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District Human Resources Specialist

Company Name: Fred Meyer
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt



Position Summary

Drive sourcing, recruiting, selection and onboarding to support fully staffed stores with friendly associates. Interview candidates and make hiring decisions. Partner with relevant stakeholders to create and drive succession planning strategies. Ensure the accuracy, integrity, daily maintenance, release of information, storage, and confidentiality of all associate data. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions

  • Conduct interviews, make hiring decisions, manage the offer process and initiate pre-screening tests and background checks
  • Drive sourcing, recruiting, selection and onboarding for store positions; verify that new associates are properly onboarded and trained to perform their work
  • Assist the division HR department in conducting associate investigations
  • Lead and support store leadership in implementing HR processes, procedures and programs to promote engagement, culture and retention
  • Provide counsel and coaching to management on associate issues (i.e., leaves of absence, workers compensation, PTO, policies, retention, performance, succession)
  • Coordinate and deliver (as appropriate) associate training programs, including new hire orientation, manager on duty and department leader development
  • Act as subject matter expert for associate data and human resource information systems, policies and processes
  • Respond to and resolve associate inquires with a sense of urgency and high level of service
  • Conduct exit interviews and feedback discussions to identify and track trends that may impact retention
  • Support talent acquisition in the creation and ongoing maintenance of hiring requisitions and new hire onboarding process (background checks, drug screen, I-9, new hire paperwork)
  • Assess data submissions for completeness and resolve data discrepancies
  • Support record requests by retrieving appropriate documentation and providing it to business partners when needed
  • Collect data regarding current processes; develop improved methods with input from stakeholders
  • Comply with federal, state, and local labor laws, including minor labor laws and support compliance with food and alcoholic beverage laws/regulations
  • Process data entries related to wages/salaries, terminations, status and position changes, newly hired and rehired associates, transfers, time accrual maintenance, updates to associate personal information and other HR activities in an accurate and timely manner
  • Travel to store locations to drive HR initiatives and provide consultation and support for management and onsite staff
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Minimum Position Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience in human resources or retail department management
  • Knowledge of HR business processes and employment laws
  • Proven knowledge and experience working with external recruiting sites, resume databases and external recruiting activities
  • Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills
  • Effectively able to prioritize and handle multiple projects and responsibilities
  • Ability to build and maintain cooperative business partnerships
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
  • Desired Previous Experience/Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in human resources
  • PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification
  • Any experience in recruiting/hiring, training and development, coaching, employee relations, and/or HR strategy
  • Education Level: High School Diploma/ GED Required
    Required Travel: Up to 100%
    Required Certifications/Licenses: None
    Position Type: Full-Time

    Regions: West



    Jobs at Fred Meyer: Based in Portland, Oregon with over 130 stores throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho & Alaska, Fred Meyer offers one-stop shopping with store employment opportunities in apparel, home, food, pharmacy and home electronics as well as opportunities in our division office in merchandise and product development, store operations, customer communications, public affairs, food and pharmacy.  We are always searching for individuals who share our passion for service, leadership, honesty and diversity. Whether you like working with people, numbers or ideas, you can find a home at Fred Meyer. And with stores and offices across the Pacific Northwest, we have opportunities for talented individuals if you prefer to be closer to the mountains, ocean, or city.


    Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

     Posting Notes:  WA || Spokane Valley || 15609 E Sprague Ave || 99037 || Fred Meyer || None || Human Resources; Management || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

    Nearest Major Market: Spokane

    Job Segment: HR, Pharmacy, Merchandising, Information Systems, Manager, Human Resources, Healthcare, Retail, Technology, Management

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