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Human Resources Generalist

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota

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At Schwan’s Company, the opportunities are real, and the sky is the limit; this isn’t just a job, it’s a seat at the table.  Around here, every job matters, every voice counts, and every person contributes in a big way.  As part of our front lines, we look to you to execute business, build relationships, and take pride in your work because at Schwan’s, you lead the way and we value what you bring. Our passion is our food. Our secret is our people.  

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. Our many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony’s®, Big Daddy’s®, Villa Prima™ and Freschetta® pizza; Mrs. Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts; and Pagoda® and Bibigo Asian-style snacks. Schwan’s is a place for people with an appetite for more.  To learn about joining a team where you can belong, contribute, and thrive, visit

We are hiring a Human Resources Generalist to support our Customer Service, Sales Operations and Direct Store Delivery Frontline Employees. This role will be based in our Bloomington, MN headquarters. If you consider yourself someone who wants to be part of a team, is eager to learn, enjoys variety, and is looking to gain exposure to a broad range of business functions, this is the place to grow your career! In this centralized role you will support HR and business leaders in tasks such as employee relations, HR administration, program management, policy implementation, onboarding & training, performance management and staffing.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Direct Store Delivery Support (60%)

  • Processes unemployment claims and employee change forms
  • Supports route efficiency process with updating employee letters, route reporting and compensation data, and delimiting positions/reqs
  • Reporting: active employee compensation (weekly), headcount, merchandiser hours, and turnover
  • Processes vacation payout requests (approval required)
  • Conduct HR onboarding for new hires
  • Conducts exit interviews
  • Participates in accident / injury investigation calls; escalates issues as needed

Corporate Support (15%)

  • Employee support to Customer Service & Sales Operations teams
  • Skills Development project work & execution

Corporate & Direct Store Delivery Support (25%)

  • HR Communications Lead (HR Newsletter, New hire letters, etc.)
  • Responds to basic employee questions across Consumer Brands & Marketing
  • First point of contact for daily HR policy questions & issue resolution
  • Data entry for annual HR process needs (eg: succession tracking)

Education and Experienced Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 3+ years related experience
  • Basic knowledge of HR plans programs and procedures related to compensation and benefits staffing workforce relations training
  • Knowledge of federal state and other regulatory standards related to various HR disciplines that enable some evaluation and originality to be displayed on standard and non-critical matters
  • Interpersonal and communication skills

The employing subsidiaries of The Schwan Food 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 #: 22002917

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