Regional Manager, HR Business Partner - US


Chicago, IL, US, 60654

At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 11,000 passionate Employees working in more than 35 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

POSITION TITLE: Regional Manager, HR Business Partner US


REPORTING TO: Vice President Human Resources Americas    






The Zurich-based Barry Callebaut Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products – from the origination and processing cocoa beans to producing the finest chocolates, including chocolate fillings, decorations and compounds. The Group runs more than 50 production facilities worldwide and employs a diverse and dedicated global workforce of over 11,500 people.


The Barry Callebaut Group serves the entire food industry, from industrial food manufacturers to artisanal and professional users of chocolate, such as chocolatiers, pastry chefs, bakers, hotels, restaurants, and caterers.




Job Summary:


The Regional Manager, HR Business Partner provides the overall link between the operations and the people needs for the ten US locations. The role facilitates the design and/or delivery of the regional and global HR policies, programs, HR systems and processes that support our growth and in achievement of our strategic business objectives.


The role requires a strong foundation in all facets of HR including, employee engagement, talent acquisition, coaching, performance management, rewards and recognition, safety, worker’s compensation and employee relations, while ensuring the correct application of state and federal legislation is observed. Barry Callebaut is committed to providing a best in class work environment guided by our commitment to our values and strong culture.


Essential Functions:


  • Partner with functional and local site leaders to stay current on business issues. Lead and support the US Human Resources team and facilitate communications on all HR related topics. Ensure the diverse and inclusive atmosphere is maintained.
  • Consult with internal teams, such as Talent Management, HR Systems, Compensation, Learning and Development, to plan and drive initiatives and ensure that programs are planned, organized and meet business objectives.
  • Advise on escalated employee issues of a complex and/or sensitive nature. Liaise with the Compliance and Legal teams on workplace investigations. Provides support to managers and employees – mediating and coaching when necessary.
  • Provides HR policy and program guidance and interpretation by advising the HR team and people managers to assist them in effectively applying company policies and guidelines, applicable laws, and regulations to people-based issues and concerns.
  • Interprets HR metrics data, extracts the local story and works with managers to develop pertinent action plans. Analyzes local turnover trends & works with leaders to mitigate resource risks.





  • BA/BS in Human Resources Management or related field, or equivalent HR experience


Work experience:


  • 7 to 10 years of HR experience, preferably in a manufacturing industry, with solid knowledge of both Federal and State-level Employment and Labor Law and prior people leadership experience


Additional Considerations and Competencies:

  • Google and MS Office suite skills required
  • Ability to professionally manage highly sensitive & confidential information
  • Ability to lead and influence others in a positive manner
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and comfortable addressing difficult situations
  • Self-motivated; action and results-oriented; able to multi-task and drive multiple projects simultaneously
  • Detail-oriented and organized with song prioritization, decision-making and follow-up skills
  • Ability to offer and promote a high level of internal customer service
  • Ability to work with stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Good listening, fact-finding, conflict management and interpersonal skills


What you can expect from Barry Callebaut:

  • We are a values based and purpose driven organization.
  • We are proud of our rich culture where people are valued.
  • We offer a competitive compensation package including salary, benefits, and vacation time.
  • We are passionate about chocolate.
  • We provide the ability to grow your career within an organization that values development and career growth.
  • We expect you will gain valuable business experience in a dynamic and positive working environment.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

If you want to learn more about Barry Callebaut, please find further information here.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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