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11 Mar 2019

West Coast Human Resources Director – California

Posted by Tara Schwartz, – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #34790

Position Summary Oversee and manage the human resources department; includes the administrative operations of payroll and benefits.  Ensure that HR functions as a strategic business partner in support of the company’s overall business objectives and that the administrative support staff performs their responsibilities as outlined.

Core Functions

  •  Develop human resource departmental strategic planning to enhance profitability, productivity and efficiency in support of the company’s overall strategic model.
  • Ensure proper administration of benefits including health and welfare, 401K, stock option plans, life insurance and COBRA.  Analyze benefit programs to ensure optimum effectiveness and make recommendations for enhancements as necessary.
  • Oversee the payroll department and make recommendations for enhancements as necessary.  Partner with management to ensure an effective compensation structure, which rewards target results and achieves performance expectations.
  • Partner with management in the development of recognition and reward programs that encourages a high performance culture.
  • Partner with management in conducting training needs assessments, determining opportunities for training and development, establishing optimum delivery methodologies and conduct evaluations to ensure successful transfer of training content.
  • Partner with management to identify and develop talent; ensure that each employee has an opportunity for career development and understands his/her growth opportunities through ensuring that management has a strong game plan in place.
  • Oversee new employee orientation (NEO) process.
  •  Oversee recruitment and selection process company-wide; provide coaching to hiring managers as required ensuring legal compliance and adherence to company branding requirements.
  • Provide leadership and guidance in assisting managers with terminations, layoffs, LOA’s, and retirements.
  • Drive the performance review process to ensure consistency, fairness and timeliness; coach management to provide valuable, timely and consistent reviews that align and support the company’s long-term strategic goals and objectives.
  • Proactively maintain a positive work environment that supports an open door policy; provide support and counsel to management regarding all employee relation issues from coaching to corrective action and facilitate resolutions that are fair and consistent.
  • Develop and interpret company policies, procedures and guidelines to ensure compliance with government laws and regulations; provide appropriate training to management regarding relevant Federal, State and Local employment laws.
  • Manage effective communication structures to ensure that employees remain informed of relevant organizational initiatives and projects.
  • Manage the administration team including selection, training, supervision and performance management of direct reports.
  • Oversee the Employee Handbook maintenance and make revisions as necessary.
  • Oversee maintenance of and development of procedures for onsite physical personnel records as well as an electronic Human Capital Management database (with support from I.T.)
  • Assist with development and testing of technology/software upgrades or additions to promote department and company strategic goals.
  • Present an executive presence as a senior management representative of the company.
  • Conduct ongoing organizational needs assessments to ensure that HR functions as a strategic business partner; gather employee feedback and conduct assessments as necessary to promote company goals and effective change management.
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned

Education and/or Experience:

Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Human Resources, Business or related field. Supplementary training and/or designations (M.A., PHR, SPHR) related to the human resource field, or equivalent education and experience, is preferred.

Experience: At least 5-7 years progressively responsible human resources experience in a generalist capacity as well as 5-7 years prior managerial experience.

Other Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated organizational change leadership around process improvement and program management.
  • Must have strong organizational skills and be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines consistently.
  • Ability to perform efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to see the “big picture” business perspective, but is willing to “roll up their sleeves” and do whatever it takes to get the job done.
  • Must be able to successfully interact with all levels of employees—peers, subordinates and senior management.
  • Demonstrated problem solving, facilitating, team building and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to handle matters of confidentiality with utmost tact and diplomacy.
  • Experience motivating, mentoring, coaching, training and managing a staff; builds support and engagement.
  • Ability to apply innovative and effective management techniques to maximize performance.
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with other co-workers and/or departments within the organization.
  • Ability to employ creative and innovative thought processes.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable.
  • Some travel required between company work sites: Corcoran, Bakersfield, Buttonwillow, and Pasadena. Driver’s license required.
  • Ability to perform analysis and communicate results effectively.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.


Work Environment

Work performed is in a typical office environment that requires normal safety precautions.

Please contact Tara Schwartz,

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

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