Senior People Business Partner

Vital Farms

Vital Farms

People & HR
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024

Finding the right place to grow your career isn’t (over) easy, so we’re here to help by sharing a few reasons why the grass is greener at Vital Farms. We think you’ll appreciate our focus on Conscious Capitalism, which drives business decisions that benefit all our stakeholders (leading to even better business results). You might be drawn to our innovative approach and refusal to settle for the “way things have always been done.” Or you could find it exciting to grow your skills while working for an industry-leading brand. Whether you’re into our values, our brand, or our egg-cellent puns, we hope you’ll join our Crew and help us change the world 108 square feet at a time!

Reporting to the Director of People, the Senior People Business Partner will be a positive, upbeat, “egg-loving” person with the ability to relate to a diverse set of people, communicate clearly and appropriately, and be approachable yet professional. This person will primarily focus on providing a high-level service to our Farm Support and Company Farm crew while supporting our mission and commitment to the stakeholder model. The People Partner will serve as a resource to crew, assisting them with matters that relate to pay, policy, benefits; and to leaders in providing guidance and coaching on how to best lead and support crew. Hallmarks of this position include strong attention to detail, organization, the ability to work with minimal supervision, and the ability to quickly build credibility with the crew and support leadership with talent management and coaching guidance.

What You’ll Do:

  • As a trusted HR advisor, advocate for our crew and coach our supervisors by leveraging your understanding of our company values coupled with our policies and local laws to ensure compliance and consistency.
  • Collaborate with leaders as they hire new crew by working closely with our Talent Acquisition team to ensure that roles are scoped and job descriptions built that outline roles and responsibilities clearly
  • Participate in the interview, onboarding, talent management and planning processes to ensure we have a solid pipeline of talent internally, while building community partnerships externally to help in our quest to find outstanding crew who align to our mission and values.
  • Welcome new crew by helping host orientation, being an onboarding resource for our new crew and managers hiring and leading new crew – managing I-9s, compliance and system issues, through classroom training during onboarding trips
  • Work closely with our managers and crew to support ongoing development such as performance coaching, professional development and ongoing crew development and the performance review process.
  • Engage fully with all levels of crew in your span of care – from leadership to hourly crew, assisting to drive a high performing culture that cares deeply and focuses on leveraging crew engagement and strengths to achieve results
  • Serve as the first point of contact for our crew and managers, leveraging our HRIS to run reports, help resolve crew HRIS concerns, and ensure the accuracy of employee records – partnering closely with our centers of excellence to support where needed (leave management, etc.)
  • Investigate any employee relations concerns that arise in partnership with the Director of People and our legal partners, working to provide resolution and address any root cause issues.
  • Continually look for ways to take engagement and People team practices to the next level – building processes, policies, and programs by working cross-functionally, supporting the growth for your business units in alignment with the broader People team strategies
  • Protects our crew and our company by keeping confidential information confidential.
  • Act like an owner and assist with projects as assigned.

What You Bring to the Table:

  • Preferred Candidate is Located in either Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan , Tennessee, or Ohio
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience, working as an HRBP in a high growth or CPG company; agri-business highly preferred but not required
  • 3 years’ of your experience must be directly leading employee relations, creatively staffing and sourcing talent, engagement processes, administering and communicating policy, and owning employee and leader coaching / training in a remote or distributed workforce working with all levels within an organization
  • Bachelor’s degree in HR, Business/related field, or equivalent direct experience in human resources, HR Certification a plus
  • Demonstrated experience with HRIS/payroll, learning and other HR systems
  • Ability to work in ambiguity, and an agile environment focused on building, growing and continuous improvement – change is the only constant
  • Must have above-average Microsoft Office skills including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word
  • Exceptional attention to detail and follow-through with experience in managing multiple projects and priorities
  • Ability to travel 35-45% (including overnight) is required for meetings, company trainings, and events
  • You’re no hero – You know the power of teamwork and celebrate the work of others before your own
  • You give a sh*t – You believe in acting like an owner and making Vital Farms a place to be proud of
  • You raise the standards – You know growth can be hard, but you strive to improve yourself and others each day
  • You can walk in someone else’s boots – You seek to understand other’s viewpoints and think that you get to better answers by sitting on the same side of the table
  • You don’t walk on eggshells – You’re not afraid to leave the bullsh*t behind and have honest conversations.

What We Bring to the Table:

  • A fast-paced, energetic, remote environment with passionate people who are leading a movement to bring ethically produced food to the table.
  • Competitive pay and benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Paid Parental Leave, just to name a few).
  • Generous retirement contributions: 401(k) + 3% Contribution from Day 1.
  • Free eggs and butter, along with friends and family discounts.
  • Fun team SWAG that will make you the talk of the town.
  • Professional development opportunities and an amazing team dedicated to your growth.

Who We Are:

Vital Farms, a Certified B Corporation, offers a range of ethically produced foods nationwide. Started on a single farm in Austin, Texas, in 2007, Vital Farms became a national consumer brand that works with over 300 family farms and is the leading U.S. brand of pasture-raised eggs by retail dollar sales. Vital Farms’ products, including shell eggs, butter, hard-boiled eggs, and liquid whole eggs, are sold in over 24,000 stores nationwide. Vital Farms’ ethics are exemplified by its focus on the humane treatment of farm animals and sustainable farming practices. In addition, as a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation, Vital Farms prioritizes the long-term benefits of each of its stakeholders, including farmers and suppliers, customers and consumers, communities and the environment, crew members, and stockholders. In short, we exist to improve the lives of people, animals, and our planet through food.

Next Steps:
Shortly after you complete your application, you'll receive a follow-up email elaborating on any potential next steps in our process. If you don't immediately receive said follow-up email, we would highly encourage you to check your spam filter!

In order to fulfill Vital Farms mission to “bring ethically produced food to the table,” we seek to build teams that leverage diverse perspectives to create a welcoming and innovative environment that is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunities.

To that end, we make employment decisions based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Vital Farms does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender and gender identity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Notification to Agencies:
**Vital Farms is not accepting unsolicited third-party recruitment agencies in the hiring process for this role. If you are a potential candidate interested in a role with Vital Farms, please submit an application directly. If you have any questions about the application process or the role itself, please reach out to a member of our Talent Acquisition team at .