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Nestle Facility HR Manager in Waverly, Iowa

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

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As a Human Resources Manager at Nestlé, you will be accountable for providing Human Resources support to all salaried and hourly employees, as well as site leadership, through effective organizational design and execution of Human Resources strategy across this part of the organization or operations site. You will lead a Human Resources team, handling recruitment, employee development, employee/labor relations, policy/contract interpretation, compensation administration and legal compliance. As the Human Resources Manager, you would be responsible for the complete Human Resource service/value chain for the facility and its workforce.

Your Key Responsibilities include:

  • Driving the alignment and execution of key people strategies that attract, train and retain employees to support the organization’s short- and long-term business goals.

  • Leading through Nestlé Management and Leadership and Organizational Alignment Principles.

  • Leading the coordination and execution of workforce planning for the organization or site.

  • Ensuring an effective culture and working environment that is open, empowering, fair, and equitable through thorough analysis of Human Resources scorecard data, survey results, and other workforce management data.

  • Overseeing/providing precise execution of all Human Resources initiatives while acting as a catalyst of change where appropriate.

  • Pro-actively challenge the established organizational structure to drive superior performance.

  • Providing alternate solutions on business issues to achieve the most effective solutions taking into account the Nestlé principles, policies and business unit goals.

  • Leading overall Human Resources service delivery to the business through the HR department while helping to shape the culture that facilitates and supports Nestlé’s goals and initiatives

  • Utilizing the performance, talent, and organizational planning management systems to help drive the achievement of company goals through objective and development plan setting, performance calibration, and talent development.

  • Providing counsel and guidance to Leadership on all people management and development and perform investigations when required.

  • Building and maintain effective working relationships with and between managers, employees, and unions where applicable.

  • Supporting a holistic safety focus by driving people related safety goals and initiatives.

  • Leading the site Leadership Development Pillar, supporting all employees to improve skills and effectiveness while striving to craft a positive, productive environment where each associate can fully chip in.

  • Assessing Employee Relations practices to support compliance with Corporate, Federal, State and Local rules and regulations while providing guidance to management to help maintain a well-adapted employment environment.

  • Review employee/personnel trends to assess impact on employee morale, potential employee relations or wage/benefit issues utilizing the support of Nestlé Continuous Excellence principles.


  • BS/BA Degree with a focus Human Resources Management, Business, Organizational Communication, or Industrial Psychology preferred.

  • Relevant work experience in lieu of a degree will be considered.

  • Master’s Degree level preferred in Human Resources Management, Business, Organizational Communication, or Industrial Psychology field.

  • PHR or SPHR through HRCI/SHRM certification strongly preferred.

  • Total Performance Management implementation and support experience.

  • 3 or more years’ experience as Human Resources Manager, with 5 or more years’ experience in an HR Generalist role in a manufacturing plant or distribution center environment.

  • Knowledge of Federal and State employment laws, Investigation Skills, HR technical knowledge in EEO, AA, FMLA, ADA, unemployment, and worker’s compensation.

  • Handling mediation/arbitration/grievance processes.

  • Labor negotiations/union contract management preferred.


  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and an HRIS system (ie. PeopleSoft, SuccessFactors, SAP, etc.)

  • Must have strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.

  • Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and social skills.

  • Ability to prioritize workload and self-manage projects, handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines.

Requisition ID: 200460

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.