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Human Resource Generalist

North East, MD
Why Work for KeHE?
  • Full-time
  • Pay Range: $56,826.00/Yr. - $83,345.00/Yr.
  • Shift Days: , Shift Time:
  • Benefits on Day 1
    • Health/Rx
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Flexible and health spending accounts (FSA/HSA)
    • Supplemental life insurance
    • 401(k)
    • Paid time off
    • Paid sick time
    • Short term & long term disability coverage (STD/LTD)
    • Employee stock ownership (ESOP)
    • Holiday pay for company designated holidays


    Good people, working with good people, for our common good.

    Sound good?

    KeHE-a natural, organic, specialty and fresh food distributor-is all about "good" and is growing, so there's never been a more exciting time to join our team. If you're enthusiastic about working in an environment with a people-first culture and an organization committed to good living, good food and good service, we'd love to talk to you!

    Primary Responsibilities

    The Human Resources Generalist will assist the Warehouse HR Manager in implementing and maintaining HR policies and practices to help drive business performance, while also supporting a culture centered on caring for our employees. This position will play a key role in administering essential day-to-day HR tasks across a wide variety of HR priorities including but not limited to new hire orientation and on-boarding, employee engagement and culture activities, HR Compliance (policy and procedure), benefits, and employee training. Thorough knowledge of HR principles and practices, including some familiarity with local state law is critical to success in this role.

    This is an onsite HR role, M-F, normal business hours based in our distribution center in North East, MD.

    Essential Functions
    • Assist HR Manager, Distribution Center (DC) leadership and front-line associates with interpretation and understanding of HR practices, policies and procedures as outlined in the employee handbook and contracts
    • Work closely with HR, T/A, and hiring managers to administer offer letters, pre-employment and on-boarding activities as well as conduct new hire orientation for all new hourly associates ensuring a high-quality candidate and new hire experience
    • Support HR Manager as needed on employee relations concerns and/or investigations
    • Provide guidance and support to Managers and Supervisors on employee performance and/or attendance issues, to include administration of necessary disciplinary action
    • Assist in the management and administration of all types of employee leaves of absence (FMLA, Workers' Compensation, ADA, etc.) ensuring adherence to internal policy and procedure
    • Provide day to day support of benefit programs and assist in annual open enrollment process
    • Collaborate with HR, Safety and local management on all safety, health and wellness initiatives
    • Collaborate with HR and local management on culture and engagement related activities to help promote a positive and people centric work environment
    • Facilitate or co-facilitate necessary employee education and/or training sessions
    • Assist in the administration of occasional and/or recurring employee surveys (new hire, annual engagement survey, pulse surveys, etc.)
    • Represents Company for Unemployment claims and hearings as needed
    • Responsible for accurate and timely Data Entry into the HRIS system
    • Maintenance of Personnel Records in compliance with state, federal and local laws
    • Maintain safeguards of confidential company information
    • Other duties and special projects as requested

    Minimum Requirements, Qualifications, Additional Skills, Aptitude
    • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management or a related field preferred. Combination of related experience & education will be considered.
    • 3-5 years of HR Generalist experience required.
    • Capable of prioritizing and handling multiple projects simultaneously, under tight time constraints.
    • Must have the ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve emotional and complex problems or issues, by using judgment that is in consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, regulation or government law.
    • Able to work effectively with employees, peers, DC and region leaders as well as corporate HR support functions, and the local operations team in a productive collaborative environment coupled with the ability to be decisive is needed.
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions.
    • Leave administration/management experience required.
    • Working knowledge of all MD state and federal laws related to the Human Resources Field.
    • PHR/SPHR preferred
    • Distribution, manufacturing experience within food, beverage and/or retail industry

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    Equal Employer Opportunity Statement
    KeHE Distributors provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion or faith, sex, gender, age, ancestry, national origin, mental or physical disability or medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training as well as the administration of all Human Resources and Talent Acquisition processes.