HR Generalist

Lakeville, MN
Apr 12, 2012
May 12, 2012
Human Resources
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

ConAgra Foods, Inc. is one of North America's leading food companies, with brands in 97 percent of America's households. Consumers find Banquet, Chef Boyardee, Egg Beaters, Healthy Choice, Hebrew National, Hunt's, Marie Callender's, Orville Redenbacher's, PAM, Peter Pan, Reddi-wip, Slim Jim, Snack Pack and many other ConAgra Foods brands in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise and club stores. ConAgra Foods also has a strong business-to-business presence, supplying frozen potato and sweet potato products as well as other vegetable, spice and grain products to a variety of well-known restaurants, foodservice operators and commercial customers. As a Fortune 500 company with more than 24,000 employees across the country and around the world, the opportunities are vast. For more information, please visit us at

Provides assistance to assigned area in all aspects of human resources. Acts as a liaison between all levels of management and human resource professionals.


  • Supports and advises employees, supervisors and managers regarding employee relations issues including coaching supervisors and managers in managing employee performance
  • Responsible for employee investigation and resolution of employee concerns and issues
  • Creates disciplinary documents as necessary
  • Responsible for administering FMLA, STD and WC claims
  • Manages recruitment efforts through BrassRing for salaried positions
  • Assists in process of job postings
  • Administers existing programs in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Maintains AAP including overseeing the disposition of candidates on all Brass Ring requisitions, maintain and verify applicant logs, establish hiring goals and assist in communication of hiring goals to appropriate hiring managers
  • Responsible to maintain SFE pay grid and audit pay transactions and make sure that they contain all necessary paperwork
  • Conduct annual wage survey and evaluation
  • Conducts periodic audits and ensures accurate recordkeeping for HR office
  • Tracks all personnel activities and responsible for HR statistics: turnover, applicants, new hires, transfers, promotions and terminations
  • Back up for HR Specialist for tracking attendance and handling the office traffic
  • Provides supervisory training during orientation period for managers and supervisors
  • Responsible for updating Hourly Employee Handbook and maintaining HR policies and procedures
  • Responsible for annual benefits enrollment rollout
  • Responsible to communicate non-harassment and workplace violence training
  • Manages training activities for employees through the state grant
  • Assist in communicating and encouraging wellness program and activities Serves as HR representative on assigned committees, projects and community involvement activities
  • Other duties as assigned 


  • Bachelor's degree preferably with major in Human Resources, Psychology, Sociology, Business or related field


  • 5 plus years of Human Resources Generalist experience
  • HR generalist experience in a manufacturing environment required
  • PHR/SPHR certification preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written - Strong interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to interact professionally and positively with employees at all levels in the organization
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Ability to work Monday through Friday during office hours but be able to shift to various hours to meet the needs of a 24/7 business with night shifts
  • PeopleSoft, Kronos and payroll experience preferred
  • Excellent computer skills including Excel, Word and Power Point
  • Experience in conducting employee investigations
  • Knowledge and understanding of employment laws and regulations (e.g. FMLA, FLSA, Affirmative Action, ADAAA)
  • Knowledge and understanding of FMLA, WC and STD claims administration
  • Ability to effectively present information to groups and respond to questions from managers, supervisors and employees
  • Ability to work on multiple, complex projects simultaneously and see them to completion with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and manage multiple projects with constant interruptions
  • Knowledge and experience with interviewing and employment practices
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Excellent problem solving and organizational skills with the ability to work on multiple projects
  • Experience with writing reports, business correspondence and policies/procedures

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