• Human Resources Manager

    Job Locations US-CT-Newington
    Posted Date 1 week ago(4/13/2018 8:14 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Davidson Specialty Foods LLC
    Human Resources
  • Company Overview

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    Davidson Specialty Foods is the largest specialty foods distributor in New England, carrying over 6,000 items in natural, organic, specialty, Kosher, and ethnic lines at their CT warehouse facility. Founded on the value of providing quality products at a level of service second to none, Davidson has been bringing value to their customers for over 36 years. Davidson Specialty Foods is one of the many companies within the C&S Family of Companies, the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation.


    Working Safely is a Condition of Employment at Davidson Specialty Foods Co. Davidson Specialty Foods is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

    Position Overview

    As Human Resources Manager, you will assist in strategic human resource initiatives designed to drive continuous improvement of Human Resource and facility metrics. In this role, you will maintain maximum service levels for the entire HR function in support of core business goals & objectives, oversee compliance of all corporate driven policies, procedures, programs, processes, and laws relating to HR, and provide strategy and focus in the areas of recruiting, training, and employee relations.


    • Continuous improvement of the recruitment and selection process to increase the quantity and quality of the applicant pool
    • Assess, coach, and develop the facility leadership team
    • Assimilate incentive employees to our pay for performance program
    • Engage employees in our Community Involvement program and events
    • Manage the facility HR team; develop departmental budgets, objectives and systems in line with the overall strategic goals of the facility
    • Ensure excellence in HR compliance - identify risks and develop plans to address gaps while implementing a systematic approach to maintaining compliance
    • Develop and maintain relationships with the staff, regional leadership team, and corporate support partners
    • Interpret policies and practices; managing FMLA, ADA, Workers Compensation, EEO/AAP
    • Investigate questions and/or complaints; resolve employee relations issues, using each complaint/issue as opportunity to understand the root cause and develop a plan to resolve the root cause
    • Drive innovation in HR functions and processes


    • Bachelor's degree or higher in related field preferred, or equivalent experience
    • Five or more years of Human Resources generalist and/or manager experience; PHR or other related certification a plus
    • Experience managing Human Resource functions, proactive employee relations, training and development, EEO/AAP, Recruiting and Selection, HRIS, or policy administration preferred
    • Experience in an industrial/manufacturing, high production environment preferred
    • Proven ability to think through situations and act accordingly
    • Proven ability to work through ambiguity
    • Capable of acting independently
    • Able to integrate with local management, lead a staff, and drive business results through Human Capital Concepts
    • Demonstrated accountability, critical thinking, and responsibility for independent judgment and successful outcomes
    • Must be able to occasionally work irregular hours to fulfill duties and responsibilities of position due to multiple shifts
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and ability to interact effectively with employees at all levels
    • Ability to partner with managers and employees to positively impact business results
    • Excellent leadership and ability to drive change


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