Regional Human Resources Manager

Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.

Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Ocean Spray is hiring for a(n) Regional Human Resources Manager! We’re a team of farmers, thinkers, creators, and doers. Whatever your title, whatever your role — it always comes back to this: we’re a farmer-owned co-op where everyone rolls up their sleeves to get the job done. Three maverick farmers started it all — and we’ve been making our own way ever since. Ocean Spray Cranberries is looking for a Regional Human Resources Manager to join our team! In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing HR functions for a regional plant manufacturing team and area receiving stations. Your key responsibilities will include strategic workforce planning, employee engagement, performance management, and organizational development. You will collaborate with plant leadership to align HR initiatives with business objectives and drive a positive and inclusive work culture. Additionally, you will provide guidance and support to HR staff, drive HR practice innovation, and develop talent strategies for long-term growth for our plants.

A Day in the Life...

• Create initiatives that drive organizational effectiveness, including the delivery of organizational design consultation during business planning and/or when solving business issues. Create communication and change management plans that support defined programs, taking into account the organization's current state and readiness for change.
• Proactively consult, recommend and evaluate talent related metrics (operational, ER, Diversity and Inclusion, etc.) to determine overall effectiveness and/or gaps with talent initiatives or practices. Make data-driven decisions and recommendations using competitive intelligence, metrics and market data to ensure alignment with aligned division business plans.
• Drive employee engagement strategies that will foster sustained momentum and support our goal of being a global employer of choice.
• Where union exists, negotiate union contracts and monitor administration and compliance with collective bargaining contract; maintain effective and cordial business relationship; act as liaison between Ocean Spray and the Union. In union-free environments, maintain a union-free status in the workplace.

• Lead or oversee key talent and strategic business initiatives/projects identified to meet business needs. Ensure appropriate resourcing of projects by leveraging Talent Acquisition, Talent Development, Technology or Rewards Teams, as well as, support and expertise from the division. Collaborate with Talent Acquisition, Talent Development, Technology or Rewards Team to ensure divisional talent strategies are aligned and leveraged effectively and that obstacles that are facing the business are communicated.
• Coach executives and senior leaders on leadership effectiveness and integrate the OS Leadership principles and practices into their way of leading the people in their organization.
• Communicate talent strategies/plans to all levels of the organization and across HR in a clear, concise, and thoughtful way to inspire confidence, alignment and engagement.
• Participate in professional networks and/or stay up to date on current research to ensure awareness of social, economic, and regulatory trends that may affect the business and future talent strategies.

What We Are Looking For:

• Strong problem-solving skills and experience working cross-functionally • Knowledge of organizational effectiveness, leadership and human resource practices • Strong communication, strategic thinking and analytical thinking skills • Ability to manage multiple stakeholder relationships, influence and thrive in a strategic, innovative and moderate/complex environment • HR Certification (SPHR, SHRM SCP) preferred


Bachelor's or University Degree (Required)

Work Experience:

At least 5 Years of Experience


  • Complete insurance package on Day-1 that includes a plethora of health and wellness programs
    • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
    • Health savings account
    • Flexible spending account
    • Life and accident insurance
    • Employee assistance program
    • Telehealth services
    • Fertility benefits
    • Transgender benefits
    • 1:1 health coaching and more
  • 401(k) with up to 6% Company matching; additional potential discretionary match at year-end
  • Short-Term Incentive/Performance bonuses
  • Flexible scheduling options
  • Vacation pay, up to three weeks of time (pro-rated for your first year of employment)
  • Holiday pay for 12 holidays
  • Career development and growth opportunities
  • Tuition/Education assistance programs
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning
  • Scholarship programs for children of employees
  • Parental leave
  • Bright Horizons Family Solutions – Back-up care, tutoring, etc.
  • Adoption assistance
  • Bereavement leave
  • Up to $300 fitness reimbursement
  • Up to $300 massage reimbursement
  • Employee appreciation events
  • Employee discounts
  • Charitable giving

Who We Are:

You might have our iconic cranberry juice in your fridge or have gotten into heated holiday debate about what’s better - canned or fresh cranberry sauce. But did you know that the hardworking people growing the superfruit in our products are 700 family farmers that own our cooperative? They entrust us with what is most precious to them to create new and innovative products that will delight consumers and grow this beloved brand today and into the future.

Team members, farmers, consumers and communities alike--we value what makes us unique and strive to connect our farms to families for a better life by living our values:

  • Grower Mindset – We embrace our grower-owners innovative spirit and heritage through confidence, learning and focus on the future.
  • Sustainable Results – Guided by purpose, we are focused on delivering results for our grower-owners.
  • Integrity Above All – We are ethical, doing the right thing for our grower-owners, customers, consumers and each other
  • Inclusive Teamwork – We build diverse and inclusive teams that strengthen our cooperative.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.