Human Resources Manager in Portales NM

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Dairy Farmers of America
Human Resources Manager
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Portales NM
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Job Types:
HR Generalist, HR Generalist-Management, HR Generalist-Supervision

The Manager, Human Resources, Ingredients Operations reports to the Sr Manager Human Resources, Ingredients Operations. The role acts as an area HR partner to plant leadership teams across a plant and/or multiple plants for Ingredients Operations. The Manager, HR will deliver HR / Safety 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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

People Plan

  • Provides input to and delivers on the Operational HR Plan for the client group or site

HR Partnering:

  • Influences and builds relationships with leaders in the client group 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

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


  • Manages the non-exempt recruitment and onboarding needs for the client site
  • Works with the Talent & OD COE on exempt recruitment needs

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

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
  • Oversees the payroll process for the client team and ensures compliance requirements are met
  • Attends to other operational people issues as required

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

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