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HR Coordinator

Elmhurst, IL

A High Growth, Entrepreneurial Plant-Based Protein Company

Are you looking for an opportunity to make an impact on a fast-growing food company? Join a high-performance team that is paving the way for a new generation of plant-based food.  Established in 2018, Greenleaf Foods is a leading consumer plant-based protein company committed to shaping the future of plant-based eating.

Greenleaf Foods is headquartered 20 miles outside of Chicago in Elmhurst, IL and is an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Maple Leaf Foods, Canada’s market leader in protein and first carbon neutral food company in the world. Our associates embrace a strong, values-based culture and take pride in doing what’s right for our consumers, customers and communities. Each Greenleaf team member has a voice and plays an active role in helping achieve our goals with passion and discipline. We thrive in an engaging, open and fast-paced environment.

Our portfolio of plant-based protein brands includes Lightlife Foods and Field Roast Grain Meat Co.  Lightlife products inspire clean, nourishing health with a simple ingredient deck and great taste the entire family will enjoy. Lightlife is proud to make the country’s #1 brand of tempeh and the #1 plant-based hot dog. Field Roast is known for bringing food enthusiasts together with globally inspired flavors, whole-food ingredients and innovative processes that make its plant-based meats and cheeses. Together, the brands feature more than 50 products and represent a leading market position in the plant-based protein category.

Human Resources Coordinator  

The Opportunity:


The Human Resources Coordinator will play an important role in ensuring our HR team is operating efficiently. You will work collaboratively with the HR Generalist and VP of HR to help drive business outcomes and foster strong employee engagement. You will provide HR coordinator support to address employee inquires in a timely fashion, provide documentation and system support for people changes, and assist with the planning and execution of various processes and projects. This role will provide you with exposure to many facets of Human Resources and allow you to grow your skillset.

A snap shot of some of the exciting things you will do:

  • Provide day-to-day operation support to the HR team

  • Performs routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs such as compensation, benefits, and leaves of absence; performance and talent management; recognition, health and safety; and training and development.

  • Facilitate the full employee life cycle from pre-onboarding to termination

  • Initiate the new hire process post offer acceptance to start date, including IT requests, HR paperwork (I-9 documentation), new hire orientation, etc.

  • Ensure people movements (new hires, terminations, promotions, transfers etc.) are accurately executed in the HRIS system (SAP)

  • Generate reports from the HRIS system (SAP) on a monthly basis and as required

  • Manage day to day new hire and employee inquires

  • Audit and maintain internal HR systems, processes and personnel files to ensure data integrity and compliance

  • Support US and Canada visa application process for employees and new hires

  • Maintain and update organizational charts

  • Support systems activities related to the Human Resources Management System (SAP), payroll (ADP), benefits (Navigator), and training (AleraHR).

  • Assist HR leadership with coordination of employee events and additional projects as required.

What you will bring:

  • 1+ years of Human Resources related experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

  • Strong organization skills with careful attention to detail

  • Work autonomously and collaborate with team in dynamic fast-paced environment

  • Ability to multi-task and balance competing priorities

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, comfort working with staff at all levels

  • Demonstrates initiative, follow-through, teamwork and problem-solving skills

  • Proficiency with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Experience with SAP or other large-scale HR systems is a plus

What we have to offer you:

  • Be part of a company with an inspiring and unique vision, with a deep commitment to sustainability and expanding its leadership in sustainable protein across North America

  • Professional and career development opportunities

  • Competitive Health and Welfare plans

  • Commitment to Learning – courses, resources and tools provided to all employees

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