Human Resources

Human Resources Manager – Expanding Restaurant Group


Brad Metzger Restaurant Solutions

Human Resources Manager – Expanding Restaurant Group Los Angeles CA
$85000 – $95000

Small but mighty expanding Los Angeles restaurant group is seeking a versatile Human Resources Manager to join their growing team. This role will be responsible for all HR functions, including hiring processes, employee relations, and benefits administration. While payroll is handled by the finance department, the HR Manager should have a strong working knowledge of payroll operations to be able to step in and support as needed. It will be critical for this person to visit and dine at each of the restaurant locations in order to get to know the staff. There are no other HR team members in the department at this time, so once in place, HR Manager will have the ability to hire and build an HR Generalist team for additional support.

The ideal candidate for this role is passionately people-oriented with a strong sense of initiative and impeccably organized. An excellent opportunity to join a small corporate team and work family. Great benefits package including full medical, meal discounts and a flexible PTO policy!

HR Manager Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead the implementation of projects aimed to streamline organizational structures, roles, and/or processes that create speed, efficiency, and support rapidly shifting business demands.
  • Analyze and audit organizational performance, determine talent gaps and propose strategic solutions that support company’s business objectives.
  • Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to directors and management teams (coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions) and support with Employee Relations issues as needed.
  • Plan and facilitate training opportunities for leaders to support the development of business strategies that improve organizational design, change management, and align with company vision, value, and business objectives.
  • Leverage workforce analytics and insights to support the development and execution of a more efficient, streamlined approach to talent management, focused on forecasting, staffing, on-boarding, development, performance management, and career and succession planning.
  • Work closely with directors, managers, and employees to improve relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Collaborate with recruitment and lead initiatives focused on acquiring and retaining top talent and developing a strong talent pipeline for future organizational needs.
  • Influence management teams to take a near and long-term view on engaging in key talent processes including talent review, succession planning, leadership development, and talent assessment.
  • Develop and implement thoughtful, integrated approaches to promote key Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives, and partner with company leaders to monitor the ongoing success of these programs.
  • Evaluate employee training and development needs and advise on effective strategies to help close gaps between current and future skill sets.
  • Responsible for managing workers’ compensation claims for all restaurants within the collective; serve as main point of contact for employees.
  • Ensures safety, legal, and compliance standards are met at all restaurants within the collective by monitoring and implementing applicable HR federal and state requirements.
  • Responsible for driving awareness and adoption of company benefit offerings; leads benefit administration.

Candidate Requirements / Qualifications:

  • 2+ years’ experience in Human Resources (HR Manager, HR Generalist, etc.); a strong HR background and true generalist experience highly preferred
  • 1+ year experience assisting Payroll department or understanding of Payroll operations and processes
  • Any HR experience in the restaurant industry is highly preferred, but not absolutely required
  • Strong working knowledge and application of federal and state (California) employment laws
  • Proven ability to effectively interact with all organizational levels in a multicultural environment and build strong, trusted relationships
  • Excellent consulting and conflict management skills
  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision, and thrive within a fast-paced and sometimes ambiguous environment
  • Demonstrated experience working as a trusted advisor and handling sensitive/confidential information with utmost integrity
  • Strong use of independent judgment to identify and anticipate organizational needs and make recommendations for implementation
  • Ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities with grace and efficiency
  • Experience with or ability to quickly master HRIS systems; prior Paylocity experience a huge plus
  • Flexible to handle occasional critical employee issues that may arise after regular work hours (evenings, weekends, etc.)
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Word, and Excel
  • Prior experience working in a corporate office environment preferred
  • College Degree preferred

Compensation, Benefits & Additional Perks:

  • Base Salary in the $85-95k range DOE
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401k
  • Flexible PTO Policy
  • Up to 50% discount at all restaurants
  • Work schedule: Monday – Friday

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