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Manager, Human Resources & Talent Management

Western Growers
Irvine, California 92618
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As a member-driven organization est. in 1926, we focus on what’s important to our members: sustainability, entrepreneurship and the health of our people and our land. If you are looking to be a part of something important – growing food for America – and thrive in a fast-paced, leading edge environment, Western Growers might be just the fit for you. To learn more watch this http://youtu.be/UcP79T2tRxQ .


We rewarded nicely with an extensive benefits package that includes a competitive compensation, a wide selection of company-paid health benefits, vacation and holiday paid time off and an excellent 401K program; including a company match of up to 3% and profit sharing up to 7%. We also provide an education reimbursement program and career path for those seeking advancement. For additional convenience there is an onsite cafeteria and to free up some of your weekend time we have on-site auto detailing and dry cleaning.


The Manager of Human Resources & Talent Management serves as a consultant to the management team on human resource-related issues. This position also serves as an employee/company champion and change agent. They will assess and anticipate HR-related needs within business units, address needs proactively in conjunction with other HR functions and executive management, develop integrated solutions and formulate partnerships across the Company to deliver value-added service to management and employees. Position reports to the Director, Organizational Development & Effectiveness. This position has direct supervisory responsibilities of the following roles within the HR department; Talent Acquisition, Compensation & Benefits, and Employee Engagement, Wellness and Safety. You will be responsible for:


Employee Relations


  • Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues. Conduct effective, thorough and objective investigations. This includes ensuring that all documentation is completed and filed.

  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partner with the legal department as needed/required.

  • Conducts bi-weekly meetings with respective business units to provide consultative services for increased organizational effectiveness.

  • Consults with line management, providing HR guidance when appropriate. Provide HR policy guidance and interpretation.

  • Manages the organizations on-boarding and off-boarding programs.

  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to management team (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).

  • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.

  • Manages all federal, state, local, and company leave programs.


HR Business Partner


  • Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with the HR functions to develop solutions, programs and policies.

  • Works with HR functions to ensure policies remain up to date and are compliant with all federal, state, and local laws/ordinances. This includes working with Director to update handbook as needed.

  • Supports the HR recruiting function with employment offer terms for new hires, promotions and transfers.

  • Supports HRIS Analyst with temporary employee issues and related HR matters.

  • Provides guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning.

  • Partners with SVP and Director to support the teaching of Arbinger throughout the organization.

  • Works with department heads through annual merit increase process to ensure company goals are met. Also work with Payroll/ Benefits Generalist to make changes or updates to compensation information.


Learning & Development


  • Identifies training needs for business units and individual executive coaching needs.

  • Develops training curriculum, applicable job aids, and guides and present it in the most efficient and effective manner possible.

  • Participates in evaluation and monitoring of training programs to ensure success. Follows up to ensure training objectives are met.

  • Works with the external training vendors to deliver tailored training programs and courses.

  • Develops and manages employee development program.




  • Utilizes all capabilities to achieve the results responsible to achieve, be curious and strive to understand what others are trying to achieve, plan and execute work in a helpful and collaborative manner, be willing to adjust efforts to ensure that work and attitude are helpful to others, be self-accountable, create positive impact, and be diligent in delivering results.

  • Maintains a clean DMV record and the ability to travel to locations throughout the US (mainly California and Arizona) less than 5%.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • BS/BA degree in Human Resources or related discipline and 5 to 7 years of human resources experience with particular emphasis on generalist duties and responsibilities and managing teams preferred.

  • Exceptional understanding of federal and state (California and Arizona) employment laws, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Section 125 and cafeteria plan regulations, family medical leave act (FMLA), COBRA administration, OSHA, proper filing of I9s and EEO reports, storing files/records and destruction timelines and any other applicable human resources compliance issue.

  • Highly proficient in word-processing, calendaring, presentation spreadsheet, human resources information system, and payroll software.

  • Experience in creating learning content including job aids and classroom handouts. Good understanding of adult learning concepts and principals.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the complex documents and legal updates and utilize this information to update employee handbook (other HR related forms/documents) when appropriate.

  • Highly skilled at organizing and responding appropriately to competing demands and tasks. Strong ability to work effectively and efficiently in a multi- project, multi-demand environment.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills to effectively communicate all levels of staff and respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints. Bilingual in Spanish a plus.

  • High level of organization skill and attention to detail with strong ethics to maintain strict confidentiality.

  • Verifiable, clean DMV record and the ability to travel to various locations throughout the U.S. (less than 5%)

  • PHR /SPHR or SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP highly desirable.


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Human Resources Manager
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Median Salary: $110,120

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