Human Resources Manager - Agricultural Company

Santa Maria, CA

Company Profile:

Pictsweet is a family-owned, family-run grower and distributor of frozen vegetables and is the 3rd largest frozen vegetable company in the U.S.  For 4 generations, Pictsweet has built its reputation on the kind of loyalty that comes from the heart, based on family tradition and values of hard work and commitment and has been serving its customers since 1945.  Pictsweet’s headquarters are in Bells, TN, with several other locations throughout TN, UT, TX, DE and CA.

Job Summary:

The Human Resources Manager will provide oversight, plan and carry out policies and procedures relating to all phases of Human Resources department, by performing his/her duties, personally, through subordinates, or other members of management for over 200 employees in the Santa Maria facility.

Responsibilities / Duties:


Provide supervisory oversight and management of 1 direct report in the Human Resources department, together with providing oversight of the Accounting, Operations and Environmental, Health & Safety departments;

Oversee the recruitment of new employees to include, developing job descriptions, posting positions to relevant sites, sourcing, interviewing, testing, hiring, onboarding and mentoring candidates, conducting performance and salary reviews, terminations, administering disciplinary actions, as needed and performing all facets of the new employee process to fill vacant positions;

Coordinate with search firms and temporary employment agencies to fill open production positions, as needed;

Plan, coordinate and conduct new employee orientations to foster positive impression of the company and its goals. 

Benefits Administration: 

Provide oversight, monitoring and management of the administration and communication of employee benefit programs. 


Facilitate administrative transactions such as promotions and transfers; prepare and file regulatory federal, state and local personnel-related reports;

Prepare, monitor and implement the Human Resources operational budget;

Ensure the coordination of the translation of designated documents into Spanish and that the interpretation for employees and management is completed in a timely manner;

Prepare employee separations notices / related documentation and conduct exit interviews to determine reasons for separation;

Review current processes and recommend internal procedures to reduce employee turnover and absenteeism;

Maintain employee personnel records, update and evaluate personnel programs, policies and procedures;

Develop and/or update effective employee performance management programs;

Ensure that the company is operating within the federal, state and local legal requirements and in compliance with all regulatory agencies;

Interpret and administer company policies and procedures, which include, standard operating practices,  update and maintain the Employee Handbook, Food Safety and Quality Procedures, Food Quality Policies, GMP Handbook, HACCP and company-established safety procedures;

Develop, coordinate and conduct various training programs for all employees. 


Act as the Environment, Health & Safety Officer and ensure that all related policies and procedures are adhered to in a regulatory compliant manner; ensure company is in compliance with mandatory OSHA documentation, including OSHA 300 and 300A;

Investigate work-related accidents that result in workers’ compensation claims and prepare; prepare  relevant reports for the worker’ compensation insurance carrier and the company’s Risk Management department; provide general administration and oversight of the company’s workers’ compensation programs;

Ensure that the employees, as well as food and plant safety is being administered and operated in compliance with local, state and federal safety regulations, through training programs and committee oversight. 

Employee Relations:

Represent the company at personnel-related hearings, tribunals, investigations and in conjunction with the company’s legal teams, when necessary;

Resolve communications and work-related disputes between employees, supervisors and management;

Counsel employees, supervisors and management to facilitate better oral and written internal communications and working relations, resolve work-related and employee relation issues and ensure fair and equitable application of company policies, in this regard.


Bilingual English / Spanish, required;

At least 5 years of recent experience managing a large team of employees encompassing the human resources function, required;

Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or similar discipline, preferred;

Professional human resources certifications such as SHRM, HRCI, a plus;

Possess exemplary interpersonal, oral and written skills;

Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of products; knowledge and experience with various human resources-related software packages;

Ability to read, understand and interpret documentation such as insurance policies, contracts, safety rules, etc.


$90,000 - $110,000 DOE annual base salary, plus benefits

Working Hours:

8:00AM – 5:00PM Monday through Friday


Santa Maria, CA