HR Generalist

The mission of our Human Resources team is to cultivate Danone’s unique culture and help the business sustainably grow. As a part of this team, you will attract talent and support our people to develop, you will unite employees across the globe, and you will make an impact on society as a whole.   We have an opening for a HR Generalist in Portland, Oregon manufacturing facility.  


As an HR Generalist you will support the manufacturing facility, and be responsible for managing a range of activities related to employee/labor relations, staffing/ recruiting, training, payroll, policies/practices, and guidelines that foster a proactive work culture inside a fast-paced food manufacturing plant facility. Serving as the point-of-contact for associates, supervisors, and managers, you will deliver value-added service that reflects our business objectives and support our mission and values. 

  • You will administer effective recruiting and staffing practices by supporting and leading efforts for the recruitment of hourly and salaried non-exempt level positions. Coordinate position planning, identifying sources of applicants, interviewing, coaching managers on candidate interviewing and selection, analyzing job requirements and making salary recommendations. Maintain accurate staffing reports and metrics
  • You will support new employees throughout the onboarding process: Coordinate and conduct new employee orientation.
  • You will manage employee changes/additions/terminations, and other HR program administration. Conduct and analyze exit interviews as needed.
  • You will maintain and enhance a productive work environment by resolving conflicts between management and associates; coaching management on effective management and coaching techniques; and maintaining open communications with associates and management.
  • You will conduct effective, thorough, and objective investigations, interprets company policy for managers and associates and ensures legal compliance of all federal and state regulations.
  • You will assess employee climate, morale and effectiveness and developing action steps for improvement for their assigned management team.
  • You will enable the successful performance of our employees, our leaders, and, through them, our business.
  • You will be a part of change management initiatives, performance management processes and succession planning.
  • You will maintain technical and professional knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications and participating in professional societies.
  • You will contribute to team efforts by accomplishing related results in a cooperative and supportive manner.
  • You will perform other duties as assigned.

About you:


  • You have a Bachelor's degree in HR Management, Communication Studies, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP certifications preferred
  • You have at least 3 years of experience as an HR Generalist, preferably in a manufacturing environment, administering all aspects of HR programs and disciplines.  Previous HR experience in a union environment, is preferred
  • You have computer proficiency especially in MS Office products (including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point)
  • You have the ability to maintain a flexible schedule including ability to work off-hours and/or weekends, as needed


At Danone North America, you’ll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Horizon Organic, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and Happy Family. You’ll be part of the largest Certified B Corp™ in the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.

Danone North America doesn’t just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect.    #LI-NORAM

Salary Range
$40,000.00 - 59,000.00
per Year
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Portland, Oregon, OR 97086, US