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HR Business Partner

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


The HR Business Partner is responsible for building collaborative business partnerships with key business leaders for major functions of the business (i.e. Commercial, Supply Chain, etc.), to provide coaching, HR expertise and counseling on key people decisions, in support of the business and functional strategies.

As the primary business partner for functional Vice President(s), the role is responsible to fully understand the business objectives to help build an actionable people strategy for the part of the business they support. The individual will work closely with the Centers of Excellence (COE), to seamlessly drive Human Resource objectives throughout the business.

Working closely with functional leaders, the role will drive companywide initiatives in the areas of Talent & Succession, Leadership Development, Total Rewards and Employee & Labor Relations.

May provide coaching to other HR professionals, to ensure functional business objectives are met.

Key Responsibilities

  • 30% - Works with business leaders, managers and other HR professionals to ensure the effective management of individual performance, and alignment with policies, work rules, and collective bargaining agreements where applicable. Provides direct coaching and counsel to managers and other HR professionals, partnering with senior HR leader and in-house counsel when appropriate, to address application of policies and HR procedures, and performance issues that may include potential termination of employment. The role may also be involved in negotiations of collective bargaining agreements.
  • 20% - Leads organizational design discussions, and engagement survey action planning for assigned business area. Leads talent reviews for assigned business area, for roll-up into Group-wide talent & succession plans. Ensures managers are creating and managing development plans, so that progress is made, and readiness levels are improved. Partners closely with Talent & Succession team to ensure consistent and effective implementation of talent & succession programs.
  • 20% - Manages both large and small business projects for assigned business area, that impact organizational structure, people or people processes. Ensures COE and other subject matter experts are included throughout the project to ensure consistency and successful completion of the project.
  • 10% - Works with leadership teams and COE to ensure we are effectively developing leaders within the assigned business area. Prioritizes program participants, and then works with managers to ensure principles are being practices outside training sessions.
  • 10% - Works with Total Rewards and Talent Acquisition teams to ensure consistent application of pay across assigned business area. Provides coaching to business leaders to assign salaries and ensure equity across business. Works with group HR team to monitor/audit pay application across all business functions.
  • 10% - Works with leaders on assigned area of the business, to lead change initiatives, either driven by the Company, the business, or the business functional area.

Typical Education

Bachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from 4 year college or university

Relevant Experience

8+ years related experience and/or training

Other Information

Deep experience in the application of employment laws. Ability to influence at all levels of the organization. Ability to facilitate consensus across groups. PHR/SPHR or similar HR certification preferred. Adheres to all standards, policies and systems as appropriate.

Job Requisition ID: 3834

Travel Required: Up to 25%

Location(s): Simplot Headquarters - Boise 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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