Manager, HR


American Canyon, CA, US, 94503

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At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

Offering 10k sign on bonus!

Relocation package available for this position! 


About the role: 


Barry Callebaut is a global organization poised for growth; a company which has embraced the vision to delight its customers, while out-performing its competitors, a business which is committed to sustainability, has innovation in its DNA, is a leader in complex manufacturing and supply chain solutions and is focused on being a best-in-class employer. Barry Callebaut seeks diverse and passionate people who thrive in a dynamic environment, focused on continuous learning, living BC’s Values and of course loving chocolate.


The Human Resources Manager is responsible for effectively leading the Human Resources function at the American Canyon manufacturing facility. As a member of the local management team, you will be a strategic partner helping to design and implement various HR and operational initiatives while performing daily Human Resources tasks.


Key responsibilities include: 


  • Provide mentorship through planning, organizing, and implementing activities in support of plant operations
  • Serve as functional resource for employee base, ensuring their understanding and compliance with benefits, HR policies, and regulations
  • Drives and supports all employee engagement action planning execution and retention initiatives
  • Ensure employee HRIS and filing systems are maintained
  • Manage time card and paid time off approval process
  • Administer leave of absence programs including FMLA
  • Perform recruitment and staffing activities (for exempt and non-exempt staff) including the management of postings, evaluation of applicants and any required pre-employment screening
  • Support various audit processes
  • Perform special projects as needed (i.e. implementation of policies and procedures, training in various programs, drive employee engagement and safety committees, etc.)
  • Agency, HR and office management expenses invoicing, coding and approving
  • Sponsor and partners with ES&H manager to lead safety programs
  • Ensure successful roll-out and completion of Performance Management Processes for employee population. This includes educating employees and managers on goal setting, individual development plans, and mid-year and year-end reviews
  • Educate employees on Health and Wellness policies
  • Partner directly with local leadership to resolve employee issues and actively work with managers to improve engagement, retention, and performance
  • Identify and implement training solutions for all departments within the facility
  • Lead investigations and provide mentorship to managers and supervisors on disciplinary recommendations
  • Utilize results from engagement surveys to build action plans and increase internal employee happiness
  • Support managers in providing continuous performance feedback to employees
  • Lead employee relation efforts, liaising with the Site Operations Manager to create and implement local and business aligned initiatives that promote effective employee and management relations
  • Participate in development and implementation of plant’s goals and objectives


About you:


  • BA/BS in Human Resources Management or related field, or equivalent HR experience
  • 5 to 7 years of HR experience in manufacturing in the State of California
  • Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office Suite and experience with HRIS systems
  • Safety advocate with general knowledge of OSHA regulations
  • Proficiency of Federal and California State-level Employment labor laws
  • ADP Workforce Now and Success Factors preferred
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to solve problems, make informed decisions and influence others
  • Customer service oriented
  • Federal and state-level Employment and Labor Law
  • Strong MS Office skills required
  • Ability to professionally manage highly sensitive & confidential information
  • Ability to lead and influence others in a positive manner 
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure; comfortable addressing difficult situations
  • Self-motivated; action and result-oriented; able to multitask and manage/drive multiple projects simultaneously
  • Detail-oriented and organized. Strong prioritization, decision-making and follow-up skills 
  • Ability to offer and promote a high level of internal customer service
  • Ability to work with diverse personalities and multiple levels of employees 
  • Good listening, fact-finding, conflict management and interpersonal skills
  • Participate in special projects as needed
  • HR (PHR/SHRM) certification is preferred
  • Bilingual – Spanish/English preferred

What you can expect from Barry Callebaut:


  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package
  • 12 paid holidays, plus your birthday off
  • Environment that welcomes workplace flexibility 
  • An atmosphere where diversity is embraced, and inclusivity is second nature. We call it #OneBC! Just ask our champions with the Americas Women’s Forum and the Racial Equality Forum!
  • Ability to grow personally and professionally within an organization that values development and internal career growth
  • Be part of our mission in making sustainability the norm through Forever Chocolate with priorities centered around prospering farmers, zero child labor, carbon and forest positive, and creating 100% sustainable ingredients in all of our products.  

At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC - Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

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