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Human Resource Generalist

Westfield, New York

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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 Human Resources Generalist for our manufacturing facilities in the Erie, PA area. This professional position is responsible for the day to day administration of the following HR disciplines: staffing/recruiting, workforce relations, new employee onboarding/training and various other programs related to the human resources function.

What you will get from us:

  • Opportunity to work within a growing frozen pizza segment of 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! For the right candidate, the HR Generalist role is a starting point on the path to a Sr. HR Generalist, HR Manager and beyond
  • 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 routine employee problems or issues related to traditional employee relations matters
  • Interprets various HR plans programs policies and procedures for employees and provides advice and recommendations to business unit management on typical or non-critical items  
  • Recruits screens and interviews internal or external candidates for vacant positions and conducts new employee orientation  
  • Executes engagement strategies across business unit  
  • Assists in the performance management and salary planning process by creating reports for HR leadership assisting in training and other duties  
  • Coordinates learning and development opportunities  
  • Acts as a resource for various HR special projects within or across business units or with corporate HR  
  • Maintains confidential employee data or files  

What we need from you:

Years of Experience: Typically has 3-5 years related experience

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

  • 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
  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
    • Basic knowledge of HR plans, programs and procedures related to compensation and benefits, staffing and workforce relations training, etc.
    •  PC skills including word excel etc.
    • Interpersonal and communication skills
    • 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

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 #: 22002177

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