Human Resources (HR) Manager


Reno, NV

Less than 5 years

Posted 148 days ago

  by    Pamela Pfeninger


The Carlisle Group has been engaged to search for a food manufacturing plant Human Resources Manager. Our client is a multi-billion dollar private label food & beverage leader providing the best balance of quality and cost to its customers. With a strong focus on custom products, our client excels at on-trend innovation and insights, dedicated customer service and an industry-leading portfolio.


The Human Resources Manager will lead the HR functions at a manufacturing site located it the greater Reno, NV area. This role will serve as a front-line operational support and internal business partner to operations and administration. Reporting to the Senior Director of Human Resources, this manager will be responsible for the following functional areas: full-cycle recruitment (hourly & salaried staff), on-boarding, workforce planning, talent development, change management, employee relations, performance management, health and safety, compensation, employment law and compliance, and HR reporting.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

  • As a key member of the Plant Leadership Team (PLT), provide sound advice and coaching to department managers on all HR related areas that impact the plant
  • Provides advice to front line leadership team on employee relations issues, including attendance management, conflict management and the progressive discipline process
  • Builds effective relationships with operational departments to understand their business goals and to proactively identify and implement solutions that align with organizational strategies
  • Manages multiple requisitions 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
  • Identifies opportunities to optimize business processes in Workday to create efficiencies for the HR team
  • Participates in plant staff meetings to ensure an integrated business partnership and strong link with strategy and the direction of the business
  • Leverages system generated reports to conduct regular audits and provide relevant reports to the Plant Manager and Senior Director of Human Resources
  • Ability to critically analyze HR data for the purpose of identifying trends and preparing HR plans (i.e. performance management tracking, vacancy reports, HR scorecard, retention rates, etc.)
  • Participates in various HR projects as required
  • Accessible to all production shifts
  • Demonstrates tact and diplomacy and maintains discretion and confidentiality when dealing with sensitive employee data

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor?s Degree in Human Resources or business related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3+ years of experience in Human Resources
  • Manufacturing experiencerequired, food industry experiencepreferred
  • Must have a desire to walk the shop floor
  • Curiosity and drive to learn the key factors that drive our success in safely delivering quality product at a competitive cost
  • Experience and aptitude with HRIS, preferably with Workday
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook)
  • Thorough knowledge of full-cycle recruitment process
  • Strong customer service, relationship building, problem solving and follow-up skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of current trends and issues in Human Resources Management
  • Familiar with a 24/7 operational environment