Administrative Services/ Human Resource Manager – Humble

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Headquartered in Orlando, FL, Kalera is a science and technology-driven company dedicated to growing the very best possible produce; it is smart horticulture at its best. As the technology leaders in urban vertical farming, Kalera focuses on clean, safe, healthy, tasty greens and on the efficiencies of growing locally in controlled environments.

Founded in 2010, Kalera has, over several years, perfected unique hydroponic growing methods combining optimized nutrients and light recipes, precise environmental controls, and clean room standards to produce safe, highly nutritious, pesticide-free, non-GMO vegetables with consistent high quality and longer shelf life year-round. With indoor facilities situated right where the demand is, Kalera is able to supply an abundance of produce locally, eliminating the need for long distance shipping. This means Kalera can ensure the highest quality and freshness by delivering product to customers within hours of harvest year-round. Kalera’s plants grow while consuming 95% less water compared to field farming.

Kalera has recently opened a new state-of-the-art growing facility in Orlando, FL. With an annual output of over five million heads of lettuce per year, this new facility is the highest production volume vertical farm in the Southeast US. The rapidly constructed facility also demonstrates Kalera s ability to quickly build and open farms around the US and internationally. Having recently announced new facilities in Atlanta and Houston to open in early 2021, Kalera has aggressive near-term expansion plans both domestically and internationally.

For more information please visit , along with supplemental media coverage:

    • Kalera film
    • Global Newswire article – Kalera opens new vertical farming facility in Orlando
    • Forbes article – farm of the future
    • Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Visits Kalera
    • Orlando Sentinel Article


    • The Administrative Services Manager reports to the CHRO, and Plant General Manager, and is responsible for the administration of all human resource and office administrative activities within the facility.


    • The Administrative Services Manager will be responsible for the administration of Kalera s Human Resources policies, procedures, guidelines and tools in the facility. They will be responsible for the coordination of all office activities and administrative tasks. They will support Facility management to ensure maximum productivity within the plant. They are also required to provide clear, thoughtful written and verbal communication to employees in group and individual settings.

Essential Duties

    • Create new hire requisitions in coordination with CHRO, validating information with hiring manager
    • Lead on site recruiting efforts including sourcing, preliminary interviews, scheduling with hiring managers, preparing both parties for the interview process
    • At point of new hire notification, complete background and drug screening process, process IT access forms, create draft announcement, send manager on-boarding template, and order welcome gift
    • Complete new hire orientation, including new hire paperwork, submitting I-9 on first day
    • Process Employee Change Notices as needed
    • Maintain division organization charts and updates as directed
    • Ensure compliance with all established HR processes and timelines
    • Serve as point person for Benefit initiatives as needed
    • Serve as a first point of contact for potential HR issues divisional barometer employee relations issues should be referred to CHRO for follow-up
    • Manage data entry and upkeep in digital HR platform
    • Provide Organizational Chart updates as requested
    • Create and publish employee schedules on a biweekly basis
    • Organize and update employee records, track reviews, training and attendance
    • Manage inventory and generate orders for cleaning products, PPE, and other supplies
    • Other duties as assigned
    • Operations Support
      • Provide operational support in whatever area the division may need help in: Quality, Safety, Training, Location Reporting/Dashboards
    • Administrative Support

      • Provide support, phone coverage, maintain calendars, submit expense reports and coordinate travel for the GM or other leadership team members as assigned
      • Coordinate arrangements for location meetings, luncheons and other events, including catering, transportation, lodging, etc.
      • Assist with the compilation of reports and schedules as needed
      • Perform notary public duties for the facility (if applicable)

Office Management

      • Maintain office supplies
      • Set up new employees, including computer set-up, setting-up WebEx accounts, ordering business cards, office supplies, and equipment as well as determining office space and phone/system configurations
      • Configure new office build-out according to space allotment. May lead efforts on locating office site and managing office moves
      • Set up new phone system menu options and work stations keeping in mind potential divisional growth
      • Open, sort and distribute mail as needed
      • Order office equipment and manage space planning as growth dictates
      • Other duties and projects as assigned
      • Bachelor s degree preferred
      • Demonstrated ability to work, manage, and meet competing deadlines in a fast-paced, high volume environment and on deadline; aptitude for problem solving and decision making needed
      • Knowledge of Kronos / HRIS systems preferred
      • Must be flexible and willing to work the demands of the plant which may be subject to evenings, weekends, and holidays.
      • Exceptional communication skills
      • Experience onboarding employees by providing clear instructions and answering questions as necessary
      • Verbal and/or written Spanish language skills
      • Equal Opportunity Employer

      • At Kalera, Inc. all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis protected by applicable law.
    • Associated topics: administrator, chief human resource officer, chro, guide, head, leadership, manager, monitor, senior associate, vice president

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