Human Resources Director (Portland Oregon Area) – Food Industry


14 years of HR management experience, all within the food industry.  Strong background in recruitment, training, employee engagement, payroll, benefits, and employee safety.  In last role reduced turnover from 18% to 1.7%!  Training expertise includes job training, manager training, food safety and OSHA.  Solid knowledge of quality and food safety as a certified SQF consultant.  Has overseen multiple plants and coached a team of direct reports.  Continuous improvement champion, lean manufacturing trained.

BS Degree – Business

Key skills include:  Global HR strategies, HR management, HR documentation, compensation/benefits, staff management, employee handbooks, hiring and recruitment, safety and security management, OSHA, work comp/modified duty, cost control, food safety & quality, HACCP, SQF, Kosher, Organic, audits and certification, continuous improvement, presentations, training.


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Karen Engelmann

Karen is the recipient of Kinsa’s top-rated Customer Service Excellence Award for her care in guiding our clients and candidates through the search and hiring process. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and 15+ years of experience in the recruiting industry. Let Karen put her relationships and marketplace knowledge to work for you on your next search for a great food industry job.

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