Human Resources Manager

Website T. Marzetti Company

About Us

T. Marzetti Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lancaster Colony Corporation, is a manufacturer and marketer of specialty food products for the retail and foodservice markets. Our retail brands include Marzetti®, New York Bakery™, Sister Schubert’s®, Reames®, Romanoff®Caviar, Amish Kitchens®, Angelic Bakehouse®, Cardini’s®, Chatham Village®, Flatout®, and Inn Maid®. Additionally, T. Marzetti manufactures and sells other shelf-stable products pursuant to brand license agreements including Arby’s®, Bibibop®, Buffalo Wild Wings®, Chick-fil-A®, and Olive Garden®. Our foodservice business supplies many of the top restaurant chains in the United States.


The position is responsible for aligning business objectives with team members and management in designated business units. The HR Manager serves as a consultant to management on human resources-related issues. They will act as a team member champion and change agent. They assess and anticipate HR-related needs. Communicating those needs proactively to the HR department and business leaders. They seek to develop integrated solutions and formulate partnerships across the HR function to deliver value-added service to leadership and team members that reflect the business objectives of the organization.


Business Partner:

– Understand and anticipate business priorities and contribute to the development of the assigned business’ strategy
– Understand business context, issues, and challenges to provide coaching to leaders.
– Use business knowledge to provide effective solutions that align with business goals.
– Ensures execution of the people strategy.
– Partner with the designated business unit to understand key performance issues, objectives, and drivers and converts those needs into people management solutions.

Change Champion:

– Embrace change and understand strategies to address and reduce resistance.
– Champion new initiatives and act as a catalyst for change that drives continuous improvement in business performance.
– Drive organizational and cultural change.
– Coach leaders on leading change, engaging team members and effectively building capabilities.
– Support delivery of the people strategy within the business unit and drive business results through the identification and development of targeted HR/OD interventions to deliver performance.

Talent Manager and Organizational Designer:

– Select, retain and develop the right talent and capabilities.
– Implement proactive and innovative talent management solutions to deliver business results.
– Understand and analyze organizational capabilities to proactively develop and implement organizational design and structure improvements to support delivery of the business strategy.
– Coach, challenge and support managers in their role on people development and organizational related processes.

Operational Support:

– Implementation of initiatives, understand common frameworks, share best practices, maintain flexibility to meet assigned business unit’s needs.
– Support roll out of HR solutions to the business unit, acting as a champion, engaging stakeholders, challenging and coaching leaders to gain buy-in.
– Develop tools in collaboration with Communities of Excellence and Shared Service to maximize opportunities for economies of scale, company wide consistency and shared learning.
– Guide and support leaders on performance management, including interim coaching, counseling, career development, and disciplinary guidance.
– Manage and partner with direct leader and Legal to resolve complex employee relations issues by conducting effective, thorough and objective investigations.
– Advise and coach Leaders of others on compensation program, including annual merit and compensation processes.
– Leads the hourly recruiting function for assigned location(s).
– Oversees payroll reconciliation, ensuring accuracy of employee pay.


• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is required
• Minimum five (5) years of relevant experience in supporting diverse client groups
• Breadth of knowledge on HR practices, procedures and HR laws and regulations
• Excellent interpersonal, facilitation and coaching skills; engages and builds effective relationships across the organization
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact at all levels of the organization
• Action-oriented with a focus on results
• Operates with the utmost integrity and trust
• High levels of resourcefulness, influence/organizational savvy, execution skills (strategy through implementation)
• Ability to balance the strategic and the practical with strong implementation and drive for execution
• Sound judgement and decision making
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Ability to show leadership, empathy, and flourish in a change environment
• Ability to empower the business to implement policies and procedures to meet the business needs
• Ability to demonstrate respect, confidence, care and courage in talent development and management decisions

• Bilingual is a plus but not required


• Manages Complexity
• Business Insight
• Communicates Effectively
• Ensures Accountability
• Drives Engagement
• Plans and Aligns
• Strategic Mindset
• Optimizes Work Processes
• Nimble Learning
• Builds Effective Teams
• Cultivates Innovation

Working Conditions/Environment

Works primarily in an office environment, with 25% or less time in a manufacturing environment, where the employee is regularly required to speak, read, sit, stand, walk, climb, crouch, lift, reach, grasp and bend while moving about the facility.   Requires some lifting of moderately heavy items such as file boxes.  May be required to work overtime and/or weekends as needed.  The employee may periodically be exposed to non-ambient temperatures, odors, dust, oil, slippery floors, moving parts/equipment.  The noise level in the office is moderate and loud in the plant.  Ear protection, eye/face protection, hair/beard nets, steel-toed/slip-resistant shoes, and gloves are required as necessary in accordance with company GMP and safety standards.

Cultivate Your Career

Lancaster Colony Corporation and its wholly owned subsidiary T. Marzetti Company are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all associates without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. It is our goal to provide opportunities that nourish the growth of each individual team member.

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