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Company: Harbor Freight Tools
Location: Dillon, SC
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Retail, Wholesale, Apparel


The Senior Human Resources Generalist administers human resources policies and programs and also works independently to solve complex HR-related issues.  While balancing employee advocacy and business operating needs, promote equity, fair treatment, and positive employee relations as well as understand and support the accomplishment of business priorities by providing comprehensive HR support, directly or indirectly to the business in the areas of critical talent retention, ongoing performance coaching and management, pro-active issue/problem identification and resolution, and coaching and development for more effective leadership decision and communication skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with associates, managers and senior HR leaders of the organization to build credible relationships allowing for better decisions and organizational effectiveness.
  • Provide guidance to management and associates on human resources issues and to ensure compliance with all state and federal employment laws and programs.
  • Develop or modify policies, programs and initiatives and procedures to meet organizational needs.
  • Assure company policies are effectively communicated and administered fairly and consistently.  
  • Conduct complex/sensitive employee related investigations and perform advanced employee relations activities including support and counseling for job-related conflicts, problem solving and dispute resolution, managing employee performance issues, review and assessment of termination requests, and conducting exit interviews.
  • Handle all HR involvement with unemployment and workers compensation activities and claims.
  • Manage the administration of all Leave of Absence programs and processes.
  • Coordinate with Corporate team to conduct open enrollment and other benefits related programs and events as needed.
  • Conduct associate and supervisor training regarding HRIS tools, benefits, policies and procedures, and the prevention of harassment and discrimination.
  • Provide direction and supervision to direct reports (HR Coordinator and/or Administrative roles); provide training development, performance coaching and delivery of performance reviews, and oversee day to day duties.
  • Provide supervision to ensure the timely and accurate entries to the HRIS database, payroll entries and related support, and effective maintenance of employee records in compliance with state and federal requirements.
  • All other duties as requested.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of the position.

Scope (Required)
  • Staff supervision and development —  yes
  • Decision making
  • Provide data for decision support 
  • Negotiate on behalf of management
  • Provide consultation or expert advice
  • Participate in planning business objectives
  • Represents the company in handling complaints, disputes or resolving grievances
  • Travel –  5%
  • Location— On-site DC based


Job Qualifications – Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in human resources, psychology, or other business-related discipline
  • 5+ years' Human Resources experience preferably in a distribution center or manufacturing environment  with significant non­exempt populations
  • Microsoft Office knowledge intermediate to expert required, power user a plus- MS Word, Excel, Access and Outlook
  • Experience with HRIS and KRONOS tools strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal employment laws and procedures  as well as employee relations procedures and applicable law
  • PHR or SHRM-CP certifications preferred

Job Qualifications- Skills and Competencies
  • Leadership - Models the Company's values and influences others to achieve individual or team objectives.
  • Communication - Must have superior oral and written communication skills and an ability to communicate with all levels of management and company personnel. Clearly conveys information through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that is understandable, easy to retain and timely.
  • Collaboration: Strong consultative and coaching skills, Must be a collaborative, team player, with the ability to influence cross functionally
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  • Initiative - Approaches work objectives with a sense of urgency and a dedication to exceeding performance expectations.
  • Problem-solving/Decision-making – Business acumen, Accurately identifies problems, issues and opportunities, collects data to draw conclusions and chooses a course of action based on facts.
  • Planning & Organization – Project management skills; Able to prioritize and organize work effectively establishig courses of action for self and others to ensure that work objectives are met.
  • Policy Compliance - Manages in accordance with Company policies and procedures and promotes compliance in others. Demonstrate a high level of trust, confidentiality, and good judgment

Physical Requirements
General office environment requiring ability to:
  • stand, walk, sit for extended periods of time
  • speak and listen to others in person and over the phone
  • use keyboard and read from computer screen and reports
  • lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Must be able to perform this job safely in accordance with standard operating procedures and good manufacturing practices, without endangering the health or safety of self or others.
The anticipated salary range for this position is $77,2000– $90,000 depending on location, knowledge, skills, education and experience. This position is also eligible for an annual discretionary bonus. In addition, we offer comprehensive and competitive benefits to Associates (and their families) such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability. Eligible Associates are able to enroll in our company's 401k plan. Associates will accrue paid time off up to 200 hours per year (inclusive of PTO, floating holidays, and paid holidays). Paid sick time up to 80 hours per year unless otherwise required by law.

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