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Company: KeHE
Location: Naperville, IL
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Food, Beverage



Good people, working with good people, for our common good.

Sound good?

KeHE-a natural, organic, specialty and fresh food distributor-is all about "good" and is growing, so there's never been a more exciting time to join our team. If you're enthusiastic about working in an environment with a people-first culture and an organization committed to good living, good food and good service, we'd love to talk to you!

Primary Responsibilities:

The Human Resources Manager is responsible for strategically partnering with leaders on all employee matters. This individual will join a small, collaborative, fun team dedicated to supporting the greater corporate and commercial sales team(s) with specific focus on IT, Finance, and the employee experience.  In addition to basic HR compliance and administration, this role will primarily focus on employee relations, workforce planning and selection, development, retention of talent.  The successful candidate will build and maintain collaborative relationships and courageously challenge decisions, practices, and others.   This individual is a cultural guardian, a change champion and aligns themselves to work that is supporting the goals and needs of the leaders and business. The Human Resources Manager must be an adaptable, strong communicator, assert a progressive and proactive approach, advocate for the employees and teams, and foster an inclusive environment consistent with KeHE's culture, mission, and values.

Essential Functions:
  • Employee Relations- partner with leaders on engagement needs, ensures information is disseminated and employees are well informed of company happenings, completes workforce investigations and seeks proper resolution, manages workplace accidents, and promotes a culture of safety and well being for the employees, works with employees and manages employee leave programs, monitors turnover and conducts exit interviews.
  • Talent- partners with leaders on assessing talent and workforce planning, monitors candidate flow and recruitment efforts of the Talent Acquisition team, interviews, and coaches on candidate selection, completes the onboarding and orientation process for new employees, partners with individuals and leaders on development planning, conducts workplace training and fosters conversations around people matters.
  • Employee Experience- engage employees and study our engagement data to create memorable experiences or touchpoints aimed to promote connectedness, inspire others, strengthen our culture and aid in retaining top talent.
Minimum Requirements, Qualifications, Additional Skills, Aptitude:


Qualifications / Additional Skills / Aptitude:

    • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management or a related field is preferred.
    • PHR, SPHR preferred.
    • Ability to contribute and support to the overall goals of the Human Resources Department.
    • Demonstrated ability to instill trust, invite diverse perspectives, promote bold ideas and solutions.


    • Inspirational and relational leader with a high level of credibility and collaboration.
    • Promote an inclusive work environment and support workforce diversity.
    • Must have the ability to make recommendations to resolve emotional and complex situations by using ethical judgment that is in consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures, regulation, or government law.
    • Ability to be agile and capable of prioritizing and handling multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Ability to travel to company meetings and events.

Pay and Benefits:

The pay range for this position is $88,500 to $100,000 based on qualifications and experience. This role is also eligible to participate in the annual incentive plan with a target incentive of 10% of your base annual salary. Full-time employees are offered benefits including health/RX, dental and vision insurance; flexible and health spending accounts (FSA/HSA); short and long-term disability coverage, supplemental life insurance; 401(k); employee stock ownership (ESOP); paid time off, paid sick time, and holiday pay for Company designated holidays.

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