Skip Navigation
Search Our Jobs

Search Our Jobs

Job Description

Sr. HR Generalist

Fargo, North Dakota

Apply Now


Schwan’s Company, a U.S. affiliate of the global lifestyle company CJ CheilJedang Corporation, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of quality foods offered through retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony’s®, Big Daddy’s®, Villa Prima™ and Freschetta® pizza; Mrs. Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts; and Pagoda® Asian-style snacks. To learn more about Schwan’s, visit

We are hiring a Sr. HR Generalist at our Schwan’s/Drayton Foods manufacturing facility in Fargo, ND. This position is responsible for the daily administration of one or more of the following HR disciplines: staffing, workforce relations, compensation, and benefits training. This is the senior level professional position works under limited supervision on complex issues, plans, and programs and has appreciable latitude for unreviewed action or decisions and may interpret and apply organization policy.

Pay: $70,000 or more (Depends On Experience)

What you will get from us:

  • Opportunity to work within a large food manufacturing organization where your daily contributions have a direct impact on the profitable growth of Schwan’s Company
  • Opportunities for career growth! 
  • A culture focused on ensuring the health, safety and well-being of its employees
  • Support and mentorship from team members who are authentic, good-natured and highly skilled
  • Competitive wages, incentive pay and a comprehensive package of benefits


  • Resolves complex and broad employee relations, problems, or issues related to traditional employee relations matters with a focus on the employee experience and a positive business outcome; collaborates with Legal and business unit leadership as necessary
  • Provides input on new and revised policies, interprets various HR plans, programs, policies, and procedures for employees and provides advice and recommendations to business unit management
  • Provides independent leadership to the business unit by designing and implementing human capital solutions to business challenges and analyzes the impact on financial performance
  • Collaborates with HR and business unit leadership to develop and implement tactical and strategic plans to support business objectives
  • Partners with business leaders on the development and implementation of initiatives that create an engaged work force
  • Partners with HR Management to assist in the performance management, salary planning, and talent management processes by creating and analyzing reports for HR leadership and assisting in training and other duties
  • Identifies the need for and facilitates learning and development opportunities
  • Recruits, screens, and interviews internal or external candidates for vacant positions and conducts new employee orientation
  • Collaborates across business units or with corporate HR on complex HR special projects and may serve as a mentor and evaluator of lower level staff
  • Maintains confidential employee data or files and prepares and/or analyzes complex reports related to workforce planning

What we need from you:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 4+ years related experience
  • Advanced knowledge of HR plans, programs and procedures related to compensation and benefits, staffing and workforce relations training, etc. that enables interpretation and application of organization policies
  • Advanced PC skills including Word and Excel
  • Excellent Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of federal state and other regulatory standards related to various HR discipline
  • Demonstrated ability to provide assistance with mentoring and/or evaluation of lower level staff
  • The desire to make a meaningful difference.  Must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently.  We need someone who competes to win!
  • Authentic leader: direct communicator, able to build strong relationships across the company, with all levels
  • Must have great collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively work closely with cross-functional teams

The employing subsidiaries of Schwan’s Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.


Job Type: Exempt Business Unit: Req #: 22003399

Apply Now

Sign Up For Job Alerts

Join our Talent Network and get Schwan's news and job alerts delivered to your inbox.

Areas of InterestChoose at least one category and location from the auto-suggestions and click “Add.” Select additional categories and locations by clicking “Add.” Finally click “Sign Up” to subscribe for job alerts.

  • Human Resources, Fargo, North Dakota, United StatesRemove
  • Corporate, Fargo, North Dakota, United StatesRemove

Get to know our growing global brands

Brand Logos
  • Big Daddy's
  • Edwards
  • Mrs. Smith's
  • MINH
  • Red Baron
  • Freschetta
  • Pagoda
  • Tony's