Responsible for the day-to-day management of human resources activities to include recruitment, associate relations and training within the assigned regional distribution center(s). Provides guidance to management and associates on company policies and procedures.
Bachelor's Degree (Required) Human Resources
Business Administration or other related field or combination of education and/or experience.
Six years human resources generalist experience. Experience working within a distribution or retail environment, preferably in the food distribution, retail or consumer packaged goods industry.
PHR/ SPHR certification preferred.
Experience with multi-site locations strongly preferred based on assigned region.
Knowledge of human resources policies and practices. Detailed knowledge of federal, state and local employment laws.
Ability to travel between 10 and 25% to company locations depending on assigned area.
Responsibilities and Essential Duties
Responsible for the day-to-day management and coordination of personnel administration, recruitment activities, associate relations, and/or training within the assigned distribution center(s).
Manage the recruitment process to include job posting, identifying potential candidates, interviewing and selection process, extending job offers, background checks, preparing new hire paperwork, orientation process, maintaining required compliance files, and maintaining applicant flow logs in accordance with organizational goals, established department policies and procedures and in compliance with EEOC Regulations, Affirmative Action goals and objectives and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) controls.
Provide guidance to and counsel management and/or associates on associate relations issues and company policies, practices and procedures to include, but not limited to, promotions, demotions, transfers, benefits/open enrollment, leave of absences, return to work programs, worker’s compensation, performance evaluations, performance plans, disciplinary actions, and terminations. Work with internal departments and external contacts as appropriate to ensure effective administration of programs.
Investigate and recommend action to be taken on unemployment compensation claims, Workers Compensation claims and Equal Employment Opportunity claims. Partner with HR management in the development and administration of Affirmative Action Plans, Equal Opportunity Employment programs and other government rules and regulations pertaining to associate relations. Participate in unemployment compensation claim hearings representing the company as necessary.
Ensure compliance with HR related legal and regulatory requirements, to include Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) entity level controls, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) controls, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulations and Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) goals, as well as internal Human Resource policy and procedures.
Assist with development and presentation of training and management development activities.
Maintain HR associate records and files; submit necessary documentation to corporate service center to process associate changes (i.e., address, pay, status, etc.).
Maintain current knowledge of legal regulations, industry trends and best practices in Human Resources; make recommendations to improve current programs and processes and to ensure company legal compliance. Provide guidance on hr-related regulations such as EEO, AAP, OFCCP, etc.
Responsible for department management including staffing, training, performance management and career development of associates, and developing and monitoring department goals.
Knowledge, Skills Abilities
Ability to provide leadership while partnering with facility management proactively addressing issues, questions and concerns responding with urgency to address Human Resources needs. Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills to communicate effectively to all levels of the organization. Ability to work independently on projects; strong organizational and multi-tasking skills. Must be proficient in MS Office. Ability to travel, including overnight, between 10 and 25% to company locations depending on assigned area.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. May be required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. The associate is frequently required to sit/stand/walk. Must be able to travel. While performing the duties of this position, the associate is subject to a typical office environment and is rarely exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
General office equipment (i.e., computer, telephone, copy/facsimile machine, etc.)