Human Resources & Training Manager, Beverage & Dairy Foods in Ventura CA

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Dairy Farmers of America
Human Resources & Training Manager, Beverage & Dairy Foods
Job ID: 
Ventura CA
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Job Types:
HR Generalist-Management, HR Generalist-Supervision, Training

The Human Resources & Training Manager Beverage and Dairy Foods, reports to the Plant Manager at the Ventura facility for Beverage & Dairy Foods. The Human Resources & Training Manager will deliver HR programs and processes that support DFA&##39;s business strategy and values. This role will deliver business aligned, value adding solutions across a range of HR areas including: talent management, learning and development, employee engagement, employee relations, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and strategic workforce planning.

Key Responsibilities:

People Plan
Provides input to and delivers on the Operational HR Plan for the site and/or office.

HR Partnering:
Influences and builds relationships with leaders in the plant and/or offices to reinforce HR&##39;s position as a trusted advisor to the business
Provides coaching and support to leaders to drive performance that enables the delivery of superior outcomes
Stay abreast of potential legislation, which may affect operations. Attends relevant seminars and meetings to ensure ongoing preparedness on topics related to Human Resources, Safety and Regulatory. Develop, revise, and oversee programs which promote compliance with new laws

Acts as central coordinator for employee training activities, such as lectures, classes, seminars, conferences and schools.

Ensures that record keeping rules are followed in keeping training records current and in compliance. Designs, plans, and implements human resources and training programs.
Ensure that the facility remains in compliance with federal, state and municipal employment laws and reporting requirements, as well as company policies and procedures. Advises management on the responsibility to stay in compliance with Fair Labor Standards Act, Equal Employment Opportunity Act, and Workers&##39; Compensation Act, American with Disabilities Act, and Family and Medical Leave Act.

Talent Management:
Uses the DFA talent process to identify critical roles and talent in the client group
Supports leaders to have strategic talent and succession discussions to meet their groups needs
Manage corporate policies related to visa/green card processing

Manages the non-exempt recruitment and onboarding needs for the client site
Works with the Talent & OD CoE on exempt recruitment needs
Administer new employee orientation, location specific training, and Dairy University training

Capability Development
Identifies key capability gaps in the client group; both technical and leadership
Coaches leaders and provides the tools (from the CoE) to enable them to build effective individual development plans and actions

Performance Management
Delivers the annual Performance and Development process
Coaches leaders on the performance planning and review processes including goal setting and giving effective feedback

Culture and Employee Engagement
Provides guidance and feedback to leaders to reinforce the desired behaviours that will build the culture
Works with the business to identify and deliver actions that will drive an increase in employee engagement

Manages the annual compensation and bonus review with the client group/s, using the DFA framework and delivers within budget

Employee and Labor Relations
Provides advice on employee issues and manages the resolution processes across a range of issues including leave, workers compensation, investigation and policy and process queries
Provides guidance and support in case management of people related grievances and other investigations
Escalates issues to the ER team, to recommend appropriate action and resolve complex cases and disputes, when required
Process all terminations and disciplinary actions

Coordinate enrollment of employees in the DFA benefits plan

Diversity and Inclusion
Coaches and guides leaders to understand how D&I strategies and actions contribute to business success
Business Integration and Change
Engages with leaders to understand people&##39;s capacity and readiness for change
Organization design and strategic workforce planning
Works with leaders to identify and build future workforce capability requirements for the business to sustain strategic imperatives

Manages the time and attendance process at the client site to ensure compliance requirements are met
Manages the payroll process for the client team and ensures compliance requirements are met
Attends to other operational people issues as required
Serve as a representative for unemployment hearings, grievances, arbitrations and contract negotiations

Team Leadership (as appropriate)
Builds and manages a high performing team who deliver on people plan initiatives
Creates and maintains a positive work climate by inspiring and engaging the team
Conducts quality performance and development conversations and provides regular feedback to support professional growth
Develops the capability of team members

Additional Local Roles
Manage and partner with the Safety team providing direction to the Safety organization on continuous improvement
Maintain all safety, medical, and injury related employee records while meeting all Federal, State, Local,
and Company requirements
Maintain facility security system access
Ensure plant meets current regulatory and corporate requirements through corporate HR/Safety programs

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