HR Business Partner

Date: Nov 16, 2023

Location: West Haven, CT, US

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Nutritionals is a science-led, innovative producer of dairy and non-dairy solutions, including cheese, nutritional and functional nutrition solutions and flavour solutions. With a decades-long history of nutritional product leadership, we solve for better performance – nutritional, functional and operational. Our US cheese business is the #1 provider of American-style cheddar cheese. We are the ingredient partner of choice to global customers in the food, beverage and nutrition industry. 


The Opportunity

We are hiring a Human Resources Business Partner to support plant operations and employees in West Haven, CT. As the HRBP you will consult, execute, and monitor HR strategies and programs, including performance management, talent management, workforce planning, leadership development, and career development. You will provide guidance to 2 other HR staff. 


Main Responsibilities

  • Consult with business leaders to diagnose current and future HR needs and develop a strategy for resolution.
  • Collaborate with the PSO team to implement and monitor HR solutions, strategy, and company branding.
  • Lead and support the implementation of HR strategies, objectives, and processes to align with the overall function/business strategy and the HR strategy.
  • Work with the function/business on people/workforce strategies, helping develop high potential talent and supporting a high-performance culture.
  • Consult with business leaders to identify future leadership talent building out both development and succession plans.
  • Able to balance “lead” role/face of HR with the business/function while at the same time ensuring HR specialists have direct engagement and support.
  • Directly support the business/function leader(s) with advice and counsel, seen as a “trusted advisor” specifically being able to objectively assess, influence and push back when necessary.
  • Brings dashboards and metrics to the conversation and applies data judgment to drive recommendations.
  • Ultimately responsible to the business for quality and performance of all HR services provided.
  • Able to run and analyze reports, building out a strategy and/or approach to assist business leaders.
  • Partner with leaders on employee relation issues, including recommendations for investigations, progressive discipline and performance improvement plans, and terminations. 
  • Regular, in-person attendance and participation in designated department meetings (DRM, Leadership) as evidenced by being considered an integral part of the team.
  • Ensure compliance on company policies as well as compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Respond to EEOC and DOL inquiries and charges.
  • Provide coaching and development to department leaders.
  • Ensure after hours response in the event of plant outage and emergencies
  • Drive culture to integrate Glanbia values in all aspects of the business




  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Human Resources Management. 
  • 5 – 7 years HR generalist experience, HR Specialty or other business-related experience.
  • Manufacturing or shift worker HR experience required; multi-site experience preferred.
  • Able to build and sustain strong relationships with peers and client business leaders.
  • Able to manage highly sensitive matters; maintain confidentiality and objectivity.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of software applications in OneNote, PowerPoint presentation, Excel Spreadsheets and MSWord Processing



What we would like to offer you!  
The opportunity to develop your career on a global stage, continuous learning through an on-demand learning platform, and a competitive compensation package including staff discounts, generous family leave policy, health & dental plan, competitive salary, 401K.  
About Glanbia  
The Glanbia Group comprises three divisions: Glanbia Performance NutritionGlanbia Nutritional's, and Joint Ventures. Collectively and with our partners we offer an incredible breadth of expertise in nutrition. We employ a team of 6,000 people, work with global food and beverage companies, and sell our award-winning and market-leading products in 130 countries worldwide.  



At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

Nearest Major Market: New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford