Human Resources Manager at Ferrara Pan Candy Co., Inc.

Posted in Retail 10 days ago.

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Location: Louisville, Kentucky

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Human Resources ManagerPosition Summary

Looking to grow your human resources career in 2021? Look into the growth at Ferrara!

At Ferrara we continue our growth and we are hiring and expanding nationwide! We are agile. We are ambitious. We are collaborative. Together, we are shaping the future of the candy and cookie industry and sharing goodness in the process. Sound like the kind of career you could sink your teeth into? We would love to have you on our team!

You will be a vital part of a team providing quality products to millions of people daily.

Ferrara, a related company of Ferrero Group, is an emerging powerhouse in the North American confections and snacking categories. A $3B organization, Ferrara is No. 1 in seasonal confections and No. 2 in sugar confections, and has entered the world's largest cookies market through the acquisition of a beloved portfolio of cookie brands, a category growing at more than 4%.

Position Profile:

The Human Resources Manager will be responsible for maintaining and enhancing the manufacturing site's human resources team by planning, implementing, and evaluating labor relations, employee relations, recruitment and human resources policies, programs, and practices. The Human Resources Manager also leads change and improvement in bottom-line results and implements corporate organizational initiatives and programs with a high degree of efficiency and accuracy.

Opportunities, Challenges, and Responsibilities:
  • Leads and develops the plant HR team, including strategic workforce planning, budget management, performance management, and all other responsibilities associated with functional leadership while leveraging the Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, and Total Rewards teams as needed.
  • Partners with employees at all levels in the manufacturing plant to provide expertise and counseling for all people issues.
  • Establish and maintain a positive employee relations environment at the facility, implement and consistently administer policies and procedures, develop and implement Issue Resolution Process, participate in local HR/management organizations.
  • Partners with the plant management team to develop and communicate the Plant's strategic plan, culture, and goals.
  • Communicate benefits program, enroll new hires, assist with annual open enrollment, issue resolution, and answer benefit questions and concerns.
  • Leads the plant management team on HR processes including workforce planning, annual reviews, performance/succession planning, compensation administration, organizational change and effectiveness, implementation of process improvement initiatives, and local staffing/pipeline development.
  • Partners with local and corporate Talent Acquisition business partners to design a staffing strategy and approach, and to execute on the plan.
  • Shares employee engagement results with managers to identify process improvements to increase retention and engagement while maintaining positive employee relations.
  • Oversees hourly plant-based training for new employees and ensures training is completed on time and results in certification.
  • Oversees communication regarding wellness initiatives, benefits, compensation, employee referral program, EAP programs, etc.
  • Ensures compliance with EEO and ADA guidelines while establishing a positive employee relations environment.
  • Stays informed on employment law concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Ensures employees' needs are being met, designing policies and procedures in regards to retention to keep employees engaged while continuing to execute business strategy.
  • Ensures adherence to all company policies and procedures.
  • Understands and demonstrates the Company's core values.

Competencies/Skills/Knowledge Required:
  • Demonstrated success translating business strategies into organizational and HR strategies and actions.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage teams.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and influence across multiple levels and functions and various group sizes.
  • Comfortable working in ambiguous business situations.
  • Experience with most or all of the core aspects of human resource management - e.g., staffing, employee relations, performance management, leadership development, training, retention and engagement.
  • Expertise in providing insightful HR consultation to leaders and employees.
  • Ability to objectively coach, influence, and mentor employees and management through complex or difficult issues.
  • Courage to make tough decisions and deliver difficult messages with professionalism and poise
  • Proven ability to make quick and accurate decisions to solve a problem or reach a goal.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to work effectively under pressure and deal with multiple priorities.

Education and Experience:
  • BA/BS Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or directly related discipline
  • SHRM Certification preferred
  • Ideal candidate will have 7-10 years of professional level Manager experience in Human Resources including 3-5 years in a manufacturing/plant environment.
  • 3-5 years of labor relations experience essential
  • Experience leading or supporting high volume, full-cycle staffing for hourly employees
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred but not required

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, employment decisions and opportunities at Ferrara will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil union status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, military or veteran status, disability, handicap, genetic information, pregnancy (childbirth or related medical condition), or on any other basis prohibited by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.