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Associate Choice Manager(1 Opening/$72,400-$133,900)-Can Be Remote

Company Name: Kroger General Office
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: 11



Position Summary

Coordinate and implement the strategic direction of associate relations for the enterprise which is driven by the desire to have a direct relationship with our associates. Lead corporate initiatives that cultivate a work environment where associates feel valued, can be successful, and are highly engaged. Proactively engage with our non-union locations to ensure all associate relations needs and expectations are met. Lead corporate support efforts when there are challenges to optimal associate relations in a location. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions

  • Lead all activities to develop/maintain positive associate relations in new and existing associate choice facilities and units
  • Serve as the subject matter expert in associate relations, providing enterprise guidance, training and counsel to most levels of management
  • Direct positive associate relations efforts across the assigned areas of responsibility
  • Collaborate with divisions, legal and internal HR partners, ensuring the continued engagement of associates, our Purpose and Promise, and associate choice best practices
  • Conduct and monitor associate relations assessments to ensure continuous improvements as a key part of our culture
  • Partner with legal to ensure all current or future associate relations policies and procedures are compliant with all federal, state and local laws and governing employer/associate relationships
  • Liaison with Associate and Labor Relation Leadership on contractual issues that impact the delivery and administration of positive associate relations
  • Develop, document and coordinate HR related activities, as needed, related to crisis management and business continuity
  • Coach, train and educate division leaders on matters regarding associate relations
  • Establish and maintain knowledge of associate choice best practices and industry trends
  • Work diligently to apply and execute union avoidance practices and organize campaign strategies where appropriate
  • Travel up to 60% to support associate relations strategies, including site evaluations and third-party site visits and/or inquiries
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Minimum Position Qualifications

  • 5+ years Human Resources management/generalist experience with a strong focus on associate relations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent planning, organizational, and analytical/problem solving skills
  • Strong team player with an ability to build professional relationships and motivate others
  • Demonstrated experience to influence all levels of the organization in order to achieve required results
  • Strong initiative to achieve high standards/results
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Proven accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to handle sensitive information while maintaining a high degree of confidentiality
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt efficiently to changing priorities and workload
  • Desired Previous Experience/Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in business, or a related field
  • PHR, SPHR,SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification

    Education Level: Bachelor's Desired
    Required Travel: Up to 75%
    Required Certifications/Licenses: None
    Position Type: Full-Time
     Regions: General Office- Cincinnati


    Jobs at Kroger: At Kroger, we hire people who have a passion for helping others and who want to build a relationship with our Customers. No matter what stage of your career, you can build your future at Kroger. We look for people who want more, aspire to be more and work hard to achieve their goals. Our focus on keeping the Customer first is what makes us successful. As the largest traditional grocery chain in the U.S. and one of the world's largest retailers, we employee more nearly half a million Associates across 35 states. We offer many opportunities not only in our stores, but in Manufacturing, Logistics, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and many other fields.


    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:  OH || Cincinnati || 1014 Vine Street || 45202 || Kroger General Office || [[mfield2]] || Human Resources || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

    Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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