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Human Resources Manager

Job Category:  Human Resources
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Totowa, NJ, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  2629

At Corbion, we exist to champion preservation in all its forms, preserving food and food production, health, and our planet.


We have an exciting opportunity for an HR Manager with a passion for recruiting and employee engagement in North America.  This position is based in Totowa, NJ and remotely supports the HR/recruiting function for a site in Peoria, IL.  The HR Manager will report to the Manager II, Human Resource with a dotted line to Global Recruitment.


As a trusted HR Subject Matter Expert, you will run the daily functions of the Human Resources (HR) department including talent acquisition, HR legal compliance, and employee relations.  You will monitor the “pulse” of the employees to ensure a high level of employee engagement and a positive workplace culture.  



  • Ensure operation is fully staffed as budgeted, through timely and effective recruiting and onboarding while being a trusted partner with our global talent acquisition team.
  • Handle employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, supervisors, and managers, and refer complex and/or sensitive matters to the appropriate staff.
  • Support day-to-day delivery of HR services, which includes responding to general employee questions related to benefits, company policies and procedures.
  • Provide HR policy guidance and ensure full compliance with HR policies and procedures, federal and state laws. 
  • Maintain accuracy and confidentiality of employee records/information and ensure HRIS  systems are up to date in real time.  Conduct internal audits and maintain personnel files/records.
  • Resolve workplace conflicts and employee relations issues, including conducting timely, thorough, and objective investigations.
  • Coach employees and supervisors.
  • Coordinate and facilitate human resources trainings.
  • Manage and process workers’ compensation claims, collaborate with Safety Manager to ensure that safety practices are being followed and participate in plant and office safety activities.
  • Support all legal, audit and compliance activities;
  • Assist with special HR related project research, analysis, recommendations and reporting;
  • Other duties as determined by business needs.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or other related field preferred
  • SHRM-CP or PHR certification preferred.
  • 4+ years of experience working in HR preferred.
  • Current and, in depth knowledge of all Federal, New Jersey and Illinois state and local employment law.
  • Solid base knowledge and experience in HR disciplines such as: employee relations, talent management, compensation and total rewards, performance management, training and development and diversity/affirmative action.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to establish positive relations with both internal and external business partners and employees, at all levels of the organization.  ability to work with confidence independently and cross-functionally across various departments; establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external parties;
  • Handle multiple projects and competing priorities with frequent interruptions.
  • Coaching skills and ability to provide guidance to supervisors and employees to improve working relations, deal with performance concerns, etc.
  • Act with integrity, professionalism, and a team player.
  • Be a proactive employee problem solver and proactively identify areas of improvement.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality while handling sensitive information, strong problem-solving and analytical skills, excellent judgment and composure. 
  • High attention to detail required with a focus on ensuring deadlines are met and accurate records are kept.
  • Highly motivated, self-starter, and proactive approach. 
  • Capable of building trusted relationship with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office suite.




  • Workers are required to wear masks, hair nets, or gloves to protect the product from possible contamination. Certain areas require respirators.
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to access and navigate each department, plant floor, and warehouse facility within New Jersey organization.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds.
  • Manufacturing plant is large, open floor areas with loud machinery, requiring some areas for workers to wear ear protection to guard against noise. Workers are frequently exposed to high temperatures during the summer months. Some work in cold environments during winter months.  Production/Warehouse areas are dusty.



About Corbion

Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. We use our unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting-edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. In 2021, Corbion generated annual sales of   € 1,070.8 million and has a workforce of over 2490 employees. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information:


Corbion is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace.  All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.


Corbion provides reasonable accommodation to applicants.




Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.

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