Clipper Seafoods, Ltd. (“CSL”) currently operates six catcher processor vessels using hook and line gear, primarily in the Bering Sea, and has been in business for thirty years. CSL sells its harvest, primarily Pacific cod, black cod (sablefish) and Greenland turbot, on a worldwide basis. CSL also purchases and sells fish harvested by third parties.
The Human Resources Manager has responsibility for the daily management of the HR function as it relates to Clipper Seafoods, Ltd. Employees. Under the direction of the HR Director, the HR Manager executes the Compensation and Benefits administration for the company. The Hr Manager also directly assists the Director in the overall management of the Human Resources Department to include manpower management, succession planning, risk management and employment relations.
- Plans, coordinates, performs, and participates in day-to-day human resources management activities for Clipper Seafoods’ crewmembers including those geographically removed serving on vessels. Assures that crewmembers receive timely responses to transactions, answers to questions, and receive access to all human resources services.
- Administers human resources programs related to all crewmember GL transactions, Payroll Advances, Settlements, travel financial charges, etc. This includes reconciling crewmember ledgers, computing and entering crew deductions (ship supplies, airfare, tobacco, drug testing fees, draws, permits, hotels, medical, dental, and other misc. fees). Verifies information provided in offload paperwork, etc.
- Serves as an advisor to Clipper Seafoods Leaders and vessel officers on matters such as performance management, skill development, general morale, and other employee relations matters.
- Responsible for the monthly reconciliation of the corporate credit card billing used for purchasing high-volume of crew travel, hotels, and other accommodations.
- Manages, tracks and reports on many different types of important HR data. This includes vessel reports, contract signing, amendments, shipyard and transit rates and payroll.
- Executes the administration of all Clipper Seafoods health insurance benefits to include open enrollment, monthly reconciliation of billing, and HRIS management of benefits.
- Manages the administration of COBRA communication, enrollment and participant communications.
- Acts as the primary back-up to the HR Director in his absence for the overall management of the department including manpower management, employment relations and risk management.
- Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.
Knowledge and Skills
- This position requires professional knowledge of human resources programs with seasoned financial acumen.
- Requires generalist knowledge of GL accounts, HR data systems, recruitment, compensation and benefits administration, and employee relations.
- Requires a close familiarity with the laws and regulations surrounding personnel management.
- Requires human relations skills sufficient to communicate concepts to others, resolve conflicts, and to exercise patience when dealing with team members.
- Requires exceptional skill at organization and attention to detail.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree required in Human Resources, Business, Finance or a related discipline is required or 4 years of previous related experience.
- Knowledge of the seafood/fishing industry highly beneficial.
- Professional HR certification preferred.
- Positive, can-do attitude.
- Detail-oriented and accurate; able to check own work for errors
- Prior experience with data entry
- Comfortable working with numbers; ideally proficient with Excel
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
- Dedication to meeting due dates for work on a daily/weekly basis
- Trustworthy; able to keep confidential information confidential
- Office environment, primarily working on a computer at a desk
- Able to carry a fifty pound box up or down a flight of stairs as needed
Compensation and Benefits
- Exempt; Salaried.
- PTO: 15 days annually to start, increasing to 20 days at six years.
- Flexible working hours
- Medical insurance subsidized by employer contributions
- Sec. 125 medical/child care reimbursement plan
- Ability to contribute to a 401(k) plan after meeting service requirements
CSL runs a small, dynamic home office with nineteen other employees, and sometimes a dog or two. Our fishing crews work around the clock, every day, during the fishing seasons. Our office is normally open from 9AM to 5PM on weekdays. However, our staff supports the crew by working as needed to process crew compensation, sell the products they harvest, and pay bills to keep our vessels operating. We recognize that without the successful efforts of our fishing crews and support for maintenance and operation of our vessels, that we would have no business. As a result, our office environment is casual, sometimes chaotic, every now and then a bit slow, but always responsive to the needs of our operations.