HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
KITE HILL - PORTLAND
Plant-based foods have the power to change lives — hrcultures too. Challenging the norm is our vibe, and it is the start of a larger movement. Kite Hill's chef-founders and employee-artisans are this movement. We craft 100% plant-based foods that deliver an eating experience that is as close to dairy as it gets. Our innovative range of foods enables the team at Kite Hill to surprise and delight our consumers each and every day. We believe that by choosing to eat plant-based foods instead of dairy, we are making a positive choice for our bodies and the world around us. This game-changing food isn’t just better for you, it’s better for animals and the planet, too. Our commitment to innovation knows no bounds. With a portfolio that includes yogurt, cream cheese, dips, butter, sour cream, cheese, and filled pasta we are elevating expectations of what plant-based food can be. Every day we are coming up with new ideas and pushing dairy-free food to taste better than ever before. Because at Kite Hill we do not play the game, we change it.
Our Core Values:
- We make Great Tasting Plant Based Foods
- Imagination Drives Innovation
- Do Good
- Do the Right Thing Even When No One is Watching
- We are Better Together
- We are Passionate and Enjoy the Journey
- Everyone is Included
Diversity and Inclusion at Kite Hill:
Kite Hill is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind. We passionately value diversity and inclusion on all levels and believe that everyone should bring their authentic self to work every day. We believe that the power of differences, active debate, listening, and a willingness to learn make us a more effective organization.
Reporting to the HR Director and CFO, the HR Manager will have responsibility for the daily management of the Human Resources Department, including recruiting, on-boarding, off-boarding, performance management, payroll processing and regulatory compliance.
This “boots on the ground” HR Department of One is imperative to the operations of the Portland manufacturing facility, providing stability and reliability to the staff employed there.
Essential Duties Include:
- Perform tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale, and training and development.
- Creates and maintains a partnership with Site Director, working together to provide an engaging workplace for staff.
- Attends and participates in employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
- Processes Payroll, Union Dues, Pension and Benefits payments.
- Communicates with Union Representatives. Develops and maintains a relationship of mutual respect and collaboration.
- Participates in union contract bargaining as subject matter expert (SME) of employees relations.
- Recruits, interviews, and facilitates the hiring of qualified job applicants for open positions; collaborates with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings
- Conducts or acquires background checks and employee eligibility verifications.
- Responsible for accident/near miss tracking, workers comp claims and reporting required for occupational health and safety.
- Implements new hire orientation and employee recognition programs.
- Reviews, tracks, and documents compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory training, continuing education, and work assessments. This may include safety training, anti-harassment training, professional licensure, and aptitude exams and certifications.
- Handles employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, and supervisors, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the appropriate staff.
- Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
- Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
- Responsible for office management, including but not limited to kitchen supplies, office supplies, employee uniforms, and printer maintenance.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
The selected candidate must be comfortable working independently and following through with little supervision. Must be able to balance multiple priorities. Flexibility, organization, and attention to detail are essential. A personal commitment to employee empowerment, team building, and open communication will fit well with our company culture. In order to be successful, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and possess the following:
- Ability to work as a team player in a fast-paced environment building positive and effective relationships with partners, peers and fellow management employees.
- Ability to plan, execute and drive projects to closure.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Works well independently.
- Highly organized with the capability to manage a high volume of information while meeting deadlines with effective time management.
- Communicates well with staff at all levels.
- Able to work in a fast-paced environment.
- Strong “service” orientation, comfortable as the “go to” person.
- High ethical standards, not afraid to take initiative and make mistakes.
- Effective team play and team builder – willing to spend one-on-one time with staff for training and managing priorities.
- High energy, self-motivated, passionate for the business. Holds self to high standards and believes in leading by example.
- Not afraid to get “hands dirty” to do what needs to be done.
- Bachelor’s degree in human resources, Business Administration or related field required.
- Three to 5 years related experience in a union environment.
- SHRM Certification a plus