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Human Resources Director

HR Director, FTE

Location: Seattle, WA

Department: Leading Seattle Retailer   Type: Full Time   Min. Experience: 5 years in an HR Leadership Role

uniquelyHR is currently seeking an HR Director for our client located in Seattle, WA. uniquelyHR is a young and rapidly growing HR consulting and talent placement firm located in Seattle.

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Position:

A leading Seattle retail company is seeking a flexible, innovative HR Director who is passionate about partnering with leaders. We are looking for an experienced HR leader who will demonstrate organizational and operational acumen.  

In this role, you will be responsible for contributing to the company’s overall vision and strategy, identifying and recommending new or revised people programs to support changing and evolving business objectives, while driving improvements for increased efficiency. You will be asked to develop the long-term people plan for the functional businesses you support and build strong capabilities to deliver on that strategy.

Responsibilities:

  • Partner closely with business leaders to ensure that we are focusing on the engagement of our people, driving performance and ensuring that our employees are getting development through the right career assignments and experiences. 
  • Oversee the implementation and ongoing effectiveness of processes and programs in all areas such as talent acquisition, learning and development, organizational design, performance management, diversity and resolution of employee issues.
  • Partner with specialist teams on programs (talent acquisition, learning and development and performance management) that ensure the retention of top talent and build a bench of strength.
  • Enable the broader HR team to better understand the unique needs of their business areas.
  • Develop the leadership talent of the HR organization through solid career path management that results in the strengthening of individuals through different experiences, resulting in leaders promotable inside or outside of HR.
  • Contribute to the development, and be responsible for the implementation and ongoing effectiveness of HR processes and programs, and continually explore opportunities for improvements in all areas.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and partner with corporate risks teams on compliance related issues educating managers and employees on employment and wage/hour laws-both State and Federal.
  • Strengthen the business acumen and analytical knowledge of the HR organization at all levels, increasing our capabilities to make value added recommendations and drive successful change.
  • Manage financials and budgets to drive efficiencies and continuous improvement within the organization.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Degree in related field preferred or demonstrated experience required, SPHR designation preferred.
  • Experience in management and leadership roles with progressively larger responsibility.
  • Experience in retail or merchandising  
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in leadership roles within Human Resources function.
  • Demonstrated understanding of retail and the service environment.
  • Ability to build strong relationship with peers and senior leadership.
  • Strong strategic planning abilities and critical thinking skills, ability to think in white space.
  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills.
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