Imagine a company full of people that care deeply about making and delivering delicious food that they've made careers out of that passion. That's us. And it could be you!

Human Resources Manager

Location:  Green Bay, WI

Department:  Human Resources

Position Type:  Full Time

Job Summary

Imagine a company in Green Bay, WI full of people who are so passionate about making and delivering delicious food, that it has become their career. That's us; and it could be you! Join us to find your career in food! Kettle Cuisine handcrafts small batch, all natural soups, sauces, sous vide meats, glace, demi-glace and entrees from scratch for restaurants, foodservice operators and grocery retailers who take pride in the food they share with guests. Our Green Bay facility is looking for a department of one HR Manager to support our team of 60+ employees.

The HR Manager is responsible for overseeing all functions within Human Resources and serves as a front-line operational support and internal business partner for the Kettle Cuisine Green Bay manufacturing site, which includes both manufacturing operations and administration. The Human Resources Manager will provide leadership and direction for recommending, implementing, and supporting employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale. The Human Resources Manager will carry out responsibilities as an HR generalist to include the following functional areas: fullcycle recruitment for both hourly and salaried staff, payroll, onboarding, workforce planning, talent development, change management, employee relations, performance management, workers compensation reporting and management, employment law and compliance, employee engagement events and HR reporting.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • As a key member of the plant Leadership Team, provides sound advice and coaching to department leaders on all HR related areas that impact the plant.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Administers and prepares bi-weekly payroll for facility (utilizing Paycom)
  • Manages multiple job openings 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
  • 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
  • Manages workers compensation program including accident investigation, root cause analysis, reporting, and return to work programs
  • Participates in various HR projects with broader HR team at Kettle as required
  • By working a variety of schedules, makes themselves available to all production shifts
  • Demonstrates tact and diplomacy and maintains discretion and confidentiality when dealing with sensitive employee data

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in HR field, preferably 1+ years in management role
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • PHR Certification (or equivalent); SPHR certification or equivalent preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish and English is preferred
  • Food & beverage or manufacturing industry experience a plus
  • Experience and aptitude with payroll systems, preferably with Paycom
  • Must have a desire to walk the production floor
  • Highly proficient in HR concepts, practices, and procedures; expert knowledge of employment laws, regulations and standards
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills

Required Attributes

  • Self-starter able to conceptualize and drive initiatives forward
  • Positive attitude and motivated by contributing to the overall success of the team
  • Driven to increase engagement with all team members and encourages a culture of diversity and inclusion
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Obsessive attention to detail, well organized and able to juggle many projects at once
  • Passionate about food
  • Willing to address difficult situations head on with patience and respect


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