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Mgr Human Resources


Location: Birmingham, AL 

Exemption: Exempt 




Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that proudly helps food providers in the U.S., Canada and more than 60 other countries earn a special place on consumers’ tables.  We do this by continually crafting custom dressings, sauces, mayonnaises, and other food solutions that exceed peoples’ expectations for great-tasting flavors and high-quality ingredients.

Headquartered in Brea, California, Ventura Foods operates 14 manufacturing facilities, 3 culinary centers, and numerous distribution centers across North America. When you work in our manufacturing and distribution facilities, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work.  As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth, because you invest in ours.

Position Summary:

Develop and implement human resources policies, programs and services including recruitment, selection, retention, legal compliance, employee relations, employee benefits, employment practices and procedures and employee communications. Serve as an internal consultant to facility management team, supervisors and employees on personnel issues that affect performance and business relationships while fostering a workplace environment consistent with the values and mission outlined by leadership of Ventura Foods. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works with Plant Manager and other members of management in recommending new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of various departments and services performed
  • Ensures uniform compliance with personnel policies by managing and reviewing all discipline, investigations and workers compensation claims while reporting findings to Plant Manager and involving Director Field Human Resources when necessary
  • Responsible for managing overall performance, management and people planning and employee engagement efforts
  • Conducts recruitment efforts for all exempt and nonexempt personnel to fill various job openings. Reviews job applications and interviews applicants to match experience with specific job related requirements
  • Responsible for compliance with federal and state legislation pertaining to all personnel and payroll matters and communicating those changes to appropriate staff
  • Develops and administers various human resources procedures for facility and monitors to ensure proper implementation and interpretation. Directs and maintains health and safety program in compliance with OSHA and company standards ensuring a safe and secure working environment. Responsible for overall training and tracking efforts
  • Oversees personnel record keeping related to new hire, employee review, promotions, transfers, employee benefits, separations and exit interviews
  • Responsible for food safety by following and assuring compliance and implementation of all company policies including safety and HR policies and procedures and all applicable food regulations including all current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and associated preventive controls
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Travel may be required

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or equivalent experience
  • 5-10 years of experience in the human resources field

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Professional Human Resources (PHR) certification preferred
  •  Ability to objectively coach employees and management through complex, difficult and emotional issues
  • Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of personnel administration, payroll and employee benefits 
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to observe confidentiality
  • Ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues by using judgment that is consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures and regulation or government law. Knowledge of employment law and other government compliance regulations                                


Physical Demands:

Regularly requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, climbing, squatting, kneeling, pushing, and pulling.  Physical strength and dexterity sufficient to perform the required task(s). Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more with assistance.  Additional demands may be required.


Work Environment:

In addition to normal business hours, work schedules may include after hours and weekends as needed.  May work outside and in adverse temperatures which include extreme hot, cold, and humidity.  May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration.  Must be willing and able to wear personal protective equipment as required by established Company Safety standards.  May require work in confined and dark spaces, and at heights in excess of 18 feet for prolonged periods of time.


Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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