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Division Assistant Human Resources Leader

Company Name: Kroger Stores
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt



Position Summary

Provide human resource consultation and support and implement HR strategies throughout division. Partner to lead the division in developing a high-performance culture where associates are aligned to the business strategy, trained, knowledgeable, and accountable for their performance. Lead the district HR leaders in their execution of human resources functions, including day-to-day tasks across the talent management cycle, associate relations and total rewards. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion, and safety.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide day to day HR support and consultation for administrative departments and ensure overall alignment with people strategy
  • Partner with division HR leader to implement and drive talent strategies
  • Manage overall talent acquisition efforts for store and administrative associates by partnering with the recruiting COE to help with talent needs, prioritization, and progress against hiring plans
  • Oversee processes including performance assessments, development plans, and succession planning for key roles
  • Collaborate with division management and Labor Relations teams in the execution of the overall strategic direction for collective bargaining/associate relations
  • Manage and resolve employee relation issues for store leaders and above
  • Collaborate with district HR leaders to ensure recruiting, training and performance evaluation processes are compliant with company/legal guidelines
  • Assist district HR leaders in reviewing/analyzing turnover statistics to identify opportunities to improve retention and staffing needs and to develop effective recruiting/retention plans
  • Support the development and maintenance of an inclusive business culture within the division
  • Support district HR leaders with the consistent, ongoing processes related to roles and responsibilities
  • Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provide feedback to direct reports
  • Travel up to 50% of time to support business throughout division
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Minimum Position Qualifications

  • 7+ years as a HR business partner, HR generalist or other related HR role
  • 3+ years of experience in a HR leadership role
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively partner with all levels of the organization, positively influence teams and manage conflict
  • Applied knowledge of federal, state and local laws and statutes for employment
  • Strong analytical and data interpretation skills with an ability to apply quantitative analysis to HR outcomes and use data to influence and drive decisions
  • Strong business and financial acumen
  • Demonstrated ability to protect highly confidential and sensitive information
  • Desired Previous Experience/Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in business administration, human resources, or related field
  • PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification
  • Any experience with labor contracts, being a store or assistant store leader

    Education Level: Bachelor's Desired
    Required Travel: Up to 50%
    Required Certifications/Licenses: American Academy Nurse Practitioner (AANP)
    Position Type: Full-Time

    Regions: Any


    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. 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:  TN || Nashville || 2620 Elm Hill Pike || 37214 || Kroger Stores || None || Human Resources || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || American Academy Nurse Practitioner (AANP) 

    Nearest Major Market: Nashville

    Job Segment: HR, Quantitative Analyst, Recruiting, Labor Relations, Employee Relations, Human Resources, Data

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