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VP, Chief People Officer

Date Posted: 10/6/2021

Job #1589111
Riverside, California

Lucas Group has partnered with a farm-to-table fast casual restaurant chain on their search for a Chief People Officer.  They are privately held with both franchise and company owned restaurants throughout California, Las Vegas and Arizona.  The Vice President/CPO will be responsible for providing executive level leadership and guidance for HR operations, talent acquisition and culture building efforts.  WIll be responsible for setting, evaluating and enforcing HR policies, including organizational development, people planning, strategic learning and the administration of HR policies and practices.  This person will focus on infusing the culture and values throughout the organization.

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Will oversee a team of 12 in all functions of HR including payroll

  • Oversees the daily workflow of the department.
  • Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations.
  • Handles discipline and termination of employees in accordance with company policy.
  • Essential Functions

  • Collaborates with executive leadership to define the organizations long-term mission and goals; identifies ways to support mission through talent management.
  • Researches, develops, and implements competitive compensation, benefits, performance appraisal, and employee incentive programs.
  • Provides guidance and leadership to the human resource management team; assists with resolution of human resource, compensation, and benefits questions, concerns, and issues.
  • Identifies and assesses performance against department and organizational key performance indicators.
  • Understand and ensures compliance with employment, benefits, insurance, safety, and other laws, regulations, and requirements.
  • Implements and manages budget for HR department and overall organizational staffing.
  • Develops & implements company’s people plan to support company growth objectives.
  • Oversees the administration of worker’s compensation programs to minimize risk.
  • Provides strategic oversight of company training and development programs.
  • Keeps organization informed on most recent HR laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Administers the company’s applicant tracking and onboarding system (Harri).
  • Oversees administration of employment leaves and accommodations.
  • Oversees administrative functions of the Support Center.
Leadership, collaboration, communication, consultatino, critical evaluation, business acumen, ethical practice , cultural awareness, attention to detail, working knowledge of Microsoft Office

Educational & Work Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required in Human Resources, Organizational Development or related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of related experience leading an HR Department with progressive experience in organizational development, recruitment, training and worker’s comp administration.
  • SHRM-SCP certification
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish) strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience in hospitality industry preferred. (Restaurant, Hospitality, Retail)

Title: Chief People Officer/VP of HR


Client Industry: Restaurant

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