United Natural Foods Sr HR Business Partner - Sacramento, CA in West Sacramento, California

Sr HR Business Partner - Sacramento, CA

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Job Description


The Senior HR Business Partner is a business partner to operational leadership and is responsible for implementing and executing key projects and initiatives within the facility/group. Reporting to the HR Manager, the Sr. HR Business Partner is responsible for effective execution of human resources functions, such as Talent Development, Talent Acquisition and Selection, Engagement, Recognition, Performance Management, Organizational Development, Training, Associate Relations, Compensation, Benefits, Wellness, Risk Safety, Labor Relations, Sustainability and Philanthropy.


Execution of HR Activities and Programs

  • Provides functional HR expertise and successfully executes on key HR projects and assigned HR functions.

  • Leverages best practices and participates in collaboration within the region/group, and nationally.

  • Executes National HR programs within the facility in accordance with National HR processes and programs.

  • Maintains and updates HRIS records and associate files. Ensures associate files are complete and compliant.

  • Submits information to payroll accurately and timely.

  • Collaborates with HR colleagues to share best practices and leverage successes across the company. Supports peer networks across the company.

  • Executes core annual programs, such as performance objectives and goal setting, performance evaluations, compensation planning, talent assessment, succession planning, wellness, annual enrollment, etc.

  • Executes local programs for areas such as talent acquisition, engagement, recognition, training, wellness, and labor relations.

  • Manages and tracks all leaves of absence and accommodation requests.

  • Possesses thorough knowledge of HR policies and procedures as well as federal, state/province and local laws.

  • Executes human resources functions, including recordkeeping, talent acquisition, promotions, employee relations, terminations, exit interviews, etc. in accordance with Company procedures and applicable legal requirements. Implements Affirmative Action Plan and goals.

  • Provides transparency into work.

  • Leverages network for learning when encountering a new challenge. Manages personal development following changes to company/region/facility/group strategy. Participates in development of HR colleagues.

Business Partnership

  • Leverages a deep understanding of business needs and participates in solving business problems within the facility/group through the talent lens.

  • Builds effective working relationships with leaders.

  • Participates and collaborates in supervisor, management and staff meetings.

  • Implements HR initiatives and programs in new ways to adapt to changing associate and business needs. Seeks feedback from business leaders and associates on how HR could improve implementation of HR programs.

  • Reviews metrics, derives insights and uses those insights to solve business problems and improve processes.

  • Completes reports and information requests accurately and timely.

Talent Acquisition & Onboarding

  • Responsible for implementing the workforce and talent agenda that attracts the right people in a competitive market and drives enterprise productivity.

  • Implements talent acquisition strategies, with respect to recruitment, interviewing skills, and candidate selection. Executes tactical recruiting. Tracks key performance metrics and uses data as input to evolve recruiting strategies.

  • Conducts new hire orientation and ensures that new associates are well informed of HR benefits, policies and programs.

  • Deliver training programs.

Engagement & Associate Relations

  • Ensures that associate questions are promptly and courteously resolved.

  • Supports associate engagement surveys and action plans. Identifies opportunities to systematically address disengagement issues.

  • Addresses associate concerns with open communication techniques. Communicates with associates in a timely and courteous manner.

  • Advises supervisors on tactics to improve performance including observation coaching, corrective actions, and performance appraisals.

  • Responsible for being a steward of the company culture.

  • Travel required, may be up to 25%.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills



  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field

  • PHR/SPHR/CHRL/CPHR Certification preferred


  • 5+ years of HR experience, or related field

  • System Implementation Preferred


  • Human Resources techniques in the areas of talent, engagement and talent acquisition

  • Federal, state/province and local employment laws

  • Knowledge of talent acquisition techniques, including recruitment, interviewing skills, and selection

  • Understanding of compensation and benefit policies and programs, employee relations practices


  • Excellent communications skills, written and verbal

  • Analytical skills

  • Action Oriented

  • Relationship building skills


  • Critical Thinking

  • Solving Complex Problems

  • Driving for Results

  • Interacting with People at Different Levels

  • Delivering High Quality Work Product


Job Location

West Sacramento, California, United States

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