Nov 08, 2019

Sr. HR Manager, Owatonna, Owen & Vesper - Remote

  • Kerry Ingredients
  • Melrose Park, IL, US

Job Description

Requisition ID 10979
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Human Resources 
Recruiter #LI-AR1
Posting Type LI

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.About the role

At our Owatonna, Owen and Vesper locations we create beverage, dairy and culinary products for Kerry customers.  We work hard, play hard, and give back to the community we work in through our Kerry employee engagement program.

Key responsibilities

As an Sr. HR Manager, we’ll rely on you to be responsible for providing full human resources leadership support to our facilities in Owen, WI, Vesper, WI and Owatonna, MN. Such support will include recruitment and retention, HR program administration, change management, employee and labor relations, compensation and benefits administration, performance management, coaching and counseling, and policy interpretation and application. Ideal candidate will be able to work off hours as needed. 


  • 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.
Qualifications and skills

If you’re up to the challenge and have the following qualifications and background, please apply.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Human Resources or other related field.  PHR Certification preferred but not required.
  • 5 years experience of progressive human resources department in a Union manufacturing environment
  • 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.
  • Mobility: willingness and ability to assume similar or more advanced HR roles in other business units and/or locations preferred

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. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .                                                                                                         

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