The role of the Logistics Human Resources Manager is to provide Human Resources expertise and leadership to Logistics across multiple US distribution centers supporting all logistics employees. This position is a key member of the Logistics Leadership Team with responsibilities that include providing counsel and guidance on all matters related to Human Resources, Employment Law, and Compliance, aligning Human Resources strategies with business and customer needs, and fostering an environment consistent with MMI proactive employee relations philosophy, code of conduct, vision and values. The Logistics HR Manager plays a critical role in the identification and acquisition of external talent as well as in the development and succession planning of internal talent. This role is responsible for providing strategic and tactical HR management.
- Serves primary point of contact for all Human Resources matters for logistics, including Staffing, Employee Relations, Leaves of Absence, Workers Compensation, Employment Law, Compensation and Benefits.
- Manages progressive disciplinary system for all business units including terminations. Ensures consistency with policies at all locations.
- Conducts comprehensive employee relations investigations when necessary. Provides summation of facts to management team and makes recommendations on appropriate course of action.
- Develop and execute talent acquisition, recruitment processes and retention strategies working with logistics management.
- Coaches, assesses training needs, motivate and develop management team to maximize performance.
- Conducts new employee orientations; employee relations counseling and exit interviews.
- Partnering with DOT Compliance Manager, actively participates in Safety Committee and other Safety events.
- Responsible for the compliance of all federal, state and local employment regulations/laws.
- Plan, organize and control activities of the Human Resources Department.
- Monitors performance evaluation program.
- On-boarding (Responsible for new hire on-boarding) benefit enrollment, maintain personnel files.
- Planning and Organizing – Engages in short and long-term planning, sets priorities to optimize time usage, adheres to schedules and plans.
- Creativity and Innovation – Initiates conceptual ideas with practical applications, develops creative strategies and opportunities, creative thinking and problem solving, promotes a creative climate.
- Judgment and Decision Making – Solves problems, considers relevant alternatives before making decisions, displays intuitive judgment, shows timeliness and conviction in making recommendations and decisions.
- Teamwork and Relationship-Building Skills – Assists team members in accomplishing their objectives by helping things go right, establishes effective working relationships, and promotes team efforts.
- Adaptability and Change Management Skills – Ability to change to fit changed circumstances. Has the skill to multi- task and juggle competing priorities.
- Develops Subordinates or Self – Helps subordinates learn and grow, maintains current knowledge in the field.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The physical requirements listed below are rated on a percentage per workday basis. Reference is made according to the terms "Seldom" (1-19%), "Occasional" (20-39%), "Frequent" (40-79%), and "Continuous" (80-100%).
- STANDING/WALKING: Occasional to Frequent – While performing tasks away from work desk.
- SITTING: Frequent to Continuous – While performing duties at work desk.
- LIFTING/CARRYING: Seldom – When moving boxes or other materials.
- PUSHING/PULLING: Seldom – When moving boxes or other materials.
- REACHING/STRETCHING: Occasional to Frequent – While performing duties at desk and within office area.
- HANDLING: Continuous – Most tasks required handling of items to perform job duties.
- BENDING/STOOPING: Seldom.
- FINGERING: Frequent to Continuous – Computer keyboard usage.
- FEELING: Normal sensory perception required to perform Handling and Fingering duties.
- KNEELING: Seldom.
- CLIMBING: Seldom.
- VISION: Abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
- HEARING –Abilities required perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction.
Works at the corporate office; general office environment, however this position is required to interact with the HR Team/Hiring Managers at the farm locations, thus occasionally may be exposed to extreme cold or heat and outdoor weather conditions.
- Human Resources certification for California.
- Strong proactive Employee Relations experience.
- Excellent verbal / written communication skills, with an ability to communicate to a variety of audiences.
- Working knowledge of all HR practice areas and employment law as well as best practices for compliance.
- Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office and HR systems with Oracle JDE HCM experience a plus.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Human Resources, Business Administration or a related field.
- Three to Five years Distribution Center Human Resources Generalist / Business Partner experience; prior HR management experience.
- Ability to lead and influence others.
- Ability to work more than 40 hours per week, based on business needs.
- Ability to travel between facilities as required (Logistics meetings or for other special projects).