Human Resource Specialist II at Seaboard Foods in Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Posted in Other 2 days ago.

Job Description:


At Seaboard Foods, we create the most sought-after pork. Together, more than 5,000 employees in five states work in our farms, feed mills, and processing plant, to produce Prairie Freshpork. A top U.S. pork producer/processor and leading exporter to 30+ countries, we are committed to the pursuit of pork perfection, seeking a better way to produce wholesome pork and connect every step between our farms and family tables. This ensures the well-being of our animals, the environment, our employees and the communities we call home.


The HR Specialist II performs and manages assigned activities in the human resource area of responsibility. Knowledgeable and understands the enterprise system of record, data management and all software programs used in human resources to assist the business. Provides customer service to employees and management to implement and coordinate company HR policies and programs, employment/staffing, on-boarding and orientation, employee/labor relations, compensation, and benefit administration for Seaboard Foods.


  • Works within established policies and procedures to ensure compliance with company policies, local, state and federal regulations.

  • Provide guidance on the interpretation and application of policies and procedures. Resolves questions/concerns of employees by providing information on processes and the related policies and referring to others where necessary for interpretation of policy.

  • Manages all relevant human resource data and prepares applicable reports to analyze the business in a timely manner as required by the business.

  • Assists with the preparation and maintenance of employment records related to events, such as hiring, termination, leaves, transfers, or promotions, using human resources management system software.

  • Understands, interprets and explains human resources policies, procedures, laws, standards, or regulations.

  • Develop own knowledge and capabilities by participating in formal and informal training and coaching. Maintain an understanding of relevant technology and industry best practices through ongoing education, attending conferences, and reading relevant media where applicable.

  • Must have a basic understanding of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action guidelines and laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

  • Maintains and updates human resources documents, such as organizational charts, employee handbooks or directories, or performance evaluation forms.

  • Manage and provide new employee/benefit orientation and assist employees with STD & FMLA as needed. Support new hire employees through creation of onboarding tasks, paperwork and scheduling.

  • Manage relationships with 3rd party vendors.

  • Additional projects as assigned.

CORE COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESS IN ALL ROLES: instills trust, communicates effectively, action oriented, accepts accountability, and collaborates with others.


Manages Complexity

Has the ability to make sense of problems/issues and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve when necessary.

Decision Quality

Makes good and timely decisions that align with the organization.

Manages Conflict

Handles conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.

Optimizes work processes

Knows the most effective and efficient systems and processes to get tasks/assignments complete, with a focus on continuous improvement.


* High school diploma required, and some college preferred with course work in human resources, business administration, or other related field. Degree in HR would be highly preferred.

* 2+ years' experience in human resources/ HR systems administration, or generalist experience required.

* Experience with Microsoft Office suite. Experience with applicant tracking systems (ATS) and human resources information systems (HRIS) preferred.

Seaboard Foods is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by law.