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HR Business Partner

At SpartanNash, we deliver the ingredients for a better life through customer-focused innovation. We do this for our supply chain customers and U.S. military commissaries, retail store guests and, most importantly, our Associates. In fact, we see a day when each will say, “I can’t live without them.”

Our SpartanNash family of Associates is 17,000 strong, ranging from bakery managers to order selectors; from IT developers to vice presidents of finance; from HR Business Partners to export specialists. Each of them plays an integral role in SpartanNash’s People First culture, Operational Excellence and Insights that Drive Solutions. Ready to contribute to the success of our food solutions company? Apply now!


4067 County Road 130 - Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311-9359

Job Description:

Position Summary:

This role is responsible for the day-to-day management of human resources activities to include workforce planning, human resources process improvement, workforce knowledge gap analysis, performance management, associate relations and training within the assigned location(s). Provides guidance to management and associates on company policies and procedures.

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Prepare new hire paperwork, orientation process, maintaining required compliance files, and maintaining applicant flow logs in accordance with organizational goals, established department policies and procedures and in compliance with EEOC Regulations, Affirmative Action goals and objectives and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) controls.

  • Provide guidance to and counsel management and/or associates on associate relations issues and company policies, practices and procedures to include, but not limited to, promotions, demotions, transfers, benefits/open enrollment, leave of absences, return to work programs, worker's compensation, performance evaluations, performance plans, disciplinary actions, and terminations.

  • Work with internal departments and external contacts as appropriate to ensure effective administration of programs.

  • Investigate and recommend action to be taken on unemployment compensation claims, Workers Compensation claims and Equal Employment Opportunity claims.

  • Partner with HR management in the development and administration of Affirmative Action Plans, Equal Opportunity Employment programs and other government rules and regulations pertaining to associate relations.

  • Participate in unemployment compensation claim hearings representing the company as necessary.

  • Ensure compliance with HR related legal and regulatory requirements, to include Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) entity level controls, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) controls, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulations and Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) goals, as well as internal Human Resource policy and procedures.

  • Assist with development and presentation of training and management development activities.

  • Maintain HR associate records and files; submit necessary documentation to corporate service center to process associate changes (i.e., address, pay, status, etc.).

  • Maintain current knowledge of legal regulations, industry trends and best practices in Human Resources; make recommendations to improve current programs and processes and to ensure company legal compliance.

  • Provide guidance on HR-related regulations such as EEO, AAP, OFCCP, etc.

  • Responsible for department management including staffing, training, performance management and career development of associates, and developing and monitoring department goals.

  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or other related field or combination of education and/or experience. PHR/ SPHR certification preferred.

  • Professional in Human Resources (Preferred)

  • Five years human resources generalist or combination of HR-related experience.

  • Knowledge of human resources policies and practices. Detailed knowledge of federal, state and local employment laws.

  • Ability to provide leadership while partnering with facility management proactively addressing issues, questions and concerns responding with urgency to address Human Resources needs.

  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills to communicate effectively to all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to work independently on projects, strong organizational and multi-tasking skills.

  • Must be proficient in MS Office.

  • Ability to travel, including overnight, between 10 and 25% to company locations depending on assigned area.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

May be required to lift and/or move 20 pounds. The associate is frequently required to sit/stand/walk. While performing the duties of this position, the associate is subject to a typical office environment and is rarely exposed to outside weather conditions. Temperatures may vary for those subject to any of the following areas: computer/server room, print shop, production area). The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate but may be high in distribution settings. Travel requirements vary by assignment.

As part of our People First culture, SpartanNash is proud to offer a robust and competitive Total Rewards benefits package.

SpartanNash is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and veteran, that celebrates diversity and believes employing a diverse workforce is key to our success. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals.

We are not able to sponsor work visas for this position.

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