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HRBP Manager

Posted Date:  May 26, 2023
Requisition Number:  117990

Position Title: Manager HRBP Supply Chain & Manufacturing

Reports to: Director HRBP

Dept./Function: Human Resources

Location: El Salto, Jalisco




Hershey Mexico El Salto Plant (Supply Chain & Manufacturing) is aUnion plant producing products such as Hershey’s, Kisses, Pelon Pelo Rico, Crayon, Cocoa Hershey’s, etc.  in a high-speed complex environment.


The Manager HRBP will ensure that all Plant Human Resources and Employee Relations functions are conducted in a professional manner to meet the objectives of the Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Hershey Mexico. The main responsibilities include:


  • Talent Development, including Succession Planning, Leadership Development & Talent Management. Coordination of Training Programs aligned to Annual & Strat Plan.
  • Employee Engagement & Labor Peace.  
  • Working with Compensation & Benefits, and Talent Acquisition to meet staffing needs.  
  • Labor Relations & Union Management. 
  • HR Policy application and compliance.


The Manager HRBP is expected to engage successfully with Plant Hourly Employees and the Union, while also interacting with fellow salaried staff and International/Corporate HR & COEs as needed to achieve Business and Functions goals. The position reports to Director HR Mexico and works in strong collaboration with Supply Chain Director, and Plant Manager. This is leadership role and serves as a member of the Plant Leadership Team. 




  1. Talent Management 

Ensures that the Plant has the necessary talent and capabilities to successfully meet production requirements and all associated needs. 

  • Partners with the Director SC, Plant Manager and Leadership Team in the development of the Plant's strategic plan, culture, mission, vision statements & goals; Provides leadership in organizational diagnosis, design, and interventions; Supports business transformation initiatives by being actively engaged in affecting change. 
  • Champions the performance management process, and ensures training, accountability and alignment of goals and the calibration of ratings. 
  • Conducts needs analysis and develops strategies for training & development of workforce; Designs and conducts or arranges for effective delivery of training.
  • Partner with Business to develop annual staffing plan for Professional & Hourly groups, and coordinates requisition process through Talent Acquisition to ensure timely and effective talent sourcing, interviewing, assessment instruments, background checks, job offers, relocation, orientation, and integration.
  • Manages people movement processes and analyzes trends to drive improvement. 
  • Leads completion of annual talent development processes such as Org Talent Review, Succession Planning, and associated processes. 
  • Manages Diversity & Inclusion efforts at the site. 

  1. Employee Engagement
  • Owns the employee engagement aspect of the Plant by developing and maintaining an Employee Engagement strategy and staying abreast of the pulse of the workplace; Includes significant time spent on the plant floor, in communication/connection events and other engagement activities. 
  • Actively participates in Plant Manager "roundtable meetings," staff meetings, and shift, quarterly and/or state-of the-plant meetings; Participates/leads management and employee task teams & engages in group business unit meetings. 
  • Manages the Hershey employee survey process and ensures accountability and follow-through by management. 
  • Ensures consistent application of policies and practices; assesses need/opportunity for work rule and policy changes; Offers guidance, direction, and training to management on administration of employee handbook and policy and disciplinary matters to ensure consistency and "just cause”. Leads the plant’s peer review issue resolution process. 
  • Develops and maintains a positive employee relations strategy; Conducts union vulnerability analysis and completes action plans as needed; Communicates and trains salaried workforce on leadership of choice principles. 


  1. HR Excellence and Administration
  • Manages the Plant HR function, including strategic workforce planning, budget management, performance management and all other duties associated with functional leadership. 
  • Manages the salary administration and job evaluation processes, including reward and recognition programs.
  • Keeps abreast with the corporate and statutory employee benefit programs and ensures accurate application of programs. 
  • Ensures compliance with “Mexico Ley Federal del Trabajo” as well as consistent application of disciplinary actions and development of plans to reduce absenteeism. 
  • Ensure HR is in compliance with Internal & External Audit in all Labor aspects.
  • Partners with local and corporate resources on health & wellness initiatives. 
  • Conducts local wage & benefit surveys to assess competitiveness; Develops annual wage and benefit recommendations. Based on market data provided Compensation & Benefits define local strategy and conduct Annual CBA negotiation with Union to achieve both Employees competitive compensation and meeting Business Financial Plans.
  • Manage Employee Communication through Town Halls, All Hands Meetings, Plant postings, Mailings, handbook, and Newsletter updates, etc.  



Skills and abilities required:  

  • Demonstrated Strategic Planning & Leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and influence the decision making of senior management. 
  • Knowledge of applicable state and federal employment laws and regulations affecting the workplace.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with and influence the Plant Leadership Team.
  • Strong floor presence with the ability to understand the pulse of employee morale.
  • Demonstrated history of establishing and maintaining HR process excellence.
  • Demonstrated experience on Managing Union Relations, Negotiation and ensure Labor Peace.
  • English Fluency


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:   

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; concentration in Human Resources or related field strongly preferred. Master’s degree preferred.  
  • 4-5 years’ experience within Human Resources or related field, with employee groups of 1,200 or more people. 
  • At least 3 years in a Managerial Position









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