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Human Resources Manager

Location: Becker, MN, United States
Business Unit: Liberty Paper
Remote Type: No Remote

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The Human Resources Manager is a critical member of the site leadership team for our facility in Becker, MN and of the enterprise-wide Human Resources Leadership team. This role supports a facility of 165+ employees, adding value by providing support in the areas of business partnership, sourcing and talent acquisition, employee relations, employee and community engagement, project leadership, continuous improvement, data governance, training oversight and cyclical process ownership. Reporting to this role is an HR Business Partner and a Training Manager to ensure effective support for human resources and training responsibilities.


This onsite position is based at our paper mill in Becker, MN, and reports to LDI’s Chief Human Resources Officer with a dotted/dual line to the Vice President, Liberty Paper. Liberty Paper is a 24/7/365 100% recycled paper mill that recycles old, corrugated containers (OCC) into kraft liner board for new corrugated packaging. In addition to paper roll stock, Liberty Paper also produces coated paper solutions.


  • Provides strategic human resources support to the business unit leadership team. Serves as an active member of the business leadership team, participating in weekly leadership meetings, quarterly and annual strategy planning, and business review processes.
  • Develops business acumen to understand key drivers/priorities and then formulates and executes appropriate solutions to support business performance that drives results. Coaches’ leaders and their teams on how to connect business strategy to people strategy.  Builds leader capability and reinforces accountability in the areas of talent, leadership, and culture.
  • Leverages best practices, processes, policies, and procedures to resolve issues. Identifies continuous improvement opportunities, shares feedback with partners, and develops solutions to common issues.
  • Provides data-driven insights for decision making and strategic workforce planning; recommend revision to or creation of new strategies.
  • Leverages and enforces processes and technologies to support delivery of services; works in close partnership with Enterprise Solutions team to deliver recurring end-to-end services and processes (i.e. Performance Management, Talent Planning, Succession Planning, Merit Planning, Learning Management System (for Technical Training programs) etc.)
  • Conducts annual employee engagement survey, analyzes data, and communicates results. Leads site through development and execution of action plans to address opportunities.
  • Leads business unit talent acquisition activities including maintaining job descriptions to reflect current role responsibilities in job postings, and managing the recruitment, interviewing, selection, and onboarding processes, in partnership with enterprise Talent Acquisition. Identifies and develops creative sourcing strategies.
  • Conducts thorough, objective, and timely investigations as needed. Assesses risks related to employment matters and coaches’ leaders in a manner consistent with company policy and practice.  Consults with corporate legal as needed. 
  • Drives innovation in HR functions and processes. Leads and / or participates in business unit and enterprise-level people projects.
  • Consults with leaders regarding compensation strategy and processes, ensuring alignment and equity in salary recommendations for internal transfers and promotions. 
  • Oversees technical training program, setting direction for continuous improvement in training practices, in partnership with Training Manager.
  • Leads or supports the site Community Action Team activities, ensuring alignment with Enterprise Solutions team guidelines.
  • Leads the business unit Employee Activities team, in developing an annual calendar and budget for employee engagement events.   Leads or oversees activities related to the planning and execution of these events.
  • Support health, safety, and environment initiatives and programs and facilitate a safe and healthy culture.
  • Other duties, as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or similar discipline
  • 5+ years HR Business Partner / HR Generalist experience in a manufacturing/industrial environment or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Analytical and problem-solving experience, with the ability to see hidden problems and look beyond the obvious for answers, uses data to make decisions
  • Experience with conflict management
  • Solid interpersonal, verbal and presentation skills with the ability to engage with others authentically, establish trust, build long-lasting relationships - influence at all levels
  • Experienced organizational and time management skills; multi-tasking and prioritizing, planning work activities efficiently to meet deadlines and high-level goals; managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook


  • Master’s degree in Human Resources, MBA, or a related field
  • Experience supporting a 24/7/365 operation highly desired
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • PHR / SPHR or SHRM-CP / SRHM-SCP certification strongly preferred
  • Previous project management experience
  • Ability to build relationships and trust with strong skills in coaching and mentoring


The physical demands 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.

  • Regular sitting, standing, and walking throughout the day to accomplish tasks
  • Manual and finger dexterity used regularly with some repetitive finger motions
  • Ability to work in front of a computer screen for long periods of time
  • Specific vision abilities include close and distance vision; able to identify colors, small letters, and numbers; hand/eye coordination, depth perception and able to adjust focus
  • Hearing and speaking
  • Other conditions may include frequent reaching, stretching, pushing, pulling, pinching, grasping, and gripping.


about our company:

Comprised of multiple companies with headquarters in New Hope, Minnesota, Liberty Diversified International (LDI) is a privately held company employing more than 1,900 individuals across our manufacturing facilities, production facilities and core business operations in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Arizona, California, and Mexico. With deep roots in the corrugated box manufacturing industry, we operate in the core markets of paper, packaging, workplace products, corrugated plastics and building products.

Since 1918, our values – Caring, Innovation, Trust and Excellence – have guided our day-to-day activities. We believe that when our employees are aligned with these values, we create superior solutions and service for our customers. The LDI family of companies includes Liberty Packaging, Liberty Paper, Liberty Plastics (Custom Solutions and Quarrix Building Products) and Safco.



Liberty Diversified International is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.