Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) in Middleton WI

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Foremost Farms USA
Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP)
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Middleton WI
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Job Types:
HR Generalist, HR Management, HR Supervision

JOB TITLE: Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP)

LOCATION: Madison, Wisconsin



As a member of the Human Resources Operations team, the person in this position is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management. The HRBP serves as a consultant to management on human resources-related issues. The successful HRBP will act as a champion and change agent through consultation, service and day to day HR support in employee relations, labor relations, workforce planning, performance management/coaching, training and employee development, compensation and policy interpretation in a consistent manner that is aligned with company policies, procedures and programs at designated field locations. The HRBP builds cross-functional partnerships to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflect Foremost's business objectives.


Employee Relations

  • Respond to employee concerns and provide employee relations guidance to managers in order to ensure effective application of company policies/procedures
  • Drive employee engagement through supporting action planning, communication and talent development.
  • Investigate root causes or employee relations issues and develop strategies to address/reduce them.

Talent Management

  • Implement and manage organizational programs relative to employee development, retention, performance management, onboarding and succession planning
  • Collaborate closely with HR and Operations leadership to forecast and identify staffing levels related to planned and unplanned turnover
  • Analyze employee turn, identify trends and make recommendations to affect the morale, attitudes and retention of talent
  • Workforce planning activities; partner with recruiting team to ensure locations have talent and staff required to effectively and efficiently operate at desired levels

Labor Management

  • Coordinate strike contingency planning
  • Assist in preparation for expiration of each Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), including data gathering, providing recommendations and active participation during the negotiation process
  • Administer and interpret collective bargaining agreements and non-union work agreements as appropriate
  • Represent the company in grievance and arbitration matters

Business Partnership

  • Partner directly and indirectly with the Human Resources Director, other members of the HR Team, members of the Leadership Team and members of other cross-functional teams to drive appropriate HR initiatives for the company in a timely and professional manner
  • Participate in the development and execution of department goals, objectives and systems that directly impact HR initiatives and overall business plans for the company
  • Occasional travel to plants across Wisconsin and Michigan


  • Bachelor s degree in Human Resources, or related field
  • 5 or more years of progressive HR experience
  • Talent Management experience including performance management and career development


Because you and your family matter, Foremost Farms offers some of the best benefits in the area! Our comprehensive medical plan includes health, vision, dental, and prescription insurance. You can choose to enroll in a single or family plan with low monthly premiums and low annual deductibles ($250/$500). Other benefits include:

  • 401(k) with a generous company contribution (100% match on up to 8% deferral)
  • Paid time off, starting at 200 hours (25 days)
  • 10 Paid holidays
  • Paid parental leave (6 weeks paid at 100%)
  • Flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care (childcare) expenses
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Referral program
  • Advancement opportunities!

It is the policy of Foremost Farms USA to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disabilities, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.


Foremost Farms USA, headquartered in Baraboo, Wis.,is a world-class supplier of cheese, dairy products, and ingredients to national and international markets. As a dairy cooperative, we are owned by the 1,100 dairy farmers who supply our high-quality milk. Our flexible, diverse plant network allows us to manufacture products and ingredients that are most in-demand and provide a strong, secure market for our member-owners milk.

We re looking for employees who challenge the status quo, innovate and aim for excellence. Because we re working to be the world s best to Be Foremost we ll bring out the best in you.

Are you ready to Be Foremost?
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Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled are encouraged to apply.

Successful completion of pre-employment testing is required, which could include a drug test, physical, audiogram, background check, education check and credit check.


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