MARIA “NELLA” CATARINO
Old Bridge, NJ 732-***-**** email@example.com LinkedIn.com/in/nellacatarino
HUMAN RESOURCES BUSINESS PARTNER
Senior Human Resources Leader with a solid progressive career as HR Business Partner experienced in all areas of Human Resources and Administration. High impact HRBP with strong focus on Compliance, Policy Administration, Safety, Employee Relations and Talent Management. Proven experience and ability to attract, engage and retain talent by aligning people practices with business needs. Strong track record of building and leading HR and Safety professionals and cross functional teams. Broad business knowledge in start-ups, acquisitions and transitions. Core competencies include:
*Organizational Transitions & Acquisitions *Change Management
*Compliance *Profit Planning/Business Review
*Talent Management *DOT Compliance
*Associate Engagement *Compensation & Benefits
*Performance Improvement *Diversity & Inclusion
*Union Avoidance *Safety
SYSCO Foods, Buckhead Beef New Jersey July 1998 – June 2018
VP of Administration Human Resources Business Partner
Responsible for ensuring operational efficiency and compliance of three locations with 200 associates. Accountable for setting strategic human resource and administrative direction; providing a perspective on growth and expansion; and supporting and sustaining Sysco Culture. Optimize HR/Compliance team projects & initiatives, provide innovative solutions that support and improve the operating objectives of the business, mitigate risk and ensure legal compliance contributing to the long-term financial success of the company.
Optimized HR and Compliance team projects and initiatives, provide innovative solutions that support and improve the operating objectives of the business, mitigate risk and ensure legal compliance contributing to the long-term financial success of the company.
Built relationships as a trusted advisor and confidante to leaders regarding employee development, succession management, organizational effectiveness, career management and human capital strategy development.
Conducted thorough investigations for all three locations, internal and employee ethics hotline. Conversant online for investigations and conflict of interest, worked with top leaders and legal team.
Worked closely with internal Human Resource counterparts and Leadership for successful planning and delivery of Human Resource programs and services.
Directed Human Resources within three locations to execute Corporate initiatives and best practices to promote employee engagement and to enable a high-performing workforce to contribute to the company's strategic growth.
Initiated, maintained and communicated HR, Safety, Compliance policies and procedures for the general operation of three (3) locations.
Facilitated annual performance and merit review process, associate Engagement Survey, and annual compliance training.
Serve as a liaison between the corporate office and the field; providing communication and support for corporate initiatives.
Identified and provide solutions for training needs to include supporting succession planning programs.
Ensured compliance with regulations and controls by examining and analyzing records, reports, operating practices, and documentation; recommending opportunities to strengthen the internal control structure.
Responded to alleged violations of rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and Standards of Conduct by evaluating or recommending the initiation of investigative procedures.
Provided reports on a regular basis, and as directed or requested, to keep the Corporate Compliance and Senior Management informed of the operation and progress of compliance efforts.
Instituted and maintained an effective compliance communication program for the organization, including promoting (a) use of the Compliance Hotline; (b) heightened awareness of Standards of Conduct, and (c) understanding of new and existing compliance issues and related policies and procedures.
Managed and drive Internal and Independent (DOT, DOL, FDA, HACCP, OSHA) regulatory audits.
Oversaw all aspects of development, implementation, standardization (where appropriate), and management of the Company’s DOT Trucking Compliance Programs, including CMV Files, DOT Driver Qualification Files, DOT Drug/Alcohol Programs, Vehicle Inspections, Hours of Service.
Acquisition to Buckhead Beef Company Group
Buckhead Beef Rhode Island Acquired 2013
Trinity Seafood New Jersey Acquired 2014
Supported the due diligence process to acquire and integrate 2 new businesses. Total acquisitions in excess of $85 million.
Managed human capital strategies to achieve a successful acquisition.
Identified integration challenges early and helped develop solutions to address them to help smooth integration.
Collected and analyzed HR-Compliance related information, identified issues, risks, costs, savings.
Instituted HR-Compliance integration plans (e.g., culture, organization, people, HR processes and systems, Safety and policies).
Provided ongoing change management (e.g., management ability to deal with people issues, training, motivation, systems integration, job security and career concerns and Ethics & Compliance standards).
Achieved a 100% retention rate for both acquisitions.
Led HR and Administration Audit function to confirm compliance with company policies and procedures and legal requirements.
Essex County College – Business Administration
OSHA – 14 Hours
FEMA- Emergency Management Institute/ NIMS National Incident Management System Incident Command
SARA Title III, EPA e-Compliance
Global Compliance Investigations and Comprehensive Reporting
CPR/AED/First Aid, Emergency Preparedness, SVA – Security Vulnerability Assessment
Industrial Safety and Rehabilitation License to Lift Program
Safety – including code of conduct, security awareness, driving safety, blood borne pathogen
SHRM trained 2011 version, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Rutgers- CEU’s HACCP Food Safety, Good Manufacturing Practices
Train the Trainer Leadership Essential
LANGUAGES AND CULTURES
Spanish & Portuguese- Fluent in both with a broad cultural knowledge