Corporate Human Resources Manager
Company: Bigelow Tea
Posted on: March 15, 2020
About Bigelow Tea"If you're looking to join a warm and inviting,
family tea company steeped in tradition and strong family values
that honor our loyal tea drinkers while looking ahead to future
generations of tea lovers, you've come to the right place."
Based in Fairfield, CT and 100% family owned, the Bigelow Tea
Company pioneered the specialty tea category for over 75 years ago.
The three-generational company takes pride in its heritage and
successful growth from a one-product, entrepreneurial venture into
America's leading specialty Tea Company. Producing 2 billion tea
bags annually, the Bigelow Tea line includes more than 150
varieties of Flavored, Traditional, Green, Organic, Herbal,
Decaffeinated and Wellness teas - including its flagship specialty
tea flavor, "Constant Comment", an all-time American favorite.
It is a Certified B Corp, one of a select group of companies that
has designated corporate social responsibility as a core business
goal in the pursuit of a positive social and environmental
--- SUMMARY OF THE ROLE Performs Human Resources related duties at
the professional level and assists the Vice President Human
Resources in a wide range of HR assignments and projects including
exempt and salaried non-exempt recruiting, compliance, employee
relations, training, personnel policies and procedures,
compensation and benefits, performance management, Human Resources
Information System (HRIS) and personnel file maintenance.
Represents the HR Department on the Management Council.
- HR Generalist experience in the above areas.
- Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) expertise.
- PC literate including Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, Power
Point and Outlook.
- A Bachelor's degree in HR Management or related Behavioral
- Strong Human Relations skills and ability to interface with all
levels of management and non-exempt personnel.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills. ESSENTIAL
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The essentials duties include the
following: I. Employment-- Recruiting all corporate salaried
positions; Includes sourcing for permanent and temporary positions
and maintaining relationships with outside recruiting agencies.--
Consultative role with Management in determining staffing
needs/levels, assessing current and future bench-strength.--
Maintains integrity of the Job Posting system.-- New Hire
Processing and Orientation.-- Personnel Activity Reports including
turnover activity, exit interviews, etc.-- Design consultative as
well as implementation role for all employee separations including
terms, -- Assure I-9 and AAP compliance. II. Employee Relations--
Employee advocacy while also maintaining balanced role in
representing management and the company.-- Visible
resource/Open-Door model for all corporate departments on ER
matters.-- Investigates all employee complaints, concerns, issues.
Advises and makes recommendations to management regarding same.--
Leads various ER initiatives including Employee Opinion Survey,
including sourcing, organizing/scheduling, communications and
formulating action plans, on-going follow-up.-- Partners with
management in the application of Progressive and Corrective
Disciplinary actions and assures fair and equitable
administration.-- Employee communications include company
newsletter, notices, policies, benefits, etc.-- Leads company
strategy on maintaining union-free status through maintaining a
positive employee relations environment and keeping informed on
area union organizing activities for all locations.-- Extensive
coaching/consultative time with management on Employee-Related
matters.-- Oversee company employee functions including Christmas
Luncheon, North Pole, Picnic; "On-The-Spot" recognition awards and
birthday/anniversary cards program.-- Administration of Tuition
Assistance Plan. III. Performance Management-- Research, selection
and administration of performance review instruments and review
process. Administers FYE and mid-year review process.--
Consultative role in devising individual development plans with
management.-- Researching alternative performance management models
and making recommendations to management regarding same. V.
Policies/Procedures; Compliance-- Policy formation based on
executive and other management input and/or regulatory
requirements.-- Write-up and communication of all such policies
which may include training requirements as well as interface with
IT for electronic communications through the intranet/share
point.-- Knowledge of applicable employment and/or benefits
legislation through periodic attendance at professional association
training seminars or other training sources.-- Maintenance of
electronic employee handbook as well as hard copy binder on all
actions relating to personnel policies.-- Respondent role for
outside regulatory agencies includes EEOC, State Commissions on
Human Rights & Opportunities, FLSA, OSHA, OFCCP, Department of
Labor, etc. includes researching and working with outside legal
counsel in responding to complaints. Includes Unemployment
Compensation claims and hearings regarding same.-- Compilation of
Data for annual AAP plan for each location, and finalization of the
plan and goals. VI. Employee Records/HRIS-- Maintenance of employee
records; active & inactive-- Maintenance of HRIS system for
personnel activity reporting, AAP compliance, employee data-base.--
Maintenance & periodical update of organizational charts
company-wide. Other duties may be assigned.
Keywords: Bigelow Tea, Fairfield , Corporate Human Resources Manager, Executive , Fairfield, Connecticut
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