Director, Human Resources
Remote CO
Full Time


Remote CO

Director, Human Resources

Your role:

The Human Resources Business Partner drives and manages the human resources strategic direction and acts as a business partner supporting 10 to 15 plant locations in North America. This position partners with management to ensure all human resources needs are met.  The Director, Human Resources will evaluate the status and productivity of human resources programs and recommend changes to improve efficiency and cost effectiveness.  This role has the responsibility of being a business partner with the largest and most complex area of our business – Operations.

As a leader, the Ardent Mills Values of trust, serving, simplicity, and safety will guide your decisions. You will listen, learn, and serve your team members. You will enable your team to deliver superior business results by constantly learning, reinventing, and challenging yourself to do better. You will inspire people to achieve things they never thought possible.

To succeed, you must be able to:

  • Deliver results in first-time situations by inspiring others and working to earn trust every day.
  • Serve others with understanding, respect, and care.
  • Operate with simplicity, clarity and transparency.
  • Deal with and drive change.
  • Organize, prioritize, and own multiple tasks while meeting or exceeding deadlines.
  • Learn and apply new technology and share your knowledge with others.

Above all you will be expected to carry out all your activities with reliability, integrity, compliance and in a safe, environmentally responsible, and efficient manner.

Your responsibilities:

  • Work as the key HR business partner in support of the assigned region to transform the operation to be a clear competitive advantage in the marketplace focused on our customers and a desirable place to work for our employees.
  • Develop organizational strategies by identifying and researching human resource issues and providing recommendations to establish human resources objectives that are in line with business objectives.
  • Lead special projects to drive, influence and support the cultural and people aspects of organizational change, structures, people processes and business improvement initiatives that reflect the business strategy. 
  • Partner with leaders by providing human resources advice and counsel in handling people decisions.
  • Partner with client group to support the safety culture through return-to-work process management, safe environment, loss avoidance, and safety training.
  • Responsible for overall management of Human Resource compliance programs, including but not limited to, EEO, unemployment, AAP, litigation, retention, termination, turnover, and severance issues.  May conduct difficult employee counseling sessions regarding EEO charges, ADA, union grievances, performance, and termination.
  • Implement human resources strategies by establishing department accountabilities, including talent acquisition, staffing, employment processing, compensation, health and welfare benefits, training and development, records management, safety and health, succession planning, employee relations and retention, AA/EEO compliance, and labor relations.  Utilize talent management systems to support an inclusive and diverse culture
  • Drive to continuously improve the effectiveness and efficiency of HR service delivery. 
  • Direct union avoidance and labor relations strategies, contract negotiation, grievance resolution, contract interpretation and administration, and hourly workforce effectiveness programs by partnering with the L&E Counsel.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required
  • Minimum ten years of human resource management experience required with increased levels of responsibility and accountability
  • Prior multi site manufacturing/production experience in large scale heavily matrixed organization.
  • Experience in implementing and maintaining positive employee and labor relations programs, policies and procedures.  
  • Experience in interpreting collective bargaining agreements, grievance management and assisting management with labor matters.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and sustain positive working relationships at all levels in the organization.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Experience managing projects and driving data-based decision-making process.
  • Anticipate business changes and work proactively to address.
  • Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and team members.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to manage needs of the business and HR policies to ensure partnership.
  • Ability to handle both tactical and strategic assignments.
  • Ability to work independently in an ambiguous environment but also develop strong HR team relationships.
  • Ability to support a safety culture through return-to-work process management, safe environment, loss avoidance, and safety training.
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage networks to implement HR best practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organizations HRIS and talent management systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask, prioritize and follow through on commitments.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively facilitate diverse teams, collaborate and achieve results through strong influencing skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with leading others, including performance management, coaching, and development within a production environment.
  • Demonstrated track record in promoting an inclusive environment and seeking ways to integrate differences.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

Good to have:

  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Bilingual (fluent in Spanish) strongly preferred
  • Experience using Workday
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred.

Other considerations:

  • Ability to travel 50%.
  • Ardent Mills is headquartered in Denver, CO. This role can be 100 % remote. The successful candidate will be expected to commit to a periodic presence in the Denver HQ office, frequency can be discussed with hiring manager.  If successful candidate lives in the Denver area, a Hybrid model will be expected.

At Ardent Mills, everyone matters, and everyone has a voice.  We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal opportunities are available to all applicants and team members and the decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, aboriginality, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status, age, political affiliation, or any other non-merit characteristic protected by law or not.  Together, celebrating our differences, we make Ardent Mills.

The preceding position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this position.  It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this position. The description, duties, functions, and responsibilities are subject to change at the discretion of Ardent Mills. 


Remote AL, Remote AL, Remote AR, Remote AZ, Remote CA, Remote CO, Remote CT, Remote DE, Remote FL, Remote GA, Remote IA, Remote ID, Remote IL, Remote IN, Remote KS, Remote KY, Remote LA, Remote MA, Remote MD, Remote ME, Remote MI, Remote MN, Remote MO, Remote MS, Remote MT {+ 24 more}


126 Remote, Denver CO, 80202

Additional Locations (if applicable):

Remote AL, Remote AL, Remote AR, Remote AZ, Remote CA, Remote CT, Remote DE, Remote FL, Remote GA, Remote IA, Remote ID, Remote IL, Remote IN, Remote KS, Remote KY, Remote LA, Remote MA, Remote MD, Remote ME, Remote MI, Remote MN, Remote MO, Remote MS, Remote MT, Remote NC {+ 23 more}

Employment Type:

Full time

Additional Information:


We provide market-driven base pay, based on skills, abilities, and level of experiences. Our salary ranges are broad, and individual salary will be market competitive based on a candidate’s unique set of skills and level of experience. The starting range for this position is $123,903.56 - $165,256.37, with additional earning potential possible commensurate with experience. Additionally, we believe that our team members are the reason for our success and all team members are incentive eligible with a target based on contribution, company performance, and individual results achieved. While the specific bonus plan and target amount will be determined based on the role and breadth of contributions, the targeted bonus plan and targeted percentage amount for this role is Bonus - MIP, 10% Annual.


At Ardent Mills we offer a wide range of benefits to our team members and their eligible family members. Some of our great benefit programs you may be eligible for include: • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage• Health and Dependent Savings Accounts • Life and Disability Programs • Voluntary Benefit Programs • Company Sponsored Wellness Programs • Retirement Savings with Company Match • Team Member and Family Assistance Program (EAP) • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays • Employee Recognition Program with Rewards (RAVE).

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