JOB FILLED - Human Resources Manager - #5741S

Job Description: 

Are you looking to join a thriving, inventive, established leader in the produce industry?

Do you want to contribute your many years of Human Resources experience to a driven and motivated team in a “work hard, play hard” environment?
if your expertise is managing human resources in a fast-paced environment and have an interest in agriculture and fresh produce, and you have a great attitude and ability to help those around you succeed…... then keep reading!
This reputable, year-round grower, packer, shipper is a category leader located in Coachella Valley. They are looking to expand their leadership team with a Human Resources Manager responsible for all HR-related functions for approximately 100 employees while maintaining relationships with Farm Labor Contractors.   
As a member of the leadership team, the successful professional will be a well-respected leader and mentor who gains loyalty from employees through hands-on guidance, collaboration and teamwork.  The Human Resources Manager will be responsible for developing, guiding and managing the overall Human Resources department including the enhancement and implementation of corporate programs, policies and procedures as well as leading HR strategic plan objectives. This experienced leader will have a passion for excellence and an eye for detail and possess outstanding interpersonal skills. We are looking for an exceptional leader and team builder who has the ability to motivate and inspire. This person will develop and grow the Human Resources department ensuring that all company and employee policies and procedures are adhered to.

  • Minimum of 3 years of HR Management in an Agricultural environment
  • Bilingual in Spanish required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of Federal and CA state employment laws, rules, regulations and best practices, including CA Wage Order #14 for Agricultural employees
  • Understanding of CA EDD, OSHA, DIR & DLSE, ALRB, DOT and DMV
  • Expertise in workplace safety and compliance
  • Familiar with dealing with attorneys and insurance companies regarding workers comp and employment claims
  • Experience managing and mentoring HR team
  • Organized, with ability to prioritize and follow through under minimal supervision
  • Effective communicator with all levels of management, employees, and outside personnel
  • Analytical thinker and problem solver
  • Proactive provider of excellent customer service to company personnel, as well as to Farm Labor Contractors, HR partners, vendors, and government agencies

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If you would like to discuss this job opportunity in 100% confidentiality with a Joe Produce Search Consultant, please call Recruiting at 855-563-7763, or email

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Responsible for the management, reporting, and documentation of all employee records, including employee registration, I-9, onboarding, off-boarding, disciplinary actions, and personnel files
  • Oversee employee benefit plan enrollment and administration, such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k, AFLAC and FSA
  • Develop, implement, and update personnel policies and procedures, maintain the Company’s employment policies and procedures manual, and ensure compliance by all personnel
  • Manage and document workplace and employee training and compliance, including safety and various licenses and permits
  • Engage with all employees, including field/shop/packing houses, regarding HR policies and procedures, and address employee concerns and questions
  • Visit ranches, shop and packing houses on a regular basis to ensure HR and safety compliance, and conduct thorough investigations when necessary with proper documentation
  • Work with attorneys and insurance companies regarding workers comp and employee claims
  • Actively supervise the HR staff, ensure reception coverage, and follow up on duties and tasks
  • Administer the annual performance appraisal process, and monitor employee evaluation
  • Recruit new employees and conduct interviews
  • Evaluate reports, decisions and results of the department, and recommend new approaches, policies and procedures to continually improve the efficiency of the department’s services
  • Participate in business and departmental meetings as needed
  • Complete other tasks as requested by management

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