Human Resources Manager


Date Published: 15 May 2024

Our client is a mid-sized, successful, family-owned CPG company. They are seeking a Human Resources Manager who will play a key role in shaping the employee experience while fostering a positive work culture. They are seeking someone adaptable and team-oriented, who thrives in a collaborative environment. As a key partner, you'll work closely with management and employees to drive talent management efforts, including recruitment, retention, performance management, and more.

This position is 5 days a week onsite in offices either in Nashville, IL or St. Louis, MO. Local travel of up to 25% is expected.



Recruitment and Hiring

  • Develop and enhance recruitment and retention efforts.
  • Recruit and proactively search for top talent for all levels to ensure both short-term and long-term talent management approach.
  • Assist in the creation of people strategies and design approaches for diagnosing and enhancing organizational effectiveness and employee satisfaction.

Benefits and Compliance

  • Maintain and continuously enhance knowledge of HR policies, programs, laws, and issues across the various states in which The Republic of Tea operates.
  • Serve as a legal compliance resource for the company, taking actions and maintaining accurate records to ensure compliance with all federal and applicable state regulations.
  • Address and manage individual benefit questions regarding FMLA, disability, leaves, tracking, 401k, EAP, COBRA, etc.

Program and Performance Management

  • Manage employee focused programs at the office/location level in key areas including staffing, orientation, onboarding, offboarding, engagement, training, performance, and promotions.
  • Educate and partner with managers on performance management and employee development goals.
  • Help develop and drive HR programs, such as our wellness program, our make-a-difference days, trainings, and learning & development opportunities.

Employee Engagement

  • Provide counsel to employees and managers; working proactively to suggest solutions to solve problems.
  • Provide HR expertise in the areas of feedback, employee relations, coaching, and organizational development.
  • Recommend relevant retention strategies.


Collaborative Partnerships

  • Collaborate with HR team to champion and accelerate a culture in which people feel engaged and inspired to achieve top results.
  • Partner on core HR processes (e.g., performance calibration, compensation cycle, promotions, etc.)

HRIS Management

  • Determine and recommend HRIS solutions and strategy.
  • Analyze employee reports (e.g., compensation, job levels, and attrition) to guide decision-making and provide proactive solutions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, or related field.
  • 5+ years of related HR experience – managing both exempt and non-exempt employees
  • Demonstrated ability with programs within the talent life cycle.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite.
  • Working knowledge of HRIS.
  • Travel to remote sites up to 25% of the time.
  • HR Project Management Experience.
  • Experience in multi-state employment laws (federal, state, and local).
  • PHR Certification or SHRM-CP, a plus.


  • Results-driven; self-starter
  • People-focused with strong consulting skills.
  • Forward-thinking, open-minded, with a desire to impact change.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with a strong attention to detail.
  • Positive and effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, a learner at heart.
  • Energetic and enthusiastic personality with an innate ability to build rapport and trust easily.
  • Collaborative, agile, flexible, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Critical and strategic thinker. Someone who can evaluate information efficiently and anticipate outcomes and challenges.
  • Strong understanding of technology

Compensation and Benefits

  • $80,000 – $110,000 depending on experience
  • 401k
  • Healthcare coverage
  • PTO
  • Childcare reimbursement
  • Educational Assistance
  • Wellness reimbursement