Director of Human Resources @ Rise Baking Company

Director of Human Resources

Rise Baking Company is looking for a dynamic Human Resources Director to lead the HR function for this multi-division, multi state growing organization. This position will manage a team and lead all human resources initiatives, including formulating and implementing strategic plans to attract and retain talent and creating a culture aligned with the Company’s core values.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead the Company in strategies to identify, prioritize, and build organizational capabilities, behaviors, structures, and processes

  • Partner with senior leadership team to drive continuous improvement efforts in areas such as systems, policies, processes, and programs.

  • Establish a strong working relationship with business unit leaders and build on that relationship to ensure the highest level of customer service is achieved in support of corporate and business unit goals and objectives.

  • Implement human resource strategies by establishing department accountabilities, including employment, compensation, health and welfare benefits, records management, safety and health, and EEO compliance

  • Provide leadership and direction to workforce planning and talent acquisition that supports the Company’s success.

  • Create and implement a succession management framework that ensures critical talent needs are addressed and talent management strategies support Company initiatives.

  • Provide employment support to maintain a competent workforce that satisfies the headcount needs of the Company

  • Develop, implement, and oversee employee development and engagement programs, including initiatives such as skills-based employee training, supervisory skill building, individual development planning, and leadership talent development

  • Oversee the employee/workforce relations function.

  • Oversee the effective implementation, communication, and training of and compliance with all human resource programs, policies, and procedures

  • Participate in company-wide strategic planning and budgeting; administer the Human Resources budget.

  • Support food safety programs and quality standards


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Management, or other Human Resource field required; Master’s degree preferred

  • Human resources certification preferred: SPHR, PHR

  • 8+ years generalist/leadership experience in human resources required including managing benefits, compensation, staffing, and human resource processes

  • Human resources management experience in a manufacturing environment required, food manufacturing environment preferred

  • Experience working in an evolving work environment or start up

  • Demonstrated skill in analyzing business processes and implementing opportunities for improvement

  • Strong communication skills and ability to lead and drive change in a manufacturing environment

  • Highly developed leadership, management, organizational, analytical, decision making, conflict resolution, negotiating, influencing, and consultative skills

  • Strong computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office Suite

  • Cultural competency; experience/ability to work and interact effectively with a diverse, multicultural audience

To Apply:

Please visit to register and fill out an application. You may also email your resume to

Equal Opportunity Employer

Questions? Contact:

Mona Gerike

Interim HR Manager

O: 612.455.7516 828 Kasota Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

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