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Continental Mills
Kent, WA, United States
27 days ago
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Continental Mills
Kent, Washington, United States
27 days ago


About the Position

Continental Mills is looking to hire an HR Manager who will have the unique opportunity to participate as a critical member of the broad HR function within the company and also provide direct HR support to our manufacturing plant in Kent, WA. The right candidate for this position will have a passion for sustaining and growing our amazing culture, an eye for continuous improvement and an appetite to influence HR matters company wide. This person will serve as a key member of the Plant leadership team, providing a comprehensive range of HR management and business partnership services to the Plant in support of Continental Mills’ culture and strategy.  Responsibilities include managing recruiting and staffing, talent and performance management, employee relations, labor strategy, developmental training, benefits and leave administration, compensation management, human resources systems, and HR related legal compliance.  This position strategically partners with Corporate HR, and Plant Operations, Quality, Maintenance, Finance, and Engineering to position the plant for success and continuous improvement. 

Essential Functions

Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

  • Provides leadership and management for the plant Human Resources team and function, supervising one or more direct reports. Develops and administers human resources plans, processes, and procedures for plant employees.
  • In conjunction with the company-wide Human Resources team, develops and administers Company HR programs, policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Develops plant HR goals and objectives that align with and support the plant’s strategic goals.
  • As part of the leadership team, plans and implements organizational changes with a focus on ensuring accepted and effective employee communications.
  • Develops strategies to promote positive employee relations by establishing and implementing employee programs and promoting a climate of trust, cooperation, and confidence.
  • Provides coaching, mentoring, and consulting services to managers and employees.
  • Maintains job descriptions to support recruitment, compensation, performance management, and other HR functions.
  • Manages the plant sourcing and recruiting process to select top talent, train, and develop employees
  • Ensures plant compensation programs are competitive: evaluates and analyzes market pay data, develops annual wage recommendations, and communicates compensation updates to managers and employees for Pay for Skills and non-Pay For Skills  compensation plans while partnering with Corporate HR for non-Pay for Skills compensation plans.
  • Coaches managers in the overall performance management process to ensure timely communication to employees. Develops, establishes, and delivers training and development programs for managers and for the general employee population.
  • Establishes and maintains accurate employment records and practices that fulfill legal, corporate and general business requirements.
  • Manages the plant’s workers’ compensation program. 

Position Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong HR Management skills, with the ability to articulate regulations, procedures and policies, and to provide guidance for practical application.
  • Demonstrated leadership and people management/development capabilities: able to influence, coach, mentor and develop team members at all levels. 
  • High degree of professionalism: viewed as competent, credible, knowledgeable, and discreet.
  • Strong listening, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Viewed as a trustworthy and fair resource by employees and management.
  • Sound business acumen; understands the relationship between the HR, employee engagement, and business results.
  • Exhibits, integrity and a commitment to high quality work.
  • Strong root cause problem-solving skills.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of current employment law and government regulations related to HR functions.
  • Customer service-oriented approach to HR with a sense of urgency in response to requests from all Team members
  • Ability to project calmness and confidence in high stress situations.
  • Knowledge of Windows-based HRIS and MS Office applications.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of time. 

Supervisory Responsibilities

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

The policy of Continental Mills, Inc. is to hire, train, and promote all persons in all job groups in accordance with law, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital or military status, national origin, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law.


  • 401(k) Matching
  • Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance and Medical Insurance (starting at $45/month for employee only coverage)
  • Company provided life insurance and disability insurance 
  • Flexible spending account
  • 4 weeks of PTO
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement 

About Continental Mills: 

Since 1932, we’ve been making a wide variety of quality products that are easy to make at home. Based in Seattle, Washington, we grew up with the pioneering spirit of our Northwest heritage. That taste for adventure has helped us bring many exciting, innovative products to market worldwide. Our brand names have grown to signify an uncompromising commitment to excellence. We were honored to recently be named one of Washington's Best Places to Work for the third year in a row!

Our Culture 

We always put people first. We truly value our employees, our customers, and our community. We’re fiercely proud of who we are and what we do. We embrace diversity, equity and inclusion and the unique experiences that each person adds to our positive culture. We do the right thing and treat everyone with dignity and respect, without compromise.

Quality Products, Quality People

We have a passion for quality, making amazing Krusteaz baking and pancake mixes, WildRoots snacks, Alpine Cider drink mixes and more!  You and your family will love the variety of products and flavors that can be found through Retail grocery stores, Food Service products sold through restaurants, hospitals and schools, and Club store channels throughout the United States.  

We hope you’ll take the time to get to know us!


  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, Business Administration, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressive experience in HR
  • Prefer a minimum of 3 years in HR management, including in a manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated competence working in a broad range of functional areas of Human Resources
  • HR certification through SHRM or HRCI a plus.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 62937745
  • Location:
    Kent, Washington, United States
  • Position Title: HR Manager
  • Company Name For Job: Continental Mills
  • Company Industry: Manufacturing (non-durable goods)
  • Job Function: HR Generalist
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Relocation Costs paid: Negotiable
  • Min Experience: 7-10 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Required/Preferred Certifications: 1

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