HR Works, Inc.


Human Resources Manager- Cayuga Milk Ingredients


HR Works is assisting our client, Cayuga Milk Ingredients with its search for a Human Resources Manager.  The position reports onsite to the Auburn, NY location.

The Opportunity

This role is an exciting opportunity for a Human Resources professional who has a passion for employee engagement.  The Human Resources Manager will embrace the vision, mission, and values of this approximately 100 employee (and growing!) company. The Human Resources Manager will help create and administer human resource (HR) initiatives that support the company’s growth and result in a productive and engaged workforce.

In this role, the Human Resources Manager develops, implements, and administers all HR policies and procedures.  This position will provide leadership, planning, and oversight of all HR programs and ensure that the programs support the practice’s employees.  This position partners closely with leadership, makes recommendations regarding a broad range of staffing and personnel matters, and executes accordingly.

The Human Resources Manager will manage a wide range of human resource administrative functions including but not limited to: employee onboarding, employee engagement and retention, performance management, record keeping and compliance, benefits administration, weekly payroll processing, and worker's compensation. The individual will additionally work closely with company managers to align with company strategies and initiatives. This is a prime opportunity for a compliance-minded HR professional who is ready to grow their career as the company grows!

This position provides leadership and support in the following areas:

  • Payroll and Benefits

    • Processes enrollments, changes, and terminations of participants in all hiring, medical, dental and vision benefits, 401K, disability and life insurance benefit plans and programs.
    • Coordinates weekly payroll processing, combining time clock and payroll information. Ensure accuracy of all employee updates to payroll deductions, garnishments, wage updates and 401k changes.
    • Assists employees with payroll, PTO and benefit claim issues, HSA enrollment, updates, corrections, and concerns.
    • Interfaces, manages, and assists in the selection of payroll systems.
    • Processes training and referral bonuses quarterly to payroll.

    Policy and Legal Compliance

    • Assures compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
    • Coordinates workers compensation claims and maintain records, process employee financial information needed.
    • Coordinates FMLA, Paid Family Leave and disability claims and process paperwork through broker and employees.

    Employee Management

    • Collaborates with the management team to onboard new employees. Conducts new hire orientation and onboarding.
    • Oversees the employee disciplinary process, termination, or workplace investigations.
    • Assists in tracking employee development plans in concert with managers, coordinates 90-day performance review and annual reviews.
    • Initiates and performs exit interviews and make suggestions for improvements that are consistent with the Company’s vision to be an employer of choice in the area.

    Employee/Management Relations

    • Works closely and cohesively with company managers to coordinate recruitment strategies, interviews, and organizational development initiatives that overlap training, organizational development, and human resources.
    • Interacts and form relationships with managers and employees through trainings, presence on the production floor, and meetings.

 The Right Candidate Will Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.
  • 4-5 years of experience in Human Resources.
  • 2-3 years of experience processing payroll.
  • Experience leading Human Resources functions for a mid-size (100+ company).
  • A strong commitment to internal customer service.
  • Current knowledge of State and Federal employment law.
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with a strong attention to detail and a focus on accuracy.
  • A demonstrated ability to prioritize, organize, and manage multiple tasks.
  • A high degree of professionalism and ability to maintain confidential information is required.
  • A Human Resources certification is preferred but not required.