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Human Relations Manager in Elkhart, IN at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 6/9/2022

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Job Description

Have you ever enjoyed Arnold®, Brownberry® or Oroweat® bread? A Thomas’® English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee®, Entenmann’s® or Marinela® cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!

Bimbo Bakeries USA is part of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest baking company with operations in 33 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) employs 20,000 associates across the U.S. in bakeries, sales centers, corporate offices and on sales routes to ensure our consumers have the freshest products to feed their families at every meal. But our associates come to work for much more – the chance to feed their own lives through exciting work that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in their professional and personal lives every day.

The Human Relations Manager is the Champion of People, Diversity and Inclusion for the Sales, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain operations supporting teams in Missouri and Central Illinois.  The Human Resources Manager (based in Kansas City, MO) is responsible for the HR function providing best in class services that facilitate greater effectiveness throughout the assigned territory.

The successful candidate is preferred to have strong labor relations, proven and progressive generalist background; ability to drive HR strategies through the sales and manufacturing operations.  Will need to be engaged in the business and be transparent.  In addition, have the ability to influence leadership and ability to link business objectives back to organizational effectiveness. Ideal candidate will have a sense of urgency, be future thinking and possess strong communication skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Policy Management: Administer and interpret company Policies and CBA’s representing the organization (and/or assisting other HRBP’s) in personnel and employment law compliance related investigations, grievances, arbitrations and hearings.
  •  HR Operations:  Manage the maintenance of HR files and I-9’s for compliance.
  • Performance Management: Transparent partner by working with the people managers to determine appropriate course of action with regard to staffing, hiring, performance management, safety and /or attendance concerns. Partner as a coach with salaried leaders and participate in hourly meetings with supervisors and employees.  Lead the process and communication for annual merit and performance reviews.
  • HR/Organization Consulting: Including change management facilitation and organizational consulting with all levels of employees supporting our DSDE Transformation goals.
  • Employee Programs: including administering the annual Benefits Open Enrollment Process; manage the Safety Perception survey process; actively drive safety, associate engagement and organizational health surveys; and answering and responding timely to associates HR inquires.
  • Centralized Front Line recruiting:  Partner with the COI on staffing.  Support compliance management for the recruitment files (e.g., resumes, interview notes, and calibration and selection process).
  • Centralized Salaried recruiting:  Partner with the COE on staffing.  Act as the field HR point of contact for the DSDE Sales operations to support the field recruiting for all salaried positions managed through the COE.  Maintain, deliver and continuously improve an effective on-boarding program for new hires aligned with corporate and local requirements driving retention of top talent. 
  • Talent Management:  Drive the process for the DSDE sales function in regard to associate profiles, goal setting, development plans, monthly reviews, midyear reviews, annual goal evaluation and succession planning.
  • Associate Learning & Development: Conduct new employee orientation sessions and other HR related training programs such as GB Leader, D&I, Leadership Transformation, Labor and Respect in the Workplace.
  • Standard Leader Work:  Execute by supporting DSDE transformation as well as other cross functional transformation.
  • Associate Relations: Development and implementation of (and/or assisting other HRBP’s) effective positive associate relations programs.  Associate local owned events, planning and administration of Rewards & Recognition.
  • Data Analytics:  Using the tools, create reports to drive effectiveness in the business. Identify key trends and the ability to recommend improvements to leadership team around headcount, staffing, turnover and exit interview data.
  • Organizational structures:  Maintain current job descriptions as positions evolve with leadership regarding transformational development organizational needs.
  • Assist and support all HR activities/duties as needed.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in HR or related field required. Master’s degree in HR or related field a plus.
  • 5+ years of progressive human resource experience supporting a sales organization, with cross functional experience in Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Finance and Distribution teams.
  • A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted.
  • Labor Relations experience required.
  • DDI certification a plus.  Ability to facilitate training within customer group.
  • Demonstrate the ability to be coachable and trainable for cross-training/development within the HR function in preparation for future progression.
  • Developing direct reports
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications required.
  • Experience with online talent systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with strong prioritization skills.
  • Demonstrated multi-tasking and project management skills.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to be resourceful, demonstrate business acumen, and be able to act as a decision maker.
  • Bilingual Spanish is a plus.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% in the geography.

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be requested to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Be a part of a company that is dedicated to protecting our planet:

  • All of our U.S. operations have been powered with 100% renewable electric energy since July 2019, with energy created through a Wind Farm backed by a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement with Invenergy
  • Bimbo Bakeries USA was named EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the fourth year in a row for superior leadership, innovation and commitment to environmental protection through energy efficiency 
  • We have 18 ENERGY STAR® Certified facilities
  • Our Manufacturing operations divert greater than 95% of waste from landfill
  • Over 1500 of our vehicles utilize alternative fuel – propane, compressed natural gas, electric, or hybrid
  • Bimbo Bakeries USA has committed to 100% sustainable packaging across its portfolio by 2025. All product bags, pouches and wrappers are currently recyclable through Terracycle.

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be requested to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bimbo Bakeries USA is an equal opportunity employer with a policy that provides equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, disability, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, reassignment, layoff, discharge, education, training and all other working conditions. To further the principle of equal employment opportunity, Bimbo Bakeries USA has developed affirmative action plans for minorities and women, qualified individuals with disabilities, and Vietnam-era and special disabled veterans and other protected veterans.