Senior Human Resources Generalist in Manawa, WI at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 2/15/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


WI Manawa Receiving & Bldg 30

Job Type:

Human Resources General

Job Posting Title:

Senior Human Resources Generalist

Job Description:

Position Role

Job Title:                  Senior Human Resources Generalist

Reports to:               Manager, Human Resources

FLSA Status:           Exempt

Prepared By:           C Pehlke

Prepared Date:       January 2021

SUMMARY: Serves as internal business partner for designated departments to provide ongoing support in all functional areas of Human Resources.

SCOPE: Provides support to organization through areas of recruitment, training, employee relations, compensation, reporting and HRIS system management.


  • Performs full cycle recruiting for designated departments including but not limited to: SOX compliance, job postings, job fairs, interviewing, background checks, offer letter generation, new employee orientation and other onboarding activities (which includes managing staffing agencies).
  • Completes weekly and semimonthly payroll administration processes for both hourly and salaried staff.
  • Processes promotions/demotions/transfers/terminations within HRIS.
  • Conducts ongoing employee training in a variety of topics such as stay interviews, performance management, employee recognition and ZIP programs.
  • Administers employee compensation programs including but not limited to: hourly wage progression and bonus programs.


Employee Relations

  • Maintains a high level of visibility, accessibility and interaction with all employees.
  • Ensures high level of integrity is maintained and that personnel matters are handled in a professional, consistent, and confidential manner.
  • Conducts exit interviews and other activities to support the recruitment and retention efforts.
  • Completes all department investigations.
  • Manages the Progressive Discipline System for the Hourly Workforce.
  • Promotes a positive work environment for all employees through multiple channels    including coordination of employee activities and events.

Program Management

  • Administers company leave programs such as Short Term Disability, FMLA, Military, and Personal Leaves of Absence.  Ensures compliance with federal, state and local employments laws as well as consistency in the application of leave programs.
  • Administers employee Return to Work programs.
  • Ensures consistent application of the system, reviews and provides recommendations for terminations ensuring compliance with federal, state and/or local employment laws.
  • Assists with management of worker’s compensation claims.
  • Submits unemployment claim information.
  • Builds reports from HRIS (including Workday and Kronos).

Job Qualifications


•    Thorough knowledge of human resource management.

•    Thorough knowledge of labor and employment law.

•    Ability to interpret and administer company policies.

•    Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

•    Solid to Advanced level computer skills including experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Access and HRIS program


•    Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources of business related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

•    3-5 years as a Human Resources professional in a manufacturing environment.

•    PHR or SPHR certification preferred.

•    Consistent track record for executing performance objectives and delivering results with minimal supervision is essential.



Has regular contact with several levels of plant management. Communicates daily with plant Human Resources team, BPO’s, Department Managers and Supervisors.  Daily contact with the hourly workforce.


Communicates regularly with local vendors, government agencies, including state employment/unemployment offices.

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.

Essential Physical Requirements

•    Typical office environment requiring normal amount of walking, sitting, standing, bending, and lifting of less than 50 lbs.

•    Must be willing and able to spend time with employees in the plant as necessary to fulfill the needs of the job.

•    Must be willing to work hours necessary to fulfill the needs of the job.

•    The employee frequently is required to talk and/or hear.

•    Specific vision abilities required.


Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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