Human Resources Manager @ New French Bakery

Human Resouces Manger

New French Bakery (NFB) is seeking an experienced Human Resources Manager to lead the plant HR function and team. This role will partner closely with plant business leaders to provide both tactical and strategic human resource solutions in support of the Company’s business objectives, which include driving employee engagement, advancing cultural integration and business growth.

Essential Functions

  • Partner with plant management in people-related issues

  • Participate as an active member of plant leadership team and the HR team; implement and support both platform and plant HR initiatives

  • Help develop leaders by providing coaching, training, and key metric information

  • Create and maintain a positive, successful, and compliant recruitment and onboarding process that leads to overall retention and attainment of Company goals

  • Recommend procedures to reduce absenteeism, turnover, and unnecessary costs using Company metrics and analyses, and retain a high quality and engaged workforce

  • Investigate employee concerns or complaints and recommend actions to promptly resolve

  • Keep abreast of and ensure compliance to all federal/state employment labor laws and consult with outside legal counsel as needed to determine appropriate course of action

  • Create and execute communication plan and education related to drive employee engagement, policies, procedures, and changes necessary for compliance and integration

  • Approve bi-weekly payroll to ensure appropriate approvals and timely processing of changes

  • Perform benefits administration (communication, problem resolution, compliance, internal audit adherence, and wellness initiatives)

  • Manage workers’ compensation, FMLA, and leave of absence to ensure compliance while utilizing tools that lower claim costs, improve overall safety of the Company, and increase attendance and retention rates

  • Administer performance review program to ensure alignment to the Company’s core values and culture; provide tools to plant leadership team to ensure performance programs are effective, compliant, and equitably delivered

  • Implement and annually update the compensation and merit program to ensure compliance and equity within the plant; update job descriptions as necessary; conduct annual salary surveys

  • Supervise plant HR support staff

  • Manage and maintain Human Resources budget

  • Support food safety program, quality standards, and legality of products manufactured

  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Qualifications (Education/Experience)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field and 5+ years of experience in a Human Resource Management position or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • CP/PHR or SCP/SPHR Certification preferred

  • Human Resource Generalist experience within fast growing manufacturing company preferred

  • Knowledge of federal and state regulations pertaining to employment

  • Working knowledge and experience with HRIS

  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills; ADP skills preferred

  • Strong communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the Company

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

  • Proven experience utilizing resourcefulness, professionalism, initiative, and motivation to develop effective strategies to achieve organizational goals

  • Detail oriented with the ability to multi-task, manage changing priorities, and work well under pressure

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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