Springdale, Ohio

Company Name: Springdale Ice Cream & Beverage
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Summary:

Oversee and ensure legal compliance throughout all employee relations activities, including training, investigations, decision-making processes and follow through. Perform all jobs safely, efficiently and accurately to maintain and improve the performance of the entire plant in the areas of Safety Quality Reliability (SQR) and our Customer 1st strategy. Provide leadership that embodies our 7 Manufacturing High Performance Work System principles. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Foster open communication with all plant associates, as well as the corporate office.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance with corporate policy administration, posting and work rules.
  • Participate in all major plant initiatives and decisions.
  • Uphold a culture that supports a union free status (if non-union plant).
  • Ensure fair and consistent performance expectations and accountability.
  • Clearly communicate the connection between performance and career opportunity (pay, selection, promotion).
  • Develop and oversee practices to recognize, reward and appreciate associates.
  • Champion the importance of the plant's cultural council to strengthen plant culture and conditions; guide activities to promote inclusion, engagement and continuous improvement.
  • Direct recruiting and staffing practices and ensure candidate quality and timely fill rates.
  • Oversee successor planning, mentoring and management training within the plant.
  • Create and communicate compensation plans (hourly wage proposals and stock options).
  • Communicate and ensure compliance with benefit programs (health and life insurance, leave of absence, vacation/holidays, 401K, educational assistance, Employee Assistance Program).
  • Foster cooperative interaction with union leaders, stewards and plant management (if union plant).
  • Lead the safety coordinator on all safety and regulatory issues.
  • Follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe, quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements.
  • Support the development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the SQF 2000 Systems.
  • Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provides feedback to direct reports.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Minimum Position Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, organizational development, organizational psychology or other business-related field
  • Strong knowledge of federal and state employment laws and regulations
  • Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of plant procedures and policies
  • Ability to comprehend complex verbal and written instructions
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
Desired Previous Job Experience:
  • Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) or Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification
  • 2+ years human resources experience in food manufacturing
  • Work experience in human resources at a manufacturing plant
  • Work experience in a union plant
  • Experience managing a plant safety process

Education Level: Bachelor's Required
Required Travel: Up to 25%
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time
Regions: Midwest

States: Ohio; Indiana; Kentucky

Jobs at Kroger Manufacturing: Through quality products, strong individual commitments and team spirit, Kroger has been established as a leader in the manufacturing industry. Kroger Manufacturing provides career development programs aligned with aspirations in Engineering, Process Management, Information Systems, Quality Assurance, Operations Management, Human Resources, Finance and Procurement. Our work force programs provide technically challenging rotations with cross-functional teams, plants and locations to allow our Associates to learn from some of the brightest minds in the business. Experience and training combined with mentoring and guidance from plant sponsors prepare our Associates with the skills and leadership behaviors needed to achieve a successful career at Kroger.

Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names. At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®. We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025. Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

Posting Notes: OH || Springdale || 11801 Chesterdale Road || 45246 || Springdale Ice Cream & Beverage || None || Human Resources; Management; Manufacturing || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None

Springdale, Ohio

From one tiny Cincinnati grocery store more than a century ago, we’ve grown into what today is the nation’s largest grocer with nearly 2,800 stores in 35 states operating under 28 different names. As America’s grocer, we take pride in bringing diverse teams with a passion for food and people together with one common purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit.


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