Human Resources Manager


Daybrook Fisheries is currently recruiting for an energetic and seasoned HR Manager at our Empire, LA plant. Working with the leadership team, this critical position provides the right candidate with a unique opportunity to help shape and implement best practices across all HR functions at the Company. In this new position, the HR Manager will be responsible for the overall day-to-day administration, coordination and execution of the human resource function with the objective to ensure compliance in all company, federal and state regulatory policies and procedures. The ideal candidate will have a strong background and proven successful track record in employee relations. This position reports directly to the VP of HR and Communications and works closely with plant operations managers.


  • BA or BS from an accredited university (or global equivalent) in Human Resources Management; or in Business Administration with a concentration in HR is preferred
  • Advanced studies in Organizational Behavior, Industrial Relations, Organizational Development, Management and Leadership is preferred
  • Combination of education and experience may be considered.


  • Certified professional (SHRM-CP) and/or Global-SCP is preferred
  • CPR certification (or the ability to obtain) is required


  • 6-10+ years’ work experience as an HR Manager or above is required, and
  • 5+ years’ work experience in a plant, operational or warehouse environment is required; and
  • Working knowledge of labor organizations, maritime employment regulations and international employment is preferred.
  • OSHA training and record keeping is preferred


  • Advanced level of experience managing the impact of employment laws with an emphasis on FLSA, ADA, ADEA, PPACA, EEO, FMLA, Workers’ Compensation, authorized worker/visa requirements and the I-9/E-Verify process is required among others;
  • Ability to interact with attorneys, executives and diverse cultures is required;
  • Intermediate to advanced level experience with Microsoft Office products is required;
  • Intermediate to advanced level of experience with HR technology (HRIS) and a working knowledge of compensation and benefits administration is required; and
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is preferred



  • Comply with all organizational, federal and state regulatory policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Execute and manage all human resources activities for the company. Conceptualize employee-based programs, research, identify and implement all compliance-based paperwork/reports/files, and monitor program success with employees.
  • Perform various HR administrative duties, such as personnel file maintenance, job application review and tracking, new hire paperwork and orientation training, updating HR data and employee changes, submitting required documentation to benefits broker as required.
  • Serve as point of contact for all employee relations matters, using applicable company policies and procedures to base HR recommendation to senior management.
  • Guide and counsel managers of providing appropriate and consistent feedback to direct reports in an effort to improve employee performance for the company.
  • Investigate and resolve employee grievances and monitor workforce for potential areas of concern
  • Work with Safety Manager to administer workers compensation program: investigate internal conflicts, all injuries, first aid and near misses, and work with plant management to reduce all three.
  • Keep abreast of Human Resources laws and regulations, as well as review recent publications pertaining to HR matters, such as SHRM or US Department of Labor.
  • Provide objective, ethical opinions and feedback to senior management on applicable employment-based decisions based on current employment laws and guidelines, human resources guidelines and expertise.
  • Generate, analyze and interpret compensation and benefit-related data for employment-based decisions.
  • Perform time and attendance audits of payroll records for compliance with applicable wage and hour compliance.
  • Collaborate with corporate affiliates to share best practices across relevant HR functions
  • Advocate and increase awareness of corporate values and code of conduct throughout the organization


  • Analyze training and development needs and collaborate with plant supervisors in the development and administration of training programs.
  • Identify opportunities and recommend methods to improve service, work processes and employee management expenses. Assist in the implementation of quality improvement initiatives.
  • Assist colleagues in the completion of HR tasks and assignments to ensure productivity. Orient new co-workers and actively support teamwork throughout the organization.
  • Perform other duties as required.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this job.

Flexibility – Accept and adapt to change as a necessary and inevitable aspect of organizational life. Adjust quickly and effectively to changing conditions and demands.

Interpersonal Skills- Show genuine sensitivity to the needs, feelings and capabilities of other people. Deal with others in a pleasant manner. Treat others with respect and consideration. Be approachable and skilled in bringing forward employee relations issues and concerns in a manner that builds employee confidence in the incumbent’s ability to hear and understand the issue in a non-threatening manner. Bring credibility as an employee advocate while balancing the business needs of the company to ensure employees are treated fairly and free of retaliation.

Listening Skills- Tend to listens more than talk. Leave others with the impression that their thoughts, opinions, feelings and needs are important. Help others understand their feelings and their needs.

Managing Multiple Priorities- Handle multiple assignments and priorities yet still fulfill all commitments. Readily accept new responsibilities and adapt well to changes in procedures. Give appropriate priorities to various work demands. Willing to reach out for support and guidance where needed but confident enough to manage day to day.

Oral communication – Speak clearly and objectively in positive or negative situations; communicate on critical issues in a timely and effective manner; ensure language barriers are addressed and appropriate translation services are provided for employees

Professionalism – Treat all coworkers and clients with utmost respect and handle sensitive and secure human resources data and employee actions with tact and understanding. Dress appropriately to exude a professional and welcoming appearance.

Safety and Security – Actively promote “Safety First” message and personally observe safety and security procedures, and use equipment and materials properly.

Written communication – Produce clear and complete written documentation that meet the internal needs of the organization using words and tone that are appropriate for the intended audience.

NOTE: This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of all duties and responsibilities. The organization reserves the right to change this description at its discretion.


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger motions, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear, taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.

Work Environment: Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather and internal climate conditions prevalent at the time. The work environment is considered to be that of a normal business/office operation in addition to a processing plant environment. The employee may be required to visit the plant, warehouse, processing area, laboratory and other business related areas at which time exposure may include but not be limited to outside weather conditions,  chemicals, odors, fumes and fish or animal by-products.   The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate with intermittent periods more than moderate due to machinery associated with fish processing.


Daybrook Fisheries, Inc. (Company) is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate in employment. No question on this application is used for the purpose of limiting or excluding any applicant from consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law, including but not limited to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status or any other legally protected status. Equal access to employment services and programs is available to all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the Company.

We only hire individuals possessing the highest levels of honesty and personal integrity and we strive to create a safe workplace, free of harassment and potentially dangerous individuals. To that end, we may conduct a comprehensive background investigation and/or drug screen on every applicant for employment.


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