Human Resources Manager- Milford, CT

Athletic is on a mission to revolutionize the beer industry by making fantastic and ground-breaking non-alcoholic beverages. We are excited to be on the search for a passionate and enthusiastic HR Manager to join our rapidly expanding team. In this role, you will be able to make an immediate impact in building HR programs, establish meaningful relationships with leadership and team members alike, and continue to build upon our world class culture. At Athletic and through our products, we believe we can have a positive impact on the health, activity and opportunity in our communities - we actively seek representation from all diverse communities to continue to broaden our horizons. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Builds relationships with internal business partners and team members to understand their needs, challenges, and objectives with a level of integrity
  • Proactively diagnose organizational needs within client groups and develop strategic solutions that align with our business goals and values.
  • Coach and support people, leaders, and team members on employee relations matters, bringing resolution in lin with Athletic Brewing's Core Values and standards of conduct.
  • Drive performance management process and career development opportunities within internal business units.
  • Assist management and employees in resolving conflicts, work-related questions or issues in an effort to maintain positive employee relations and a union-free environment.
  • Enhances Athletic Brewing's capability in succession planning, culture and team member endangerment, and change management. 
  • Lead organization-wide initiatives, providing creative input and driving execution of key programs on behlaf of HR Team.
  • Assess and identify ways to continually improve the culture and engagement of teams.
  • Field questions from team members regarding an array of concerns.
  • Collaborate with key cross-functional partners such as Payroll and Safety.
  • Ensure compliance and adherence to Athletic internal policies and procedures and external regulations and laws.
  • Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Desired Experience/Traits

Who You Are:

  • Personal curiosity in improving skills.
  • Strong time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines. 
  • Strong change management skills with a proven ability to navigate difficult and complex situations and interactions.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, listening, critical thinking, verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Honest, Dependable, high integrity, team player, and passionate. 


  • 5-8 years of HR Manager or HR Business Partner is required. 
  • Prior experience in manufacturing preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or another related discipline.
  • Demonstrated ability in creative problem-solving and a solutions-based approach required.
  • Team player with a focus on collaboration.
  • Ability to influence, provide coaching and feedback, and build relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrate a strong sense of urgency, prioritizing effectively and driving for results in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated high level of operating with integrity and confidentiality.
  • Extensive knowledge of Connecticut and New York labor laws required. 
  • Solid computer skills are required with experience utilizing HR systems.
  • Travel between Stratford Brewery and Milford Brewery is expected on a weekly basis and travel to San Diego, CA is expected twice annually.

Job Details:

  • Location: Milford, CT
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience - Base salary and opportunities for performance bonuses. 
  • Benefits: Company Paid health, vision, dental, life, 401k with 5% company match, and Paid Parental Leave
  • Community Program/Professional Development: In addition to Vacation and Sick Leave, all team members receive 12 paid days per year to dedicate to volunteering or professional development activities.
  • We value internal mobility and team equity.
  • To apply please email with the subject: Human Resources Manager
  • We value internal mobility and team equity.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer – we thrive when we champion diversity and inclusion. We are welcoming, respectful, and supportive at work and in our community.
  • We encourage and welcome members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. 

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 
    • May sit/stand for several hours at a time
    • Frequent change and/or interruptions, responding to highly stressful situations requiring immediate action, independent judgement, and superior problem-solving abilities. 
    • Prolonged exposure to computer screens.
    • Repetitive use of hands to operate computers, printers, and copiers.