Human Resources Generalist
Decas Cranberry Products, Inc.
Decas Cranberry Products, Inc. is an 83 year old, family-owned grower, processor, marketer and seller of cranberry products. Decas is one of the largest independent cranberry companies in the world, vertically integrated with over 450 acres of bogs. Decas products are sold domestically and, in over 25 countries internationally. The company is privately owned with general offices, a processing facility and a receiving station all located in Carver, MA. The company's consumer brand is Paradise Meadow with products sold domestically in over 10,000 locations.
We are seeking a Human Resources Generalist who will be responsible for providing overall HR support and communications to management and employees. The successful candidate will be a proactive self-starter with strong communication skills, and a solid understanding of Human Resources administration. In addition, the successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations which are critical for this role.
Prepare onboarding materials for orientation and conduct orientation
Maintain employee files, ensuring accuracy, compliance and paperwork completion
Coordinate all benefits administration including annual open enrollment, research employee inquiries as needed, process new hire benefits enrollment, COBRA administration, conduct monthly billing verification, and manage benefit vendor file feeds
A focal point and "go to person" for employees and managers' questions by interpreting human resources policies, programs, and procedures, and inform employees and management on their proper application
Updating policies, procedures, and programs, including the Employee Handbook
Assist managers with employee performance issues including disciplinary write ups
Coordinate the performance management cycle; communicate timeline and process to managers
Assist in the development of people strategy/programs that will deliver significant benefits to the business, including but not limited to employee learning, talent management, employee engagement, rewards and recognition and change management initiatives
Assist in the prompt resolution of employee relations issues, working closely with management and external consultant to investigate and determine appropriate course of action
Participate in Manufacturing/Operations team meetings, specifically the Safety and Training meetings as well as production meetings, when needed
Assist in the coordination of company sponsored events, meetings and activities including summer party, holiday party, flu shot clinic, blood drives, regional grower meetings, etc.; active member of the Culture Club
Encourage a workplace culture that demands consistent, respectful, ethical and lawful treatment of all employees enabling them to do their best work every day
Qualifications and Skills
Bachelor's degree in HR or related field is required
A minimum of 3-5 years' human resources experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment
Professional HR Certification (PHR, SPHR) is highly desirable
Knowledgeable of general employment laws and practices; strong attention to detail
Flexibility and multi-tasking; ability to undertake several tasks simultaneously and manage them effectively
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to maintain high degree of confidentiality, professionalism, poise, tact, and diplomacy to accomplish work objectives
Problem solving, the ability to identify root cause, realize, and implement solutions
Demonstrates vision, passion, commitment, and integrity, transparency, taking responsibility and building trust
A strong team player with a positive attitude and ability to absorb and learn quickly; willing to go the extra mile
Proficient in MS Office applications; working knowledge of HR and Payroll related software
Paycom experience a plus
Applicants, as well as position incumbents, who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.
Decas Cranberry Products, Inc. is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity. Applicants for employment and employees are reviewed on their individual qualifications for a position. Under no circumstances will Decas Cranberry Products, Inc. discriminate against qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law.