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Senior Human Resources Representative (Jersey City)

Company: Tropicana
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

Working at Tropicana is more than a job, it's an opportunity to build a meaningful career. It means a chance to help shape the future of some of the world's best-known brands. To grow personally and professionally. To be part of a progressive, independent company that cares about its people, is proud of its products and aspires to do good for the planet and the communities we serve.

At Tropicana Brands Group, you'll:

  • Be part of a diverse and creative team that is continuously reimagining our iconic juice brands to offer the highest quality products that exceed consumers' desires
  • Find roles that have the potential to stretch and expand and allow for greater influence and impact across the organization
  • Drive business results through collaboration, diverse perspectives and the freedom to think boldly
  • Be able to move decisively with constant, forward momentumWe are hiring a Senior Human Resources Representative to join our team!With a laser focus on shaping the Human Resources function, this role will ensure the Tropicana Brands Group (Tropicana) product portfolio meets all HR required regulatory and company requirements and guidelines to both delight our consumers and protect the Tropicana brands and reputation. This role will partner with cross-functional teams across the business network, will ensure implementation of change management protocols, policies, and programs that capitalize on the company's strengths and address opportunities and gaps in our HR execution. This role will be directly responsible for executing the strategic initiatives necessary for providing the highest quality HR in the organization.Role Summary:The Senior HR Representative will support both the Jersey City, NJ and Whitestone, NY facilities and is responsible for delivering the overall agenda for our Human Resource programs across both sites.The Site Senior HR Representative has accountability for two locations approximately the size of 250 employees. The role's primary responsibilities are executing the short-term and long-term vision for the HR function and directly associating with the Front Line, coaching, and being a true employee advocate. The site is a Unionized facility. This individual is responsible for maintaining Union relationships, managing multiple shifts of the facility's employees, assisting with developing a team of front-line supervisors. Team members and peers are based in Chicago, Bradenton, Ft. Pierce, City of Industry, and Oxnard facilities.This person must be a positive team player, have a willingness to carry out broader company initiatives, be credible, have great communication, follow up, and have heavy influencing skills. The site's Senior HR Representative will play a critical role in working with the site to deliver Tropicana HR goals while maximizing our HR programs, policies and implementing best practices.We are not just committed to winning as individuals but winning as a team. Our HR function is an essential piece of our strategic vision. We are equally committed to helping people lead healthier lives and providing a safe and inclusive work environment for our employees to grow personally and professionally.
    Day in the Life:
    • Execute key HR initiatives that support the broader vision.
    • You will guide leaders and frontline employees regarding company policies, values, HR program administration (benefits, pay, and salary), and interpretation to ensure union contract language, policies, and procedures are executed consistently across the sites.
    • You will be responsible for diagnosing organizational issues, developing solutions, and implementing an action plan
    • Ensure activities are following all state and federal employment laws and regulations
    • Partner with site teams on performance management to develop pipeline and succession plans
    • Execute staffing strategies for exempt/non-exempt hiring needs (including campus recruiting). Partner with local teams to ensure ongoing outreach activities.
    • Execute site/region-level strategies to improve Organizational Health and culture
    • Lead and participate in Talent Activities including Diversity & Inclusion initiativesWhat will make you successful?
      • Align with the broader strategic HR agenda and help carry that out in an encouraging manner.
      • Solid appetite for data and metrics with expertise in developing solutions. Make proper decisions, pulling the right people levers based upon facts/data using analytics.
      • Demonstrated ability to be coached, willingness to grow, and show encouragement to learn new ways of doing things.
      • Be a team player with all members of the team(s) across the site.
      • Demonstrate the courage to make tough decisions and deliver difficult messages with professionalism and poise.
      • Use tactful, constructive, positive, professional, and confident communication skills with the ability to effectively present to all levels of the organization.
      • Have an overall encouraging customer service approach/style with the ability to rebrand and redevelop HR relationships with business partners and the Front-Line employees.
      • Ability to take deadlines seriously while meeting or exceeding the team's deadlines with a positive attitude.
      • Understanding and experience with most or all the core aspects of Human Resources including employee relations, staffing, labor relations, performance management, leadership development, coaching, and training.
      • Ability to think strategically and translate concepts into actionable items
      • Comfortable working in ambiguous business situations
        Qualifications/Requirements
        • Bachelor's Degree required; major in Industrial/Labor Relations, Human Resources Management, Psychology, or another related field preferred
        • Prior Labor Relations experience (Grievance Management, Arbitrations, and Contract Negotiations) in a Unionized facility
        • Experience with maintaining Union relationships, managing multiple shifts of employees and assisting with developing a team of front-line supervisors in a manufacturing environment
        • Master's Degree in Business Administration, Labor Relations, or Human Resources Management preferred
        • At Least 5 years Prior Human Resources
        • We are looking for candidates with experience supporting onsite front-line employeesThis position is limited to persons with indefinite right to work in the United States.Grove to Glass:Tropicana Realistic Job Preview from Digital Voodoo on Vimeo.

Keywords: Tropicana, Jersey City , Senior Human Resources Representative (Jersey City), Human Resources , Jersey City, New Jersey

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