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Corporate Human Resources Business Partner


Location: Brea HQ 

Exemption: Exempt 



Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that proudly helps food providers in the U.S., Canada and more than 60 other countries earn a special place on consumers’ tables.  We do this by continually crafting custom dressings, sauces, mayonnaises, and other food solutions that exceed peoples’ expectations for great-tasting flavors and high-quality ingredients.

Headquartered in Brea, California, Ventura Foods operates 14 manufacturing facilities, 3 culinary centers, and numerous distribution centers across North America. When you work in our manufacturing and distribution facilities, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work.  As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth, because you invest in ours.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a Corporate Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) to support our various functions within the business, who can effectively influence, lead, and execute across multiple facets of HR including coaching and guiding the business in recruitment, engagement, performance management, talent development, total rewards, employee relations and HR compliance. This HRBP contributes to making a difference at every level by driving & executing impactful organizational changes, while driving a high performing & winning culture with an increasing focus on leadership and talent development that align with The Ventura Edge.  One must also be able to cultivate strong relationships rooted in trust to be successful and deliver value to our people and the business. This position will report to the Director and work closely with corporate HR functions.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the business to evolve, develop and lead all people initiatives while helping to shape the culture that facilitates and supports Ventura Foods goals and initiatives.
  • Act as trusted advisor, influencer and coach to functional business leaders and below, regarding all people related areas: coaching, individual development, organizational structure and team development. Perform investigations as required. 
  • Drive the HR strategy to attract, grow and connect employees to support the organization’s short- and long-term business goals, by collaborating with cross-functional HR teams. Lead the interaction and process with business leaders in the areas of talent acquisition, talent development, compensation and benefits, and compliance. Provide guidance and coaching as appropriate on talent and organizational issues. 
  • Drive employee connection and commitment by utilizing employee feedback, trends and its impact on employee morale, potential employee relations or wage/benefit issues to optimize our people process and total rewards. 
  • Coach and guide leaders through the performance planning and evaluation cycles including continuous improvement of tools and resources.
    • Act as SME (Subject Matter Expert) on the performance and individual development processes
    • Lead calibration of performance in functional support areas 
  • Coach and guide leaders through the talent and succession management process (People Planning):
    • Act as SME on talent and succession planning
    • Lead calibration of talent and facilitation of movement of talent across the functional support areas
    • Assist with the identification and assessment of talent across the organization
    • Ensure continued development and advancement of our people and the functions
  • Assessing Employee Relations practices to support compliance with Corporate, Federal, State and Local rules and regulations while providing guidance to management to help maintain a well-adapted employment environment.
  • Lead, develop and execute other projects and initiatives as assigned. 


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in relata ed field, Master’s degree a big plus
  • Required 3+ years as an HR Manager, including experience in an HQ/Corporate setting or demonstrated experience as a trusted HR advisor and/or internal HR consultant within a CPG or multi-location organization, including experience with a dispersed workforce
  • Required knowledge and experience in organizational development process and programs: talent, performance management, workforce planning
  • PHR or SPHR through HRCI/SHRM certification is strongly preferred
  • Comfortable working on-site 3 days per week
  • Must be familiar with HR technology (e.g., applicant track system, HRIS, performance management systems, benefits system, etc.) 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Customer Focus: Demonstrated professionalism and the ability to act as a company representative with internal & external customers to deliver an exceptional experience
  • Demonstrated maturity, meet strict deadlines and maintain confidentiality.
  • Communication: Demonstrated ability to act as consultant and coach, at all levels – from front-line employee to executive.
  • Teamwork: Demonstrated experience working in matrixed teams and collaborating, building and growing relationships all in an effort to achieve shared goals, and company objectives and results.
  • Adaptability: Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt in a fast paced and growing work environment.        
  • An agile and continuous learner with personal resilience and an ability to deal with ambiguity.        
  • Inspire and Motivate: Experience leading in a positive and compelling manner.        
  • Courageous Leadership: Demonstrates the courage to make difficult decisions. 
  • Coaching Advocate: Demonstrated ability to instill a culture of coaching by advocating and role modeling.      
  • Capability Builder: Experience enhancing the company's performance by ensuring Ventura Foods has the right people, skills, capability and structure.                
  • Change Agent: Experience leading and guiding the organization to proactively embrace change and address evolving organizational needs.          
  • Proven track record of influencing, leading, and facilitating strategic initiatives with multiple stakeholders.            
  • Trusted Partner: Demonstrated ability to act as a strategic consultant with the ability to problem solve by leveraging relevant timely and practice people solutions that advance our business strategy.              
  • Core knowledge of and ability to collaborate with all areas within HR such as talent management - talent acquisition- compensation- employee relations- benefits.        
  • Cultural Enabler: Experience and passion living and leveraging company core values to foster an inclusive environment creating a cohesive high performing organization where people feel proud to belong.                  
  • Knowledge of current federal and state labor/benefits laws and regulations including but not limited to ADA, ADEA, COBRA, EEOC, ERISA, FLSA, FMLA, Healthcare Reform Act, HIPPA, and Pension Protection Act.                                    

Why Join Us:

Ventura Foods offers career growth opportunities as well as competitive compensation and benefits:​

  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, & Vision – coverage beginning on your 1st day for eligible employees​
  • Profit Sharing and 401(k) matching (after eligible criteria is met)​
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Time, and Holidays​
  • Employee Appreciation Events​ and Employee Assistance Programs
  • Salary Base Range of $119,700 – $165,000 for Employees Located in California*
  • Annual bonus (based on the incentive program terms and conditions)

*The “base salary range” provided above is a good faith estimate of what we expect to pay for this position.   The range provided is for California-based employees as Ventura Foods is required by California State Law to post pay rates.  Ventura Foods reserves the right to pay outside of the given range based on a variety of factors including but not limited to: candidate skills and experience, complexity of the job, budgetary factors, and location/geography.  Ventura Foods conducts regular reviews of compensation ranges and therefore reserves the right to alter this range at any given time.


Diversity & Inclusion:

Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment in which all employees are treated with respect is evident in our company culture and values. We believe that fostering an environment of inclusion and a focus on diversity across our organization is vital to attracting top talent, driving innovation, and meeting the high expectations of our customers in a rapidly evolving global marketplace.


Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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