HR Intern
Oak Brook, IL 
Posted 3 months ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job/Internship Description

About Sara Lee Frozen Bakery:

Sara Lee desserts have always stood for incredible flavor and superior value in the frozen food aisle and away from home markets. For the first time in over 60 years, Sara Lee is operating independently as Sara Lee Frozen Bakery, a collection of top brands united in quality and innovation, including Sara Lee, Chef Pierre, Van's, Bistro Collection, Superior on Main and Cyrus O'Leary's.

Sara Lee Frozen Bakery is proud to take these iconic brands into a new era and to continue the evolution that transformed one small Chicago bakery into an American institution. Using carefully sourced ingredients and time-honored recipes, the company is committed to making life's moments a little sweeter, putting its customers first and discovering new ways to make everyone's favorite foods even better.

Working for Sara Lee:

Our vision is to be the world's most beloved bakery by creating irresistable foods, growing with our customers, and delivering value for all. We believe that each of us has unique points of difference and experience to offer. We will achieve success through collaboration and innovation in an environment where employees feel empowered to execute with speed.


The HR Intern will be responsible for 2-3 HR-focused projects over a 12-week internship. Examples of projects may include analyzing leave and absence trends across the workforce while developing solutions to reduce absenteeism, creating an employee recognition program to increase engagement, or developing a framework for early-career employee development for different functional areas. This role will also participate in the day-today operations of the corporate HR team and gain exposure to different sub functions within HR such as Talent Management, Benefits, Payroll and Employee Relations. This HR Internship will allow you to hone analytical and strategic thinking skills while working on immersive and challenging projects. You will experience day-to-day work as an HR team member, gain exposure to cross-functional teams, senior management, and learn more about how a mid-cap consumer packaged goods company operates and the role HR plays in enabling business success. You will gain critical real-world experience with HR analytics, systems, and processes as a member of the corporate HR team. You will also report directly to the Chief HR Officer of the company and benefit from senior-level coaching and mentoring.

Essential duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Assist with data gathering and analysis for strategic projects related to HR Analytics, Total Rewards, and Talent Management.
  • Capstone Presentation: You will present an overview of your projects and recommendations to the executive leadership team of the company at the conclusion of your internship.
  • Participate in HR team meetings and events with other interns
  • Meet regularly with your manager to review progress with your projects.
  • Participate in various HR processes like interviews, on-boarding, vendor meetings to get a broad exposure to different aspects of a career in HR

The position responsibilities outlined above are not to be construed as all encompassing. Other duties and responsibilities may be required and/or assigned as necessary.

Knowledge and skill requirements:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or related discipline with a target graduation date between December 2022 and June 2023
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills with the ability to champion ideas and concepts across all levels of an organization
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficient PC skills, including Microsoft Office suite are essential
  • Experience in building and delivering presentations
  • Ability to handle confidential information discreetly and shift priorities in a fast -paced environment with ambiguity
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to prioritize work initiatives, collaborate and drive for results

As part of our team, you'll enjoy:

  • The opportunity to learn from senior executives and shadow individuals within different departments
  • Experience working in a fun, collaborative, fast-paced environment
  • Opportunity to grow your HR functional skills, communication, and presentation skills
  • Immersive knowledge in the food industry
  • Opportunity to constantly enhance and improve processes and procedures
  • Ability to introduce your own views and ideas to share with key business stakeholders
  • Competitive hourly pay with a flexible working schedule including half day Fridays
  • Free access to an onsite fitness facility

Sara Lee Frozen Bakery provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


Position No Longer Available
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Sara Lee Frozen Bakery,LLC
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As soon as possible
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Full Time
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