Human Resources Manager

Kettle Cuisine
Morgan Hill, CA
Oct 07, 2017
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Job Description

  • As a key member of the plant Leadership Team, provides sound advice and coaching to department managers on all HR related areas that impact the plant
  • Manages employee relations, providing direction and counsel regarding human resources tools and processes. Conducts investigations and maintains disciplinary procedures; ensuring fair and effective application and administration of company policies
  • Develops a positive working relationship with management and employees in order to resolve disagreements that may occur and to facilitate change or implement continuous improvement initiatives to achieve company goals
  • Builds effective relationships with operational departments to understand their business goals and to proactively identify and implement solutions that align with organizational strategies
  • Manages multiple position requisitions concurrently and takes accountability for recruitment delivery targets
  • Leads talent management programs, including performance review cycle tracking, individual development plans, and succession planning. Coordinates and facilitates onboarding programs, training and development programs, and required training programs to effectively develop our team members
  • Identifies opportunities to optimize business processes to create efficiency for the HR team
  • Administers health and welfare programs and conducts compensation analysis
  • Ensures the facility is in compliance with all Federal and State laws relating to such policies as EEO, FMLA, FLSA, Human Rights, ERISA, Cal OSHA, I-9 etc. Responsible for HR and Payroll portion of Customer audits
  • Participates in plant staff meetings to ensure an integrated business partnership and strong link with strategy and the direction of the business
  • Leverages system generated reports to conduct regular audits and provide relevant metrics and reports to the Plant Manager and EVP of Human Resources. Demonstrates ability to critically analyze HR data for the purpose of identifying trends and preparing HR plans (i.e. performance management tracking, vacancy reports, HR scorecard, retention rates, etc.)
  • Participates in various HR projects with Lynn, MA's HR Team as required
  • Accessible to all production shifts
  • Demonstrates tact and diplomacy and maintains discretion and confidentiality when dealing with sensitive employee data
  • Model and support Kettle's Core Values and safety culture
  • Manage performance of all team members
  • Act with the highest level of integrity and ethical standards at all time
  • Build a strong, committed, and collaborative team
  • Develop individual team members & their careers
  • Conduct performance reviews and PDPs for all direct team members
  • Create a culture of accountability & performance
  • Drive a focus on quality and continuous improvement
  • Plan work, track results and resolve variances

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • HR Certification preferred (i.e., PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, etc.)
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in Human Resources, with at least 4 in human resources management roles
  • Bi-lingual Spanish and English is preferred
  • Manufacturing experience required, food industry experience preferred
  • Familiar with a 24/7 operational environment
  • Must have a desire to walk the production floor
  • Curiosity and drive to learn the key factors that drive our success in safely delivering quality product at a competitive cost
  • Experience and aptitude with payroll systems, preferably with Paycom
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook)
  • Thorough knowledge of full-cycle recruitment process and employee full-cycle processes
  • Strong customer service, relationship building, problem solving and follow-up skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of current trends and issues in Human Resources Management and California regulations

  • Self-starter able to conceptualize and drive initiatives forward
  • Positive attitude and motivated by contributing to the overall success of the team
  • Able to develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Obsessive attention to detail, well organized and able to juggle many projects at once
  • Comfortable moving at a fast pace and in ambiguous environments
  • Passionate about food
  • Willing to address difficult situations head on with patience and respect

Company Description
Founded just outside of Boston in 1986, Kettle Cuisine handcrafts small batch, all natural soups from scratch for restaurants, food service operators and grocery retailers who take pride in the food they share with their guests. Sourcing only the finest ingredients from trusted purveyors, we make soup the traditional way, using artisan techniques that honor each ingredient, building flavor slowly for an unforgettable taste.

In 2016, Kettle Cuisine acquired Del Monaco Foods in Morgan Hill, California, creating the first coast-to-coast fresh soup supplier in the U.S. Now with two state-of-the-art, custom kitchens, we are positioned to stay true to our artisan cooking roots while servicing customers delicious refrigerated and frozen soup at scale across the country.

Morgan Hill, CA


Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:01:31 PDT