1+ months

Human Resources Business Partner

Natural Grocers
Lakewood, CO 80228
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Job Summary

The Human Resources Business Partner will provide HR related guidance and full cycle employee relations guidance to managers, employees, and HR team. This position will partner with Store /Regional Managers within various states and drive the roll out of new HR related initiatives and policies, provide guidance and advisement regarding performance related issues, and provide guidance and coaching on all HR related matters.


Key responsibilities include the following essential functions, but are not limited to:
  • Provides full cycle employee relations activities that include communications, conflict resolution, and coaching/education to employees and managers.
  • Partners with managers in matters of policies, practices and procedures for the organization to ensure uniformity of application of company policy and compliance with current and pending legal regulations.
  • Assists in the education and training of personnel re: company philosophies and human resources practices to ensure overall efficiency and consistency.
  • Performs other duties or projects as assigned.

Although this is a general outline of job responsibilities all employees are expected to be ''hands on'' and do whatever it takes to get the job done and make the company thrive.


Education, Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Minimum 3 years Human Resource Generalist or Employee Relations experience with demonstrated skills in managing complex human resources and employee relations issues in a retail, multi-unit environment
  • HR Generalist knowledge & broad base of all HR disciplines and application; onboarding to separation
  • Working knowledge and experience of HR laws--Federal and State, including FMLA, ADA, WC and general HR governing policies; experience with verbal and written responses to unemployment claims and EEO issues
  • Demonstrated effective judgment in managing difficult situations with ability to respond to situations with urgency, in a calm and proactive manner
  • Advanced skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality regarding employee information
  • Confident in interacting with and influencing individuals at all levels within the organization
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate professionally and effectively in person, on the phone, electronically or through other means to individuals or groups.
  • Must be comfortable hosting and delivering training and presentations to individuals and small groups
  • Strong comprehension skills for understanding needs and concerns and developing and applying solutions
  • Subject matter expert in Employee Relations is required Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification preferred
  • Experienced in the application of negotiation and mediation skills
  • Customer service oriented
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and HRIS platforms.
  • UltiPro experience preferred. Strong ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • General business acumen and financial knowledge
  • Strong organization and time management skills

This job description is not an employment contract. It does not guarantee a job or that the above listed duties are the limit of responsibilities. The job and job description are subject to change with and without notice. Employees are required to accomplish any and all tasks assigned to him/her by their Manager and/or other Home Office managers that my not be listed in this job description.



Posted: 2020-07-13 Expires: 2020-08-13

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Human Resources Business Partner

Natural Grocers
Lakewood, CO 80228

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