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Manager Human Resources Plant


Madera, California, US

Job ID:  14803
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Permanent
Talent Area:  Human Resources

Ardagh Group is a global leader in glass and metal packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading food, beverage, and consumer care brands. Ardagh Group has a truly global presence. We operate 100+ metal and glass production facilities in more than 20 countries, employing approximately more than 23,000 people and have global sales of more than $9bn.

We believe that the success of our business depends on the success of our people. We strive to create working environments where our employees feel valued, can work to their full potential, and where their achievements are celebrated. We are creating an exciting future for Ardagh that is built on our core values of trust, teamwork and excellence and we have opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines across our organisation.


Role Description:
Manage the administration and delivery of a full spectrum of human resource programs and labor relations for a plant of approximately 350 hourly/union and 35 salaried employees. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Aid in identifying evaluating and resolving human resource issues and work performance problems to facilitate communications and improve the human resource function. 
  • Organize implement and administer personnel and labor contracts projects and other initiatives that align with Company goals and objectives. 
  • Coordinate human resource activities to ensure legal compliance fairness and consistency in areas of employment planning and staffing compensation affirmative action benefit administration labor/employee relations training performance management organizational development workforce communications safety and benefits. 
  • Provide direction and counseling to managers and employees in areas associated with HR for the corporate office. 
  • Effectively administer programs in accordance with Company policies and procedures including but not limited to Equal Employment Opportunity Affirmative Action compliance and OSHA. 
  • Manage and monitor proper adherence to policies and procedures guidelines and documentation on all disciplinary action issues promotions transfers and terminations. 
  • Provide leadership and guidance to employees, peers and management on workforce goals and objectives. 
  • Provide clear effective timely and constructive feedback as required. 
  • Participate in the investigation and resolution of ongoing employee relation problems anticipate problems recommend and initiate steps for corrective action. 
  • Perform administrative activities necessary for the effective management of HR including budget control salaried administration and measuring work performance within the department. 
  • Comply with Environmental and Food Safety standards as set forth in plant policies/programs within Department responsibilities. 



  • Ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree in Human Resources Labor Relations or related discipline. 
  • A Master s degree is preferred. 
  • The qualified employee will have a minimum of 3 - 5 years’ experience working relevant HR experience in a manufacturing environment with union and safety exposure. 
  • PHR or SPHR professional certification is required. 
  • Must have prior experience in FMLA and benefit administration labor relations organizational development salary administration and training plan development and execution. 
  • Must have in depth knowledge of federal and state laws regulating COBRA HIPAA FMLA ADA and ERISA. 
  • Individual must possess the ability to make decisions in a fast-paced environment and have experience dealing with confidential matters. 
  • Must also possess the ability to interpret and resolve sensitive and complex issues communicate respond and support all levels of organizational staff. 
  • Must have strong organizational analytical interpersonal and written/oral communication skills as well as strong computer skills and have knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Applications such as Word Excel and PowerPoint. PeopleSoft knowledge is a plus.
  • Provide assistance in closing accounting records at month end including trial balance and account reconciliation.
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.


What we offer:

  • Benefits day one!
  • Opportunities to develop and grow professionally!
  • Opportunity to be at your best!


Our Vision and Values
The people that make up Ardagh Group share much more than a strong brand and an excellent reputation. We each share a common vision: to be the preferred packaging partner to the world’s leading brands. We will achieve our vision by delivering customer innovation, providing an inspirational environment for our people and creating sustainable value for our business through its growth and development.

Ardagh Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

For more information on Ardagh Group, visit www.ardaghgroup.com.