Sr. Employee Experience Manager

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The Sr. Employee Experience Manager facilitates a positive employee experience by overseeing and providing guidance on the implementation and evaluation of employee processes and protocols for multiple locations. The individual partners with the -functional area leadership teams to execute initiatives that support business objectives and contributes to a positive employee experience.

Your Story.
The Sr. Employee Experience Manager facilitates a positive employee experience by overseeing and providing guidance on the implementation and evaluation of employee processes and protocols for multiple locations. The individual partners with the -functional area leadership teams to execute initiatives that support business objectives and contributes to a positive employee experience.

Your Passion. Our Culture.
At Sargento, you work for a company you believe in, with a family of people who believe in you. Our culture stems from a simple premise: Hire good people and treat them like family. At Sargento, you can make decisions based on how they affect people as well as the long-term health of our company. You will be encouraged to make a meaningful difference in the community, in the company and in your career. With diverse experiences and tools to learn and develop, you can transform your aspirations into reality. If you’re ready for the right place to belong and grow your career, you can find it here.

Benefits that set us apart.
• Comprehensive medical including Fertility, Adoption benefits, Dental, and Vision Insurance
• Flexible Work Week
o Hybrid work schedule – Onsite Tuesday – Thursday with the option to work remotely Monday and Friday
o Compressed work week – Option of ½ day Friday
• Onsite Health & Wellness Center: includes a nurse practitioner, licensed physical therapist, dietitian, personal trainer, and health coach, care coordinator and work-life mentor
• Employer 401K contribution in the top 1% of the nation
• Relocation Assistance
• Tuition Assistance
• Access to Employee Store

What You Do.
• Build a positive workplace, with a supportive culture which enhances employee engagement & appreciation, diversity, equity & inclusion, rewards & recognition, and community involvement.
• Oversee and support maintenance of the organization structure by updating job requirements and job descriptions for hourly individual contributor positions; Assists Compensation by scheduling and conducting hourly job evaluations; ensuring pay structure system is administered and adhered to for all positions.
• Contribute to a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace by counseling managers on candidate selection; conducting and analyzing exit interviews; recommending changes.
• Manage new hire orientation and leads continuous improvement of new hire/leader onboarding and training programs.
• Ensure planning, monitoring, and appraisal of salaried and hourly employee work results by training managers to coach and discipline employees; hearing and resolving employee grievances; counseling employees and supervisors.
• Support implementation and appraisal of New Leader Assessments for Managers and Supervisors.
• Recommend disciplinary action and termination decision to Associate Director Employee Experience
• Subject Matter Expert for Ethics Point & investigation process. Promotes effective investigation and documentation techniques, utilization of the designated online case management tool for documentation, reporting and trend analysis.
• Assist Employee Experience Managers with complex investigations by providing counsel and facilitating prompt and effective resolution of workplace concerns.
• Maintain broad knowledge of Talent Acquisition, Workforce Planning, Compensation and Benefits programs; serves as a liaison between employees and appropriate subject matter expert.
• Partner with Employee Experience Managers to ensure legal compliance with applicable human resource federal and state requirements, including Affirmative Action plans.
• Oversee the maintenance of historical human resource records in the company HRIS; keeping past and current records.
• Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
• Facilitate short term staffing plans by leading weekly labor review meetings and partnering with Talent Acquisition on required hiring activity with general oversight from Associate Director.
• Partner with Scheduling Managers and Schedulers across all locations to implement and ensure consistent scheduling protocols.
• Develop and/or oversee the development and maintenance of internal Employee Experience standard operating procedures (SOPs).
• Lead broad Employee Experience team initiatives with general oversight from Associate Director.
• Maintain complete and steadfast confidentiality in all matters regarding Human Resources.
• Guide and support Associate Employee Experience Managers and Employee Experience Managers with customer compliance survey requests and audits
• Coordinate Employee Experience coverage across assigned locations.
• Travel between company locations is required.

Your Education and Experience.
• Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; with minimum of 5-7 years of experience in Human Resources; 5-7 years HR Generalist experience with 2+ years in a corporate environment preferred.

COMPETENCIES – (as defined by SHRM at a minimum of early-level expertise)
1. Human Resource expertise: including Strategic Business Management and Workforce Planning, Risk Management, Employee and Labor Relations and HR Technology
2. Relationship Management: including Customer Service (internal and external), People Management, Negotiation and Conflict Management, Community Relations and Employee Engagement
3. Consultation skills: including Coaching, Project Management (Vision, Design, Implementation, and Evaluation), Analytic Reasoning, Problem-solving, Creativity and Innovation, Respected Business Partner, Career Development/Talent Management/People Management, Time Management
4. Leadership and Navigation: including Resource Management, Succession Planning and Change Management
5. Communication: including Social Technology and Social Media
6. Cultural Effectiveness: including Diversity Perspective, Cultural Awareness and Respect, Tolerance for Ambiguity
7. Ethical Practice: including Rapport building, Trust building, Personal, Professional and Behavioral Integrity, Personal and Professional Courage
8. Critical Evaluation: including Critical thinking, Research Methodology, Auditing skills and Knowledge management
9. Business Acumen: including Strategic agility, Business knowledge, Systems thinking, Economic awareness, Effective Administration, Knowledge of government and regulatory guidelines, HR and Organizational Metrics/Analytics/Business Indicators

Our Story.
With over 2,400+ employees and net sales of $1.8 billion, Sargento Foods is a family-owned company that has been a leader in cheese for more than 70 years. We created the world’s first, successful pre-packaged sliced and shredded natural cheeses. Sargento is based in Plymouth, Wisconsin, where we manufacture and market shredded, sliced and snack natural cheese products, as well as ingredients and sauces. Sargento is known for the exceptional quality of our products and for product design, packaging and merchandising innovations that have transformed our industry.

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