Corporate HR Manager in Birmingham, AL at Books-A-Million, Inc.

Date Posted: 12/30/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The position requires extensive proactive recruitment, external market research, and complex sourcing strategies and serve as the primary Human Resource contact to all Corporate employees. Provides support and consultation on all Human Resource issues impacting the Corporate offices.

Role and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Vice President for Human Resources performs a variety of recruiting, administrative and procedural duties to provide support to corporate associates.

  • Support recruitment for the organization with proactive talent pipelines through sourcing and networking to attract critical talent for key professional positions in the Corporate office.
  • Consult with key leaders across the organization to understand critical talent needs and drive effective and efficient talent strategies.
  • Ensuring an exceptional hiring manager and candidate experience.
  • Be the primary negotiator and closer with selected candidates.
  • Evaluate and create diversity sourcing strategies for recruitment, including building relationships with external partners and diverse associations
  • Maintain understanding of innovative recruitment tools, technologies and best practices
  • Develop job descriptions, update current descriptions and analyze and conduct salary surveys related to each position.
  • Develop new personnel policies, revise and update current policies and procedures, update associate handbook, interpret and administer policies.
  • Develop, prepare, generate and analyze ongoing and ad-hoc special reports pertaining to employee personnel information and data, including issues such as staffing levels/deployment, turnover, absenteeism, recruitment, applicant tracking, affirmative action/EEO, compensation, promotions, etc.
  • Effectively utilize the data processing system to obtain, store and analyze pertinent data and information.
  • Establish and maintain departmental records and reports.
  • Counsel and coach Managers and employees regarding performance, career development, transfers or promotions, outplacement and exit interviewing.
  • Identify and organize Home Office Activities Calendar and plan events including Lunch & Learn sessions, Holiday celebrations, Employee recognition events, Health and Wellness Events and other Life /Work activities as requested.
  • Perform other functions as directed by the VP of Human Resources.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or equivalent recruiting experience required.
  • At least five years of progressive Human Resources management experience with relevant and recent experience in recruiting niche roles including human resources or executive level
  • SHRM-CP/PHR or SHRM-SCP/SPHR current certification preferred.
  • Experienced in managing complexity, collaboration, active listening, and problem solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in an environment with high visibility and the ability to manage complex and sensitive situations independently.
  • Experienced in building and executing comprehensive sourcing strategies for niche professional level roles. 
  • Exceptional assessment and interviewing skills, candidate presentation and selection methodologies.
  • Demonstrated experience in crafting complex offers, coupled with strong offer closing and negotiation skills.
  • Superb organizational and follow-up skills; ability to prioritize and process a high volume of work for multiple team members while maintaining the highest quality.
  • Competency in the development, interpretation and administration of Human Resources policies and procedures.
  • Maintain and expand knowledge and understanding of existing and proposed federal and state laws/regulations affecting human resource management.
  • Provide direction and supervision to HR generalist and HR Coordinator.
  • Participate in ongoing CEU offerings preferred to remain current in field.
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