Area Human Resources Manager

Land O Lakes   •  

Turlock, CA

Industry: Food & Beverages


8 - 10 years

Posted 65 days ago

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Imagine what you can do at Land O'Lakes. Our growth relies on extraordinary talent and boundless thinkers who are always looking for a better way and believe anything is possible. Like you, innovation and technology drive us.

At Land O'Lakes, you will also be part of a community with creative doers and dreamers, who want to make a difference. We work together combining our global perspective and direct access to the source to create practical, new solutions to meet agriculture's toughest challenges.

Join the team at any Land O'Lakes location or with one of our retail-owners and you'll sense the optimism, honesty and innovation that goes into everything we do. Together, we strive to feed human progress.

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Area Human Resources ManagerJob Description:

The Area Human Resources Manager provides strategic Human Resource leadership and partnership at Multiple Land O'Lakes plants in several locations. The individual partners with the Western Regional Manager and team in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating HR activities. Leads efforts related to positive employee relations and takes a proactive role in shaping the plant environment to encourage continuous improvement and driving world class results in cost, quality, service, people, and environment.


Employee Relations Responsibilities:

  • Strong Leadership and Knowledge of California Labor Laws including, Meal & Rest Breaks, Time Keeping Standards, Mandatory Trainings and provide guidance to Plant Leaders and teams.
  • Leads initiatives to foster positive employee relations, an engaged workforce, a positive culture, and effective communication throughout the plant by working collaboratively with leaders and hourly employees.
  • Leads Best Talent Survey Process at the local level and ensures robust action plans are created and executed.
  • Owns the development, application, and interpretation of policies and practices and ensures compliance with all applicable laws.
  • Coaches leaders on how to solve employee relations issues.
  • Partners with plant leadership to consistently and fairly apply disciplinary actions and improvement plans.
  • Responds to employee complaints by leading investigations, researching issues, managing Connect Call responses, and serves as a contact person with outside agencies.
  • Builds a working partnership with the Director of Employee and Labor Relations and with Corporate Legal Counsel.

Labor Relations Responsibilities:

  • Plays a key leadership role in representing the Company in collective bargaining, grievance handling, arbitration's and other union activities.
  • Understands, interprets, provides guidance on, and ensures compliance with the terms of the labor agreement.

Talent Management Responsibilities:

  • Develops recruiting strategies to attract and retain top talent for both salaried and hourly positions.
  • Manages selection process to include screening, interviewing, assessing candidates, and recommending finalists.
  • Implements diversity strategies and ensures recruiting strategies and sources are focused on achieving diversity goals and AAP actions.
  • Influences and implements corporate wide programs related to performance management, talent and succession planning, and career development.
  • Develops learning and development strategy to include analyzing needs, delivering training, securing corporate training resources, and analyzing results.
  • Ensures leaders and other top talent are being developed and retained.
  • Ensures compliance related to required training.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Provides work direction to one HR administrative position and provides leadership and guidance on day to day work.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Undergraduate degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.
  • Seven years' experience (minimum) in Human Resources with concentration in employee/labor relations and manufacturing required. Experience working in a 24/7 Manufacturing setting.
  • Strong leadership, communication skills (in both small and large groups) and ability to influence, lead, and drive change in a complex manufacturing environment required.
  • Proficient in California Labor Laws and current legislation.
  • Ability to engage with employees of all levels in a manufacturing facility including "management by walking around."
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with local, regional, and corporate HR teams to achieve plant objectives.
  • Experience in a unionized and non-unionized manufacturing environment.
  • Fluent Bilingual Spanish is required
  • Ability to travel minimum 25% of the time, some overnight may be required

Highly Preferred:

  • Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA), Human Resources, Labor Relations, or a related field is preferred.
  • Human Resources certification (SPHR, PHR) preferred.
  • Familiarity with ADP/E-Time payroll and Workday (ERP) systems.
  • Project management experience applicable to Human Resources, cross-functional initiatives and knowledge of Lean Manufacturing/Continuous Improvement.
  • Working knowledge of financial statements/principles/concepts.
  • Bold leadership style and outgoing personality to build and sustain relationships at all levels in the organization, and courage to respectfully challenge others to make solid business and people decisions.
  • Strong verbal, written communication, presentation and facilitation skills. Intermediate knowledge of MS Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Strong detail orientation and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to support 24/7 business.