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Senior Leader Human Resources

Company: Kerusso Inc
Location: Berryville
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Senior Leader Human Resources
Kerusso Activewear, located in Northwest Arkansas. is actively searching for a Senior Leader Human Resources to lead our HR team. -As one of the original pioneers of "T-shirt Evangelism", we have been proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ through Kerusso apparel and accessories for over 30 years. Along the way Kerusso has been a Seven-time INC. 5000 honoree while becoming a stable 130-employee, midsized company and the leading producer Christian themed T-Shirts around the world.

The Role:
The Senior Leader Human Resources is a hands-on, roll up your sleeves, management role responsible for administering and supporting the HR needs of the company. The Human Resources candidate is responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level and works closely with leadership and the Personnel Management firm supporting the entire organization and its business objectives. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: culture advocacy, strategic planning, leadership advisor, compensation, HRIS administration, benefits administration, employee relations, analytics/metrics, training, performance management, talent management, on-boarding, policy implementation, employment law compliance and safety.
The successful candidater acts as a Mission champion and change agent. The role assesses and anticipates HR-related needs and makes plans and executes upon them.

Essential Functions
The workload is a mixture of transformational and transactional responsibilities.
Develops HR strategies, policies, programs and initiatives that will result in compliance and optimal business outcomes, as well as, enhancing the current high-performance, mission-driven workplace culture.
Participates in developing department goals, objectives and systems throughout the company.
Plays lead role in administering the compensation program; monitors the performance evaluation program and revises as necessary.
Performs benefits administration, including claims resolution, change reporting, approving invoices for payment and communicating benefits information to employees.
Develops and maintains the affirmative action program in conjunction with the Personnel Management firm; files EEO-1 report and EEO component 2 report annually; and maintains other records, reports and logs to conform to EEO regulations.
Conducts recruitment and hiring effort for all exempt and nonexempt personnel; conducts new-employee on-boarding and record-keeping.
Assists with employee relations counseling, outplacement counseling and exit interviewing.
Maintains company organization charts.
Maintains human resource information system records and compiles reports from the database. May export data to the Personnel Management firm for analysis and metrics.
Maintains compliance with federal, state and local employment and benefits laws and regulations in conjunction with the Personnel Management firm.
Plays key role as advisor/coach in employee relations and advocacy while maintaining corporate balance. This includes disciplinary action and investigations on complex matters.
Maintains knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks/liabilities and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the Personnel Management firm for compliance assistance as needed.
Facilitates policies and programs to ensure team member and facility safety, welfare, support and security.
Participates in evaluation and monitoring of both individual and executive-level training programs to ensure success. May research, prepare and present training or recommend outsourced options.
Prepares and posts OSHA safety logs in accordance with OSHA regulations.
Conducts management and non-management training such as Supervisor 101, harassment and discrimination, workplace harmony and/or other topics approved by leadership.
Maintains and regularly updates the employee handbook and policy manuals
Track and publish HR metrics to the company executives to improve utilization and job satisfaction of company personnel
Stays up to date on new regulations and HR best practices and shares with management team
Experience working with legal counsel as directed by CEO or VP Administration on personnel matters.

Core Competencies
Business Acumen
Ethical Practice
Mission Cultural Awareness
HR Knowledge
Relationship Management
Problem Solving/Creativity
Team Building
Microsoft Office Suite
Customer Service
HRIS System management

Preferred & Required Education, Experience or Mindset
Passion for Kerusso Mission statement.
Minimum of 7 years of progressive HR experience
Proficient knowledge of current HR practices, disciplines and employment law
Excellent organizational skills with ability to switch gears as workload demands
Results-driven hands-on mentality
Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, presentation skills and project management capability
Bachelor's degree in human resources or field of business acumen
Active professional HR certification from accredited HR organization (i.e. PHR, SHRM-CP) preferred
Strong proficiency in MS Office Suite software (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Strong proficiency in HRM software systems
A general corporate insurance background is helpful, but not required.

Supervisory Responsibility
This position will oversee an HR Assistant or other team members.

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers and smartphones. -The noise level is low.
Physical Requirements

This position requires the following physical abilities: -walk, stand for periods of time, stoop, bend, sit for extended periods of time, clearly speak, hear, type and lift to 20 pounds.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This position regularly requires long hours and occasional weekend or shift work as job duties demand.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

- - - - - - - -The role is based on-site in our company headquarters in BERRYVILLE, AR. 1 HR east of Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, and Bentonville, and 45 minutes south of Branson, MO. -The area is noted for its exceptional quality of life and was recently ranked the third best place in the country to live by Money Magazine

Working at Kerusso: One Team, One Mission
Kerusso is a Greek word meaning "To herald divine truth as a public crier". At Kerusso we're passionate about our work and are driven by our purpose: Proclaiming the Good News to the World through products about Jesus. Our Team Motto is: "One Team, One Mission!" Each and every day we work together as one to achieve that shared mission. Our culture is equal parts casual, candid, and driven. We're serious about delivering results for our customers, our company, and our Team, while at the same time enjoying what we do while we pursue our mission.

Founded by Vic Kennett in 1987, Kerusso employs 130 people operating out of their 140,000 sq. ft. facility nestled in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Berryville, Arkansas. Kerusso products can be found online and at more than 2,000 retailers around the globe. The company currently embellishes 3 million garments a year through in-house and global sourcing.

This the top Human resources position at Kerusso and reports directly to VP of Administration and Finance. This position will work closely with other senior leaders as part of the executive team to drive growth and seek improvements in operational processes. This role is responsible for coordinating financial planning, analysis and reporting, risk management, inventory planning & controls, and improving overall operational effectiveness.

Keywords: Kerusso Inc, Springdale , Senior Leader Human Resources, Human Resources , Berryville, Arkansas

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