Human Resources Business Partner

Be part of something BIG here at Gorton’s. With the iconic yellow slicker and a catchy little jingle, Gorton’s is now reaching more households than ever. And while technologies change and innovation abounds, one thing has stayed the same: the simple idea of spreading the goodness of the sea.

Since 1849, America has trusted the Gorton’s fisherman. And for over 170 years, Gorton’s has trusted our employees to work with integrity, pursue their curiosity, respond with agility, work collaboratively, and be passionate about our mission. We provide an ocean of opportunity supported by our development and training programs, our generous benefits, work life balance, and the ability to make a difference. We invite you to join our national brand based in the local waters of Gloucester Massachusetts.

Position Summary: The Gorton’s Human Resource area has an opportunity for an individual who recognizes that highly engaged employees are an organization’s key to long term success and wants to contribute to business results with a career in Human Resources. 

What you’ll do:

  • Build relationships and work closely with management and employees of all levels to positively impact work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention
  • Provide HR Business partner support including new employee recruitment, employee development, compensation management, and employee relations for assigned departments
  • Drive talent management strategies and programs to support a team’s growth and individual development plans
  • Advance specific Human Resource activities which could include leadership roles in diversity initiatives, training and development, employee engagement, compensation and benefits design and implementation, exploration of new technologies to streamline HR processes, employee onboarding, recruitment branding, and identifying and implementing improvements to HR and business processes.
  • Lead and contribute to projects as an integral member of the broader Human Resources team and overall people and business strategies

What you’ll need:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s level business education
  • 4 to 7 years of Business Management or Human Resources related work experience
  • Solid foundation of Human Resource functional knowledge including knowledge of employment law
  • Demonstrated success in building trust and strong relationships with others
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills: involves the right stakeholders; asks the right questions; understands the interrelationships of variables
  • Solid business knowledge and good judgment
  • Entrepreneurial drive and resilience, a strategic leader and doer
  • Demonstrated integrity, sincerity and transparency
  • Breadth of capability that would enable other assignments within HR in future


Candidates must have permanent U.S. work authorization (U.S. citizenship or permanent residency/green card.)

Gorton’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer