Plant HR Manager

Posted Date 1 month ago(7/15/2022 7:53 AM)
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Job Locations
US-KY-Horse Cave
Human Resources

About Us

T. Marzetti Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ: LANC), is a manufacturer and marketer of specialty food products for the retail and foodservice markets. Our retail brands include Marzetti®, New York Bakery™, Sister Schubert’s®, Reames®, Flatout®, Angelic Bakehouse®, and Bantam Bagels®, in addition to exclusive license agreements for Olive Garden® dressings, Chick-fil-A® sauces and Buffalo Wild Wings® sauces. Our foodservice business supplies many of the top restaurant chains in the United States.


At T. Marzetti, our mission is to be The Better Food Company: Better people, that make better products, in a better corporate culture, that work in unison to make the world a better place. Led by our purpose, To Nourish Growth with All that We Do, our more than 3,000 team members are dedicated to innovative and quality products as well as superior service and value for our customers.


This position is responsible for aligning business objectives with team members and managementThe HR Manager serves as the champion and role model of a positive people first culture and functions as a consultant to managementInteracting with employees, this role addresses and resolves employee matters, communicating themes to corporate HR and business leaders.  They seek to develop integrated solutions and formulate partnerships across the HR function while delivering value-added service to leadership and teams.


    • Business Partner: Understand and anticipate business priorities and contribute to the development of the assigned business’ strategy 
    • Understand business context, issues, and challenges to provide coaching to leaders. 
    • Use business knowledge to provide effective solutions that align with business goals. 
    • Ensures execution of the people strategy. 
    • Partner with the designated business unit to understand key performance issues, objectives, and drivers and converts those needs into people management solutions. 
    • Proactively engages with employees to build and reinforce positive culture.   
    • Change Champion: Embrace change and understand strategies to address and reduce resistance. 
    • Champion new initiatives and act as a catalyst for change that drives continuous improvement in business performance. 
    • Drive organizational and cultural change. 
    • Coach leaders on leading change, engaging team members and effectively building capabilities. 
    • Support delivery of the people strategy within the business unit and drive business results through the identification and development of targeted HR/OD interventions to deliver performance. 
    • Talent Manager and Organizational Designer: Select, retain and develop the right talent and capabilities. 
    • Implement proactive and innovative talent management solutions to deliver business results. 
    • Understand and analyze organizational capabilities to proactively develop and implement organizational design and structure improvements to support delivery of the business strategy. 
    • Coach, challenge, and support managers in their role on people development and organizational related processes. 
    • Assesses, builds and delivers training.   
    • Operational Support: Implementation of initiatives, understand common frameworks, share best practices, maintain flexibility to meet assigned business unit’s needs. 
    • Support the roll out of HR solutions to the business unit, acting as a champion, engaging stakeholders, challenging and coaching leaders to gain buy-in. 
    • Develop tools in collaboration with Communities of Excellence and Shared Service to maximize opportunities for economies of scale, company-wide consistency, and shared learning. 
    • Guide and support leaders on performance management, including interim coaching, counseling, career development, and disciplinary guidance. 
    • Manage and partner with direct leader and Legal to resolve complex employee relations issues by conducting effective, thorough, and objective investigations. 
    • Advise and coach Leaders of others on compensation program, including annual merit and compensation processes. 
    • Leads the hourly recruiting function for assigned location(s). 
    • Oversees payroll reconciliation, ensuring accuracy of employee pay.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience is required
  • Minimum five (5) years of relevant experience in a manufacturing environment (union experience preferred)
  • Breadth of knowledge on HR practices, procedures and HR laws and regulations
  • Excellent interpersonal, facilitation and coaching skills; engages and builds effective relationships across the organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact at all levels of the organization
  • Action-oriented with a focus on results
  • Operates with the utmost integrity and trust
  • High levels of resourcefulness, influence/organizational savvy, execution skills (strategy through implementation)
  • Ability to balance the strategic and the practical with strong implementation and drive for execution
  • Sound judgement and decision making
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to show leadership, empathy, and flourish in a change environment
  • Ability to empower the business to implement policies and procedures to meet the business needs
  • Ability to demonstrate respect, confidence, care and courage in talent development and management decisions


  • Manages Complexity 
  • Business Insight 
  • Communicates Effectively 
  • Ensures Accountability 
  • Drives Engagement 
  • Plans and Aligns 
  • Strategic Mindset 
  • Optimizes Work Processes 
  • Nimble Learning 
  • Builds Effective Teams 
  • Cultivates Innovation 

Working Conditions/Environment

Works in an office and manufacturing environment where the employee is regularly required to speak, read, hear, sit, stand, walk, and occasionally bend while moving about the facility. The employee is occasionally exposed to cold, fumes, odors, dust, oil, slippery floors and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the office is quiet and moderate in the plant. Hairnets are required in the plant in accordance with GMP and safety standards. 

Cultivate Your Career

At T. Marzetti, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect for everyone. We strongly encourage veterans, women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, we will consider all qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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