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Human Resources Generalist

Human Resources


Location: Fort Worth 

Exemption: Exempt 

Shift: First 



Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that can be found at national and regional restaurants, hospitals and universities, movie theatres and major retailers in the U.S. and in more than 60 countries. At 15 manufacturing sites across North America, Ventura Foods creates dressings and sauces, mayonnaises, margarines, and oils that help our customers create great-tasting flavors with high-quality ingredients. Those same high-quality ingredients go into our own set of branded products, such as: Marie’s® dressings, LouAna® oils, Dean’s® dips and Gold n’ Soft® spreads. Our company is headquartered in Brea, California with operations across the U.S, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines and Singapore. Regardless of your role, function or location, at Ventura Foods, you'll be part of a supportive team dedicated to helping our customers delight their customers.

Position Summary:

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. The continued achievement of safe work and food safe work will ensure our customer’s needs and the needs of Ventura Foods are achieved on a daily basis.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works with HR Manager and other members of the 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 Human Resources Manager.   
  • Responsible for managing overall performance, management and people planning, and employee engagement efforts.
  • Assists recruitment effort for all 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 plans and procedures for facility; monitoring to ensure proper implementation and interpretation.
  • Oversees personnel record keeping related to new hire, employee review, promotions, transfers, employee benefits, separations and exit interviews.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience.
  • 1 - 4 years experience in the Human Resources field.
  • Professional Human Resources (PHR) certification preferred.
  • Experience in administering employee benefits & knowledge of payroll procedures.
  • Experience in labor relations.
  • Experience coordinating and administering employee training.
  • Experience with talent assessment & succession planning.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to objectively coach employees and management through complex, difficult, and emotional issues. 
  • Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of personnel administration, payroll, employee benefits and safety. 
  • Effective oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to observe confidentiality. 
  • Ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues by using judgment that is in 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: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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