Ryder System HR Field Manager in FONTANA, California

Position Description

The Ryder Human Resources Manager is strategic partner with the business that provides HR leadership oversight to build and sustain a positive, engaged and productive work environment for employees and business leaders.

The HR Manager reports to the HR Director for the West Region and performs human resources and labor relations related duties primarily supporting field based employees located throughout the state of California and the Pacific Northwest for Ryder’s Fleet Maintenance Services (FMS) division.

Reporting out of Southern California, this position will carry out strategic responsibilities related to the HR function in some or all of the following functional areas: labor law compliance, employee relations, training/development, talent acquisition, employee engagement, compensation, labor relations, and CBA interpretation.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about improving our leaders’ skill sets in employee engagement across the region, possess a customer centric focus, be able to build and sustain strategic business partnerships, and demonstrate a proven track record of effective engagement with employees across all levels of the organization providing thought leadership to the West region leadership team.


  • A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Organizational Behavior, Human Resources or Labor Relations will be required

  • A minimum of 5 (five) years of progressively responsible human resource and labor relations experience at a generalist level to include staff supervision


  • Masters degree preferred

  • Candidate must possess excellent communication, organizational, training and negotiating skills and ability to effectively interact with employees from senior management to the front-line.

  • Strong background and success in developing talent, succession planning, leadership training, etc.

  • Creativity in building new process and communication strategy for recruitment and retention of employee base

  • Strong knowledge base in employment law and multiple years of investigative experience

  • Experience in unions preferred

  • This position will require extensive travel.


Duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Effective human resource planning, staffing, employee relations, training, performance management, professional development, legal compliance, union contract negotiation and administration, salary and benefit administration, employee communication, organizational change management, EEO/AAP compliance responsibilities and team building.

  • This position will also be required to consult, and become business partners, with clients and internal and external customers. This position may require extensive travel.

Ryder is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Requisition ID 2018-59828

Category Human Resources

Employment Type Regular - Full Time (4)

Travel Requirements 30-40%

Position Code 0475