District 7 Human Resources Field Specialist

  • Kroger
  • US - VA - Glen Allen
  • 2 weeks ago

Company Name: Kroger

Location: Glen Allen, VA, US - 23059

Job Duration: 2021-04-08 to 2021-05-08


Company Name: Kroger Stores
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt



Position Summary

Create a friendly and caring associate experience through Our Purpose and Our Promise framework. Serve as a subject matter expert in HR and be aligned with Human Resources Leader to be a people champion. Support being an Employer of Choice by hiring quality candidates, providing a consistent onboarding experience and developing leaders at all levels. Serve as a liaison and be a first point of contact for associates, store leaders, district managers and division HR in administration and compliance of HR competencies. Lead and support communication efforts for associate engagement, associate/labor relations, training and development, recruitment, talent management, benefits and compensation administration. Demonstrate the companys core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion, and safety.

Essential Job Functions

  • Travel to various store locations to provide necessary support
  • Remain current on HR policies, practices, and workforce trends
  • Support and be an advocate for associate engagement/recognition initiatives
  • Provide support to management teams regarding Associate Insights data
  • Communicate and promote education, scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs
  • Provide information, educate and act as main resource to associates regarding applicable benefit plans
  • Ensure tools to support our Purpose & Promise framework are understood, modeled by leaders, and demonstrated everyday by associates (e.g. huddles, recognition programs, mystery shops, Our Promise Teams)
  • Assist and support initial investigation of harassment, discrimination and employment law issues
  • Implement and ensure compliance with state, federal and local laws, company policies, business processes, and contract administration
  • Build relationships with union agents and serve as a resource for labor questions/issues/grievances from stores
  • Consult with district manager on placement of associates in roles within the district
  • Conduct hiring and exit interviews and champion hiring, promotion, and retention of all associates
  • Develop and maintain relationships (community, university, high school, affiliations etc.) that drive candidate flow and assist in sourcing diverse candidates
  • Partner with store teams and provide guidance/direction on programs to staff hard to fill, remodel and new stores
  • Champion retention of associates as well as development of top and emerging talent at appropriate levels through career planning and development plans
  • Collaborate with other field specialists for the delivery of department training curriculum
  • Ensure ongoing development of new hires, department leaders, and store leadership teams throughout region
  • Coordinate quality and timeliness of continuous high-performance process, including setting objectives, ongoing discussions and year-end performance reviews
  • Minimum Position Qualifications

  • 2+ years of management experience
  • Strong skills in leadership, interpersonal relationship building and the development of others
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with committees and peer groups
  • Strong analytical, conflict management and problem resolution skills
  • Experience successfully identifying, adopting and leading change initiatives
  • Proven success facilitating meetings varying in size and scope
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and effective listening skills
  • Ability to recognize and protect highly confidential information
  • Desired Previous Experience/Education

  • 2+ years as assistant store leader
  • Any division associate labor relations specialist experience
  • Professional HR certification and/or local HR association membership
  • Bachelor’s Degree

    Leadership Behaviors: Achieves Results through Teamwork, Coaches and Develops Others, Communicates Effectively and Candidly, Executes with Excellence, Leads Change and Innovation, Leads through Positive Influence, Provides Clear and Strategic Direction, Puts the Customer First. For more information on the Kroger Leadership Behavior model, click here.

    Education Level: Bachelor’s Desired
    Required Travel: Up to 75%
    Required Certifications/Licenses: None

    Regions: Mid-Atlantic

    Supporting Areas of Richmond & Virginia Beach, VA