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HR Business Partner

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Location: Papillion, NE, United States
Business Unit: Liberty Packaging
Remote Type: No Remote

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The HR Business Partner at our Omaha facility is a critical point of contact for front line staff and leaders at a manufacturing site of approximately 150 total employees. This role is accountable for providing value in the areas of sourcing, talent acquisition, new teammate onboarding, compensation, employee relations, reporting, employee and community engagement, and project participation. HR Business Partners at LDI help leaders manage their teams, assist them in solving both short- and long-range talent challenges, and assist in building a culture of excellence with the HR function.   


This position reports to the Regional Human Resources Manager and is located at our manufacturing facility in Omaha, Nebraska.   


  • Provide support for front-line staff through plant leadership. Leverage established processes, tools, and procedures to address inquiries in a timely and complete manner. Partner with HRBPs and Enterprise Solutions for issue resolution, as needed. Identifies continuous improvement opportunities, shares feedback, and develops solutions for trends.
  • Oversee site talent sourcing and acquisition process. Leverage best practices, systems, tools, and processes to strategically source and select talent for location. Guide leader decision making in selection practices and drive continuous improvement in talent acquisition activities. Helps to build a stable and high-skilled workforce through ongoing focus on retention, training, and recruitment.
  • Provide performance management guidance to supervisory team (coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions). Where gaps exist, leverage data to drive continuous improvement in leadership team capabilities.
  • Own site orientation and onboarding. In partnership with Business Unit team, Enterprise Solutions, and operations leadership, ensures new teammates are onboarded successfully and retained. Drive continuous improvement in the new teammate onboarding experience.
  • At guidance of functional HR leader, Enterprise Solutions, and established procedures, support execution of ad hoc and cyclical people processes in the areas of compensation, performance management, discipline, talent planning, talent development, benefits, and talent acquisition. Seek methods to improve processes and service delivery.
  • Conduct thorough, objective, and timely investigations. Thought partner with functional HR and operations leaders to resolve employee relations issues. Shares trends, themes, and data to support sustained solution development and execution.
  • Participate in talent projects; deliver assigned workstream responsibilities in a timely and aligned fashion. Embrace role as a change leader; execute change management responsibilities to secure maximum understanding and success. May be accountable for leading project workstreams across plants for growth and development.
  • Counsel with leaders regarding compensation in preparation of salary recommendations, internal transfers, market adjustments, and promotional recommendations. May deliver additional value by partnering with Enterprise Solutions and Packaging HR team to drive improvements to process and tools.
  • Supports biweekly timecard and payroll preparation and weekly site attendance management processes. Partners with Enterprise Solutions and third-party administrator to execute leave of absence and disability payment processes.
  • Support environmental, health, and safety initiatives and programs to facilitate a safe and healthy culture. Executes LDI workers compensation responsibilities in partnership with functional HR and Risk Management leadership.
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelors’ degree in Human Resources or similar discipline required and 3+ years HR Business Partner / HR Generalist experience OR and equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • HR acumen: developed knowledge of HR processes and SME expertise on multiple HR disciplines.
  • Ability to build relationships and trust with strong skills in coaching and mentoring.
  • Analytical and problem-solving experience, with the ability to see hidden problems and look beyond the obvious for answers, uses data to make decisions.
  • Experience with conflict management and influence - can bring others together and align forward.
  • Solid interpersonal, verbal and presentation skills with the ability and passion to engage with others authentically, establish trust, build long-lasting relationships - influence at all levels.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; multi-tasking and prioritizing, planning work activities efficiently to drive progress on high-level goals and meet deadlines; managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficient in MS office products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.


  • Masters’ degree in Human Resources and / or Industrial / Labor Relations.
  • Previous manufacturing experience strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience with intermediate Microsoft Excel functions (pivot tables, VLOOKUP, conditional formatting, IF statements, etc.).


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   

  • Regular sitting, standing, and walking throughout the day to accomplish tasks
  • Manual and finger dexterity used regularly with some repetitive finger motions
  • Ability to work in front of a computer screen for long periods of time
  • Specific vision abilities include close and distance vision; able to identify colors, small letters, and numbers; hand/eye coordination, depth perception and able to adjust focus
  • Hearing and speaking
  • Other conditions may include frequent reaching, stretching, pushing, pulling, pinching, grasping, and gripping.

about our company:   

Comprised of multiple companies with headquarters in New Hope, Minnesota, Liberty Diversified International (LDI) is a privately held company employing more than 1,900 individuals across our manufacturing facilities, production facilities and core business operations in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Arizona, California, and Mexico. With deep roots in the corrugated box manufacturing industry, we operate in the core markets of paper, packaging, workplace products, corrugated plastics and building products.   

Since 1918, our values – Caring, Innovation, Trust and Excellence – have guided our day-to-day activities. We believe that when our employees are aligned with these values, we create superior solutions and service for our customers. The LDI family of companies includes Liberty Packaging, Liberty Paper, Liberty Plastics (Custom Solutions and Quarrix Building Products) and Safco.   



Liberty Diversified International is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.