A Senior Human Resource Professional that is versatile and strategic with more than 10 years of Employee Relations, Compensation and Benefits, Training and Development, and Recruiting experience to counsel and provide advice that is compliant with company policies, as well as federal and state regulations.
Employee and Labor Relations
Benefits and Compensation
01/1990 to 01/2016Kraft Heinz CompanyNorthfield, IL
Kraft Heinz Company is the third-largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world with eight $1 billion + brands.
HR Team Lead12/2012 to 01/2016Kraft Heinz Company-HR Workforce Solutions
Managed all aspects of leave administration for 18,000 + employees for Kraft Heinz North America and Puerto Rico, including employee notifications and vendor management, disability programs and health benefits with managing two direct reports.
Led and executed the end to end process with partnering with Legal Counsel for over 5000 Reduction in Force for North America and Puerto Rico and working closely with HR VP and HRBP's during Kraft and Mondelez split and Heinz acquisition of Kraft Foods.
Managed Work Visa program with outside Legal Counsel for 45- 50 ongoing Immigration Cases for Kraft Foods for North America and Canada for onboarding and maintaining compliance with Homeland Security.
Partnered with Diversity and Inclusion to develop ADA documentation process and training for Kraft North America and Puerto Rico Increased 300 HR Professional knowledge by creating and presenting webinar training for FMLA, ADA, and Leave of Absences that incorporated the company policies.
Business Unit Lead04/2011 to 12/2012Kraft Foods, IncChampaign, IL
Managed 7 Operations Supervisor, 4 departments, 3 shifts with over 250 + employees.
Responsible for Safety, Quality, Sanitation and Performance for 10 packaging lines Partnered to lead commercialization of Velveeta Dips, Jetta, and Velveeta Fighter Slice.
Increased part-time/ temp employees and implemented alternate work week to reduce labor variance by 5.2%.
Influenced supervisors to become effective leaders by providing them with development opportunities with internal and external training.
Associate HR Mgr11/2009 to 04/2011Kraft Foods, IncChampaign, IL
Change Management lead for major labor reset (MTM) and announcement of LGV for the DC; reduce hourly labor headcount by 20% through attrition.
Led Human Resource support for 600 + employees for employee relations, investigations, safety issues with support area.
Resolved and Investigated 20 + Issue Resolutions within area of support in compliance with facility policy.
Prepared and presented 4 Arbitrations to 3rd Party for terminated employees and 3 were upheld.
Hired and Developed 30 salary employees for support area.
Promoted 10 salary staff member internally.
Managed and Led 6 Summer Interns for the facility.
Assistant HR Mgr-Kraft Champaign05/2008 to 11/2009Champaign, IL
Developed Detail Process Training Manuals and Videos for hourly position in the facility and tracking process from orientation to On Job Training for 1300 hourly employees.
Partnered with Illinois Dept.
of Employment Security and staff summer help with 15 local college students and.
Leverage Local Community College and WIA (Workforce Investment Act) to develop technical training courses for hourly employees at the Champaign site.
Utilized state grants to assist in training internal employees that saved over $30,000 in 2009.
Developed and managed 2 Training Coordinators.
Promoted Training Coordinator to Production Supervisor Role.
Distribution Supervisor08/2007 to 05/2008Champaign, IL
Support all Safety Programs and OSHA compliance to ensure a safe work environment for entire complex.
Reduced indirect labor by 11% on 3rd shift.
Supervised 30 hourly personnel and 2 Salary Non-Exempt employees.
Shop Lead02/2005 to 08/2007Kraft FoodsChampaign, IL
Supervise 6 mechanics and 3 office personnel.
Process payroll for 110 Champaign transport employees.
Maintain 3K financial budget for maintenance and office area by analyzing and processing all invoices for Champaign Fleet.
Employment Assistant02/2002 to 02/2005Champaign, IL
Scheduled and facilitated employment process for new hires by processing applicant flow, checking references, scheduling interviews, and facilitating employee orientations.
Implemented a structured innovative new-employee orientation programs that including safety and sanitation training.
Led and Coordinated Job Fair Recruitment for the facility.
Matrices Operator/Truck Coordinator03/1996 to 02/2002Champaign, IL
Led and developed training program Matrics AS400, inventory system, as it rolled out to sister sites.
Traveled to multiple sites to train and assist in developing warehouse layout.
Bachelors of Science2005Eastern Illinois UniversityCharleston, ILCareer and Organizational Studies Program
Interview Skills Trainer 2014
PHR - Professional Human Resources Certificate 2014