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At Hilmar Cheese Company we improve lives around the world. Committed to innovation and sustainability, Hilmar Cheese Company, and our division, Hilmar Ingredients, serves customers in more than 50 countries. State-of-the art production facilities in California and Texas convert an abundance of high-quality milk into a variety of nutritious cheeses, whey protein and lactose.

A Typical Day

The HR Manager is a critical partner to managers and employees in the delivery of business results through actions that are in line with the Company mission, vision, and values. The HR Manager collaborates with department heads and managers to establish, lead, and coordinate efforts which positively impact the attraction, motivation, development and retention of talent as well as maintain the company’s desired culture and work environment.

Job Responsibilities
  • Provide HR leadership to manufacturing site through establishing strong and effective working relationships with internal and external customers to promote and support positive employee relations, company culture and employee engagement efforts.
  • Develop and lead execution of HR initiatives and programs that support company, business and department strategic objectives.  Recommend new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of department/organization.
  • Partner with business leaders on workforce planning, succession planning, performance management, and talent pipeline programs for internal customers. 
  • Deliver comprehensive employee relations support utilizing consulting, coaching, counseling, and influencing skills, ensuring a balance in representing all parties’ interests 
  • Assist employees and managers by handling HR related questions, interpreting and explaining HR policies, and helping resolve employee relations issues as needed 
  • Review and analyze business unit data to identify trends and develop solutions, programs and policies that improve performance, retention, and employee experience
  • Work with business groups to assess, create and implement innovative solutions for a variety of employee engagement initiatives within client group
  • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues. Conduct effective, thorough and objective investigations.
  • Participate in recruiting efforts such as College Recruitment, Job Fairs, Internships, etc.
  • Manage responses for state unemployment claims and information related to employee dismissal process
  • Promote Company Culture
  • Achieve common business goals through cooperative alignment with all departments.
What You Will Need
  • English skills must be proficient to understand, read, write and speak English
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management or relevant field 
  • Minimum of 3 years of HR Generalist/Business Partner level experience, in a fast-paced, high-volume environment; manufacturing background a plus 
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time 
  • Well-developed team skills, unquestioned integrity, and the experience, confidence and presence to effectively handle interpersonal relationships and sensitive HR issues.
  • Exceptional consulting, coaching and feedback skills 
  • Ability to influence and partner with different levels of the organization to achieve results
  • Strong business and HR acumen, including strong problem solving skills, critical thinking, and self-initiative
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal skills; high quality document and report preparation
  • Ability to coach managers and supervisors to use company best practices for maximum effectiveness
  • Willingness to work in shifts aligned to the business requirements 
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Knowledge of employment laws
  • Strong experience with, and affinity for, employee relations 
  • Knowledge and understanding of HR laws and regulations 
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with ambiguity 
  • Excellent multi-tasking, time-management and prioritization skills
  • Strong work ethic, professionalism, and decision making ability 
What Will Put You Ahead
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification
Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to:

  • Stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and talk or hear.
  • Sit, Stand and / or walk almost the entire workday.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to the following: 

  • Exposure to dust, fumes, smoke, gases, or other irritating substances.
  • Exposure to solvents or chemicals.
  • Exposure to slippery walking surfaces: water.
  • Exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity depending on time of year.


Food safety is a companywide responsibility and each employee must know their role in the manufacture and distribution of safe, wholesome, and high quality products.


This description is a general statement and does not include other duties as assigned

Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/EEO. We participate in E-Verify.

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Nearest Major Market: Amarillo