Pinnacle Foods

  • Human Resources Manager

    Location US-MI-Fennville
    Job ID
  • Overview

    At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.


    The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.



    The Human Resources Manager will be working in a fast-paced, growth oriented environment. The successful incumbent will lead the Human Resources strategy and activities in the manufacturing plant and will be a strategic business partner to the plant manager and their leadership team. This position will report directly to the Plant Manager.



    • Serve as a member of the Plant Leadership Team with responsibility for developing a team culture that drives high performance
    • Provide HR functional expertise and leadership
    • Manage a small team of HR specialists and/or generalists
    • Ensure objectives, goals, strategies and metrics are communicated and delivered
    • Lead various core annual programs including, but not limited to: Benefits Open Enrollment, Wellness Events, Leadership Development training, Compensation Planning, Talent Acquisitions, Performance Review/Talent Assessment, Recruiting, and Seasonal Staffing (if applicable)
    • Partner closely with HR resources in COEs-Centers of Expertise and Shared Services including the areas of Benefits, Compensation, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Kronos (time keeping), and Affirmative-Action Planning
    • Ensure that the plant is in compliance with local, state and federal laws as well as established HR processes and procedures
    • Ensure that the manufacturing plant is staffed with the highest caliber of talent
    • Lead performance issue resolution with sound Coaching Skills
    • Serve as an employee advocate
    • Facilitate communication across the organization providing guidance to employees and leaders on HR processes, problem solving, dispute resolution, regulatory compliance, and litigation avoidance
    • Provide continual leadership and guidance to team members for the purpose of increasing their effectiveness and establishing good working relationships
    • Promote an environment conducive to teams, teamwork, and accountability
    • Complete special projects and other duties and assignments as assigned


    • Plant Communications: Bi monthly newsletter preparation; Marlin Board updates
    • Safety: Leads Fennville Safety Leadership Team; manage safety incentive programs; administration of monthly safety committee meeting; OSHA reporting, posting, and audit response; Alchemy training for GMP’s and safety; administration of capital equipment safety audits
    • Site Administration: Security doors and pass key maintenance; administration of plant uniforms; coordinate health and job fairs; for personnel with uniform rental supplier; ISN contractor qualifications and maintenance; oversee company participation in community events, parades and fundraising



    • Five (5) plus years in Human Resources, required
    • Five (5) plus years in a manufacturing environment, preferred
    • Two (2) plus years supervisory experience in Human Resources function, preferred
    • Talent Management; proficiency in assessing and developing talent
    • Talent Acquisition: proficiency in recruiting for both hourly and salary positions
    • Performance Management: proficiency with processes and systems
    • EEO/Affirmative Action: proficiency in managing standards
    • Compensation and Benefits: working knowledge; some experience/proficiency
    • Employee Relations: skilled at ER; investigations, dispute/conflict resolution, documentation and leadership of employee events in the plant
    • Ability to align recognition/compensation/benefits programs with plant/company goals
    • Proficiency in MS Office software including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
    • Proficiency in HRIS systems (i.e. PeopleSoft, Kronos, etc.
    • Strong HR functional & technical skills
    • Strong bias for action and time management, prioritization, and organizational skills
    • Ability to manage projects independently from start to finish and meet deadlines
    • Comfortable interacting with all levels of management, including senior leadership
    • Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial, fast paced and dynamic environment
    • Strong interpersonal, influencing, and analytical skills
    • Strong communication skills: verbal, written, and presentation
    • Ability to solve complex problems, issues, matters



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Human Resources, or related field, required
    • Master’s Degree in related field, preferred
    • SHRM PHR/SPHR preferred



    • 10%


    Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer – qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other legally protected basis.


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