Regional Human Resources Business Partner - Eau Claire & Greater... in Clayton WI

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Foremost Farms USA
Regional Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) - Eau Claire & Greater Wisconsin
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Clayton WI
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HR Generalist, HR Management, HR Supervision

Human Resources Business Partner

Eau Claire & Greater Wisconsin (Hybrid)

JOB TITLE:Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP)

REPORTS TO:HR Director Field Operations and Labor Relations


Opportunity for an experienced HRBP to craft their own career script. In this high-impact role, you will be responsible for aligning with business partners to meet the organization's objects for our dairy-products plants throughout Wisconsin.

This is a consultative role, where you will drive process improvements through collaboration and act as a champion for employees. Every day will be different, and may include:

  • Employee relations
  • Labor union relations
  • Workforce planning
  • Talent / Performance management
  • Coaching, training and employee development

Your HR experience in a production, manufacturing or other union-based setting will help you succeed as you deliver value-added service to management and employees.


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Progressive HR experience, especially with employee relations and performance management required
  • Union relations experience preferred


Employee Relations

  • Respond to employee concerns and provide employee relations guidance to managers.
  • Drive employee engagement through action planning, communication and talent development.
  • Investigate root causes of employee relations issues and develop strategies to address/reduce concerns.

Talent Management

  • Implement and manage organizational programs for employee development, retention, performance management, onboarding, career development, and succession planning.
  • Partner with HR and Operations leaders toforecast and identify staffing levels related to planned and unplanned turnover.
  • Analyze employee turnover, identify trends and make recommendations to improve the employee experience and retention.
  • Develop annual workforce plan at assigned locations and partner with recruiting team to ensure location(s) have the talent and staff needed to effectively and efficiently operate at desired overtime and employee retention levels.

Labor Relations

  • Coordinate strike contingency planning.
  • Assist in preparation for the 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

  • Collaborate cross-functionally to steer appropriate HR initiatives for the company in a timely and professional manner.
  • Participates in the development and execution of department goals, objectives and systems that directly impact HR initiatives and overall business plans for the company.
  • Occassional travel to Corporate office in Madison, WI, and regular visits to plants across greater Wisconsin and Michigan.


Foremost Farms offers some of the best benefits in the area for you and your family. 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!


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 always 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.


We offer equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of 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. We continually strive to diversify our workplaces, and believe diversity adds strength to our teams.

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