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Sr Manager HR - Manufacturing

Meati Foods

Meati Foods

People & HR
Thornton, CO, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024

The Role:

As the Senior Manager of Human Resources for our 24x7 food manufacturing facility, you will lead the HR function and play a critical role in shaping the people strategy to support the organization's goals. You will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of HR operations, including talent acquisition, employee relations, performance management, training and development, compliance, workforce planning, engagement, ensuring alignment with business objectives and industry regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic HR Leadership:
    • Develop and implement HR strategies and initiatives that support the overall business objectives of the food manufacturing facility.
    • Partner with senior leadership to drive organizational culture, employee engagement, and talent development initiatives.
    • Provide strategic guidance and counsel to department heads and managers on HR-related matters.
  • Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning:
    • Oversee the recruitment and selection, ensuring the timely filling of vacancies with qualified candidates.
    • Develop workforce plans and staffing strategies to meet production demands while maintaining optimal staffing levels.
    • Collaborate with hiring managers to identify talent needs, develop job descriptions, and implement effective recruitment strategies.
  • Employee Relations and Engagement:
    • Foster a positive work environment and promote employee engagement initiatives to enhance morale and retention.
    • Implement proactive employee relations strategies to prevent conflicts and promote positive workplace interactions.
    • Conduct regular employee feedback sessions and implement action plans to address concerns and improve employee satisfaction.
  • Performance Management and Development:
    • Oversee the performance management process, including goal setting, performance evaluations, and career development planning.
    • Provide coaching and guidance to managers on performance management best practices and effective performance feedback techniques.
    • Identify training and development needs, design training programs, and facilitate learning opportunities to enhance employee skills and capabilities.
  • Compliance and Regulatory Affairs:
    • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations related to employment, safety, and labor practices.
    • Collaborate on and implement HR policies and procedures to ensure adherence to legal requirements and industry standards.
    • Stay abreast of changes in employment laws and regulations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field. Master’s degree or relevant HR certifications preferred.
  • 8+ years of progressive HR experience, with significant experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in the food industry.
  • Ability to be onsite five days a week with flexible hours to support night and weekend shifts as needed.
  • Demonstrated leadership and managerial skills with the ability to lead and develop a diverse team.
  • In-depth knowledge of HR best practices, employment laws, labor relations avoidance, and regulatory requirements.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build effective relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities, with a focus on driving results and continuous improvement.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, 24x7 production environment with shifting priorities and tight deadlines.

**Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Meati we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.**

The base salary range for this role is $135,000 - $150,000 annually, which is just one aspect of our total compensation package. In addition to the salary, this position is eligible for a potential annual bonus and equity! Actual compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance at no cost to the employee (for employee-only coverage)
  • 401K with company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and Floating Holidays
  • Monthly reimbursements for personal health and wellness expenses
  • Mental health programs at no cost
  • Parental Leave, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability coverage, and AD&D

Equal Employment Opportunity: Eat Meati™ is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

At Meati, we are committed to the highest quality and food safety standards. We expect our employees to comply with all relevant FDA requirements and external certifications (e.g. Kosher, Halal, etc.), where applicable.

About Eat Meati™

Based in Boulder, Colorado, Eat Meati™ is on a mission to build Good Energy™ from the ground up. We work closely with Mother Nature to cultivate the complete protein she intended — one that’s been the root of our living world for millennia. We’re connecting and empowering eaters everywhere to evolve energetically. We believe food should be simple, clean, and of course, delicious, which is why grow and nourish our mushroom root to create nutrient-rich, whole food protein everyone can enjoy. Get to know more about Meati™ at meati.com.

Our team is passionate about making the world a better place through good health and wellness, positive climate impact, and equitable access to nutrition around the world. This passion translates into the culture of our office, making Eat Meati™ a lively, enjoyable, innovative, and inclusive place to work. This is an exciting time to be a part of the Meati™ team and the growing plant-based meat category.