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Vice President, Human Resources

Sunkist Growers, Inc. & Fruit Growers Supply Company
Valencia, California 91355


The Vice President of Human Resources is key for Sunkist Growers and Fruit Growers Supply. It offers an opportunity to drive our human capital management to the next level by bringing best practices to our organizations, driving talent acquisition, development, and retention, and leading a team that partners with the businesses for all of our stakeholders. This position is based at our corporate headquarters in Valencia, and supports our base of approximately 500 employees located primarily in Southern, Central and Northern California, along with some based outside the U.S. Reporting directly to the CEO, this person will be and a member of the executive leadership team.

What you bring

  • A strategic aptitude for connecting human capital planning with the organizations’ vision and strategic plan.

  • Comfortable challenging the status quo and able to drive change, while respecting company values and culture.

  • A commitment to continuous improvement and promoting a culture of excellence.

  • The ability to prioritize among competing initiatives.

  • A positive “can-do” attitude that encourages and inspires others.

  • Demonstrated success working with company leadership.


  • Overall responsibility for the human resources function as it relates to all U.S. and international employees including employee relations, recruiting, compensation, benefits administration, development, implementation and administration of human resources team.

  • Work with CEO and senior leadership team in developing and implementing aspects of company culture and related change management.

  • Develop and implement HR strategies and initiatives aligned with the overall business strategy.

  • Lead the development and implementation of an employee performance management program.

  • Develop and administer the Human Resources budget.

  • Oversee benefits administration to include claims resolutions, billing, change reporting, approving invoices for payment; analyze benefits options and cost alternatives for providing employee benefits and implements benefit program design and modifications.

  • Oversee all aspects of payroll function and team.

  • Implement and annually update compensation program; establish job specifications and salary ranges for positions; rewrite job descriptions as necessary; conduct annual salary surveys and develop salary budget for merit increases; analyze compensation; monitor the performance evaluation program and revise as necessary.

  • Develop, recommend and implement personnel policies and procedures; prepare and maintain employee handbook and stand-alone policies.

  • Oversee affirmative action program; file EE0-1 annually; maintain other records, reports, and logs to conform to EEO regulations.

  • Ensure legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource federal and state requirements; conduct investigations; maintain records; and work with inside and outside counsel on complex human resource matters.

  • Maintain management guidelines by developing, preparing, updating and recommending human resources programs, policies and procedures.

  • Oversee the recruitment, interviewing, selection and placement of all employees hired by in-house recruiter(s); supervise onboarding, career-pathing program; administer and conduct employee relations counseling, promotion, transfer and separation procedures of current employees; conduct exit interviews.

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending education workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; attending conferences and participating in professional societies.

  • Directly manage human resources and office services staff, including responsibility for hiring, firing, performance management, disciplining, planning, monitoring training, and appraising job results within those departments.

  • Develop and administer various human resources plans and procedures for all personnel.

  • Oversee administration and preparation of presentations including but not limited to: harassment prevention, diversity, and office safety.

  • Assist with retirement plans (including the frozen defined benefit plan and the current 401(k) plan) and evaluate deferred compensation and other qualified and non-qualified benefit options.


  • Maintains a neat work area; professional appearance and personal conduct at all times.

  • Attends meetings as requested.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Certifications/Licenses, Experiences, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Experience as a leader in a senior human resources role with at least 15 years of progressive experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR, business, social sciences or related field; advanced degree is preferable.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; confident public speaker; comfortable presenting and interacting with all levels within an organization.

  • SPHR, SHRM-CP certification.

  • Knowledge of federal and California labor laws, regulations, and best practices.

  • Skilled user of MS Office products, especially PowerPoint and Excel.

  • Solid working knowledge of administrating and implementing HRIS systems.

  • Highest ethical standards.

  • Knowledge of principles and procedures of health and welfare benefits, job evaluation and analysis.

  • Excellent active listening, negotiation, and presentation skills.

  • Competence to build and effectively manage professional relationships at all levels of the company.

  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct a complex, comprehensive human resources program.

  • Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations.

  • Ability to research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures and techniques.

  • Ability to be proactive, in taking actions to prevent problems from starting or growing.


Posted: 2019-10-07 Expires: 2019-11-06

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Vice President, Human Resources

Sunkist Growers, Inc. & Fruit Growers Supply Company
Valencia, California 91355

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