HR Business Partner

Date: May 12, 2023

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: Dart Container


Are you passionate about Human Resources?

Do you like having diverse responsibilities and visibility across multiple business units?


If so, and you have a customer focused attitude with a high level of initiative, professionalism, and discretion, this may be the right position for you. Our HR Business Partner provides coaching and counsel to our business leaders in a variety of employee relations areas like performance management, policy interpretation and career development.  We continually look for administrative efficiencies to spend more time partnering strategically with managers to achieve our goals.


Day-to-Day Role:

  • Follow and commit to meet Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for safety, quality, production, efficiency, and service requirements.
  • Follow practices and processes intended to provide safe products that comply with appropriate laws and regulations, meet the company quality standards. 
  • Follow and commit to safety and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)
  • Effectively handle most day-to-day situations that arise. 
  • Operate as a trusted advisor to management, and have the ability to take on, and manage projects/assignments with a limited scope and moderate level of direction/guidance.
  • Administer, interpret and explain HR policies, procedures, laws, standards, or regulations; conduct training for employees/managers as needed.
  • Support, consult, train and coach all levels of the management team regarding people-related laws, policies, programs and issues to help managers make informed decisions, which ultimately advance business objectives. Collaboratively influence and/or challenge perspectives when appropriate.
  • Prepare and maintain employment records related to events such as hiring, terminations, leaves of absences, transfers, disciplinary actions or promotions.
  • Coordinate, administer and support various HR programs/initiatives, using continuous improvement methodologies to monitor programs for efficiency/effectiveness.
  • Conduct new employee onboarding/orientation as needed.
  • Partner with management to address organizational effectiveness issues using root-cause analysis and process improvement methodologies.
  • Develop and/or implement recruitment strategies in line with current and long-term goals of the organization in a manner consistent within legal guidelines and relevant affirmative action plans.
  • Generate, monitor and interpret various reports as required to provide the local management team clear, accurate and actionable information to help make informed business decisions.
  • Monitor employee satisfaction and engagement though various methods such as pulse surveys, and stay/exit interviews.
  • Provide counseling/coaching for all employees, including management, regarding employee relations matters.
  • In consultation with management, administer disciplinary actions and terminations in accordance with corporate guidelines and applicable local, State and Federal laws.
  • Support, counsel and coach management regarding interviewing candidates, hiring, terminations, promotions, performance reviews, leave management, etc.
  • Assist in auditing the floor as required by Leader Standard Work, monitor productivity metrics, verify adherence to procedures / standard work and correct deficiencies as necessary.
  • Gain an understanding of business areas supported


Core Skills and Qualifications:
The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and three (3) years of progressive HR experience. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Experience consulting management on complex employee relations, and organizational effectiveness issues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary in order to persuade and influence decision making of individuals, groups, or work teams, and to explain issues.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including the ability to create basic reports, documents, presentations and spreadsheets in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint.
  • Solid understanding of common local, State and federal HR/employment-related laws and regulations, such as FMLA, FLSA, ADA, etc.
  • Ability to develop creative solutions to non-routine problems, master new concepts quickly and efficiently, and to turn concepts into practical application/action.
  • Solid understanding of key HR metrics and a general knowledge of principles/practices of HR.
  • Experience using root cause analysis and/or other process improvement methodologies.
  • Strong presentation, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Experience using HRIS software
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstration of minimum proficiency with the English language in order to ensure effective new hire training and on-going communications about safety and quality issues. 
  • Up to 5% domestic travel (travel is not the norm but may be required occasionally)


Overview: Dart makes everyday products that give people the freedom to enjoy the food & drinks they love, wherever they are. From to-go containers and dinnerware to tamper-evident food packaging and even the red Solo cup, Dart products have been keeping people on the go and having fun for more than 50 years. Dart is a family-owned, family-focused company of 13,000 employees united by a shared set of values. Headquartered in Mason, MI, Dart has 30 locations in four countries.

Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.

Dart Container is a drug-free workplace.  Candidates are subject to a drug test (excluding THC*/marijuana/cannabis) and background check at the time of offer.

*THC testing ONLY when such testing is required by law.

Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (800) 545-3278 Ext 3370 or email us at Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.

If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (800) 545-3278 Ext 3390 or email us at for assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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