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KanPak Human Resources Manager in Penn Yan, New York

Human Resources Manager


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Penn Yan, New York

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Job Description

KanPak®, a golden state foods company, is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of the very best beverage, yogurt and dessert solutions. Aseptic technology is at the heart of many products we create, allowing all KanPak® products to ship and store without refrigeration for up to 12 months, but it’s our state-of-the-art beverage manufacturing capabilities and exceptional customer service that really set us apart from competitors.

Coffee beverages, creamers, yogurt, frozen desserts, and specialty beverages – no matter what kind of product you’re looking for, we can deliver. Our aseptic processing and packaging makes our solutions more convenient, efficient and environmentally friendly.

We are seeking an energetic, skilled Human Resources Manager for our facility in Penn Yan, NY.

We are looking for a forward thinking HR professional who has demonstrated success in all core functions of HR, but also is able to maximize employee performance and meet strategic objectives as a business partner to the management team. This person will help formulate strategies and programs to enhance cross-functional relationships, employee relations, training, performance management, on-boarding, etc.

This person manages all Human Resources functions and activities to ensure that KanPak recruits and retains a qualified workforce to meet KanPak and customer objectives. Ensures compliance with labor, safety, and company rules and regulations.


Oversees the recruitment, selection, placement, and orientation of exempt, non-exempt, and hourly employees to achieve required staffing levels and selection of the best qualified candidates. (50%)

Oversees the implementation, administration, and dissemination of information regarding all Human Resources functions including employment, labor relations, training, management development, employee programs, workers’ compensation, compensation, and benefits for exempt, and non-exempt employees, ensuring compliance with state, federal, and company policies, procedures, and regulations (e.g., FLSA, PFL, FMLA, EEO, ADA, Title VII). (15%)

Develops and implements safety programs and practices to ensure compliance with KanPak standards and regulatory agencies (e.g., OSHA, etc.) and to provide a safe and healthy environment for KanPak employees. Manage Safety Specialist. (15%)

Administers performance management and appraisal programs to ensure program effectiveness. (10%)

Investigates employee grievances and harassment or discrimination concerns, taking the required actions to resolve problems and ensure a safe and productive work environment. (5%)

Performs other related and assigned duties as necessary. (Office Management) (5%)


Provides oversight of human resources programs serving nearly 225 employees; supervises small HR / Safety staff. Operations are 24 / 7 and would require off-shift availability on-site and via phone.


  • Productivity/quality standards: accuracy, timeliness, thoroughness

  • Productivity/quality standards: human resources recruitment and retention

  • Productivity/quality standards: employee performance appraisal

  • Productivity/quality standards: employee relations

  • Employee development

  • Regulatory compliance

  • Budget

  • Cost containment

  • Teamwork within the department and across departments

  • Project/assignment standards

  • Customer satisfaction

  • Safety standards and procedures: employees

Skills & Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and experience equivalent to:


• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or labor-related field from an accredited college or university required; Master's degree in Human Resources, Business, PA or labor related field preferred.

• SHRM-CP or Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification highly desired/preferred.

• Bi-Lingual (Spanish / English) highly desired.


7 to 10 years of relevant work experience - manufacturing experience highly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of (B/basic; J/journey; E/expert):

  • General Human Resources policies and procedures (E)

  • OSHA, EEO, ADA, and related employment, labor, and safety rules and regulations (E)

  • KanPak concepts, procedures, and regulations (E)

  • Management and supervisory concepts and techniques (E)

  • Recruitment and employment practices (E)

  • Relevant division concepts, procedures, and regulations (J)

  • Employee relations (J)

  • Training and employee development (J)

  • PC word processing/spreadsheet software (J)

Skill and ability to:

  • Work effectively in a general business environment, with a focus on high levels of quality and customer service

  • Interpret labor or human resources anomalies and identify appropriate solutions

  • Communicate and coordinate effectively with employees at all organizational levels verbally and in writing

  • Prepare a variety of comprehensive administrative and technical documents and reports

  • Prepare and deliver presentations to management, external agencies, and employees

  • Act in accordance with KanPak’s Values and Creed

KanPak, LLC encourages diversity in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran

Applicants only; No Recruiters please.

KanPak, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, affirms to recruit, hire, train, and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, sex, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. KanPak will not discriminate against persons because of their disability, including disabled veterans, and will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees and applicants with disabilities.