Senior Regional HR Director (Northern California)

The Executive Leader, TMS - Team Member Services (Human Resources) will lead the Regional HR team for Whole Foods Market HR in the Northern California Region (Northern CA; NV; ID).

This Leader will drive regional efforts on evolving the function and aligning with other regions with support from the Global Support in Austin TX.

Provides leadership and oversight to the Business Partner team.

Ensures effective partnering with teams and organizational leaders to develop people and related organizational strategies that integrate with and support business strategies, goals, and objectives.

Oversees the provision of coaching and advice to leaders in support of building effective teams and addressing Team Member relations matters.

Consults with company leaders on areas including organizational design, talent development, workforce planning, talent acquisition, rewards, training, leadership development, and performance management.

Serves as the client face of Human Resources, liaising with other HR functions, including Recruiting, Talent Management, Learning & Development, Compensation, Benefits, HRIS, and Shared Services Operations to ensure effective and integrated support.

Leads team of direct reports (5) and indirect reports (30).

Ensures compliance with corporate policies and with government regulations and statutory requirements.

This position is based in Emeryville, CA.


  • Involved in developing, modifying, and executing client-focused HR strategies with potential impact company-wide
  • Leads and oversees broad-based, and carefully integrated client focused HR projects
  • Provides advice and counsel to client leadership on the full range of Human Resources concerns, issues
  • Engages with HR departmental leadership to ensure HR services are adapted, applied, and delivered in a manner that supports current and anticipated client business objectives
  • Leads cross-organizational efforts to identify and resolve systemic issues related to regulatory and corporate compliance
  • Influences global Business Partner’s strategic planning, ensuring integration and alignment of Human Resource functions, initiatives, and processes
  • Responsible for identifying, selecting, and negotiating with vendors / suppliers as required
  • Partners with legal and ER (Employee Relations) to support sensitive Team Member investigations.
  • Identifies future needs and skill gaps within Human Resources as well as Leaders for supported organization(s); works with TMS and supported business leaders to develop talent management plans and address identified needs