Human Resources Manager (Eugene or Portland)

Admin · Eugene, Oregon
Department Admin
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation Competitive Salary, Great Benefits

Are you here to change the world by building brands that inspire a movement? What’s your purpose in life? Do you find yourself thinking about how to make an impact in our food and agricultural system so that it’s naturally sustainable for future generations?


Our company: At Bliss, we’re a group of purpose-driven brand builders, environmental stewards, and passionate pioneers who will stop at nothing until our purpose to flip the food system through sustainable measures is realized. For over 16 years we’ve built our brand on delicious, organic frozen treats that do as much good for the world as they do for our taste buds! That’s right, get ready to unleash your inner child because we love our earth as much as we love our ice cream!


Our culture: To be a part of our team, you have to know a few things about us first: Kindness, respect, inclusivity, open-mindedness, laughter, and a deep appreciation for our earth and sustainability are at the heart of our culture. We do things the right way or we don’t do them. Environmental and social impact are the core essence of how we live our day-to-day. We are looking for teammates who will not only live our mission and fuel our passion in each other to make a positive difference each day, but also be a trailblazer to lead the charge for a better tomorrow.  


Cosmic Bliss is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Cosmic Bliss believes that diversity and inclusion is critical to our success and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.


The Role:

The Human Resources Manager’s purpose is to maximize the potential of Cosmic Bliss’ most important resource, it’s people.  This role supports the success of each individual, while driving the success of the company.  This role is multi-faceted and requires a dynamic individual who can relate to all kinds of people, oversee people & culture best practices, and take initiative on critical tasks and projects.  The HR Manager is responsible for building a scalable foundation in our retail channel as well as continuously improving existing practices for our core team, continuing Cosmic Bliss’ legacy as a workplace of choice. 

The HR Manager holds responsibility for developing, directing and implementing company policy and procedures as it relates to employment, compensation, benefits, personnel relations and training.  They work in collaboration with other leaders at the company to foster the desired company culture – high engagement, continuous development and stellar performance.  Ideal candidates care deeply about people and planet, are very self-driven and excited to make contributions in a scale-up environment.


What you’ll need:

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they have every one of the qualifications as described in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and our hiring processes are centered on assessing candidates based on diverse lived experiences. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure of whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, contact us at to discuss your application.

  • Ethical Leadership – An experienced leader, an energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image. An intelligent and articulate individual who possesses excellent communication skills. A good educator who is trustworthy and willing to share information and serve as a mentor, while knowing when to keep particular information confidential.
    1. Engagement – Ability to work with shared leadership and in collaborative decision-making processes, excellent influential management and coaching skills, able to relate to people at all levels of the organization, to earn their trust and engage them in contributing to our mutual success.
    2. Teamwork – Works well with others in a team-oriented, highly collaborative environment.
    3. Kaizen – Ability to evaluate and identify areas needing improvement, determine the appropriate solution and implement in a thoughtful manner.
    4. Alignment – Knowledge of/interest in sustainable business practices, collaborating on improvements to minimize the company ecological footprint and incorporate our sustainability journey into employee programs; dedicated to actively contributing to furthering the mission & vision of Cosmic Bliss.
  • Education and Experience
    1. A Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent of five years of experience in the Human Relations field. PHR or SPHR Certification and five to ten years of Human Relations work may be substituted for degree.
    2. Minimum of three years of experience developing skills of people managers, preferably in a progressive company culture utilizing methods such as strengths-based leadership and lean manufacturing; certification as Gallup Strengths Coach is helpful or prior experience with Predictive Index and other tools to increase team awareness.
    3. Experience building HR frameworks required, helpful if within retail food, restaurant or hospitality industry
    4. Must be familiar with state and federal regulations and laws pertaining to employment practices, required training courses, payroll laws and workers compensation regulations.
  • Research & Communication Skills – Ability to read, analyze, and interpret journals and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquires and/or complaints from regulatory agencies, and employees. Able to represent the company in a professional manner within the community.
  • Problem Solving – Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Able to deal with a variety of problems involving human nature.
  • Organizational – Excellent attention to detail, able to establish and maintain effective organizational systems, to set priorities that reflect importance of job responsibilities and to track many things simultaneously and see them through to completion; excellent time-management skills
  • Mathematical Skills – Ability to calculate basic math functions, statistics interpretation and data analysis.
  • Technical Skills
    1. Proficient with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Teams, intermediate+ in Excel.
    2. Proficient with or ability to master additional platforms and software utilized by the Company (BambooHR, Asana, etc.); Prior experience with Greenhouse is helpful
    3. Able to operate general office machinery.
  • Physical Demands – While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit or stand and talk and/or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms.
  • Vision Requirements – Specific visions abilities required include close vision of up to 20 inches or less.
  • Work Environment
    1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near food, a variety of ingredients around/in a sanitary environment and may occasionally be exposed to fumes or airborne food particles.
    2. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
    3. Must maintain a safe workplace at home, e.g., free of trip hazards.
  • Schedule is generally 50 hours/week, primarily during business hours; occasional weekend work is required.
  • Travel
    1. A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is strongly preferred for occasional travel within Oregon.
    2. Overnight travel approximately five times/year for education and visits to retail location, via auto/air.

