VP, Human Resources - Industrial

Job Location: ​Parsippany​

Company description

Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 38,767  dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.

About the Role:

We are looking for a Senior Industrial HR Business Partner to lead the development, management and implementation of key HR processes and projects while also driving people strategies across our North American Industrial network in a growing, challenging, and diversified environment. 


The role reports professionally to the Group Industrial & Supply HRBP based in Luxembourg and managerially to the SVP HR & OI North America. 


Key Figures for Area North America:

  • 9 plants (approximately 3,500 employees) 
  • Full HR North America Team: 150 FTEs 
  • Full HR North America Industrial Team:  approximately 40 HR employees distributed across sites. 
  • 10 direct reports 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Partner with Global, Area and Plant stakeholders to implement Ferrero HR processes uniformly across Industrial locations in North America.
  • Lead the development of key initiatives across the North American (NAM) industrial network. 
  • Ensure the continuous development of the HR Operations Roadmap, its regular deployment via the masterplan process.
  • Collaborate with NAM HR Centers of Expertise to proactively address people solutions across the Industrial perimeter.
  • Drives the North American Industrial People Development Board which aims to sustain proper talent development activities and ensure a consistent people and capabilities plan that supports business priorities while also embracing DEI objectives.
  • Lead Post Merger Industrial integration workstreams to ensure successful alignment with Ferrero ways of working, business and culture.
  • Strongly collaborate with Labor Relations Team to negotiate and maintain collective bargaining agreements.

Who we are looking for:

  • 15+ years of proven experience as an HR business partner within a manufacturing or industrial environment, ideally within an FDA regulated environment.
  • Experience leading multiple sites in core HR processes and human capital development initiatives throughout the HR lifecycle.
  • Previous Union/Labor relations experience required.
  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed environment and manage senior stakeholders.
  • High level of financial and business acumen.
  • Good communication and social skills are required to build effective business relationships.
  • Results oriented self-starter with proactive attitude to identify areas of improvement and develop solutions.
  • Ability to develop and nurture a working network across Global multi-cultural teams. 
  • English full proficiency is required.
  • Openness for international mobility is preferred.
  • Approx. 50% Travel 

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world. 

Diversity Statement

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.


Ferrero N.A. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics