Devenish Nutrition is a global Agri-Technology company specializing in animal nutrition. At Devenish, we strive to be an innovator in animal nutrition by providing a wide range of products and services. Our company is dedicated to the research, development and manufacturing of quality premixes, pre-starters, starters and concentrates together with specialty products and solutions. Our principal objective is to develop strong relationships with customers, suppliers, managers and staff while creating value with every interaction.

The strength of our team covers primarily the Swine, Poultry and Ruminant species. Our approach is to continually develop solutions to the rigorous and unique demands of the livestock nutrition market. Our focus is to address the specific challenges faced by each operation. Through research driven products and services, we strive to bring value while driving performance and profitability for our customers.

Human Resources Manager

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Devenish Nutrition is searching for a dynamic Human Resources Manager to join our team! This position will manage & support the day-to-day Human Resource duties including compliance, employee engagement, new hire orientation, benefits, and payroll for the entire company, with physical locations in Minnesota, Iowa and Georgia. This position will act as a confidential resource to employees, supervisors, and managers regarding employee relations questions and issue resolution.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Develop innovative recruiting strategies and programs; manage recruitment advertisements and ad placements.
  • Prepare offer letters, and formally extend job offers to applicants.
  • Manage and conduct new hire orientation.
  • Ensure company is compliant with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations.
  • Educate employees on benefit options that are offered by the company.
  • Administer benefits to include new hire enrollments, terminations, open enrollment, and benefit changes throughout the year.
  • Maintain workers compensation, leave of absence and OSHA department records and reports.
  • Complete unemployment and verification of employment forms.
  • Provide guidance to managers on process, writing and conducting employee performance reviews and disciplinary action.
  • Develop, recommend and implement human resources policies, procedures, documentation, and HR forms.
  • Create new job descriptions and ensure existing ones are up to date and compliant.
  • Maintain employee handbook with updates as required.
  • Administer and maintain highly confidential employee information, documents and record keeping; maintain Human Resources Information System (HRIS) and compiles reports from database.
  • Respond timely to employee questions regarding policies, procedures, benefits, or any HR related topic.
  • Partner with Management team to investigate and address employee concerns or complaints.
  • Meet with employees upon termination, completing exit interview and processing termination paperwork.
  • Oversee bimonthly payroll.
  • Keep up to date with the latest HR trends and best practices.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Directly supervise assigned employees while carrying out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; disciplining employees.
QUALIFYING SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES:
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or business related required.
  • Experience: Minimum 5 years of proven experience in a Human Resources role preferably in manufacturing environment.
  • SHRM certification (or similar) highly desired.
  • U.S. work authorization (Required).
  • Systems: Proficient in Microsoft Office, HRIS systems preferred.
  • Understanding of general human resources policies and procedures.
  • Good knowledge of employment/labor laws.
  • Excellent communication and people skills.
  • Aptitude in problem-solving.
  • Desire to work as a team with a results-driven approach.
Benefits Program:

Devenish Nutrition offers a competitive benefits package that encompasses Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, 401(k) plus matching, Health Savings Account, Life, Disability Insurance, and Employee Assistance Program.

GUIDELINES FOR APPLICANTS:
To apply for this position, please e-mail a detailed resume by July 7, 2022, to Larry Wigand, Business Development/Recruiting at larry.wigand@devenish.com.