Oregon Cherry Growers, a leading cherry processing company, is seeking a Regional Human Resources Manager for two production facilities in The Dalles, Oregon.
Stationed at our Downtown Production Facility, this exempt-level manager will be responsible for providing leadership in human resources and labor relations activities for two separate facilities in The Dalles area. These facilities employ over 300 unionized production workers, and over 20 non-union management and administrative support staff. This position will report directly to the Regional Operations Manager and indirectly to the Corporate Human Resources management team.
Provides guidance and direction to Exempt and Non-exempt HR and Payroll staff and oversees HR and Payroll directives for the facilities in The Dalles.
Interprets language and administers the Collective Bargaining Agreement and acts as primary contact for union representatives in handling disputes and other matters related to labor relations and labor contract administration.
Partners with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
Recommends, evaluates, and facilitates employee training and development.
Implements and oversees talent acquisition, hiring and staffing efforts.
Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations related to performance or behavioral issues. Makes recommendations for appropriate disciplinary action.
Investigates and reviews any employee charges or complaints including but not limited to harassment or discrimination. Works in conjunction with Corporate Human Resources staff to resolve complaints in accordance with corporate policy.
Maintains and improves human resource information systems (HRIS).
Supports environmental, health and safety (EHS) efforts including support on workers’ compensation matters.
Understands rules related to leaves of absence and organizes strategy for handing related issues.
Maintains knowledge of industry trends, and employment and labor legislation.
Assists executive management in strategic collective bargaining matters, as well as reviewing and administering compensation and benefit programs.
Reviews and makes recommendations to executive management for improvement of the organization’s policies, procedures and practices.
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study or equivalent years of related work experience required in a Union environment.
Knowledge of local, state and federal labor regulations.
Knowledge and application of Human Resources principles and practices.
Strong conflict resolution skills.
Effective coaching and problem solving skills.
Strong leadership, administrative, organizational, managerial and communications skills.
Ability to gather and interpret and analyze information; and develop, recommend, and implement solutions.
Familiar with Payroll & HRIS systems and proficient with Microsoft Office.
Strong customer service focus and ability to interact with employees at all levels of the company.
Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously.
SPHR or SHRM SCP certification preferred.
Oregon Cherry Growers offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Qualified applicants should submit their resume and cover letter.