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Advantage Solutions VP Human Resources in Irvine, California

Summary

VP Human Resources

This senior HR leader will lead, manage and develop our HR teams to drive process improvement, maximize HR efficiencies, manage and organize support teams for maximum efficiency and output. The leader in this role understands business priorities and translates them into an HR agenda that supports Advantage’s overall strategy. The VP of HR will assess human capital needs in areas such as performance management, employee relations, shared services, and leadership development, and drive the appropriate, agile solutions in these areas. Reports directly to CHRO.

Your focus will be to:

  • Establish credibility throughout the organization as an experienced leader who manages and thrives in a complex HR environment where calm, reasoned decision-making is essential

  • Develop and evaluate appropriate policies and programs for effective management of the people resources of the organization. Included in this area would-be programs such as - but not limited to - employee relations, affirmative action, sexual harassment, associate complaints, external education, and career development

  • Maintain knowledge of evolving HR policies, programs, laws, and issues

  • Structure and develop the HR team to provide maximum benefit to the organization while continuously building team capabilities

  • Leverage associate data to inform people-centric decisions for the company that will also achieve business outcomes

  • Maintain knowledge of laws, regulations, and best practices in employment law, human resources, and talent management

You have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Human Resources, or a related field. A Master's degree in HR or MBA preferred, not required

  • 10+ years of HR experience, managing and/or directing in complex, dynamic organizations

  • Experience managing large teams (30+ headcount, 4-6 direct reports)

  • An energetic, roll-up-your-sleeves attitude and presence

  • Demonstrated success and enthusiasm for managing through ambiguity

  • An operational mindset

  • Innate bias for action

  • Shared services management experience a big plus; call/support center leadership experience also a big plus.

  • Experience with a distributed workforce and exposure to high-impact HR functions and employee relations from other organizations of similar scale and complexity

  • Strong focus on people to develop a team and operate in a highly collaborative environment. Exceptional coaching, mentoring, and people development skills

  • Strong aptitude for leading through change, setting direction, and delivering results

  • Proven ability to effectively focus resources to implement a business strategy, generate excitement and commitment around vision and goals and drive innovation and change

  • An expert ability to think strategically and execute tactically, with strong attention to detail

  • Outstanding written/verbal communication and listening skills

  • Proven capability to present complex concepts in a concise and understandable way to a variety of audiences

  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations

Responsibilities

The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

• Establish credibility throughout the organization as not only an experienced HR leader, and an effective listener who maintains associate confidence and a skilled complex problem solver

• Participates in the development of the organization's plans and programs as a strategic partner, bringing a business perspective as well as the perspective of the impact on people

• Evaluates the company’s people-related practices and identifies opportunities for improvement

• Develops and evaluates appropriate policies and programs for effective management of the people resources of the organization. Included in this area would be programs such as, but not limited to employee relations, affirmative action, sexual harassment, associate complaints, external education and career development

• Maintains knowledge of evolving HR policies, programs, laws and issues

• Structures and develops the HR team to provide maximum benefit to the organization while continuously building team capabilities

• Leverages associate data to inform people-centric decisions for the company that will also achieve business outcomes

• Maintains knowledge of laws, regulations, and best practices in employment law, human resources, and talent management.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Business, Human Resources, or a related field. A Master's degree in HR or MBA preferred

• 10+ years of HR experience, managing and/or directing in complex, dynamic organizations

• Strong executive presence and presentation skills

• Experience with a distributed workforce and exposure to high-impact HR functions and employee relations from other organizations of similar scale and complexity

• Strong focus on people to develop a team and operate in a highly collaborative environment. Exceptional coaching, mentoring, and people development skills

• Strong aptitude for leading through influence, setting direction, and delivering results

• Strong drive for results matched with relationship building skills to manage projects in a complex, matrixed environment

• Demonstrated ability to lead, influence, and work with all levels in the organization

• High personal performance standards, with the desire and ability to continuously learn

• Proven ability to effectively focus resources to implement a business strategy, generate excitement and commitment around vision and goals, and drive innovation and change

• An expert ability to think strategically and execute tactically, with strong attention to detail

• Able to use a broad business acumen and holistic perspective to see the opportunities and risks of potential trade-offs

• Outstanding written/verbal communication and listening skills

• Proven capability to present complex concepts in a concise and understandable way to a variety of audiences

• Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

• Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.

Additional Information Regarding Advantage Solutions Job Duties and Job Descriptions

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Job Locations US-CA-Irvine | US-IL-Chicago | US-TX-Austin | US-TX-Dallas | US-GA-Atlanta | US-OH-Cincinnati | US-CT-Norwalk | US-WA-Seattle

Primary Posting Location : City Irvine

Primary Posting Location : State/Province CA

Postal Code 60603

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2021-400330

Position Type Full Time

Category Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)

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