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Human Relations Manager in Decatur, GA at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 7/7/2020

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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 32 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA (“BBUSA”) includes BBUSA and its subsidiaries and affiliated entities, including, but not limited to, Wholesome Harvest Baking, East Balt, and Acelerada. BBUSA 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 operations supporting the Director of Sales, sales leadership and hourly associates.  The Human Resources Manager is responsible for the HR function providing best in class services that facilitate greater effectiveness throughout the sales organization. The successful candidate is preferred to have strong labor relations, proven generalist background, ability to drive HR strategies through the sales operations and 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.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Policy Management: Administer and interpret company Policies and CBA’s representing the organization (and/or assisting the Associate HR) 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 Manufacturing Transformation goals.
  • Employee Programs: including administering the annual Benefits Open Enrollment Process, manage the Safety Perception survey process, and answering and responding timely to associates HR inquires.
  • Talent Acquisition: Oversee and manage an annual hourly staffing plan. Manage the pipeline of key talent for BBU by managing open positions through the full recruitment life cycle for hourly level positions within the facilities. Responsible for compliance management for the recruitment files (e.g., resumes, interview notes, calibration and selection process).
  • Centralized Recruiting:  Act as the HR point of contact for the manufacturing operations to support the recruiting for salaried positions managed through Centralized Recruiting.  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:  Own and drive the process for the Bakery in regards to associate profiles, goal setting, development plans, midyear reviews, annual goal evaluation and succession planning.
  • Employee Learning & Development: Conduct new employee orientation sessions and other HR related training programs such as, 2020 GB Leader, Labor and Respect in the Workplace.
  • Standard Leader Work: HRBP supporting Manufacturing Transformation.
  • Employee Relations: Development and implementation of (and/or assisting the Associate HR) effective Positive Employee Relations programs. Employee event planning and administration of Rewards & Recognition.
  • Systems: Manage monthly HRIS audits and Requisitions. Create and report out on HR metrics identifying key trends and the ability to recommend improvements.
  • Administration: Manage headcount, turnover, exit interviews, attendance tracking, and invoice processing.  Maintain current job descriptions as positions evolve with management regarding staffing and 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.
  • 2+ years progressive human resource experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Labor Relations highly desired.
  • Demonstrate the ability to be coachable and trainable for cross-training/development within the HR function in preparation for future progression.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications required. 
  • Experience with online recruitment 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, creative thinking skills and be able to act as a decision make
  • Bilingual preferred.
  • Ability to travel

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.