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29 Jul 2020

West Coast Human Resources Manager – California

Posted by Tara Schwartz, – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #36763

This position is responsible for driving operational excellence and building capabilities through effective employee relations, communications and engagement; talent acquisition and development; performance management; compensation/benefits/payroll administration, and HR transactional work processes.  You will be expected to solve problems collaboratively, provide counsel and leadership, and act as an organizational business partner to positively impact our business goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide direction, leadership and support on all HR related processes/activities to leaders and team members within all levels and functions.
  • Act as a primary contact for employee inquiries on policies, procedures, benefits and practices
  • Interact daily with employees to answer questions and facilitate issue resolution, improve employee engagement and maintain the visibility of the HR function.
  • Resolve employee relations issues in a fair and equitable manner, and serve as a sounding board for concerns, issues and questions. Provide leadership and appropriate conflict resolution techniques to leaders in a day to day resolution of employment issues
  • Drive business performance by utilizing knowledge of the business and the interrelationships to influence strategy and decision-making.
  • Ensure positive employee relations by proactive employee communication, prompt issue resolution and fair & equitable treatment.
  • Recommend strategies for maintaining a positive work environment
  • Manage HR administrative & transactional work processes, such as benefits administration, leaves of absence, Worker’s Compensation, HR systems, and recordkeeping.
  • Facilitate compensation processes, prepare for performance reviews and provide counsel on development opportunities
  • Recruit for top talent and manage processes including applicant screening and selection, pre-employment checks and onboarding sessions
  • Perform payroll processing on a back-up basis
  • Ensure legal compliance by staying apprised of all state and federal statutes and regulations including wage and hour laws, and regulations related to FMLA, AAP/EEO and ADA.
  • Support employee safety practices and programs and reporting in compliance with OSHA.
  • Coordinate and facilitate cyclical HR initiatives and programs.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5 years HR generalist experience, with 2 years in a supervisory role
  • Previous experience within a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office applications and HRIS proficiency
  • Previous payroll processing experience.
  • PHR/SPHR strongly preferred.
  • Current knowledge of HR and business related federal and state labor laws.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.


  • Excellent leadership, teamwork and collaboration skills.
  • Strong employee relations experience
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to work with individuals across all levels and functions of the organization
  • Strong problem solving skills and drive for results
  • Excellent conflict management abilities, using diplomacy and tact
  • Strong ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize daily operations, as well as short and long-term projects, and also to flex priorities as needed
  • Proven interpersonal skills to interact and communicate effectively with a diverse population
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently, manage multiple projects, set priorities, pro-actively resolve challenges in a fast paced, high pressure environment

Please contact Tara Schwartz,

Job Categories: Human Resources. Job Types: West Coast. Job expires in Endless.

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