Clemens Food Group

  • HR Business Partner

    Job Locations US-PA-Middletown
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Employment Status
    Regular Full-Time
    1st Shift
  • Overview

    Build your career. Challenge the process. Collaborate & Engage


    Build your career with Clemens Food Group and be a part of an exciting, collaborative, team environment.


    At Clemens Food Group, we want you to constructively challenge and have your ideas heard. We are looking for diverse individuals who push the limits and think outside the box!


    Clemens Food Group realizes that our team members are the key to our success. Come be a part of our team and see your ideas in action!



    The Human Resources Business Partner will serve as the primary resource for all Team Member activity in the Operations departments of Clemens Food Group.


    We are searching for candidates with Human Resources Generalist background to who have flexibility to work from multiple locations.


    Requires up to 30% travel with a work week consisting of supporting our farms located throughout Pa and Indiana.  


    The ideal candidate will live in the Lancaster, or surrounding  areas. We are offering temporary housing while working out of our Hatfield facility to minimize commute.


    Compliance - 20% of time


    Initiates team member statuses and paperwork (active/terminated) in Ultipro as needed

    Reinforce policy and direct exceptions to appropriate leaders

    Receives and reviews all LOA applications for their area to determine whether request qualifies for approval

    Prepare LOA paperwork and initiate application process for new requests

    Initiate short term disability application and work with carrier through approval process

    Manages the ADA process, including interactive process within assigned area and documents actions and outcomes

    Coach/ serve as a point of reference for managers on proper completion of paperwork (term checklist, level training, status change form, new hire paperwork)

    Participates in response to EEOC / PHRC complaints


    Hiring/Onboarding - 20% of time


    Draft & extend formal offers, using existing templates, for roles recruited by Generalist (nonexempt & exempt to supervisor level only)

    Conduct employment verifications (& reference checks if necessary) for non-exempt applicants

    Reviewing and grading applicants against job criteria for non-exempt applicants

    Schedule & conduct phone interviews for exempt applicants

    Schedule and attend nonexempt in-person interviews with hiring managers for all internal and external candidates in their area

    Coordinate and administer job specific assessment tests (XT, TTI, Excel, Math tests)

    Communicate with hiring managers on candidate status as needed



    Organizational Development - 20% of time


    Review disciplinary and coaching opportunities with area leaders and serves as a model of discernment

    Collaborate with talent development manager on evaluation of talent within designated area

    Work with talent development manager and superintendent / hiring manager to execute on PIP and action plans

    Coordinates identification of root cause for opportunity talent

    Use admin reporting in regards to qualification to follow up on team member status with supervisors

    Coordinate and follow-up with supervisors on status of temporary job transfers



    Team Member Care - 20% of time


    Executes Case Management SOP's

    Maintains contact with team members out on LOA

    Maintains contact with all restricted and open WC cases

    Maintains contact with team members on temporary work restricts not work related

    Make contact with team members with 3 no call no shows and appropriate ADA processes are followed

    Provide coaching to supervisors regarding treatment of injured workers

    Contact team members when major life events occur (births, deaths, illness)


    Team CFG - 20% of time


    Reinforce the core competencies, key expectations, and core values in assigned area

    Participates in strategy development in associated areas

    Attend level 10 HR Meetings

    Attend weekly staff meetings.

    Participate in community efforts.

    Address identified issues and opportunities to implement best practices





    • The ability to: readily modify, respond to and integrate change with minimal personal resistance; identify elements of a problem situation and understand which components are critical.
    • The ability to: set, pursue and attain achievable goals, regardless of obstacles or circumstances; identify actions necessary to achieve task completion; set achievable goals, maintain direction in spite of obstacles; stay on course in times of difficulty
    • The ability to be responsible for the consequences of one's own actions and decisions: taking responsibility for these decisions and not shifiting focus or blame or poor performance somewhere else or on others.
    • Being responsible for the consequences of the actions of those whom you manage.
    • The ability to understand the needs, interests, strengths, and weaknesses of others, and to utilize this information for contributing to the growth and development of others.
    • The ability to: be open to people and willingness to hear what other people are saying; "read between the lines" in understanding body language and emotions; not allow unfair implications of prejudged information to enter into and affect an interpersonal relationship.
    • The ability to: interact with others in a positive manner; understand others objectively; connect with others on personal level; persuading others to a given point of view.
    • The ability to identify and evaluate resources and plan for their utilization throughout the execution of comprehensive, long-range plans. 



    • Bachelor's Degree Preferred with a concentration in Human Resources or Business; Equivalent experience will be considered
    • 3 - 5 years of high volume HR experience
    • Reliable source of transporation and Drivers License
    • Knowledge of state and federal labor/ employment law



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