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HR Generalist - Bilingual/Spanish

Date: Nov 17, 2017

Location: South Brunswick, NJ, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: NJ-11680
Area of Interest: Supply Chain
Organization: Distribution Center
Brand/Division: New Jersey
Position Type: Full-time


SUMMARY: The HR Generalist is responsible for providing expertise and support to generate results and create value in the following areas of HR: recruitment and selection, associate relations, onboarding, HR administration/HRIS, employment law, diversity and inclusion, safety/WC and LOA.


(NOTE: The duties listed below are examples of the variety and general nature of those performed by employees in this job description. The list is descriptive only and should not be used for any other purpose. Management retains the right to add or to change the duties of a position at any time. Incumbents are frequently cross-trained and may perform any combination of the following duties/responsibilities. These duties are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.)

* Interact daily with management and associates to insure an open line of communication is maintained in order to identify and address any issues, needs, and/or concerns as they arise
* Work with managers and business leadership on human resources issues, providing insight and options compliant with legislation and consistent with Williams-Sonoma's people first philosophy, policies and culture
* Investigate, document and resolve associate relations issues
* Coach managers in workforce planning, recruiting and staffing
* Assist in the administration of the DC recognition program
* Participate in the corporate diversity and inclusion committee and develop and implement local programs
* Manage associate onboarding process
* Conduct exit interviews, analyze data, and make recommendations to the management team for corrective action and continuous improvement
* Partner with management teams to execute people first platforms including our annual Associate Opinion Survey and ensure programs are successful
* Involvement in operational functions within the facility/region as appropriate
* Respond to unemployment claims and reports worker's compensation claims, benefits, etc.
* Counsel and direct associates to STD/FMLA vendor and respond to eligibility inquiries

* Implement, communicate and manage HR programs, policies, and associate guidelines to achieve goals and fulfill legal requirements. Ensure consistency across the organization with all existing programs



* Bachelor's degree and 3+ years of progressive HR experience
* Bilingual Spanish/English REQUIRED
* PHR/SPHR/GPHR preferred
* Expert in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), HRIS and timekeeping systems
* Ability to make sound independent decisions
* Strong analytical/problem solving skills
* Must possess leadership skills (initiative, self-started, influence and drive)
* Available for any type of assigned shift, occasional weekends especially during peak holiday season and travel
* Obsessed with servant leadership and understands the role of HR partnerships


LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must be able to read, write and understand English. Requires the ability to follow verbal and written instructions, guidelines and objectives. Requires the ability to read, comprehend, analyze, and interpret general business information, governmental regulations, and technical/trade journals. Requires the ability to write reports and communicated effectively using telephonic, written, and electronic means. Requires the ability to effectively and respectfully present information one-on-one, small, and large group situations to customers, management and employees of the organization.

MATHEMATIC SKILLS: Requires the ability to calculate figures and amounts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, rations and proportions to practical situations. Must be able to read and interpret financial data.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and develop solutions/strategies. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of information or instructions with several undefined and some concrete variables. Must be able to understand business/financial data and develop innovative solutions.

MANUAL DEXTERITY: Must have average levels of eye/hand/foot coordination. Must be able to utilize a computer. Requires the ability to use a variety of office machines and equipment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be physically able to operate computers, copy machines, facsimile machines and other general office equipment such as a 10-key calculator. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects; key pad or papers, book and reach with hands and arms. Employee is occasionally required to stand, walk. Must be able to move, lift or carry heavy objects or materials up to 10 pounds. Specific visual abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral visions, distance vision, and color vision for extensive reading and interpretation of reports and documents.

PHYSICAL COMMUNICATION: Must have the ability to talk (expressing and/or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words) and hear (perceiving sounds of nature by ear).

WORK CONDITIONS AND HAZARDS: Work is regularly performed in a traditional office setting with occasional travel to work site for project management and inspections. There may be exposure to airborne particles. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and may be exposed to humid and hot conditions as well as cleaning chemicals.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.

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