VP Human Resources (Chicago) – Confectionery, Food Ingredients


Seeking a role as: Human Resources Executive in food manufacturing company, with a North American presence in the Better For You product category ideally

In Location: Currently living in Chicago, Illinois (no relocation)

Skills: Accomplished Human Resources and People Leader with a proven record of accelerating sustainable growth with business-driven HR strategies in high performing manufacturing and service industries.

•         Her $2+ billion region includes 4,000 people across 6 countries in North and South America food production and supply chain.

•         Lead strategic HR agenda from the Chicago HQ with a team of 11 direct reports including 65 HR professionals and 12 office service covering 24 locations and union/non-union employees.

•         M&A – Oversaw multiple due diligence business cases; one large acquisition with successful integration of people, processes, and products.

•         Design and implementation of strategic total reward programs. Goal to deliver maximum total rewards to attract, motivate and retain employees while minimizing employer costs – included salary structure, benefits, retirement plan, etc.

Compensation: Base salary expectation dependent on company size and responsibilities but likely in the $200,000 range plus incentives

Education: BSBA from University of Illinois, MBA

If you are interested in speaking with this HR Leader who:

  1. Has worked in Manufacturing for 20 years,
  2. Is looking to help another company succeed as an advisor to the executive team on HR and people strategy, including using data-driven people analytics
  3. Created a positive employee experience through culture and leadership development,
  4. Is capable of building high-performing teams and collaborating cross-functionally…

Contact: Laurie Hyllberg at laurieh@kinsa.com to learn more about CN #171172 today!


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Laurie Hyllberg

Laurie champions Kinsa Group’s position as the top food and beverage recruiting firm in the nation and its presence in the global FMCG marketplace. To her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Business Management, and Marketing she adds over 25 years of executive search experience in the food and beverage industry at Kinsa. Building a network of executives and professionals through membership in the Women’s Foodservice Forum, Institute of Food Technologists, FaB Wisconsin, Chicagoland Food and Beverage Network, and maintaining professional expertise in recruiting as an Executive Board Member for the Recruiters Of Wisconsin association, Laurie is able to connect top talent in the food industry with food and beverage processors and foodservice providers growing their teams at the C-Suite, VP, Director, and Management level. Connect with Laurie today!

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