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Cosentino's Employee Relations Manager in Overland Park, Kansas

Full Time position with excellent benefits which include medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability, 401(k) with employer matching and a quarterly incentive program. On-the-job, paid training. We are looking for individuals with excellent communication skills, hiring/recruiting experience, and some human resources experience.

Employee Relations Manager

Position Objective: To be the point-of-contact for all employee-related issues. The Employee Relations Manager acts as an advocate to avoid inappropriate practices or violations of law or Cosentino’s policy. Duties will involve managing activities such as recruitment, employee relations, performance management, training and development, and talent management.

Reporting Structure: This position formally reports Store Director and Human Resources

Status: This is an exempt position.


The following is a list of any certifications, formal education, or training requirements for this position.

Essential Knowledge

  • Bachelors’ degree in HR or equivalent work experience.

  • Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the company.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Power Point).

  • Ability and willingness to work variable schedule.

  • High level of maturity, discretion, tact, judgement, particularly when dealing with confidential matters.

  • A valid driver’s license is required for traveling.

  • Completion of ongoing training and development as listed on the Cosentino’s Learning Plan.

Non-Essential Knowledge

  • A food handling permit must be obtained within the first 14 days of employment (where applicable).


The following is a list of the basic skill requirements for this position.

Essential Job Functions

  • Conduct effective interviews to hire the highest quality candidates for any department in the store. Ensure recruitment process from paperwork, testing (when applicable), and onboarding runs smoothly.

  • Oversee the scheduling and/or deliverance of orientation programs and departmental training programs, as well as identifying additional development opportunities for store employees.

  • Update employee records with new hire information and/or changes in employment status.

  • Clearly communicate and assist in ensuring company dress code standards are being met.

  • Promote a positive overall team atmosphere that includes cooperation and teamwork, high morale, positive interpersonal interactions and communications, and recognition for a job well done.

  • Assist with and oversee store performance appraisal system. This would include reviews of newly hired employees (30, 60, and 90 days) as well as assisting with annual performance reviews.

  • Process employees’ questions and respond in a timely manner.

  • Provide collaboration with store director and/or human resource manager in effective coaching and corrective actions to improve individual and team performance.

  • Address employee relations issues and, if needed, effectively work with the Human Resource team to resolve issues.

  • Know and implement the Cosentino’s Customer Service Standards.

  • Assist with the development and implementation of HR strategies and initiatives that align with the overall business strategy.

  • Know, comply with, and ensure the team complies with all health regulations, sanitation guidelines and safety procedures for your department and your store.

  • Demonstrates the strong verbal and interpersonal skills necessary for positive customer and peer interactions.

  • Demonstrates the basic math and reading skills required for the position.

Non-Essential Job Functions

  • Demonstrates an understanding of each department’s policies, practices, and procedures.

  • Assist in coordinating and participating in any employee events (in store or company).

  • Maintain open communication with the Store Director regarding any issues, concerns or incidents in the store.

  • Active in community relations. Developing partnerships for recruiting strategies.

  • Support your company by completing additional tasks identified by management, assisting other stores or departments as needed and gaining new skills when necessary.

Physical Abilities

The following physical movements could potentially be part of any scheduled shift and employees will be expected to perform these actions while on duty.

Essential Abilities

  • Reaching overhead with both arms, twisting at the waist and lifting objects with both hands weighing up to 5 lbs.

  • Pushing and pulling grocery items to the proper locations as needed, up to a peak force of 5 lbs.

  • Standing and walking for long periods of time on tile, asphalt, concrete or other hard surfaces.

  • Repeatedly lifting and carrying up to 5 lbs.

  • Bending and squatting, at times all the way to floor level.

Non-Essential Abilities

  • Climbing a ladder, possibly up to 5ft.

Core Competencies

The following is a list of overall competencies identified for this role. This profile is based on the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities for the position.

Visionary Leadership

  • Conveys passion and enthusiasm in the leadership role and is a catalyst for action, change, and innovation for others in the workplace.

  • Is clear and consistent when communicating the organization’s mission, vision and values so that every individual understands his/her role in the bigger picture.

  • Inspires and motivates others to achieve the milestones that will lead to both individual success and company growth.

  • Able to look beyond daily operations and identify higher level issues and possibilities for the future state of the organization.

  • Effectively communicates the importance of the organizational vision to build a sense of commitment, loyalty, and direction for others.

Operational Results

  • Consistent focus on bottom line results and operational excellence in all day-to-day activities, processes, and procedures.

  • Can be counted on to deliver results that are of the highest operational integrity and consistently meets or exceeds operational standards.

  • Is knowledgeable of and capable of utilizing all available tools, technology and other resources to achieve the desired result in the most cost effective and time efficient manner.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of business management concepts, but also has the skills and follow through to successfully strategize and implement the plans developed from these concepts.

  • Able to anticipate potential threats to the business strategy and demonstrates an agile problem solving capability in order to maneuver around those challenges.

Managing the Workplace Environment

  • Promotes a workplace environment that encourages respect, professionalism, open communication and is free from discriminatory and/or harassing behavior.

  • Encourages appropriate workplace relationships that facilitate high morale, cohesive teams, and a motivating workplace environment.

  • Demonstrates unwavering integrity, trustworthiness, and ethical behavior in dealings with others.

  • Asks everyone to take ownership for their work, to be accountable for the outcome of their efforts, and to take pride in their contributions in the workplace.

  • Ensures credit is given to team members and encourages public recognition of a job well done through both formal and informal recognition programs.

  • Injects energy, a sense of urgency, and a strong service mentality into the workplace environment.

  • Demonstrates effective conflict resolution techniques and supports others in utilizing these strategies as needed to maintain a productive working environment.

  • Shows no tolerance for gossip, undermining, or other sabotaging behavior that can deteriorate productivity and morale.

Quality Decision Making & Sound Judgment

  • Makes quality decisions in a timely manner.

  • Exercises sound judgment and independent thinking in order to make decisions, even when under pressure or when dealing with ambiguous situations.

  • Quickly considers all pertinent aspects of a situation when making a decision while still avoiding “paralysis by analysis”.

  • Can anticipate pros and cons of a decision and foresee possible consequences of a decision, choice, or action.

  • Able to make decisions based on both short-term and long-term outcomes.

  • Recognizes when it is appropriate to seek input from outside sources (i.e. HR or a higher level manager).

Maximize Team and Individual Performance

  • Committed to growing the skills, knowledge and experience of all team members through various forms of ongoing training and development.

  • Able to break down corporate directives to the store, department, and individual level in order to set clear short-and long-term performance goals.

  • Committed to the long-term success of the company through active succession planning, including identification, growth and retention of top talent.

  • Provides effective coaching and feedback that promotes both individual and team development.

  • Engages in performance management through timely delivery of performance evaluations.

  • Is active in the recruiting, interviewing, and coaching processes in order to hire and retain top caliber employees.

  • Acts as a motivator in order to inspire others to achieve top performance and exceed expectations.