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 will be provided to the extent possible and appropriate in the event of ADA qualifying disability.

What you’ll do:

  • Leadership
    1. Interacts with all levels of Cosmic Bliss, upholding and supporting the companies’ core values and culture.
    2. Makes meaningful contributions to strategic planning and budgeting processes.
    3. Ensure policies, procedures and HR programs are consistently administered, and in compliance.
  • Systems Development & Kaizen
    1. Develops systems, policies and procedures to create effective, compliant and scalable structure for people management in Retail Division.
    2. Recommends and implements process improvements within the People function.
  • Recruiting, Onboarding & Terminations
  • Culture & Engagement
    1. Champions a culture of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.
    2. Measures and reports on employee engagement and implements strategies to improve engagement levels.
  • Personnel Development
    1. Develops, sources, and implements regular training programs.
    2. Coordinates performance assessment process. Trains managers to provide meaningful feedback.
  • Compliance – Federal, Oregon and growing number of additional state employment laws.
  • Total Compensation & Leave Administration
    1. Reviews payroll reports and provides Accounting with information and guidance.
    2. Acts as the liaison with all benefit insurance carriers(s), medical, dental, voluntary benefits, 401(k), etc.
    3. Processes and tracks any employee time off and leaves of absence.
    4. Establishes annual compensation budget.
    5. Maintains PayScale database and collects additional market data to inform compensation decisions.
  • Committee Service – Safety Committee and Green Team.
  • Employee Relations – Provides counsel and guidance with employee performance issues.
  • Technical
    1. HRIS/BambooHR – maintains current and accurate data in company HRIS.
    2. Recognition App/Preciate – administrates app, managing users and training staff.


(The above lists are meant to provide a broad overview.  A detailed job description will be provided during the interview process.)


What you’ll get:

Cosmic Bliss pays fair and living wages for all positions, and provides excellent benefits including medical, vision and dental insurance, a wellness reimbursement bonus, paid holidays, a generous paid time off benefit, a 401k with company match and several perks including all the Cosmic Bliss you can eat!  We also have an amazing team that like to work hard and play often together, and a wonderful work environment.  More details about compensation and benefits will be provided during the interview process. 


If you have a passion for organic food and sustainability, if you are excited to work with a growing company who values integrity, people + planet, excellence, transparency and joy, and if you want to change the world for the better, we welcome you to submit a cover letter and resume. 


Location: Bliss Unlimited Headquarters in Eugene, OR, or, remote in Portland, OR.

Timeline: Open until filled. All candidates will be notified once we have made a hiring decision. 


***If you are unable to complete this application due to a disability, contact to ask for an accommodation or an alternative application process. 

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  • Location
    Eugene, Oregon
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    Competitive Salary, Great Benefits