|Title:||Human Resources Manager|
|Shift::||Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm|
About Williams Sonoma - California
Since it was founded in 1956, Williams - Sonoma has grown from Chuck Williams’ single store in Sonoma, CA into one of the largest retailers in the country, with some best known and most beloved brands in home furnishings, including Williams – Sonoma. Pottery Barn and West Elm.
Our Distribution Centers serve as vital connections between factories and our retail, online and mail-order customers around the world. The Supply Chain environment is dynamic and fast-paced, and the network is expanding rapidly. If you have a background in distribution, manufacturing, engineering, transportation, finance, human resources or home delivery – and are looking for a job with a strong opportunity for gaining new skills and for advancement – our Supply Chain Organization could be just the place for you.
Williams-Sonoma, Inc Supply Chain Overview
In 2021, recognized as a Great Place to Work®, an honor which reflects that we are truly a people-first organization. Our operation includes:
- 3300 full-time associates across Supply Chain
- 9 large Furniture Distribution Centers located in Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, and Newark totaling 7.5 million square feet
- 38 delivery hubs in cities larger than 750,000 in population
- 3 small package ecommerce Distribution Centers located in Memphis, TN and Olive Branch, MS totaling 3 million sq ft, consisting of 1200 full-time associates and 5000 seasonal/temporary associates
- 4 Sutter Street Upholstery Factories located in North Carolina, Mississippi, and California with over 1,400 FTE’s producing approximately $900 million to $1 Billion in sales of Upholstered furniture
- Transportation Department for Ocean, Air, Trucking and Rail consisting of over 45 transportation professionals located in Memphis, TN
- 700 associates in our Sourcing offices in 10 countries in Asia and Europe including China, Vietnam, Singapore, India, Italy, and Turkey
The Human Resources Manager provides a full range of support and counsel to internal business partners and directly supervises onsite HR support team.
The Human Resources Manager position is located in Richmond, CA.
You’ll be excited about this opportunity because you will....
- Develop a partnership with business client(s) and provide guidance and consultation in the resolution of associate complaints, performance coaching and counseling as well as the administration of progressive discipline
- Plan for organizational capacity to support business strategy.
- Facilitate growth by acting as change agent to impact business strategies, change initiatives and productivity.
- Determine need for training and development to address business, morale, or other needs.
- Support Employee Relations through proactive and, as necessary, reactive interventions with employees and management confidentially and fairly.
- Provides guidance and consistent updates to management regarding changes in all laws/regulations that may affect the respective locations
- Proven track record of supporting change programs and partnering with business managers, peers, and Operational leaders.
- Work within WSI’s PAR Strategies to implement practices, policies and programs that cultivate positive relationships. Support and develop training programs and other development initiatives which drive and facilitate our success. Contribute to effective communication by listening and providing constructive feedback; supporting the creation of an open and honest work environment; cascading and sharing knowledge and information relevant to other members of the team and colleagues across the business.
- Demonstrates employee advocacy and develops a reputation as a neutral and approachable HR professional serving all employees and the organization
- Responsible for all non-exempt hiring processes including high-volume recruitment and on-boarding while ensuring that EEO guidelines are met
- Supports annual Associate Opinion Survey process while driving accountability
- Drive compliance and consistency in SOX audit
- Maintains overall awareness and remains current on changing regulations and laws including but not limited to EEO, Title VII/ Civil Rights Act, FLSA, Workers Compensation, FMLA, PPACA and ADA
- Conducts investigations to resolve associate complaints and inquiries, workers compensation claims, and to ensure Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) compliance
- Develops, recommends, and implements personnel policies and procedures
- Acts as liaison in representing the company in dealings with federal and state agencies
- Develops and leads training that supports leadership development, associate relations and policy and procedural changes
- Communicates benefit-related changes and assists associates with questions regarding benefits
- Assists in the coordination of associate events and activities
- Commute between both work site locations when needed.
- Other duties as they may be assigned
- Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management or Business Related Field
- Minimum of 4 years Employee Relations and Labor Relations experience
- Thorough understanding of all HR related regulations and laws including but not limited to Title VII/ Civil Rights Act, FLSA, Workers Compensation, FMLA, PPACA and ADA
- Experience with high-volume non-exempt recruitment, conducting job fairs and the flexibility to effectively manage strict hiring timelines
- Must be a self-starter with the ability to balance conflicting points of view, function effectively under pressure and demonstrate discretion, integrity and fair-mindedness
- Proven ability to resolve complex problems by leveraging business/HR knowledge and client relationships
- Experience managing multiple projects concurrently, demonstrating a sense of urgency and results orientation
- Excellent follow-up skills with the ability to follow-through to completion
- Effective communication, writing and grammar skills and paying great attention to detail
- Strong distribution experience.
- Must be computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office product; specifically, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowledgeable of Ethics and Employee Relations Management Systems; specifically, Navex.
We prefer some of these qualities as well….
- Master’s Degree in Human Resources or related field
- SPHR, PHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP or related certification
- Bilingual (Spanish)
- 4+ years of high-volume Employee Relations experience
- 4+ years of Labor Relations experience with all varieties of LR and related HR issues with a tactical, hands-on approach.
- 4+ years of experience working in a Distribution Center environment
- 6+ years Human Resources experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience including at least 4 years of experience working closely with California employment law
- Must be able to read, write and understand English and Spanish preferred.
- Requires the ability to follow verbal and written instructions, guidelines and objectives.
- Requires the ability to read, comprehend, analyze, and interpret general business information, governmental regulations, and technical/trade journals.
- Requires the ability to write reports and communicate effectively using telephonic, written, and electronic means.
- Requires the ability to effectively and respectfully present information one-on-one, in small and large group situations and to customers, management and employees of the organization.
Our company benefits are second to none in the industry….
- Generous discount on all Williams-Sonoma, Inc. brand products
- 401(k) plan and other investment opportunities
- Paid vacations, holidays, Employee Assistance Programs, Time Off to Volunteer & Matching Gifts Community Service Program
- Health benefits, dental and vision insurance, including same-sex domestic partner benefits, Legal and Identity Protection Plans and Pet Insurance
- For more information on our benefits offerings, please visit MyWSIBenefits.com