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Director, Human Resources

NORPAC Foods, Inc.
Salem, Oregon 97302
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift






NORPAC, a farmer-owned cooperative founded in 1924, grows, harvests, processes, and distributes high quality, healthy, frozen vegetables (non-GMO), fruits and soups. Our farms are located on over 35,000 acres in the Pacific Northwest. Most farms are within 50 miles of our various plant facilities, allowing our crops to go from field to freezer in less than four hours.


Headquartered in Salem, Oregon, we are Oregon’s largest fruit and vegetable processor, with 5 facilities in the Willamette Valley, along with a subsidiary Hermiston Foods, LLC in Hermiston, Oregon and a subsidiary Quincy Foods, LLC in Quincy, Washington. We employ 1,200 full-time employees and 2,000 seasonal employees during the processing season.




This new position will partner with our Vice President of Human Resources in developing, communicating and implementing organizational policies, strategies, and programs that support and complement the present and future business needs in the areas of employment/staffing, employee and labor relations, compensation, benefits, personnel administration, employee performance, and training. The position requires a commitment to leadership and the ability to work with a diverse workforce. We are looking for a person who demonstrates initiative, professionalism, and high quality work product in a timely manner.




  • Responsible for HR staff of 7 direct reports (Five Plant HR Managers and two Corporate HR staff)
  • Serve as a role model for all employees.
  • Oversee/enhance talent acquisition and development strategies, including succession planning, career development, and employee retention.
  • Lead affirmative action efforts and oversee AAPs.
  • Coordinate and manage benefit plans; annual benefits open enrollment and issue resolution.
  • Oversee administration of unemployment claims.
  • Oversee administration of WOTC program.
  • Serve as technical resource for Plant HR Managers.
  • Coordinate and manage compensation plans; prepare and implement annual salary plans, develop and align compensation plans to drive desired employee and business performance.
  • Oversee performance management program.
  • Provide coaching and consultation to managers on a variety of HR matters.
  • Help create and drive a high performance culture; challenging and motivating managers to ensure accountability and recognition.
  • Ensure efficient and accurate policy development, administration and compliance.
  • Other duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources or a related field; or equivalent experience.
  • 10-15 years of experience in Human Resources with an emphasis on leadership and supervisory roles.
  • PHR and/or SHRM-CP credentials.
  • Outstanding people manager and ethical leader.
  • Extensive employee relations experience.
  • Collaborative, team-building intuition.
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to prioritize and stay focused on key initiatives. Highly organized. Ability to keep things simple.

  • Able to travel via car and plane domestically 10% to 15% of the time (mostly Oregon and Washington).

  • Able to work evenings and weekends.

  • Outgoing, yet calm and poised demeanor.

  • Sense of humor.

  • Excellent references, satisfactory background check, and successful passing of a drug screen.




  • MBA or JD (with employment law focus).

  • Old school work ethic (no aversion to working nights and weekends).

  • SPHR and SHRM-SCP credentials.

  • Experience in multi-site, multi-state environments.

  • Experience in manufacturing and industrial environments (food processing/manufacturing very helpful).

  • Experience in both union and non-union environments.

  • Experience with staffing a large seasonal workforce.

  • Robust background in benefits (medical, dental, life, STD, LTD, pension plans).

  • Strong knowledge of Oregon and Washington employment laws, and wage and hour laws.

  • Experience as chief spokesperson or #2 spokesperson in union negotiations.

  • Ability to decipher CBAs.

  • Strong hands-on practitioner; but also strategic thinker.

  • Working knowledge of Kronos Workforce Ready software.

  • Skilled in almost paperless environment; or at least striving hard towards it.

  • Totally comfortable in dealing with executives and hourly, production employees.

  • Has read “Who Moved My Cheese?”

  • Exceptional sense of humor. You take your work seriously; but not yourself.

  • Likes vegetables (even lima beans).

  • Exceptional emotional intelligence.


HOURS AND LOCATION: Full-time plus; Monday - Friday (8:00 am’ish to 5:00 pm’ish). Weekends and overtime as needed. Position is located in Salem, Oregon [45 minutes south of Portland, Oregon (home of the Trail Blazers, Hillsboro Hops, Portlandia, biking & hiking trails galore, great restaurants, and food carts)].




  • Healthy, high quality and tasty products.

  • Really, really nice people to work with.

  • Wear jeans Monday – Friday [and shorts, T-shirts, and boat shoes on weekendsJ]. Permitted to dress up if you insist.

  • Beautiful office, with free parking.

  • Two-minute drive to an awesome Teriyaki chicken & vegetable rice bowl.

  • Opportunity to add value and do good stuff.

  • Chance to help feed America.

  • And salary, bonus, and benefits.


TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Kristin Doherty, Recruiter, at Kristin.doherty@norpac.com. Thank you.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: NORPAC Foods, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, E-Verify employer. Employment decisions for all applicants and employees will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other characteristics protected under local, state or federal law.


DATE OPENED: January 9, 2017


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