Case Study

3P completes SVP Human Resources search for a $4B California based dairy operator.

When a $4B dairy producer sought a Senior Vice President of Human Resources due to the retirement of a long-standing member of the leadership team they turned to 3P Partners for help.  Download the full case study below to learn more.

Completed Searches

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Position: Senior Vice President of Human Resources | Client: $4B California based Dairy Producer

The Challenge

A California-based multi-billion-dollar food manufacturer sought a Senior Vice President of Human Resources due to the retirement of a long-standing and well-regarded member of the executive leadership team.

As the head of HR at a business that values diversity and has a strong lean culture, the SVP HR drives the human capital strategy and is responsible for performance in the areas of talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion, succession planning, learning and development.

This role also leads engagement and retention, total compensation and benefits, employee relations, state, and federal labor law compliance, and HRIS administration.

The Solution

3P Partners completed the confidential search within 5 months. The successful candidate is an HR executive with a rich background in the dairy industry in both union and non-unionized work environments.

They were selected for their extensive experience in labor relations, multi-tier succession planning, total rewards programs, executive leadership training, engagement & retention, change management, and capital and loss prevention across 12+ manufacturing facilities.

The 3P Difference

We are the industry leading food and agribusiness executive search firm and approach experienced candidates who are not actively looking for a new position and conduct comprehensive interviews to give you access to a broader, more qualified talent pool. Our reputation relies on our ability to deliver high quality service and timely results. Our DNA is in our focus on the 3 Ps:

People – We treat every search as if we were hiring for our own team. We take the time to understand your business needs and tailor our search to suit requirements.


Partnerships – As a result of our collaborative approach, more than 87% of our search assignments are granted due to repeat business or Dairy industry referrals.


Performance – We pride ourselves to deliver high quality and timely results for each strategic placement. There is no fee unless we provide a solution to your hiring needs.

The Results

The client was extremely pleased with our collaborative hiring process and ability to identify a candidate who not only had extensive industry experience but was a great cultural fit.

Prior to this search, 3P Partners had forged strong relationship with this client and a solid understanding of their business needs. Our team placed their Vice President of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs, Vice President of Supply Chain, Director of Demand Planning, Director of Customer Relations, and Group Controller.

Since the successful completion of this search, the client has tasked 3P with filling a Vice President of IT, and several middle management positions.