Human Resources Manager I

Mennel Milling Logan

Newton, NC

SUMMARY:   This position is responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of the human resource function. This position will sustain the Mission and Motto and Food Safety and Quality Statement of the Mennel Milling Company. 


PRIMARY WORK SHIFT: Monday through Friday 8AM – 5PM.   Will vary, depending on workload.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without accommodation. 


  • Follow all food and personal safety rules and regulations in respect to GMP’s, OSHA, HACCP, the Global Food Safety Initiative, the US FDA Food Safety Modernization Act as stated in the FS&Q Statement, and sanitation guidelines as set forth by the company as listed in Corporate Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) and attend all required training sessions. Maintain the department/facility in an everyday audit ready condition.
  • Ensures legal and regulatory compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable federal and state requirements, conducting investigations, and maintaining records of investigations.
  • Consults with legal counsel as appropriate, or as directed by the Director of Human Resources, on personnel matters.
  • Evaluates information related to position and department goals.  Recommends improvements to policies and procedures to ensure continual improvements in efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Guides and directs the location human resources team; contribute to the team effort by accomplishing results as outlined in annual performance goals.
  • Assists the Manager of Talent in developing and maintaining uniform job descriptions for all positions including Job Task Analysis.
  • Responsible for recruiting, testing and interviewing programs; counseling managers on candidate selection; supporting onboarding efforts; conducting and analyzing exit interviews, extending job offers and recommending improvements to the process.
  • Assists location leadership in the ongoing evaluation and development of employees through orientation and training programs.
  • Assists with the implementation of the company’s compensation program; includes the administration of the contract wage review and submission of increases as outlined within the union contract(s).
  • Provides guidance and training to location leadership as it relates to coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees. Responsible for the overall administration of the progressive disciplinary process.  
  • Maintains human resource information systems and records; compiles reports as requested and when necessary, to complete essential duties and responsibilities.  
  • Is an active member of the Plant Leadership Team (PLT).
  • Responsible for scheduling and attending monthly Labor Relations meetings; maintaining meeting minutes and responses to grievances.  Assist location leadership with evaluating and resolving employee grievances; advise on communication between the company and the union.  
  • Represents the company at all contract negotiation proceeding and assists with maintaining communication logs of decisions.  Responsible for ensuring the final contract is accurate and distributed to all interested parties. 
  • Works in coordination with PLT to determine and deliver meeting content for plant wide meetings.
  • Leads communication efforts to inform employees of benefit programs; includes conducting educational programs related to the benefit programs as applicable.        
  • Responsible for ensuring all healthcare and related benefit plans, including the leave of absence policy and processes are administered correctly.
  • Manages the unemployment compensation process.
  • Oversees the workers compensation program ensuring that injured workers receive appropriate medical attention and follow up; manage return to work process and all associated communication and documentation; partners with EHS Manager/Corporate Director of EHS to develop and implement corrective and preventive action.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies where appropriate.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


This position manages all employees of the locations HR department including performance management.



The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job

  • A Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business, or Organization Development.
  • A minimum of 5-8 years of progressive leadership experience in Human Resources positions.
  • Experience with benefits management and administration.
  • Understanding of both Federal and State employment law including Labor unions.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, and Power Point.
  • Must have exceptional time management skills.
  • Ability to always maintain confidentiality and understand the intimacy needed for maintaining personnel files and other documents.
  • Attention to detail in composing communication materials.


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, memos, procedures, and plans. Ability to write, complete checklists and other basic documentation and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information or data in one-on-one and small group situations to co-workers, supervisors, and managers.



Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.



Must use solid judgment when making decisions. Must have ability to quickly recognize and plan for changing work duties and events.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to perform maintenance tasks, reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, twist, crouch, or crawl, and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job:


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to conditions that are typical to an office environment.