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Last Updated: 12/02/22

Job Description

As a leading global animal health company, Elanco delivers innovative products and services to improve the health of pets and farm animals around the world because we believe making animals' lives better, makes life better. Since 1954, we have provided solutions that support veterinarians, farmers and pet owners to advance our vision of Food and Companionship Enriching Life. Elanco's promise to employees: Together, we foster an inclusive culture where everyone can make a difference, encouraging ownership, growth and well-being.

The Senior Director HRBP is accountable for ensuring that the Manufacturing and Quality (M&Q) business they support has the organizational capabilities, leadership and talent needed to drive an engaged and motivated team. This position has HR leadership responsibility for our Fort Dodge, Iowa (~400 employees) and Winslow, Maine (~100 employees) manufacturing sites and is a key member of the site leadership team. In this role you will provide strategic and operational advice, consultation, and coaching to site leadership on critical organization and people-related initiatives.

Along with playing a critical role working with the manufacturing sites, you will build strong partnerships with the HR centers of expertise (COE), to include compensation & benefits, talent acquisition, leadership development, HR operations and the Elanco Solutions Center (ESC) HR administration team. You will be a member of the HR M&Q leadership team which owns the talent strategy for our ~3500 employees world-wide. These partnerships are important to ensure that the HR services, policies, programs, and plans best serve the needs of the business that we support.


  • Supervise and provide leadership and development for two HR Associates to deliver on our talent strategy

  • Develop and manage interpersonal relationships to influence decisions of senior leaders within the company

  • Partner with site management to implement HR policies that support the company’s strategic vision, business plan and corporate goals

  • Partner with union leadership to ensure we meet the business priorities and objectives of the site

  • Lead comprehensive strategies on all aspects of the HR function including but not limited to performance management, employee relations, training and development, retention, compensation, benefits, talent acquisition and compliance

  • Build on Elanco’s culture while developing and implementing structure and programs to drive cross-collaboration, communication, and productivity

  • Establish a workforce strategy utilizing trends that could affect organizational objectives and operational resources

  • Develop and use people metrics to inform and drive desired outcomes

  • Enable site leadership to recruit, develop and retain talent to meet leadership and technical capabilities needed for the site and the broader Elanco organization

  • Enable leaders to be efficient in the use of the HR operating model i.e. HR Shared Services, COE and HRBP support

  • Steward core HR Processes and lead and own the HR agenda for the site

  • Advise and influence site leaders to ensure that total rewards and recognition plans and programs (monetary and non-monetary) drive critical business performance

  • Influence business decisions that consider the needs and priorities of the company, management, and employee

  • Align and communicate with the functional M&Q HR Senior Leader & Site Head on major decisions that impact employees

  • Partner and collaborate with other site manufacturing leaders to ensure best practice sharing and alignment with our M&Q talent strategy

  • Partner with HR COEs and HR Services to continuously improve HR delivery

  • Embrace HR change and transformation


  • A BS degree in HR, business, or a related field

  • Minimum 10 years of human resource experience with experience providing HR leadership in a union manufacturing site/regulated environment

  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills; demonstrated ability to effectively partner and inspire leadership and employees

  • Ability to translate strategy to action by diagnosing business problems and creating and implementing solutions

  • Ability to manage complex HR matters, including employee relations, performance management, organizational changes

  • Knowledge of employment-related regulations

  • Robust organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to work effectively in a matrix organization

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Solid experience with human resources information systems

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Elanco does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

Additional details:

  • Position is in Fort Dodge, Iowa with travel to Winslow, Maine approximately one time a month or based on the business needs

  • Position has supervisory responsibility for two HR Associates

  • Position reports to the Executive Director of HR, Global Manufacturing and Quality


Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status

Company Details

Greenfield, Indiana, United States
Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (NYSE: ELAN) is a global leader in animal health dedicated to innovating and delivering products and services to prevent and treat disease in farm animals and pets, creating value for farmers, pet owners, veterinarians, stakeholders, and society as a whole. With nearly 70 years of animal health heritage, we are committed to helping our customers improve the health...