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HR Manager

Company: Basic American Foods
Location: Moses Lake
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Do you like diverse duties and touching ALL aspects of HR? If you enjoy variety, and autonomy, check this role out!
This role can be HR Manager or Sr HR Generalist depending upon background & experience. Relocation support provided.
Are you self-motivated, are you dynamic, are you excited to be part of a world-class human resources team? Do you have an interest in making a difference in a privately held company that is committed to innovation, leadership development, and your continued growth? If you are a human resources professional, then Basic American Foods has a great management opportunity for you.
Employees at location: -120
Union: Yes
Direct report(s): Yes, we have a wonderful HR team member that helps with admin duties, onboarding, off boarding, etc.
Top 3 goals year one: help set development/growth goals for HR and other departments as needed, improve culture, help get the plant staffed.
Payroll system: ADP; you do not have to process payroll.
Moses Lake area: smaller city around 25k people, ample outdoor activities, lakes, hunting, camping, etc. Rural community but city of Spokane about 90 minutes away.
Relocation: Yes
Basic American Foods, family-owned and operated since 1933, is a market leader and innovator in shelf-stable food products within consumer foods and the foodservice industry. Our strong employee-focused culture facilitates collaborative working environments while providing opportunities for advancement and professional development.
The HR Manager leads Human Resources practices and objectives for the Moses Lake plant that provide an employee-oriented high-performance culture that emphasizes the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce. Plans and administers policies relating to all facets of human resources activities. Lead the facility labor relations strategy, programs, policies, and procedures.
Coach and consult with line management/leaders by recommending, initiating, implementing and interpreting policies and processes to ensure that the management of human assets is carried out in a consistent and equitable manner in order to maintain a productive work environment. Oversee facility performance management and corrective action policies and procedures.

Responsible for ensuring positive employee relations. Works collaboratively to properly align practices and systems with employee engagement strategies. Must maintain an excellent working knowledge of the employee handbook to safeguard the company's ability to effectively run its operations. Participate in problem resolution, discipline recommendations, and other related activities as required.

Administer the selection/staffing process and ensure that hiring and promotional activities are in compliance with Company policy and legal requirements. Ensure compliance with state and federal laws. Develop and administer local employee orientation.

Establish and maintain effective safety and security programs meeting regulatory compliance. Champion safety within the plant environment by making regular safety audits/observations. Provide technical safety expertise to operations management. Ensure that adequate records are maintained. Implement employee training and development initiatives directed toward meeting strategic, compliance, productivity improvement, and employee development goals.

Administer salary and benefits processes as needed. Partner with Plant Management to implement and sustain lean manufacturing initiatives and training within the facility. This will require maintaining a presence on the plant floor working with operations employees and management.

Plans and executes employee events relevant to benefits, wellness, recognition, training, and community involvement.
Manager level
Bachelor's degree in Business, Human Resources, or related field plus a minimum of five years of Human Resources experience.
Experience directly managing facility labor relationships, including a lead member of the negotiation team
Previous experience as the lead HR partner to the Plant Manager and senior staff
Sr HR Generalist level
Bachelor's degree in Business, Human Resources, or related field plus a minimum of four years of Human Resources experience.
Ideal Candidate Qualifications:
PHR or SPHR certified
Broad-based and progressive HR experience
Human Resources Management experience in a manufacturing environment
Proven leadership skills
Commitment to lifelong learning
Innovative, resourceful, and solution-oriented thought leader
Ability to lead change and achieve goals through cross-functional collaboration, influence, and business partnership
Exceptional communication and presentation skills with the ability to present to Sr. leadership
High energy and drive to promote a culture of wellness and continuous improvement
Self-directed, diligent, and a willingness to be a hands-on, working manager
Beyond our dedication to quality and convenient products, we provide a culture where employees are valued and supported in meeting their career goals. We offer substantial career and employee development opportunities for managerial and technical or professional individuals including cross-functional team assignments, leadership opportunities, and individual development plans.
This position is located in Moses Lake, Washington.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: Basic American Foods, Yakima , HR Manager, Human Resources , Moses Lake, Washington

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