Kerry Plant HR Manager - Nationwide in seattle, United States

Company Overview

Want a job you can feel good about? Leading to better encompasses everything we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world's leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building sustainable solutions for consumers or building benefits and opportunities for employees, the main thread of the Kerry fabric is #LeadingToBetter. With focus on a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

Leading to better.

Through sensory science and technology, Kerry develops and manufactures food and beverage solutions for popular brands throughout the world. In fact, you've most likely experienced Kerry in the food or beverages you've consumed in the past few days!

Leading to better, together.

Together, we shape how the world views food and beverage. Leading to better, together means we do this in a culture that nurtures agility, speed, quality and safety and we do this through:

  • Celebrating curiosity that leads to action

  • Empowering our people

  • Promoting diverse thinking

  • Investing in innovation

  • Acting on sustainability

  • Embracing our differences

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Description and Responsibilities

Description And Responsibilities

The Plant HR Manager will be responsible for providing full human resources generalist support to the site/plant; note this is not a remote role, you would be onsite at one of our facilties. Such support will include recruitment and retention, HR program administration, employee and labor relations, compensation and benefits administration, performance management, coaching and counseling, and policy interpretation and application.

Essential Functions and Duties:

  • Work with functional/departmental and site leaders to ensure that internal customer requests/needs for HR services are being met in a timely and effective manner.

  • Analyze, interpret, develop, and implement HR policies, programs, and procedures as appropriate.

  • Identify and apply multiple recruiting strategies to ensure a timely and appropriate response to fill open positions. Minimize time to fill open requisitions while improving the fit of new hires.

  • Direct interaction with functional and site leaders and employees to gain a first-hand feel for their daily responsibilities and challenges.

  • Utilize expertise in diverse HR disciplines to provide comprehensive and effective HR support.

  • Form solid working relationships, based on thorough knowledge of the business and HR procedures, with the functional/departmental/site leaders. Coach leaders on appropriate and proactive management techniques.

  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive understanding of the plant culture, environment, and supporting functions.

  • Manage and support a variety of employee and labor relations activities.

  • Develop baseline expertise in all of the HR disciplines. Actively pursue developmental activities to accentuate personal strengths.

  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements (EEO/AA, FMLA, ADA, etc.).



  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Human Resources or other related field.

  • 5 - 7 years experience of progressive human resources department in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience as an HR Manager in a manufacturing facility is a MUST

  • PHR Certification(preferred or to be obtained while in the position)

  • Functional use of Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as HRIS & Timekeeping systems

  • Specialized knowledge in several human resources disciplines, which may include compensation, benefits, recruitment, HRIS, organizational development, performance management, etc.

  • Ability to appropriately maintain confidentiality & professionalism

  • Sense of urgency in addressing organizational/individual needs

  • Ability to make timely and informed decisions and understanding of when to escalate issues

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to influence others in the organization

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Mobility: willingness and ability to assume similar or more advanced HR roles in other business units and/or locations preferred

Requisition ID 2018-13176

Division Kerry

Position Type Full Time

Recruiter ME1

Posting Type LI

Posting Type CB