24 days old

Human Resource Manager - Plant Operations

Stratas Foods
Memphis, Tennessee 38016
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Stratas Foods LLC is the leading supplier of fats and oils to the Foodservice, Food Ingredients and Retail Private Label markets in North America and is a producer of quality bulk and packaged dressings, mayonnaise and sauces. Stratas Foods was formed in October 2008 as a 50/50 joint venture between ACH Food Companies (ACH) and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).

Manufacturing facilities are located in Dallas and Houston, TX; Decatur and Quincy, IL; Englewood, NJ; Fresno, CA; Nashville, TN; and Valdosta, GA.  Corporate offices are located in Memphis, TN.  We are committed to maintaining a progressive workplace by utilizing the ideas, skills and talents of all of our employees.  We strive to make Stratas Foods a great place to work and are building a team capable of meeting our business goals.

Job Description

To provide Human Resource guidance to the multiple sites this position has responsibility.  Foster a creation of a positive work environment by:

  • Facilitating fair resolutions to employee relation issues

  • Managing all union interactions

  • Developing, recommending and coordinating policies and programs related to Human Resources

The Operations Human Resource Manager position requires up to 30% travel to the various facilities of responsibility.

  1. Employee Relations:  Determines and recommends employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive work environment and promote a sense of fairness and consistency.  Offers guidance and assistance to plant personnel in dealing with day-to-day employee relations’ issues.  Provides accurate and consistent policy interpretation and administration
  2. Union Involvement:  Acts as company representative in dealing with Union issues.  Builds positive working relationship with Union leadership to facilitate business operations.  Manages and coordinates the grievance process.  Provides plant with interpretation of labor agreement contract language.  Prepares company’s position for arbitration and contract negotiations.
  3. Recruiting:  Recruits for all exempt, non-exempt and guides hourly positions in the facility.  This includes meeting with hiring supervisors and managers to develop a recruiting strategy, utilization of appropriate recruiting sources, interviewing, reference checks and scheduling pre-employment drug screens and physicals.
  4. Legal Issues:  Acts as company liaison in dealing with federal agencies such as EEOC.  Coordinates presentation of Company’s position to this agency with assistance of VP Human Resources and legal counsel.
  5. Policy Administration:  Develops, recommends and implements personnel policies and procedures.  Prepares and maintains employee handbook of policies and procedures.
  6. Benefit Administration:  Manages benefit administration for salaried and hourly benefit plant working with Corporate HR to ensure timely resolution of benefit issues.  Offers guidance to facility employees as needed.
  7. Government Reporting and Record Keeping:  Assists with the Affirmative Action program communication.  Ensures the maintaining of  other records, reports and logs to conform to EEO regulations.  Establishes and maintains company records and reports and conduct audits when required.
  8. Compensation:  Manages wage administration and annual review process.    
  9. New Hire Orientation:  Develop comprehensive new hire orientation process and effective on-boarding.
  10. Organization Development:  Manages performance management process and developmental needs of staff.  Develops, conducts and /or coordinates training programs, which address these developmental needs.
  11. Supervising:  Indirectly supervises employees in the Human Resources Department at the plants.  Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems and compliance with organization’s policies and applicable laws.




Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Human Resources Management required.

Related Experience: 5+ years generalist Human Resources experience at the plant level with HR management experience in a unionized environment.  Must have hands on experience managing labor agreements.  Experience with multi-plant responsibilities.  Advanced level of counseling skills and abilities on a wide range of employee-related areas.  Must be able to manage conflict resolutions effectively..

Equipment/Software Skills:  Must be current with spreadsheets, word processing, databases (Excel, Outlook, Word)

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations:  SPHR or PHR preferred. 


  1. Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data.
  2. Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions.
  3. Project Management – Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress.
  4. Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting.
  5. Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarifications; responds well to questions.
  6. Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; able to read and interpret written information
  7. Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.
  8. Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others.
  9. Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; makes one’s self available to staff.
  10. Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability.
  11. Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; accepts responsibility for own actions
  12. Initiative - Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities.

Additional information

Physical:  .While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

Sensory:  While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Posted: 2019-11-18 Expires: 2019-12-18

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