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Plant Human Resources Manager

Posted: 09/17/2023

Description: As the Human Resource Manager in our Rome, GA Plant you’ll have the opportunity to lead the site Human Resource team and contribute as a key member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT).  Your focus will be to lead strategically on key company initiatives, including labor and employee relations. You will ensure connectivity between people and plant operations at all levels. Your positive, can-do attitude will be key to engaging and partnering with colleagues at all levels!


Welcome to Rome! Only about an hour and a half away from Atlanta, we boast a facility producing sweet treats for our customers, Rice Krispies Treats along with Graham based cookies! We produce millions of pounds per year of goodness. We take pride in our outstanding safety record and consistently being in the running for the Kellogg Plant Championship as a result of some of our best practices. Come join all the great things we can offer here in Rome and be a part of the united values and winning culture at Kellogg!


Kellogg is progressing toward unleashing our full potential by the end of 2023. After this portfolio transformation journey is complete, this role will support Kellanova, a leading company in global snacking, international cereal and noodles, plant-based foods, and North America frozen breakfast. Learn more about our bold next steps at 


  • Business Partner – You are a key business partner to the Plant Manager and each member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and the “heartbeat” of the plant! Your focus on people and your ability to understand how to positively motivate and engage them will be key to your success. You will work closely with functional corporate partners from our Global Business Services (GBS), Supply Chain HR and Labor Relations teams to execute on essential HR business strategies. You will be the primary contact for and keeper of a collaborative and business-focused relationship with the local union leadership.
  • Human Resources & Labor Relations – You will provide leadership to your team and the SLT and be responsible for devising and employing communication and engagement strategies designed to progress business goals. You will manage EEOC, Affirmative Action, Employee Relations, and day-to-day Labor Relations activities such as accountability, discipline, grievances, arbitrations and negotiations.  You will seek and employ creative solutions to persistent challenges.  You will be a key member of the company negotiations team preparing for and engaging in the labor negotiations process.
  • Training & Development – In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring the training and delivery of appropriate training to employees at all levels.  You will be comfortable with utilizing various HR technologies, service delivery models and people-related programs and initiatives as needed. You will also be part of developing the bakery leadership team, HR Talent and Front-Line leaders.
  • High Performance Culture – You know what motivates people to do their best and how to bring people together toward a shared vision. Driving the people-related aspects of a high-performance work culture through the Kellogg Work Systems (KWS) will be a major focus of your role.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, or a related field; MBA or Master’s degree a plus  
  • Effective communication, interpersonal and organizational skills 
  • At least 2 years human resource experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience managing employees in a union setting
  • Experience at an organization that was either already considered a High Performing Organization or was in the process of making that transition.
  • Skilled at leadership development through coaching and training.


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Kellogg Company is a multibillion-dollar company with over 30 thousand employees all over the globe. We are proud to make delicious foods that people love – foods that you grew up with like Frosted Flakes, Cheez It, Eggo, Pop-Tarts, Crunchy Nut, Pringles, as well as innovative foods such as MorningStar Farms, RX bar, and Noodles. Our KValues and BetterDays commitments are at the core of who we are, what we believe and what brings us together. We’re proud to say we’ve been awarded with Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies”, DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity”, Newsweek’s “Most Loved Workplaces”, and many more awards that you can check out here.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion has been part of our DNA since the beginning. Clearly stated in our Code of Ethics, “we have respect for individuals of all backgrounds, capability and opinions.” We believe that equity is more than leveling the playing field. It is making sure barriers, both tangible and intangible, are removed. Interested in the numbers? We hold ourselves accountable with our yearly Features report.

Kellogg is proud to offer industry competitive Total Health benefits (Physical, Financial, Emotional, and Social) that vary depending on region and type of role. Be sure to ask your recruiter for more information!


The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position.

Kellogg Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to provide an inclusive work environment, a seat for everyone at the table, and embraces the diverse talent of its people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, please visit our website here.   

Where required by state law and/or city ordinance; this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please follow this link.

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Kellogg is taking bold next steps on its portfolio transformation journey by separating its North American cereal business by the end of 2023, resulting in two independent public companies, each better positioned to unlock their full standalone potential. Learn more at