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HR Generalist

Company Overview:

Vital Proteins is an emerging, dynamic brand consisting of a team of passionate individuals who believe whole-food-based nutrition is essential for overall health, fitness and wellbeing. Our team is comprised of intelligent and innovative talent who work collaboratively to ensure creativity, success, and global growth. At Vital Proteins, our mission is to empower our company, team, and customers to live a full, vibrant life. We seek to develop and support the right people, with the right chemistry, who continually ask questions, and in turn will develop and tactically execute good ideas. We are looking for individuals to help us think smarter and put a lot of ideas on the table in a short amount of time. Building a great company is our goal. Quality individuals and getting the team right is our business plan.


The HR Generalist will be a business partner focused on our operations team, but will also interface with all departments.  This person must be comfortable with all aspects of HR and serve as the go-to resource for the team.  This person will help recruit for the operations team, develop processes, process improvement, help manage benefits, and offer strategic guidance as needed.  This position functions within a fast-paced manufacturing setting, acting as a leader in the HR space. You will report to the Director of HR & Talent and work out of our new Franklin Park location with 2-3 months of training at the West Loop corporate headquarters.

What you will be responsible for:

  • Recruiting, sourcing and screening candidates across all areas of the operations functions, including but not limited to, production, fulfillment, QA, and inventory
  • Managing job postings and communication with applicants, including updating and maintaining of the applicant tracking software (ATS)
  • Working closely with managers and hiring team to establish candidate profiles for each position and drafting job postings
  • Assisting in the development, creation, documentation and management of company policies and procedures, in alignment with corporate values and operational needs
  • Guiding new hires through onboarding and training, setup and management of both processes
  • Continued tracking and administration of required training and documentation
  • Serving as the main point of contact for benefits administration and coordination of educational session
  • Working with the Director of HR on owning and supporting the HR function, focused on warehouse and production
  • Handling miscellaneous office duties and projects as needed
  • Management of facility safety program
  • Tracking and managing PTO and time off system
  • Reviewing and maintaining proper HR documentation

Who you are:

  • You have 3 – 5 years of previous HR generalist and recruiting experience, understanding of HR functions and best practices required
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources management or a related field      
  • You are organized and have strong communication skills
  • You are comfortable in a fast paced changing environment
  • You have previous experience in a production and manufacturing setting
  • Knowledge of OSHA best practices
  • You have an entrepreneurial sprit with a passion for health and wellness
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