Perdue Farms | Rockingham, NC

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Posted Date 3/20/2020

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


The Associate Relations Representative is responsible and accountable for administration of the Company approved new hire orientation program. Responsible for establishing a working relationship with managers, supervisors and hourly production associates in the processing plant to foster an environment of cooperative progress. Effectively handles the resolution of conflict in the workplace, coaches and counsels supervision on methods to improve absenteeism, turnover, and plant efficiencies.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Ensures newly hired associates receive an effective, timely, informative new hire orientation utilizing the company approved format and materials. Schedules, conducts, facilitates, audits, and identifies new methods to improve new hire orientation.
  2. Provides coaching and counseling to supervisory personnel to improve the supervisors’ ability to effectively direct their workforce.
  3. Assists hourly and salaried personnel with assistance in conflict resolution. Ensures consistent policy application in the resolution of issues addressed. Provides training to supervisory personnel on policies and procedures.
  4. Manages the Peer Review / Management Review process.
  5. Identifies, designs, trains, implements, and audits new methods to reduce turnover.
  6. Effectively manages special projects as assigned by management.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree of equivalent experience in Human Resources, Business Administration, Labor Relations plus 5 -6 years related work experience.

Experience Requirements

Proven success in writing, updating and auditing Affirmative Action Plans, thorough knowledge of I-9 requirements, experience in handling ADA, EEOC, DOL, OFCCP. Previous experience in working with production employees in a manufacturing environment, previous experience with HRIS, proven experience in problem-solving, previous experience with automated timekeeping, Kronos preferred, previous experience in orientation of new employees. Requires an ability to think ahead and plan over a 1 to 3 year time span. Must be able to multi-task and organize multiple protocols and projects and completed on schedule. Requires strong analytical skills, analyze and resolve problems at both a strategic and functional level. Must have knowledge of and ability to provide strong customer orientation along with the ability to communicate to all levels of the organization and a commitment to excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Requires knowledge of and a commitment to team performance, effective coaching and demonstrated skills or a strong team player. Requires travel to other facilities and plants for meetings and/or company business.

Experience Preferred

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  1. Position is mostly sedentary but may require occasional moving to other offices or buildings.
  2. May need to move light equipment or supplies from one place to another.
  3. May need to access files, supplies and equipment.
  4. Work activity is in an office, open-partitioned, cubicle environment.
  5. When in a plant environment:
    • Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces.
    • May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity.
    • May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db to 110 db.
    • May be exposed to all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility.
    • Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company.

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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