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Human Resources Manager

Company: Ace Hardware
Location: Prescott Valley
Posted on: May 15, 2023

Job Description:

Ace Hardware Corporation is a retailer-owned cooperative of more than 4,800 independent Ace stores in all 50 states, and 70 countries, with 14 Distribution Centers throughout North America. Ace's distribution network is one of the cornerstones of the corporation's success. By utilizing advanced technology and an integrated team approach at our distribution centers nationwide, we're able to consistently deliver one of the highest service levels in the industry to our retailers. This commitment to excellence carries through to each employee at our Distribution Centers.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Human Resources Manager located in Prescott Valley, AZ. As a member of the Senior Management team of the DC, the HR Manager will serve as a strategic business partner with facility management by aligning business objectives with employees and management.


The HR Manager will serve as a consultant to management on all human resources related issues. The HR Manager will be an employee champion and change agent to provide an environment which supports a high performing employee culture to meet current and future business needs. The HR Manager is expected to proactively communicate with the Distribution Center Manager, and Corporate HR to develop integrated solutions.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Consult with Distribution Center Management to provide HR guidance when appropriate. Advise management in appropriate resolution of employee relations issues.
  • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues. Conduct effective, thorough and objective investigations. Consult with Corporate to ensure solutions comply with policies and laws.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to management (coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions, and goal setting).
  • Work closely with management and employees to improve working relationships, build morale, increase productivity and retention.
  • Identify training needs for business, individual coaching and succession planning needs. Create and execute training programs for exempt and non-exempt employees. Evaluate and monitor the success of training programs. Follow-up to ensure training objectives are met.
  • Provide assistance with staff members' individual development plans and model for self-development by having an active development plan.
  • Oversight of the performance review program to ensure effectiveness, compliance, and equity within organization.
  • Oversight of salary administration program to ensure compliance and equity within organization.
  • Administer and communicate benefit programs such as life, health, and dental insurance, pension plans, PTO/vacation, leaves of absence, and employee assistance programs. Responsible for the overall success of the programs.
  • Responsible for the effective administration of the worker's compensation /safety programs. Coordinates with Loss Prevention.
  • Provide oversight and assistance with event planning and charity fundraising, i.e., Children's Miracle Network, Red Cross.
  • Provide guidance and input on succession planning. Oversight for the recruitment effort for all exempt and nonexempt personnel; new-employee orientations; Responsible for the overall success of these programs.
  • Oversees the maintenance, and communication of records required by law or local governing bodies, or other departments in the organization.
  • Manage HR staff within the Distribution Center.
  • Responsible for creating an environment of safety, good working relationships and productivity.
  • Responsible for all aspects of recruitment and retention to include new employee orientation.
  • Oversight of the compensation, payroll and accounting functions to insure equity and fairness.
  • Maintains data integrity within the HR and Payroll system and creates and maintains HRIS data reports used by RSC in achieving business objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Job Requirements:
    • Bachelor's Degree in a related field or equivalent experience.
    • PHR/SPHR desirable.
    • Minimum 5-8 years' generalist experience preferably in management and in a distribution or manufacturing setting to include complex employee relation issues.
    • Demonstrated skills in: Organizational development, interpersonal communication, general consultation, presentation, and data collection/data analysis.

      Equal Opportunity Employer

      Ace Hardware Corporation and its subsidiaries are committed to a policy of promoting equal employment opportunities. The company recognizes the importance of diversity and leveraging the skills and talents of all people to the mutual advantage of each individual and the organization.


      Compensation Details:

      $96000 - $120000

      Why should you join our team?

      We live our values - W.E.L.I.G.H.T (Winning, Excellence, Love, Integrity, Gratitude, Humility, and Teamwork). Gratitude. Humility. Love. You don't often see values like these in most corporate statements, but Ace is different. These things are important to us. They represent our commitment to the company, our employees, to Ace retailers and to the Ace brand.

      In addition to providing our employees a great culture, Ace also offers competitive benefits* that address life's necessities and perks, many of which expand and improve year after year, including:
      • Semi-Monthly Pay
      • Incentive opportunities, based on role/grade level (rapid company growth over the past 5 years resulted in incentives being paid out at an average of 126% of your target opportunity!)
      • 18 days of vacation immediately available (prorated in the first year) and up to 9 paid holidays depending on the month of hire
      • Comprehensive health coverage (medical, dental, vision and disability - up to 26 weeks short-term disability and long-term disability) & life insurance benefits for you and your dependents.
      • Generous 401(k) retirement savings plan with company contributions, averaging 9.6% per year of eligible earnings over the past 5 years
      • Ace invests in every employee we hire, with a key focus on development and coaching. We offer on-site classes, facilitator-led courses, and a generous tuition assistance program, plus a performance management approach that goes beyond the typical annual review.
      • Your career at Ace is more than just a job. It's a chance to be part of something meaningful. We help locally-owned businesses thrive and make an impact in their communities - and we support our employees in doing the same by offering our employees opportunities to help Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and the Ace Helpful Fund through the Ace Foundation.
      • Employee discounts on Ace merchandise (including top brands like Weber, Traeger, Yeti, Craftsman, DeWalt and more), travel, fitness, computers and thousands more.
      • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - access to free visits to therapists and lawyers, guidance on financial matters, elder and childcare, and assistance with tickets to entertainment events.
      • Birth/Adoption bonding paid time off
      • Adoption cost reimbursement
      • Identity theft protection
        * Benefits are provided in compliance with applicable policies.

        We want to hear from you!
        When most people think of career opportunities with Ace Hardware, they often think of the helpful cashiers and sales associates at their local store. However, have you also considered the people behind the scenes who select, promote, ship and process the invoices for more than 75,000 products? Maybe you haven't, but we'd like you to. Because together we help our customers take care of their homes. Come find out why a career with the Ace Hardware Corporation is one of America's best kept secrets.

        Equal Opportunity Employer
        Ace Hardware Corporation and its subsidiaries are committed to a policy of promoting equal employment opportunities. The company recognizes the importance of diversity and leveraging the skills and talents of all people to the mutual advantage of each individual and the organization. The company is committed to the prevention of employment discrimination related to race, religion, color, sex (including sexual harassment), gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability and military or veteran status, sexual orientation or any other action covered by federal or applicable state/local laws.


        The pay range for this position starts as listed in the job posting, but could be higher based on education and experience. Please note, compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each opening. We take into consideration the minimum requirements outlined in the job description, such as an individual's education, training and experience, the position's work location, required travel (if any), and external market conditions when determining the final salary for potential new hires.

        Be aware that salary estimates published via alternate online job boards may not be a true representation of the actual pay range offered for this position. Please refer to the Ace position description for the accurate starting pay range information and feel free to discuss this with a Talent Acquisition professional if you are chosen to move forward with an interview.

        This written "Position Description" is not intended to cover all aspects of the position listed. It is meant to cover the basic/general essential job functions of a particular position. Ace Hardware Corporation reserves the right to change job duties, including essential job functions, according to business necessity.Required
        Job Industries
        • Customer Service

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