Human Resources Manager

Date: Oct 3, 2021

LOCATION: Maple Grove, MN, US

Company: Pelican Products, Inc.

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Pelican BioThermal LLC is a global leader in the design and manufacture of single use and reusable temperature-controlled packaging solutions for the highly regulated pharmaceutical, biotech, and clinical trials industries.  Pelican BioThermal is a great place to work and offers employees the opportunity to flourish and excel in a high-growth, fast-paced, creative, and exciting environment!  We currently have an opening for a Human Resources Manager based at our site in Maple Grove, MN.


The Human Resources Manager is a critical position that will act as a business partner by providing professional HR guidance and support to relevant internal client groups with the objective to add value to the business. This position will be responsible for staffing, compensation, employee relations, learning initiatives, performance management and support of health and safety programs; as well as ensure compliance with EEO, ADA, and OFCCP guidelines.


What You’ll Do:

  • Contributes to the business strategy by helping identify, prioritize, and build organizational capabilities, behaviors, structures, and processes
  • Supports line management in forecasting and planning talent pipeline requirements
  • Facilitates initiatives to build a high-performing organization aligned with the strategic leadership agenda
  • Ensures HR processes and practices at all facilities within assigned region are in compliance with federal, state and local regulatory requirements
  • Develops and maintains affirmative action program; files VET100 and EEO-1 annually; maintains other records, reports and logs to conform to EEO regulations.
  • Implements programs to ensure employees at all levels of the organization understand their roles and responsibilities with respect to compliance initiatives
  • Conducts recruitment effort for exempt and nonexempt personnel; conducts new-employee orientations; employee relations counseling, outplacement counseling and exit interviewing.
  • Rewrites job descriptions as necessary; analyzes compensation; monitors the performance evaluation program and suggests revisions as necessary.
  • Manages specific projects as determined in the annual HR operational plan as well as participate in functional and cross-functional initiatives
  • Develops and promotes feedback mechanisms for employees to influence continuous improvement of HR services and processes
  • Develops, recommends and implements HR policies and reward strategies to ensure decisions and practices are fair, consistent, objective and in-line with business goals
  • Evaluates reports, decisions and results of department in relation to established goals. Recommends new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of department and services performed. Review and benchmark internal and external environment to improve HR policies and initiatives to enhance overall business performance.
  • Identifies and drives communication and sharing of learning across functions to facilitate continuous improvement
  • Follows company policies and practices as outlined in the Employee Handbook and/or applicable employment agreement. Follows safety guidelines and procedures in accordance to the job.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.


What You’ll Need:

  • Higher education in business administration and/or HR management with a minimum 7 years’ experience in HR role(s) in comparable organizations
  • Maintains active involvement in the HR community through networking, continuing education/certification, and leadership roles in professional associations
  • Ability to develop clear, actionable steps from overall strategy & complete projects meeting deadline/budget
  • Excellent written, verbal, presentation, project management skills
  • Proficient with HRIS systems and software programs, including Microsoft Office Suite and other appropriate software


Bonus Points For:

  • Experience with SuccessFactors preferred
  • PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP certifications a plus

Additional Information:

  • This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. This position regularly requires long hours and weekend work, with or without advanced notice
  • Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.
  • Actively supports and complies with Pelican’s objectives, guidelines and commitment to Quality and Safety, with an emphasis on continual improvement.
  • Must be able to interact effectively and cooperatively with employees at all levels.
  • Must have the ability to complete assignments within the timeframe specified by the Manager.
  • Must be flexible regarding working hours. Must be able to work evenings and weekends, with or without advanced notice.
  • Must be able to operate in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ensures that staff is contributing at maximum potential through rigorous hiring practices and an emphasis on training and development initiatives, including coaching and counseling direct reports in their performance and professional development, with final authority for approving pay increases, hiring decisions and disciplinary actions.
  • Emphasizes ethical leadership and decision-making to protect Pelican’s brand and reputation.
  • Establishes challenging, productive, and achievable goals for direct reports; measure results by establishing checkpoints to track progress.
  • Must be able to travel, nationally and internationally, as necessary.


Why Join Pelican BioThermal? Here’s a glimpse of Pelican Perks…

Generous paid time off plans

401k plan – with a competitive match

Tuition Assistance Program

Established reputable brand offering premium products – you’ll be proud to represent Pelican!

Employee discount program on Pelican Products

Great Benefits – several options including Pet insurance for our animal lovers.

Wellness Discount Program

Lucrative employee referral program – get paid to work with your trusted network.

And more…




Pelican Products, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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