Human Resources Denver, Colorado


Position at Planterra Foods

At Planterra Foods, we believe our planet is filled with delicious ideas. Leveraging the resources of our investor, JBS USA Food Company, we aspire to change the future of protein by giving people more flavorful, plant-based choices. Our goal is to delight people from vegans to flexitarians to meat-eaters by giving them more delicious plant-based protein choices, like our first brand OZO™.

We are building our team and looking for a dynamic Human Resources Manager for our first manufacturing plant in North Denver, CO (Commerce City area) who will help us create the best plant-based protein company in the world.

The Human Resources Manager (HRM) reports to the Plant Manager and is directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination and performance of the HR team. The HR Manager will play a key role in the success of the facility by recruiting a great team, creating a positive relationship with the team and ensuring talent resources continually meet manufacturing needs.


  • Drive and manage proactive recruiting efforts
    • Develop and implement staffing plans in alignment with business needs
    • Develop recruiting avenues with local sources
    • Identify, negotiate with and evaluate staffing agency partners as needed
  • Propose, publish and administer policies and procedures
    • Create, facilitate and oversee training such as New Hire Orientation, Safety Training and Management Training
    • Develop and administer HR plans and procedures
    • Ensure team members understand company policies
    • Complete investigations as needed
    • Enter and maintain information in the HRIS database (SAP)
  • Administer company and governmental programs
    • Ensure regulatory compliance with ADA, FMLA, EEOC, etc.  Stay current on recent federal, Ohio state and case law and monitor labor law updates for changes that affect HR
    • Maintain confidentiality and compliance with file documentation and HRIS records in SAP
    • Administer programs such as benefits, unemployment, I-9 compliance etc
    • Respond to any questions and/or requests by governmental agencies, including employee complaints, function as company representative at hearings
  • HR support to management team
    • Offer advice and counsel on personnel issues
    • Provide key reports, recommend new approaches, policy changes and continuous improvements
  • Implement and champion programs to improve employee relations and culture
    • Develop and organize communication tools, activities and events for team members
    • Implement recognition and reward programs that increase retention
  • Manage disciplinary action, exit and termination process
  • Implement innovative HR solutions and process improvement
  • Recruit, train and supervise HR team of 2-3
  • Work Environment – office setting in an active manufacturing environment


  • 5+ years previous HR, including HR supervisor/manager experience required
  • Experience leading HR in a manufacturing environment strongly preferred
  • Bachelors degree preferred, degree may be substituted for equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience complying with and administering HR programs such as ADA, FMLA, EEOC and unemployment
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills (Microsoft Excel)
  • Data entry and reporting experience with an HR system, SAP strongly preferred
  • This role will primarily work Monday-Friday, but candidates must have the ability to work nights and weekends as needed
  • Proven conflict resolution skills
  • Understanding of HR best practices, experience implementing training programs
  • Colorado state labor law
  • Bilingual Spanish strongly preferred
  • PHR/SPHR preferred

The applicant who fills this position will be eligible for the following compensation and benefits:

  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, and Dental coverage begin after 60 days of employment
  • Paid Time Off: sick leave, vacation, and 6 company observed holidays
  • 401(k): company match begins after the first year of service and follows the company vesting schedule
  • Base salary range of $67,000 - 85,000
  • This position is eligible to participate in the Company’s annual bonus plan, the amount of bonus varies and is subject to the standard terms and conditions of the incentive program

The Company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug, alcohol, and background checks for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.