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Director of Human Resources

Company: Pet Food Experts Inc
Location: Pawtucket
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Pet Food Experts (PFX) has been putting people first for over 80 years. As a fourth-generation, family-owned business, headquartered in Pawtucket RI, PFX has grown to be a leading distributor of pet food and supplies servicing over 5000 independent pet retail locations in 40 plus states nationwide. PFX is an award-winning, relationship-driven, service innovator delivering best-in-class customer experiences that create long-term success and sustainability for its partners and industry at large. We are looking for a full time Warehouse Operations Supervisor to join our team in Cumberland, RI.

Benefits and Perks of joining the PFX Team:

We genuinely care about our employees and it shows! Our comprehensive package of benefits for eligible employees includes the following:

Competitive compensation package
Excellent group health benefit programs, including medical, dental and vision
Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
Company-paid basic life/AD&D, short- and long-term disability insurances
Additional supplemental benefits with the convenience of weekly payroll deductions
Flexible Time Off
Paid Parental Leave
Retirement savings plan with employer match
Employee Assistance Program
Pet Perks discount

Schedule: Hybrid schedule - 3 days in office per week

The Director of Human Resource is a strategic contributor who collaborates with Pet Food Experts' Executive and leadership teams to support the Company's objectives to build a diverse culture with individuals who are innovative and committed to excellence, as well as guiding the HR Strategy to improve engagement, and manage programs designed to foster it.

Summary of Essential Functions

Deliver strategic HR leadership in the areas of organizational development, talent acquisition and retention, performance management, succession planning, benefits and compensation, employee relations, diversity and inclusion, labor laws/legal compliance, and training and development programs
Lead, mentor, guide, coach and develop the Human Resources Team responsible for company-wide delivery of HR services; assist with the resolution of human resources matters and employee relations
Provide perspectives and action plans on how best to evolve company leadership, culture and strategy to ensure organizational effectiveness and succession needs are met
Develop, implement and provide expert counsel on all training and development initiatives in order for the Company to remain well positioned to meet future challenges
Collaborates with the talent management team to execute innovative best practices for effective talent management methods enabling company growth.
Continually investigates attractive benefit programs recommending potential options, as well as regularly reviewing compensation to remain competitive
Implement and measure the effectiveness of initiatives aimed at supporting the performance, growth, reward, and engagement of all employees
Promote the Company's vision and culture by identifying, prioritizing, designing and implementing HR programs and solutions that support employees and business objectives and align the organizational structure and practices
Monitor and ensure the Company's compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommend best practices; review and modify policies and practices to maintain compliance
Serve as a primary resource in legal compliance for all locations in the interest of mitigating the Company's exposure and risk; work with legal counsel in areas of litigation
Be a visible, involved and engaged leader to support employees throughout the Company in partnership with the Human Resources Team
Travel, up to 25%, to other Pet Food Experts locations nationwide

Knowledge and Skills Required:

Proven experience as an Human Resources department leader at a mid-to-large size organization (approximately 1,000 +/- employees)
Strong background in designing and implementing organizational structure and change management
In-depth knowledge and interpretation of HR disciplines, processes, policies, law and best practices
Understand, interpret, and apply company and departmental policies and procedures
Outstanding interpersonal relationship building and employee coaching skills
Sound business acumen in order to assess business needs, develop solutions and implement with measured impact on the business
Ability to deal promptly and effectively with adverse situations and maintain professionalism and composure
Exhibit an outgoing, people-oriented, helpful and positive attitude with a customer-centric approach to working with internal and external stakeholders


Bachelor's degree required (HR concentration preferred)
SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP or SHRM-CP) or SPHR credential preferred
Certified training in HR competencies including: organizational planning and development, compensation and benefits, employee relations, performance management, recruitment, and health and safety
Active affiliations with appropriate Human Resources networks and organizations


10-15 years of progressive leadership experience in HR roles
Minimum 5 years of supervising an HR Team
Wholesale distribution or manufacturing environment, preferred
Acquisitions, mergers and union experience, a plus

All offers of employment are contingent upon passing a required criminal background check.

Pet Food Experts is an equal opportunity employer. Pet Food Experts does not discriminate in employment on account of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service.%22197491% %%hr%%

Keywords: Pet Food Experts Inc, Pawtucket , Director of Human Resources, Executive , Pawtucket, Rhode Island

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