HR Manager

Post Consumer Brands
February 10, 2021
Battle Creek, MI
Job Type


At Post Consumer Brands, we are driven by a single mission: Make Better Happen. This mission is multi-faceted and applies to the consumers we serve, the customers we partner with, and the shareholder value that we create. We are committed to safe, delicious breakfast cereal that is safely produced and responsibly marketed. We are a growth-minded food company that believes deeply in the power of teamwork…and we are looking for our next member of the team.
With more than 85% of households in the United States buying cereal, our brands (Malt-o-Meal, Honey Bunches of Oats, Pebbles, Great Grains, Honeycomb, Grape Nuts, Alpha bits, and more) have been honored to compete in a large category and fill an important space in our consumers' cupboards for more than 100 years and counting!

In an effort to Make Better Happen, we are adding an HR Manager to our team!

The HR Manager reports directly to the Sr. Manager - Human Resources (Battle Creek), and is responsible for working in partnership to coach, support, and influence, and enable client groups to effectively deliver their people plans (HR strategic objectives). Manage assigned HR staff. In this role as a strategic partner to their customer, they contribute to the development and the accomplishment of the plant specific and organization-wide business plan and objectives. Strives to maintain a mutually beneficial relationship with the union leadership and union members. Support, implement, and maintain food safety and quality practices as required through SQF. Support plant safety, food safety, quality and environmental practices by performing the following duties personally or through other resources.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
A credible partner to deliver value to the Plant Operations and their management teams that enable them to develop individual employee ability resulting in increased organizational capabilities.
Embed engagement, safety, and a performance management culture within the business area as a means of driving business improvement by ensuring clear goals and objectives, feedback and the improvement of customer service through behaviors aligned with our values.
Drive, influence, advise and support the cultural and people aspects of organizational change, structures, people processes and business improvement initiatives within the customer in order to improve business efficiency and people management, allowing for flexibility and planned growth. Accomplish this through partnership with other resources including HR Centers of Excellence (COE) and initiatives that reflect the business strategy.
Provides feedback to HR Leaders, Specialists (COE) and peer groups on implementation and utilization of tools to ensure flawless execution of HR initiatives. Responsible for representing the client's needs and providing client feedback to the Specialist (COE) teams.
Work in partnership with the Operations (and DC) to manage employee relations issues. Build management responsibility and capability for managing ER (where appropriate) issues while pulling in the services of the Centers of Excellence (specialist areas) as needed.
Leads part of HR resources team.
Responsible for talent selection processes locally including: sourcing, screening, interviewing, selection and onboarding.
Minimize business risk and enhance the company culture by ensuring that all management are knowledgeable in all required legal subject areas Compliance, Code of Conduct, Diversity & Inclusion, Sexual Harassment, Interviewing and selection skills, employment law.
Ensures compliance with all Federal, State and Local legal and regulatory requirements. Manage employment and labor relations.
Strives to maintain a mutually beneficial relationship with the union leadership and union members. In coordination, when appropriate, with corporate Labor Relations resources, works to administer and resolve grievances and other labor charges.
Investigate alleged violations of the bargaining unit contract (grievances)
Performs other duties as may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position does have supervisory responsibilities. The individual, in partnership with Sr. HR Manager, will be responsible to manage and lead the HR resources at their respective site.

The HR Manager - must perform the essential duties and responsibilities in a highly effective manner.
The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable an individual with a disability to perform the essential duties.
Exceptional leadership skills that have been demonstrated by achieving desired results through others, and building effective partnerships through influence and relationship building skills.
An in-depth technical understanding and knowledge of HR processes and systems.
Demonstrated experience working with labor unions and collective bargaining agreements.
A solid understanding of labor laws with requirements and work experience managing complex employment matters in labor relations and investigations
Proven ability to balance strategic and tactical skills. Demonstrated problem analysis and resolution.
Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal and presentation communication skills.
Comprehensive HR business process knowledge, including applicant tracking systems, talent management, change management, HCM suite experience: benefits, payroll, time and attendance, performance management, compensation, employee and manager self-service experience.
Effective project management experience preferred.

Post Consumer Brands provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran and any other category protected under applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws.

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