Date Posted: 2022-03-22

Job ID: EB-1593544944
Category: Sales & Marketing
Location: Chicago, IL

HR Manager Role

Supports Company leadership team to successfully implement initiatives and execute corporate human resource programs. This is a bottom to top, hands-on role as Human Resources Manager where your direct impact will be evident throughout the organization. Help to create an environment to attract, develop, retain, and engage talent throughout the organization to deliver business goals. This role will report to the CEO of a high-growth business and be a key business partner to the 50+ person organization. The role will be onsite in Chicago as a Key leader within the organization.


•Lead and execute the functional areas of HR including recruitment and retention, onboarding/offboarding, performance management, talent management, total rewards, compensation, staff training, development and engagement, labor law compliance, and employee relations
•Create, develop and implement internal and external recruiting tools for candidates in addition to functional established programs (Indeed, iSolved, job boards, Ziprecruiter, referrrals, Facebook, etc)
•Provide technical support (iSolved, benefits, etc) and personnel management for major programs and projects
•Provide coaching and guidance to company managers and associates regarding training, ongoing performance and HR administration in areas such as policy and procedure. Assist in determining training needs and developing programs to improve performance and professional development.
•Partner with executive team to drive an inclusive and diverse culture, this includes associate or entry level positions through management level authority within the Company
•Ability to research, implement and demonstrate Company compliance with employee and labor relations (investigations, conflict resolution, union experience). This also includes support in reviewing, interpreting, administering, and ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws, and company policies and procedures

Position Requirements and Skills

•Minimum Education Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources
•4 years of experience in Human Resources management
•2 years of which have been in a supervisory position preferred and/or an equivalent combination of related training and experience
•Experience working with attorneys, COE’s, and senior leadership (decision-making authority) Maintain proficiency and necessary certifications in all current employee-related laws including ADA, FMLA, Sexual Harassment, manage employee claims and litigation in conjunction with internal and external counsel Most important decisions made with review and approval of other individuals or supervisors (include the reviews/approvals required): Manage HR department budget.
•Organizational Development Experience

Why Join Us

We are a legacy protein organization that has roots 60+ years in Chicago, and now we’re in a hyper-growth stage which includes a recent acquisition, continuous addition of high-end protein items, and a near-future capital investment to continue on this growth trajectory. We distribute every mix of protein are an innovation-focused company, constantly working on bring new products to life. We are seeking entrepreneurial individuals that want to help make a huge impact. We are very proud to have an excellent reputation for quality work and therefore we are seeking dependable, hardworking, self-motivated, and honest people that want to grow with us. If you have a great attitude and can bring expertise and creative ideas to our team, then we WANT to speak with you. We are a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer.

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