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Title Human Resources Manager
Company Johnstone Supply, Inc.
Location Portland, OR

As a member of the HR team and reporting to the Vice President of Organization Development, the HR Manager is responsible for supporting managers and employees in attaining both individual and organization objectives by providing leadership and expertise in the management of Johnstone’s competitive advantage – our people.  The HR Manager is a Generalist position and directly supervises two staff members at the Corporate Office, and indirectly supervises 5 HR team members at our remote Distribution Centers.


Specific Primary Responsibilities Include:

1.       Provide for a healthy, productive work environment where employees are treated fairly and the company is in compliance with federal and state laws.  Assists in the development, implementation, and coordination of Human Resources policies, including the Employee Handbook, and procedures to support company objectives.   Ensures managers and employees are aware of and able to adhere to policies and procedures through communications and training programs.

2.       Works with managers to ensure employees understand job expectations and have the tools necessary to be successful in their jobs.  Ensures job descriptions and up-to-date and communicated to employees.  Assists in developing and implementing onboarding and performance management processes whereby managers and employees regularly communicate regarding expectations and goals, employees receive required training, and employees receive feedback in both a formal and informal manner.

3.       Partners with managers to recruit, assess and hire qualified employees, in compliance with applicable regulations.  Assists managers in the development of recruiting networks and resources, as well as developing recruiting messaging across various platforms to attract candidates to Johnstone.  Creates interview and assessment protocols by position to determine candidate qualifications and fit with the position, including background check, drug screens, and other pre-hire screening tools.  Serves as system administrator of the Applicant Tracking System in managing recruiting processes.  

4.       Oversees the payroll function, ensuring that bi-weekly company payroll is accurately prepared, processed, and delivered in a timely manner.  Ensures all payroll records and reports are accurate and complete.  Works closely with the Finance team to develop policies, processes and procedures, including appropriate backup procedures.

5.       Serves as an advisor to managers in working productively with employees.  Develops, implements and manages employee relations programs to meet company objectives and legal requirements which may include:  creating and implementing manager training programs, ensuring employees have an avenue to resolve disagreements or issues, investigating and reviewing employee disagreements, and mediation to successfully resolve conflict. 

6.       Develops, implements and administers benefit programs, such as health and dental insurance, life insurance, and Paid Time Off programs that attract and retain Cooperative employees at competitive levels, at an appropriate investment to the company.

7.       Develops, implements and administers the worker’s compensation program.  Monitors claims to assist in containing costs.  Provides information to the Safety Manager for decision making and OSHA reporting.

8.       Assists in developing and administering compensation programs to attract, retain, and reward employees for their contributions to the organization, while maintaining legal compliance.  Analyzes wage/salary reports and data to determine compensation is competitive.   Provides information to managers to ensure employees are paid competitively and in line with company policy.

9.       Directs the efforts of employment agencies by negotiating employment related fees, and ensuring that proper initial screening requirements are met (i.e. work history, job skills, salary requirements, drug screen, background check).

10.   Assists in defining and tracking Human Resources metrics (i.e., turnover, benefit usage, compensation composition) and provides information to decision makers for planning purposes.

11.   Oversees the maintenance and communication of all human resources records and personal information required by law or other departments in the organization.

12.   Maintains a capable and efficient staff by: defining positions, responsibilities, and expectations; interviewing and hiring; employee training and development; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.


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Date Posted 1/3/2018
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