Human Resources Business Partner

Our client, a privately owned and operated retailer, is seeking its first Human Resources leader to bring their energy and passion to the business. The HR Business Partner will enhance business processes and structure to contrinbute to a more impactful and purposeful team. If you love human resources and the great state of Minnesota and what it offers, this could be your next role!

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Job Description

Reporting to the Company owner, the Human Resources Business Partner will bring a broad skillset to develop this newly created role as a key contributor to the company’s growth and development through partnership with the leadership team in the creation and implementation of business strategy and operations. The Human Resources Business partner will develop and execute human resource initiatives and programs that support the strategy as well as help shape the company’s culture. This position is responsible for empowering our most valuable company asset: the team.

  • Coalesce the institutional and tribal knowledge among our team into a strategic and progressive company culture
  • Develop and memorialize a framework for identifying the diverse strengths of our team and translate that into realizing the team’s potential
  • Ensure the right culture, processes and measurements are in place to drive the actions required to deliver the company vision
  • Build diversity and inclusion strategies and plans
  • Serve as a consultant, coach and mentor to leadership on human resource-related issues including succession planning, talent management, change management and organizational development
  • Responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and leadership through employee engagement at all levels within the organization
  • Develop and implement an employee engagement survey and work with the team to assess results and set goals for improvements
  • Anticipate future talent needs and proactively work to operationalize strategic and cultural advantages • Develop standardized interview questions to align with the company strategy and culture
  • Lead recruiting and onboarding efforts
  • Establish process for exit interviews
  • Manage and continue to develop the annual and semi-annual performance review program for effectiveness, compliance and equity within the organization while supporting the company’s strategy
  • Develop, implement and manage a 360-degree review process for leadership
  • Lead an important project relating to the minimum wage increase and the impact it will have on the company and the restaurant industry
  • Serve as an internal coach to help identify and resolve issues, encourage excellent management practices, anticipate internal organization issues and propose solutions
  • Manage talent retention, development and attraction strategies and plans
  • Develop leadership to be proactive in succession planning
  • Continue to evolve the recognition and reward program
  • Take the lead on organizing and contributing to the bi-annual training days
  • Collaborate with senior leadership to develop a fair and equitable pay scale to align the organizational chart with industry standards and company strategy
  • Assess, manage and develop the full compensation plan including equity plans, incentives and profit sharing
  • Lead the development and implementation of the annual open enrollment benefits process, including partnership with senior leadership to develop competitive compensation and benefits programs, plan decision making and benefit training
  • Maintain organizational charts and advise senior leadership on organizational design and effectiveness
  • Oversee the administration of the payroll processing function
  • Monitor and manage worker’s compensation and unemployment claims
  • Create and manage job descriptions
  • Responsible for the content and updates to all employee handbooks, HR forms and company policies and procedures ensuring compliance, effectiveness and communication
  • Responsible for staying up-to-date with employment laws and legal landscape and ensuring compliance with federal, state and local laws and industry regulations
  • Maintain discretion and sensitivity in handling confidential information
  • Maintain employee records

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Human Resources or related field
  • 5-10 years progressive HR experience in a wide-range of areas within the discipline

Additional Qualifications:

  • Retail and/or restaurant experience
  • Private company experience
  • Highly effective communicator who can clearly and concisely articulate ideas, concepts and proposals
  • Proven track record of resilient leadership in a fast-changing, entrepreneurial environment
  • Demonstrated organization skills with the ability to identify priorities, drive performance and execute plans on schedule in an environment with limited structure
  • Ability to function at a strategic level, but also able to execute operational functions in a hands-on fashion
  • Proven ability to translate strategy and company priorities into action
  • Experience advocating for and implementing cultural change
  • Process driven with demonstrated ability to identify and implement improvements
  • Ability to collaborate at all levels within the organization
  • Successful project management experience and organization skills
  • Discretion and sensitivity in handling confidential, varied and complex issues

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