Associate Relations Manager

Hanover, MD
Sep 15, 2017
Sep 18, 2017
Full Time
Primary Purpose This position is responsible for the management of Human Resources functions for assigned location(s), ensuring the efficient delivery of HR support to include new hire orientation, selection/de-selection, performance management, associate relations, communication planning, talent assessment (external and internal), and coaching/facilitation. This position establishes and maintains business partnerships and Human Resources support to location leadership teams. Primary Responsibilities Ensures the effective delivery of HR transactions for the assigned associates and leadership teams through the HR Services Center. Interacts with HR specialists as required. Responsible for the delivery of Field HR services to assigned location associates and leadership teams, including new hire orientation, selection/de-selection, performance management, associate relations, communication planning, talent assessment (both new hires and current associates), coaching and facilitation. Partners with GOMs/DSMs to drive effective workforce planning including planning and forecasting talent needs. Participates in candidate sourcing, assessment and selection as appropriate. Develops effective relationships with business partners and supports their needs in a manner consistent with overall Company and functional objectives. Coaches and counsels GOMs/DSMs on tactical issues and sensitive associate relations issues. Assists in the coaching and development of local leadership. Promotes solid associate relations using Associate Relations Plans coupled with effective Total Communication Plans. Proactively identifies issues and concerns and creates/implements corrective plans of action. Promotes positive associate relations by visiting Company facilities, conducting Associate Relations Reviews, and monitoring Facility Health Indicator tools. Understands employee population and how HR can provide value added services. Ensures the effective implementation of HR plans, projects and programs to positively impact the results of their assigned locations. Supports HR functional excellence, both locally and across organizational boundaries. Supports the performance of the facility via training, coaching, and development. Act as liaison between Field/FSC HR leadership and the facility. Coordinates and conducts effective training programs as directed. Identifies training and development needs of associates supported. Participates as a key member on Local Business Team as assigned. Supports and promotes the Company's Diversity initiatives at assigned facility/facilities and ensures compliance. Provides facility-level support regarding the Company's compensation and benefits practices. Ensures internal equity and that compensation practices are market competitive. Supports facility Safety initiatives. Knowledge/Skills/Ability/Other Knowledge of labor, wage and hour laws, including EEOC, AA, ADA, FLSA, etc. Excellent organizational skills required; ability to multi-task and prioritize is critical for success. Ability to demonstrate discretion and business ethics. Ability to establish trust and credibility with associates at all levels in the organization. Ability to operate with integrity and fairness; with ability to uphold USI Code of Conduct. Solid computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and HRIS. At Essendant Inc., it is our intention to be the fastest and most convenient solution for workplace essentials. To do this, we need exceptionally talented, bright, innovative and driven employees. If you would like to be part of the team that helps unlock the potential of our customer-partners and those they serve, this is your chance to be involved. Essendant Inc. is a leading national wholesale distributor of workplace essentials, with consolidated net sales of $5.3 billion. Essendant stocks a broad assortment of over 160,000 products, including technology products, traditional office products, office furniture, janitorial and breakroom supplies, industrial supplies, and automotive aftermarket tools and equipment. We offer an exciting and challenging environment that encourages independent thinking, problem solving, and growth. We believe in giving back to our communities as well as others in need. We embrace diversity and believe our employees create a sustainable competitive advantage. We adhere to the high standards of Our Guiding Actions and Our Values.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.ExperienceRequired3 year(s): On-site human resources environmentEducationRequiredBachelors or betterBehaviorsPreferredTeam Player: Works well as a member of a groupLeader: Inspires teammates to follow themEnthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interestDedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrityMotivationsPreferredGrowth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibilitySelf-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside helpGoal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasksJob Security: Inspired to perform well by the knowledge that your job is safeSee job description

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