporate strategies
  • Support regional implementation of COE-driven processes, policies, and initiatives and champion our Thriving Community pillar through volunteerism or other
  • Refer employees to the Employee Experience Centre or the appropriate service channel to resolve inquiries / transaction requests and provides self-service coaching, as appropriate


About You:

  • 5+ years of professional Human Resources experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or a related field highly preferred
  • Advanced degree in HR and/or Professional Human Resources certification / designation would be an asset
  • Experience of developing & executing HR projects in any of the following domains - learning, talent development, Culture, etc..)
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a complex environment effectively 
  • Ability to partner with stakeholders across different levels, identify organizational needs and design appropriate solutions
  • Ability to drive results in a fast paced, agile manner
  • Ability to influence and adapt style to collaborate with stakeholders, with a strong orientation towards solutions
  • Strong orientation and skillset in leveraging data to draw insights and inform decisions


McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

The health and safety of McCain employees and their families has been our number one priority since the start of COVID-19 pandemic. With vaccination restrictions easing across the globe we do not currently require employees to be vaccinated, but we reserve the right to change this mandate in line with health guidance and regulations in each country.
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Job Family: Human Resources      
Division: NA HR 
Department: ​Human Resources NA ​
Location(s): US - United States of America : Maine : Easton 

Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 

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