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22 Apr 2019

East Coast Director of Human Resources – NY / NJ Area

Posted by Katie Settle, – Anywhere

Job Description

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A company who is leading the fresh produce industry with continuous innovation and high product quality has a terrific opportunity for a Human Resources leader.  This position will work with key company executives/managers to lead programs, provide HR expertise, and ensure compliance.

This role will act as a champion and change agent, assesses and anticipate HR-related needs, and communicate proactively across HR operations and business leaders.  The position will work to formulate partnerships across the HR function to deliver value added service to management and employees that reflect the business objectives of the organization.


Job Responsibilities

Responsible for developing effective relationships with key business leaders by providing strategic, integrated advice and direction on business issues with HR implications.

Act as coach to people managers.  Provide counsel and assist employees and people managers in resolving complex Human Resources problems, including disciplinary counseling, legal issues and terminations.

Support management through a variety of HR related focus areas:  training and development, employee onboarding, succession planning, performance management, etc.

Partner with management to explain, interpret, implement, communicate and monitor various HR policies, procedures, laws, standards and government regulations.

Respond and investigate all employee relation issues such as employee complaints, harassment allegations, and civil rights complaints.

Assist in implementation and communication of corporate compensation and recognition programs.

Identify and lead continuous improvement projects.

Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with HR group to develop solutions, programs and policies.

Job Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or related field required.

Minimum of 8+ years of Human Resources experience with an emphasis on employee relations. PHR, SPHR Certification preferred. MA preferred.

Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines including compensation practices, organizational design, employee relations, diversity, performance management, federal and state respective employment laws.

Relevant industry experience a plus.

Travel will be required (up to 30% domestic)

Bilingual (English/Spanish) communication skills a plus

Excellent consulting skills

Excellent employee management and business literacy skills

Strong conflict management skills

Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to develop strong trusting relationships in order to gain support and achieve results, with a wide variety of employees from field environment to corporate setting.

Effectively envision, develop, and implement new strategies to address competitive, complex business issues.

Manage multiple business groups in multiple locations

Manage multiple priorities

Ability to understand issues and communicate effectively with internal customers.

Flexibility and ability to interact with employees at all levels.

…Among many other qualifications and desired skill sets.


Strong compensation package depending on experience, relocation assistance available

Please contact Katie Settle,

Job Categories: Human Resources. Job Types: East Coast. Job expires in Endless.

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