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
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
BA/BS degree and 10 years relevant experience OR equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
6+ years HR leadership experience. Graduate degree and certification preferred
Comprehensive knowledge of HR programs and processes, including Team Member Relations, Compensation, Benefits, Talent Development and Acquisition, Learning & Development, and HRIS
Comprehensive knowledge of retail food industry Human Resources objectives, challenges, and requirements in a multi-unit environment
Ability to engages with stakeholders to design, maintain, and champion the mission, vision, and strategy of the organization
Partner with senior-level stakeholders to define, clarify and resolve issues related to Business Partner’s objectives, processes and outcomes
Engages with other leaders to formulate the organization’s long-term strategic direction
Business acumen to define, develop, educate and implement initiatives to enhance Business Partner’s programs and processes
Ability to build deep, credible relationships with senior-level executives, both inside and outside current areas of responsibility
Develop and define strategies and approaches to empower and equip leaders to be effective in their interactions with internal and external stakeholders
Ability to shift comfortably between big picture strategic thinking and the tactics required to achieve outcomes
Identifies risks and vulnerabilities, root cause issues and creates contingency plans
Plans, estimates, staffs, organizes, and monitors critical projects and activities.
Conducts regular and ad-hoc reviews with team, stakeholders, partners and customers
Oversees and advises other leaders on task and project-related issues and assists with overcoming barriers
Demonstrates nuanced understanding of the Whole Foods Market business, retail food industry, and the business models of key strategic partners and competitors
Able to assess how key functions, processes, and operating models impact business and financial performance delivering recommendations on how to optimize them
At Whole Foods Market, we provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all Team Members and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, marital status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. Whole Foods Market hires and promotes individuals solely based on qualifications for the position to be filled and business needs.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: Req-20210105494
About Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market is a dynamic leader in the quality food business. We are a purpose-driven company that aims to set the standards of excellence for food retailers. We are building a business in which high standards permeate all aspects of our company. Quality is a state of mind at Whole Foods Market.
We recognize the interdependence among our stakeholders - those who benefit from or are impacted by our company. Our success is optimized by a win-win strategy, and all of our stakeholders are simultaneously benefitting.