People New Berlin, New York

Human Resources Manager

The Human Resources Manager will be accountable for the successful management and integration of HR programs at the South Edmeston plant in the areas of employee relations, talent acquisition and retention, performance management, internal communication, training and development, and employee engagement. The individual in this position will work closely with plant leadership and the HR team to create a positive environment and an empowered work force.

The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with leaders and hourly associates to proactively address employee relations issues
  • Act as a business partner by creating and implementing change management and workforce development strategies, and providing HR generalist support to all functional areas in the South Ed plant
  • Align efforts to business initiatives designed to improve the workplace through diversity and inclusion, continuous improvement, organizational design, talent management, and training and development.  Recruit, develop and retain talent for the organization
  • Implement/execute HR programs such as performance management, compensation planning, resource planning, and employee engagement
  • Investigate and address employee relations issues, identify the root cause and determine the best course of action
  • Develop proactive communication, employee relations/recognition programs and plan/organize employee team building activities
  • Oversee maintenance of accurate and complete personnel records and electronic data. Ensure that appropriate rules concerning confidentiality and retention are followed
  • Foster a results oriented culture through effective coaching and implementation of performance management process and tools
  • Partner with HR colleagues to ensure consistency in program frameworks and implementation
  • Navigate and manage matrixed relationships within the plant and with other locations/functional areas
  • Perform other duties as necessary

The requirements of this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in human resources or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of generalist experience in human resources supporting manufacturing operations
  • Prior experience working in a fast-paced, complex environment with a critical sense of urgency and focus on customer service
  • Excellent communication, team building and interpersonal skills
  • Resourceful, flexible, and with a strong work ethic
  • Practical, well-rounded knowledge in the major human resources areas and in government compliance
  • Strong computer literacy (MS Office and HRIS systems)

About Us:

After moving to New York from his native Turkey, Chobani’s founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya found that in America, yogurt just wasn’t as delicious and widely available as it was back home. He believed everyone deserved better options, so he set about making delicious, nutritious, natural and accessible Greek yogurt right here in the United States.

“Better food for more people.” It’s a simple precept, but one that drives Chobani forward every day. From that first revived yogurt factory in New Berlin, New York, to a gleaming state-of-the-art facility in Twin Falls, Idaho, to an international foothold in Dandenong, Australia and beyond – in the few short years since its debut, Chobani has climbed to the top of the yogurt category and turned Greek yogurt into a household staple.

With a growing team of thousands, Chobani strives to stay true to and honor Hamdi’s vision and goals for our company: To develop and foster meaningful relationships with those around us, to give back to our local and global communities, and to create one perfect cup of yogurt at a time.  As a company, we’re proud to offer careers with limitless opportunities.  We look for only the most passionate and hard-working people who will share this vision and help our rapidly growing company reach the next level.  Chobani gives us all the chance to make a difference.


Chobani is an equal opportunity employer.  Chobani will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on any basis including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws.