Advantage Solutions Sr Director Human Resources in Irvine, California

Summary

Sr Director Human Resources

The Sr Director Human Resources is responsible for leading and delivering best in class leadership support to the business client group and driving strategy while ensuring effective support across all areas of productivity and culture. As a skilled and experienced business partner with consultative leadership, functional expertise and strong execution across multiple areas of talent management, performance management, employee relations, management development, affirmative action compliance, policies and procedures, compensation or total rewards, change management and organizational effectiveness. With exceptional collaboration skills, partner with Centers of Excellence (COE) to accomplish winning strategies that move the organization forward.

Advantage Sales and Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Responsibilities

Advantage Sales and Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. Advantage Solutions services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Position Summary:

The Sr Director Human Resources is responsible for leading and delivering best in class leadership support to the business client group and driving strategy while ensuring effective support across all areas of productivity and culture. As a skilled and experienced business partner with consultative leadership, functional expertise and strong execution across multiple areas of talent management, performance management, employee relations, management development, affirmative action compliance, policies and procedures, compensation or total rewards, change management and organizational effectiveness. With exceptional collaboration skills, partner with Centers of Excellence (COE) to accomplish winning strategies that move the organization forward.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Strategic Business Partner (Strategic):

• Align business objectives with employees and management in designated business units.

• Serves as policy, practice integrator to EEC HR Management.

• Act as employee champion and change agent.

• Communicate needs proactively with HR and business management; the HRBP seeks to develop integrated solutions.

• Develop and execute communication strategies and processes that support and/or drive change management and continuous improvement techniques.

• Partner with business leaders to restructure around strategic objectives.

• Understand and drives the talent needs for the business.

• Conduct weekly meetings with respective business units.

• Engage with line management providing guidance when appropriate.

Policies and Culture Function and Team Management (Leadership):

• Promote cultural strengths of organization top to bottom

• Drive a culture of accountability

• Contribute as an effective member of the leadership team.

• Establish partnerships across the Policies and Culture function to deliver value added service to management and employees that reflect the business objectives of the organization.

• Collaborate with EEC HR Partners (Other HRGs, Talent Acquisition, Talent Development, Total Rewards, HR Services), Legal, Finance and IT to deliver solutions that meet with needs of the business.

• Lead a team of HR coordinators to drive continued productivity into the operation.

Policy and Procedures (Subject Matter Expert):

• Establish a culture of an effective level of business literacy about the business unit’s organizational culture and its competition, including international responsibilities, when required.

• Apply knowledge to ensure implementing progressive practices while maintaining compliance standards.

• Drive specific projects as needed and participate in functional and cross-functional initiatives.

Policies and Culture Operations (Practitioner):

• Lead day to day performance management guidance to line management (coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).

• Lead annual processes to ensure all associates meet client and business standards.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Direct Reports

  • Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources

Indirect Reports

  • May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements:

  • Travel and Driving are essential duties and function of this job

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Minimum Qualifications: The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

Education Level: (Required): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

(Preferred): Master's Degree or equivalent experience, SPHR highly desirable

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Business, Human Resources or related field. SPHR certification preferred

• 15+ years minimum experience and exceptional knowledge in multiple human resource disciplines including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee and union relations, diversity, performance management, federal and state respective employment laws.

• 8 years minimum experience directing HR strategy for an organization of at 10,000+ employees

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

• Advanced level knowledge of human resources practices and labor laws.

• Proven decision making and problem solving skills

• Interpersonal and organizational savvy, relates well to others, builds relationships with all levels, quick study with people

• Excellent consulting and customer service orientation skills

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically

• Keen business acumen to provide solid direction on key strategies

• Ability to direct, lead, coach, and develop people

• Demonstrated ability to provide cross-functional leadership

• Take initiative to identify and anticipate client needs and make recommendations for implementation.

• Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines

• Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment

• Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment

• Ability to gain credibility and support as a trusted advisor.

• Professional, poised demeanor with the ability to remain effective during period of change

• Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers

• Ability to research and analyze data effectively

• Ability to understand issues domestically and internationally and communicate effectively with clients.

• Results oriented

Environmental & Physical Requirements:

Office / Sedentary Requirements:

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds. A detailed Environmental and Physical Requirements document is available in the Total Rewards department.

Additional Information Regarding ASM Job Duties and Job Descriptions

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. ASM reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. ASM shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

Are you passionate about Service Excellence, Results, Integrity, Entrepreneurial Focus and Leadership: These are our values at Advantage Solutions: Come learn why “Winning Together” is more than just words on a piece of paper. It is the vision by which we live our mission as an organization: "To create outstanding value for clients and customers through superior sales execution, operational excellence and innovative marketing services."

Advantage Solutions is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, Advantage Solutions shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Advantage Solutions will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinance. All of our positions require the satisfactory completion of a background check. Please be aware that acknowledging or having criminal convictions does not constitute an automatic bar to employment. Factors including, but not limited to age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.

Primary Posting Location : City Irvine

Primary Posting Location : State/Province CA

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2018-184528

Position Type Full Time

Category Marketing (Corporate): Integrated Marketing, Experiential Marketing