Enable Accessibility

Sr. Human Relations Director in Denver, CO at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 12/5/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Denver, CO
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    More than 10 years
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:

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!

More than 20,000 associates in bakeries, sales centers, offices and on sales routes work to ensure our consumers have the freshest products at every meal. In addition to competitive pay and benefits, we provide a safe and inclusive work environment that appreciates diversity, promotes development and allows our associates to be their authentic selves.

Position Summary:

The Senior Director, Human Relations is a key player in leading the company’s Human Relations initiatives for Bimbo Bakeries USA’s West Region comprised of 6,000 Associates, 15 bakeries, 146 sales centers, 6 distribution centers, and 42 collective bargaining agreements. This person will be critical in creating and fostering a high-performance culture that respects the customer and emphasizes results, innovation, service, creativity, and quality. The Senior Director, Human Relations will work closely with senior leadership and cross-functional business partners to coach and develop associates in a way that supports the company’s beliefs and vision, especially our core belief We Value the Person.

This role will serve as a thought partner regarding all aspects of people, diversity, equity and belonging, and policy and compliance issues; will lead the regional Field HR Team as they collaborate with the Total Rewards, Talent, and Communications functions; and will have matrix leadership responsibility for the field safety and labor relations resources. This person will serve as a member of the regional Leadership team supporting the Business Unit Senior Vice President and the functional leaders in Supply Chain and Finance.

This role will provide expertise in the areas of organizational development, associate relations, performance management, associate retention, leadership development, change management, benefits, labor relations, compensation, and coaching as it relates to the field organization. The Senior Director, Human Relations will contribute to the development of the organization’s strategic plans and will manage field HR programs as appropriate to drive organizational initiatives. This person will provide guidance on compliance and regulatory changes to reduce legal risk and will recommend improvements to achieve and deliver improved results.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  •  Partner with local management team by planning and executing strategic HR initiatives that support the business to achieve superior results.
  •  Lead a team of 15-25 HR professionals to deliver the highest quality service at the lowest possible cost.
  • Responsible for all HR Fundamentals (compensation, benefits, staffing, etc.), Associate Relations, and Change Management
  • Closely partner with Total Rewards, Talent, and Communications Centers of Excellence teams
  • Advocate for associates and partner with business teams to inspire greatness in our people, evolve the culture, and drive sustainable business growth
  • Support and guide associates regarding Company policies, HR programs administration and interpretation to ensure policies and procedures are handled consistently and in a timely manner
  • Partner with corporate and global HR teams to ensure local decisions meet corporate and global guidelines and policies
  • Diagnose organization issues, develop solutions, and implement action plans
  • Engage and involve the workforce, and lead others to do the same
  • Ensure compliance with all state and federal employment laws and regulations across the region (e.g., FMLA, ADA, EEO, FLSA, global work councils, etc).
  • Assist leadership in managing performance, recruiting, assessing, and developing the best talent and succession plans
  • Create and sustain a supportive culture through Associate Engagement, Diversity, Equity & Belonging, and organizational health action planning

Additional details:

  • Salary Range 180,000-215,000
  • Paid Time Off
  • Bonus Eligible
  • Benefits: Healthcare and 401k  Company Match


Job Requirements

Key Behavioral Competencies:

•       Change Leadership

•       Strategic Partnership

•       Learning and Adopting Best Practices

•       Intercultural Sensitivity

•       People-Oriented Leadership


Education and Work History:

•       BA/BS coupled with 12+ years of progressively complex field human resources experience, with 5+ years’ experience in a management level role, preferably in a manufacturing or unionized environment

•       Experience supervising Human Resources partners in a dispersed work environment

•       Extensive knowledge of HR policies and practices, compensation and benefits, organization change and effectiveness is essential

•       Deep knowledge of laws and regulations relating to employment, labor, and associate relation

•       Demonstrated success operating at a strategic level along with operational expertise in multiple disciplines is required

•       Leadership skills and demonstrated success in developing strong cross functional business relationships

•       Confident communicator (including both written and verbal) and able to effectively present to all levels of the organization, including the senior leadership and executive team

•       Comfortable with data analytics, including how to utilize data to drive performance and achieve objectives

•       Strong aptitude in MS Office with solid foundation in Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams

•       Occasional overnight travel required

•       A combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work may be substituted

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.