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HR & EHS Manager - La Vergne, TN

La Vergne, TN, USA ● Nashville, TN, USA Req #7942
Monday, August 28, 2023

We are hiring a Human Resources and Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Manager to help lead our growing plant in La Vergne, Tennessee.


An industry leader in providing practical solutions to foam molding and fabrication, EFP has a diversified product offering and serves the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical, automotive, recreational vehicle, appliance, plumbing, consumer goods, and building and construction industries. The company is headquartered in Elkhart, IN and has additional manufacturing locations in Evansville, IN, Decatur, AL, La Vergne/Nashville, TN, and Reno, NV.


Position Summary

The Human Resources and Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Manager reports to the Operations Manager and manages Human Resources and Environmental Health and Safety activities for two LaVergne, TN manufacturing plants. The Human Resources and EH&S Manager serves as part of the location leadership team and supports initiatives to achieve safety, employee engagement and retention, productivity, quality, and financial goals of the plant.


Key Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures the plant is compliant with applicable laws and company policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates the recruiting and on-boarding activities to fill open positions at the plant.
  • Champions team member relations efforts with the goal of team member engagement, satisfaction, and retention.
  • Serves as day-to-day environmental, health, and safety resource for the plant with the support of the corporate EH&S team.
  • Maintains accuracy and confidentiality of records related to team member information.
  • Leads the annual performance review and merit increase processes for the plant.
  • Resolves team member questions and problems.
  • Occasional business travel is required, including travel during initial training period.
  • Performs other duties as may be necessary to ensure the successful performance of the plant and team members.


  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, business, or a comparable discipline.
  • 3 years of related experience in Human Resources in a production environment, manufacturing preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and PowerPoint is required.
  • Prior experience with environmental health and safety and Workers’ Compensation claims management.
  • Familiarity with payroll / timekeeping systems.
  • Must be professional, a clear and confident communicator, and have a record of success in developing productive relationships with team members at all levels.

Company Overview


Founded in Elkhart, Indiana in 1954, EFP is strategically located to serve the central United States with two of the largest EPS molding plants in the U.S. Headquartered in Elkhart, IN, the company also has locations in Evansville, IN, Decatur, AL, Nashville, TN, and Reno, NV. EFP designs, molds, fabricates, and provides fulfillment capabilities, kitting, assembly, custom systems, and inventory management.


For more than 30 years, EFP, LLC has been owned by J.B. Poindexter & Co., Inc., a privately held, diversified manufacturing company with operating subsidiaries throughout North America. In addition to engineered foam packaging, these companies produce commercial van bodies, step vans, funeral coaches, limousines, pick-up truck bed enclosures and tonneau covers, and precision machined components. The size and strength of the Poindexter companies provides EFP with the leadership and resources to stay on the leading edge in today’s marketplace. Because of this, EFP can provide our customers with groundbreaking packaging and component solutions.


For more information about our company, access EFP's web site at www.efppackaging.com.

EFP offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. EFP’s benefits package includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, FSA, HSA, Employee Assistance Program, Backup Child and Adult Care Program, and 401(k) Plan with company contributions.

EFP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Other details

  • Job Family EFP
  • Job Function Human Resources
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Recruitment Indicator Professional
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 10
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • Job Start Date Friday, September 29, 2023
Location on Google Maps
  • La Vergne, TN, USA
  • Nashville, TN, USA