HR Manager in Rancho Cucamonga CA

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Mizkan America
HR Manager
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Rancho Cucamonga CA
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Job Types:
HR Generalist, HR Generalist-Management, HR Generalist-Supervision

The Human Resources Manager will report to the Director of Human Resources Mizkan America. This role is primarily responsible for managing, controlling, organizing, and directing the Human Resources activities for the Rancho Cucamonga and Watsonville, CA Plants, and ZENB US. Other responsibilities include change management, recruitment, record keeping, compensation, regulatory/policy compliance, training, employee relations, complaint resolution, organizational planning, and performance management. This role will act as a H.R. Business Partner to the Leadership Team of ZENB-US, the Rancho Cucamonga and Watsonville Plant Managers and staff, and will participate in Leadership meetings while providing guidance on employee relations and communication. The Human Resources Manager will commit to the Mizkan Style Management principles.


  • Provide advice and counsel to management appropriately balancing the role of company representative and employee advocate.
  • Coach and guide employees with their questions, concerns, or issues.
  • Manage employee relations activities including controversial and sensitive issues, policy interpretation, and positive employee relations.
  • Provide leadership to ensure effective change management and engagement with the workforce for the purpose of communication, pulse checks and satisfaction surveys.
  • Support the development and execution of employee training and development plans and by leveraging the Mizkan training capabilities, e-learning, and external professional development resources. Deliver training programs as needed.
  • Provide leadership and supports the process for development of first half and second half performance objectives and drive the performance management process.
  • Conduct complaint resolution process and/or investigation of ethics or other complaints in concert with the Plant Managers and/or corporate leadership.
  • The Human Resources Manager will be responsible for staying current on all federal, state, and local laws, guidelines, and regulations. This role is part of the leadership team and will support company-wide initiatives, goals, and objectives.
  • Provide advice, coaching and guidance on corrective action (disciplinary) matters. Interface with Corporate HR Leadership on suggested outcomes.
  • Conduct/manage the sites on-boarding and exit process.
  • Assures HR policy and legal compliance. Maintains knowledge of legal/regulatory requirements related to day-to-day management of employees and contractors with legal team.
  • Keep abreast of legislation and industry trends; and ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations including FLSA and EEOC.
  • Responsible for plant recruitment needs with focus on site leadership and professional recruitment needs, employee retention programs and succession planning.
  • Provide oversight and counsel to plant Office Administrators on hourly and internal recruitment programs.
  • Is accountable for overall maintenance and accuracy in all sites payroll, personnel and employee medical record keeping requirements and reports.
  • Input and manage employee and payroll information in ADP.
  • Participates in special projects to support human resources strategies and business objectives.
  • Responsible for management of the site OFCCP/AAP program and related record keeping.
  • As required, provides reports and analysis in collaboration with Corporate Human Resources on compensation and benefit surveys data.


  • Business Partnering
  • Self-Directed/Self Managing
  • Positive Employee Relations and Union Avoidance
  • Meeting Facilitation and Employee Engagement
  • Strong Written and Verbal Communication Skills
  • Investigation, Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Complaint Handling
  • Individual Performance Development
  • Compensation and Benefits Analysis
  • Salary and Hourly Recruitment


  • Bachelors degree in business, human resources or a related field is required; PHR/SPHR/SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification is a preferred.
  • 5 10 Years Human Resource Management/Business Partner experience with responsibility for 100 or more employees in a corporate and team-based non-union manufacturing environment.
  • Multi-site experience preferred.
  • Change management and positive employee relations experience is required.
  • Experience with ADP Vantage preferred.

A thorough understanding of human resources principles and practices including employment law, Affirmative Action and EEO compliance, benefits, compensation, and recruiting.

Outstanding written and interpersonal communications skills are essential.

Demonstrated strong presentation and training skills with proven ability to lead and motivate others.

Strong business acumen, values, and good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions are required.

  • Ability to travel up to 30% is required.
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