Human Recource Business Partner or HR/ Safaty Director or Human

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  • 8/3/2019 Human Recource Business Partner or HR/ Safaty Director or Human


    BRAD W. PATTEN9715 N.W. County Rd. 1347 Blooming Grove, Texas 76626(214) 244-5480


    Award-winning human resources manager, with more than 20 years of experience managing HR operations and initiatives for one of the nations leading food and beverage companies. Trusted advisor, recognized for expertise in the areas of employeerelations, conflict resolution, and investigations. Effectively manage HR activities for multiple locations and 700+ employees. Standout strengths include:

    Multi-Site HR Operations Management Performance Management Employee Relations ationsTeam Leadership & Training Regulatory Compliance HR Policy Development & ImplemionRecruitment & Retention Management Conflict Resolution Safety AwarenessEmployee Incentives Benefits & Compensation Lawsuit Avoidance


    Career Note (2010-Present): Pursuing volunteer assignments with Methodist Health

    Systems while focusing on job search.

    DEAN FOODS (dba OAK FARMS DAIRY), Dallas, Texas 1989-2010Dairy foods industry leader with 25,000+ employees and $12.5B+ in sales.

    Human Resources Business Partner (2009-2010) HR / Safety Director (1993-2009)Managed all facets of human resources for 3 manufacturing plants, 6 distributionfacilities, and 700 full-time employees. Resolved disciplinary issues and conducted all terminations. Advised employees and managers on policies and benefits.Conducted background investigations and approved applicants for hire. Wrote andimplemented HR policies. Liaised with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies to resolve compliance issues. Investigated complaints, injuries, and vehicular accidents.

    Conducted benefit enrollment meetings and approved all FMLA / Disability leave requests. Also handled issues regarding diversity management, change management,compensation, employment law, recruitment and retention management, safety awareness, HR best practices, and government audits. Served as an employee advocate and company representative. Impacted corporate performance through expert development and coordination of awide range of safety, performance management, and incentive programs. Served as a key contributor to major corporate projects, including an initiativto integrate Accounting & FP&A into centralized accounting centers. Facilitated plant acquisitions and closure initiatives by spearheading efforts n the areas of on-boarding, pension plan / 401K transfers, and preparation / communication of insurance plans. Sites ranged from facilities in Texas and Oklahom

    a to Louisiana, Alabama, and New Mexico. Received the 2007 CEO Award for Excellent Communication and Management Skills. Received Award for Outstanding Employee Participation in the Dean Foods 401k004. Recognized for Excellent Leadership Abilities as recipient of the Pete Schendership Award in 2003.

    Additional Positions at DEAN FOODS: Various Roles in Distribution & Sales (1989-1993)Early Career Role: DEL LAGO RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER, Restaurant & Room Servic

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    B.A.A.S., Occupational Education (90 credit hours completed toward degree)Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

    Training: Train the Trainer in Hazmat Response; Recruitment & Retention Management; Union-Free, Lawsuit Avoidance Workshop

    Affiliation: Member of Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)


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