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HR Manager (Plant Operations)

8th Ave Food & Provisions

This is a Contract position in Fort Collins, CO posted May 14, 2022.

Business Unit Description: 8th Avenue Food & Provisions is a growing organization made up of businesses that produce and sell quality products including pasta, peanut butter, granola, and fruit and nut trail mixes to retail, foodservice and ingredient customers.

The company was formed in October 2018 through a combination of Post Holdings’ private brands businesses and is owned by Post Holdings and funds affiliated with Thomas H.

Lee Partners, L.P.

(“THL”), a private equity firm.

Responsibilities: Position Summary: 8th Avenue Human Resources Managers are both guardians of our culture and strategic business partners.

Our HR Manager is accountable for the overall performance of the Human Resources function at one of our plant locations and provides value through effective HR business partnership, project leadership, employee development, safety leadership, and process improvement.

This role provides an opportunity to work with enterprise functional partners to develop and implement global strategic 8th Avenue projects, fostering organizational growth.

Duties and Responsibilities: Serve as strategic HR business partner for one of our production facilities.

Provide customer-oriented business partnership to Plant Manager and department leaders to address people challenges.Strategically use analysis, best practices and external information to develop and implement solutions to people challenges (recruiting/sourcing, employee retention, organizational development, employee development, and change management).

Partner with enterprise HR support staff to lead and execute annual HR processes including employee engagement expectations and objective setting, performance management, merit, short term incentive planning, production compensation evaluations, and benefits enrollment.

Lead site investigations.

Ensure that employee issues are investigated in a thorough and timely manner; mitigate risk and close gaps in policies and processes through detailed action plans.

Use investigation tools, resources, and records management standards to ensure thorough documentation is maintained for employee relations matters.

Leverage existing tools and develop new tools to develop company leadership in the areas of: Expectation and Objective Setting, Performance Management, Compensation, Employee Development, and Employee Engagement.

Partner with operations and functional leadership on annual talent planning efforts and ensure talent acquisition and sourcing strategies are developed for the location that support these needs.

Leverage HR team and internal recruiting capability to source and deliver talent in a timely and effective manner.Partner with enterprise HR teams to identify and lead annual people-project projects.

Serve as project leader for annual and ad-hoc people projects; identify and define clear project scope, establish milestones, develop project team, and delegate responsibilities to ensure projects are completed in a timely and thorough manner.Partner with HR leaders across the organization to develop and implement policies and procedures that support standardization and improved compliance with local, state, and federal laws, while improving efficiency and effectiveness of the organization.

Provide change management leadership to the site throughout business changes.

Manage and develop Plant HR team; ensure expectations and objectives are established annually.

Leverage performance management, compensation, and development tools to drive continuous improvement in HR team capabilities.

In partnership with the Plant Manager and HR Director, develop and maintain annual budget for people-related expenses, ensuring the greatest ROI on investments in our people.

Other duties, as assigned.

Education and Experience Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Safety, or related field.

7 years’ Human Resources Generalist/Manager experience.

5 years’ team or project leadership experience.

Previous experience leading others through cross-functional projects.

Previous experience in manufacturing environment.

Intermediate proficiency with advanced Microsoft Excel functions (formulas, VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables, conditional formatting).

Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

Must be able to work weekends, nights, and extra hours, as needed.

Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills: Master’s Degree in Human Resources, Labor Relations, or Industrial Relations.

Previous experience managing global, multi-site projects.

Previous experience in a food manufacturing facility.

Experience developing and managing a department budget.

Must be able to handle multiple priorities with professionalism in a fast-paced work environment while maintaining safety and quality.

Physical Requirements: Qualified applicants must be able to perform the following physical job requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation: Must be able to lift up-to 25 pounds for 1 hours per day.

Must be able to sit, stand and walk for 7 hours per day.

Must be able to perform simple grasping for 7 hours per shift.

Must be able to express and exchange written or spoken word.