Human Resource Manager

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/14/17
South San Francisco, CA
11 - 15 years experience
Transportation Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/14/17

Company Description:

Established over 125 years ago, Core-Mark is a Fortune 400 company that continues to grow, with approximately $11 billion in sales, 30 divisions and 37,500 customer locations across the United States and Canada. Core-Mark is a leading distributor of fresh food and consumer packaged goods to the convenience retail industry. Core-Mark offers a full range of products, marketing programs and technology solutions; and is recognized as one of the largest and most valued marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions.

Our company culture provides a progressive, growth-oriented work environment, where you’ll enjoy greater independence, and a strong team atmosphere. We provide excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) or RRSP with employer matching and immediate vesting, tuition reimbursement, voluntary benefits (US only), and opportunity for career advancement.

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At Core-Mark, we celebrate difference and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our services and our community. Core-Mark is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual  orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.

Core-Mark’s Corporate office located in South San Francisco is looking for a tenured, driven HR professional. The Corporate Human Resources Manager is both a strategic and hands-on collaborator that provides Human Resources support to the Corporate staff and resource to Division Human Resources Managers. The position is critical in executing our people initiatives, providing great internal customer support and driving HR functional excellence and process improvement.

The Corporate Human Resources Manager is a champion of culture change, a mentor and leader, coaching managers in development of others, challenging the status quo, and offering creative solutions to business issues. This role will report to the Sr. Director of Human Resources.


  • Stays abreast of federal, state, and agency compliance matters, updates impacted groups, and partners to find appropriate solutions. Revises the Employee Handbook and other documents as necessary.

  • Acts as a resource to Division HR Managers regarding employee relations issues, escalates high-profile issues to the Sr. Director of Human Resources.

  • Handles calls from field-based employees and others; works to understands issues and re-route calls to Division HR Managers for follow-up.

  • Partners with HR leadership to respond to lawsuits and agency charges. Independently handles requests for information and coordinates with Division HR Managers as necessary to gather documentation.

  • Provides development opportunities and coaching to the Corporate HR Coordinators.

  • Assists with hiring and interviewing of Corporate staff and consults in with Corporate Recruiting on best practices. Acts as a SME regarding background checks, recruiting best practices, and drug testing requirements.

  • Documents standard operating procedures, confirming forms, best practices, and contacts for routine HR matters. Shares documented operating procedures with Division HR Managers to increase efficiency.

  • Acts as the point person for the annual employee engagement survey including survey distribution, reporting, and follow-up.

  • Assists with the investigation and documentation of hotline complaints.

  • Assists HR staff with the interpretation and implementation of Company policies and procedures.

  • Assist in the documentation and termination process.

  • All other tasks and duties assigned.


  • The ability to understand business goals and recommend new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in business objectives, productivity and development of HR within the company.

  • A true hands-on approach as well as the ability to successfully monitor the "pulse" of the employees to ensure a high level of employee engagement.

  • Experience in a rapidly growing and complex work environment.

  • Coaching and mentoring at management level.

  • Success in creating and driving effective development, employee relations, retention and recruiting/staffing programs.

  • An enthusiastic team player who works to understand stakeholder motivations.

  • Ambassador of Core-Mark’s Core Values.

  • The ability to manage a high volume workload with "roll up your sleeves" attitude.

  • Strong internal and external customer service focus.

  • Bias for action while managing multiple priorities, strong work ethic, and desire to achieve excellence.

  • Quest for knowledge, ability to research, and apply solutions to unique fact patterns.

  • Must be able to interface at all levels of the organization.

  • Passion for innovative HR solutions and process improvement.

  • Excellent organizational skills and an attention to detail.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university, business or HR major preferred. Master’s Degree in HR or MBA a plus.

  • 10+ year’s human resources experience, with 4 or more of those years at the Manager level.

  • Current PHR/SPHR certificate required.

  • Demonstrated experience handling a wide range of employee relations issues involving the ADA, FMLA, FLSA, ADEA, harassment and discrimination, etc. Up to date knowledge of federal and state employment laws required.

  • Experience working with all levels of employees and supporting large hourly employee groups across multiple locations.

  • Strong project management and communication/influence skills.

  • Experience in a logistics, distribution center, retail, or manufacturing environment.

  • Experience with Ultimate HRIS software is a plus, but not required.

    Job Reference ID: REF87D

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