Human Resources Manager - Hilo
The Hershey Company 174 reviews - Hilo, HI

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Location: Hilo, HI

The Human Resources Manager functions as the HR business partner for two specific client organizations; the Hilo, HI plant and the Mauna Loa Sales organization throughout Hawaii. The incumbent will consult with client groups to provide business solutions on all HR matters such as labor relations, safety, and legal compliance.

This position is located at our Hilo, HI facility.

Plant HR Manager:
Works collaboratively with plant leadership and Visitor’s Center to improve business results and meet plant objectives. Provides leadership for all HR areas including labor relations and safety. Responsible for effective plant communications, recognition programs, change management, talent development, corrective action, performance management, complaint resolution, community involvement, workers compensation case management, EEO/diversity, Affirmative Action, salaried and hourly talent acquisition, training, compensation and benefits, security, employee health services, governmental regulatory reporting compliance, policy revisions/consistent application, etc.

Assures consistent application of policy and practices. Assesses need/opportunity for work rule and policy changes and develops and manages the change process to ensure successful implementation. Develops and executes an effective labor relations strategy with ILWU, while maintaining positive employee relations and union-free status among non-bargainiong unit employees.

Collaborates with the Corporate Talent Acquisition team to process and manage the selection process to include sourcing, interviewing, background checks, job offers, relocation, orientation and integration. Manages people movement processes (i.e. layoffs, recalls, and transfers). Manages the exiting process and analyze turnover. Ensures interviewers are trained in Targeted Selection Interviewing.

Partners with Plant Manager in the development of the Plant's strategic plan, culture, mission, vision statement and goals. Support business transformation initiatives by being actively engaged in effecting change. Champions the performance management process and ensures training, accountability, and alignment of goals and the calibration of ratings. Conducts needs analyses and develops strategies for training and development of workforce. Designs and conduct sor arranges for effective delivery of training. Partners with Plant Manager and plant leadership team to enhance team synergy.

Keeps abreast of corporate and statutory employee benefit programs. Manages the salary administration and job evaluation processes and employee services, reward and recognition programs. Plans and facilitates the total rewards enrollment process. Monitors benefit costs and competitiveness (internal and external) and develops recommendations as appropriate to the myHR Support Center. Conducts periodic local wage and benefit surveys to assess competitiveness.

Provides leadership in all aspects of the employee/management relationship and continues to build trust and commitment to the business by showing genuine concern for all. Learns the business operation and is regarded as a true "business person" and strategic partner as well as an employee advocate. Keeps abreast of issues/opportunities within HR. Ensures HR Department is fully proficient in all accountabilities/responsibilities reflected in this document. Provides opportunities for HR Staff to participate on task teams and projects to further develop their skills for possible advancement.

Maintains records retention program consistent with Hershey policy. Maintains employee profiles and update information in SAP/HR to ensure accuracy and timeliness of employee data. Develops annual budgets and manages costs. Manages unemployment compensation costs and collaborates with contract vendor. Manages performance appraisal process & audits for quality. Leverages information and reporting capabilities within SAP/HR to enhance decision making. Completes AAP and ensure for accountability and execution. Proactively addresses issues and responds to all state/federal EEO and related charges/inquiries.

Actively participates in programs, initiatives, training, & audits to ensure OSHA and Workers Compensation compliance. Partners with our Workman's Compensation claims adjusters, internal and external legal resources and Risk Management to effectively manage claims. Delivers training and maintain awareness on substance abuse, workplace violence, related EAP offerings & State workers compensation regulations and case law. Actively participates in initiatives that encompass wellness, prevention, case management and return to work. Tracks attendance rates, FMLA compliance, assures consistent application of disciplinary actions and develop plans to reduce absenteeism. Manage contracted/employee guard force to ensure security of workforce and company assets.

HRBP for Hawaii Sales:
Work collaboratively with the Mauna Loa Sales organization to support and drive strategic HR initiatives. Provide HR business partner support on all HR matters with a focus on talent/organizational development, legal compliance, policy administration, safety, and all other employment matters. This responsibility will include occasional travel to Oahu to better understand and execute plans addressing the specific needs of the Sales organization. In addition, this position requires ongoing interaction with the Sales HR team in Hershey, and requires the ability to work in a matrix organization.

Required Education:
Bachelor’s degree in HR, Labor Relations, Business Administration, Psychology or related behavioral science.

Preferred education:
Master’s degree and/or PHR/SPHR/GPHR a plus.

Required experience:
Minimum 7 years experience in Human Resources Business Partner and/or HR generalist role.

Experience as an HR professional in a union setting is required.

Preferred experience:
Experience as an HR professional in a union-free setting is a plus.

Experience as an HR professional in the manufacturing setting is preferred.

Required skills:
Demonstrated presentation and facilitation skills to employees at all levels.

Demonstrated influence management skills.

Demonstrated labor relations skills in union setting.

Ability to effectively communicate, verbal and written, with all levels of the organization.

Demonstrated business acumen.

Proven team player that works collaboratively to establish and maintain effective business relationships.

Knowledge of applicable state and federal laws and regulations affecting the workplace.

Confidentiality, credibility, and integrity.

Ability to solve/recommend solutions to ambiguous problems.

Strong analytical skills - ability to identify and communicate insights from data.

Ability to initiate and respond to creative and innovative challenges.

Ability to solve/recommend solutions to ambiguous problems.

Knowledge and understanding of client related business processes and drivers.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and other computer based programs.

Knowledge of food plant operations; procedures and associated safety/GMP requirements.

Demonstrated ability to think strategically and manage change.

Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with and influence the decision making of senior management

The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, Veteran Status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected category recognized by state and federal laws.

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The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY), headquartered in Hershey, Pa., is a global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world...