Ajinomoto Foods North America

  • Human Resources Manager

    Job Locations US-CA-San Diego
    Posted Date 1 week ago(12/6/2018 5:39 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Job Field
    Human Resources
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    First Shift
  • Overview

    Responsible for planning and administering policies related to all phases of human resources activity including employee relations, compensation and benefits, recruitment, performance management and all other employee management processes.  Ensures compliance with company, local, state, and federal prolicies/regulations.


    Recruiting and On-boarding:

    • Developing and managing the recruitment process to fill open positions. This includes soliciting, reviewing and evaluating applications and resumes, scheduling and conducting interviews, administering evaluations and screening candidates.
    • Preparing and updating job descriptions
    • Developing relationships with outside recruiters, including negotiating fee arrangements and monitoring all billings.
    • Interfacing with and negotiating with temporary employment agencies for temporary employment services and cost-effective billings.
    • Manages the new hire process which includes preparing paperwork for new hires, planning and conducting new employee orientations.
    • Ensure that new hire documentation (i.e. company agreements, I-9, W-4, etc) are timely and properly completed; and that new employee is reflected in all internal systems.

    Employee Relations:

    • Serve as a key member and an advisor to the Plant Management Team on employee relation issues. Partner closely with the Plant Manager not only as an H.R. Leader but a business professional.
    • Creating new Plant policies and modifying or delete existing policies as needed.
    • Developing new forms and modifying or delete existing forms to facilitate HR objectives
    • Responding to inquiries regarding policies, procedures and programs.
    • Organizing and maintaining employee records; ensuring that employee files are complete and up to date, and that all employee actions are properly documented.
    • Administering salary administration and the performance review process to ensure effectiveness and compliance.
    • Conducting wage surveys within labor markets to determine competitive wage rates.
    • Preparing reports and recommending procedures to reduce absenteeism and turnover.
    • Develop and implement Plant H.R. strategies that are aligned to the Corporate H.R. goals and strategies.
    • Represents organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations.
    • Investigating employee complaints and workplace incidents


    • Developing and conducting management training on interviewing, hiring, terminations, promotions, performance reviews, and sexual harassment.
    • Providing staff training regarding HR policies and procedures
    • Identifies legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensures policies, and reporting are in compliance.


    • Manage workers compensation claims closely with Management and with the doctors to ensure an open dialogue in order to effectively monitor and implement applicable workers compensation Federal and State requirements as well as maintaining the records and managing the claim to close.
    • Investigating incidents of employee misconduct, preparing reports and making recommendations, preparing and conducting corrective actions.


    • Bachelors Degree in Business, HR or related field required
    • 7 to 10 years related experience; with a minimum of 2 years in a manager role.
    • Bilingual (Spanish) a MUST.
    • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills with ability to interact at all levels. 
    • Highly motivated team player with excellent communication skills. 
    • Strong working knowledge of MS Office suite of products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). 
    • SHRM or PHR would be a plus



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