Human Resources Manager at VMLY&R

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VMLY&R COMMERCE is WPP's newest end-to-end Creative Commerce Company. Built on the commerce expertise of Geometry and scaled through VMLY&R's connected brand promise, we help modern brands grow by unifying marketing strategies around commerce.

We believe the space of commerce holds the most untapped creative potential to grow brands and people. Living CommerceTM is our proprietary approach and platform that guides how we work. By understanding how, when and why people buy, we deliver the most engaging and culturally-relevant creative commerce experiences across Retail, Experience, Design and Innovation. We do this as part of a network of 13,000 specialists across 80 countries, everywhere life intersects with commerce - this is end-to-end.

Provides practical, consistent, and proactive support, direction and advice to managers on HR procedure, policy, and best practice. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: employee relations, training, performance management, onboarding, employee exits, policy implementation, recruitment/employment and legal compliance.

  • Conduct employee relations; gather and report data/trends to HR director; serve as a resource and coach to employees for work-related concerns and challenges
  • Investigate and resolve employee relations issues, including but not limited to harassment claims, discrimination claims and policy violations
  • Facilitate internal promotion and transfer opportunities for employees
  • Implement performance management process, including training employees and managers on the appraisal process, coaching managers on delivering feedback, and helping managers create development plans to address performance issues
  • Conduct exit interviews, identify trends/areas of concern to be addressed, pose potential solutions and ensure compliance of exit procedures
  • Prepare employee separation notices and related documentation for involuntary terminations
  • Develop HR communications and tools to keep staff informed of pertinent programs, policies and deadlines
  • Administer and communicate HR policies, procedures and benefits to staff; field employee questions; maintain employee handbook
  • Plan and oversee the implementation of the summer internship program
  • Serve as functional and/or business representative on agency/office culture initiatives
  • Partner with L&D to identify local training needs; research and recommend individual training opportunities as needed
  • Ensure all HR files, policies and processes are compliant with federal laws, state laws and agency policies, and records are properly maintained
  • Input information into the HRIS system as needed
  • Generate and compile local and regional HR reports as needed
  • Maintain manger and employee confidence by keeping human resources information confidential
  • Assist the HR Director with other HR duties and projects, including recruiting and employee retention efforts
  • Enter time reports at minimum once a week and expense reports within 10 days of incurred expense

As part of the WPP Group, VMLY&R COMMERCE offers one of the best overall compensation packages in the business.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in human resources or related field of study or equivalent HR work experience
  • Minimum 5+ year progressive track record in human resources
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and judgmental coupled with high degree of integrity and trust
  • Able to communicate clearly, thoroughly, and succinctly both verbally and in writing
  • Able to always maintain confidentiality and discretion
  • Proactive approach, demonstrated through actions such as identifying opportunities and solutions to be helpful without being promoted and looking for and taking on additional work during lull periods
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

VMLY&R COMMERCE is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. VMLY&R is a M/F Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer.

More Information on VMLY&R
VMLY&R operates in the AdTech industry. The company is located in Kansas City, MO, Parsippany, NJ, New York, NY, Washington, DC, Miami, FL, Atlanta, GA, Cincinnati, OH, Detroit, MI, Kalamazoo, MI, Chicago, IL, Nashville, TN, Memphis, TN, Austin, TX, Dallas, TX, Rogers, AR, Minneapolis, MN, San Francisco, CA and Seattle, WA. VMLY&R was founded in 2022. It has 10423 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance and 401(K). To see all 109 open jobs at VMLY&R, click here.
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