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Human Resources Generalist- Chicago, IL

About Us

The Lagunitas Brewing Company began on a kitchen stove in Northern California in 1993 and has always looked to the future – whether supporting local communities by turning beer into money for the cause, or fueling stories, songs, and experiences with our IPA. Wherever you go: Beer Speaks, People Mumble. 


About the Role 

Key member of the Human Resources and Supply Chain teams at Lagunitas.  Maintains and enhances the organization's strategic visions and culture by anticipating/planning for, implementing, and evaluating People policies, programs, and practices.  Will represent HR to the teams on-site, focusing on ensuring a solid connection between the field and the corporate center.  Reports directly to the Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP).

What You'll Do

  • Responsible for working with HRBP to deploy a fully integrated People strategy, from acquisition to exit; serve as the face of HR to key department clients within the business; strong focus on Employee Relations, Recruitment, and Talent Management, with an eye to ensuring support across a host of key, critical roles.
  • Maintain organization staff (Corporate, Field) by helping to execute against a regionalized recruiting, assessment, and interviewing program that ensures the right hire the first time; work directly with Talent Acquisition on accuracy of candidate profile and selection; manage core elements of the Recruitment process, conducts and analyzes exit interviews information to identify trends and opportunities; recommends changes and improvements to existing processes
  • Prepare employees for proper cultural assimilation, from Day #1, by establishing and conducting orientation and onboarding programs; help capture hearts and minds; serve as a Cultural Ambassador
  • Work with managers to make coaching and development of employees a daily activity; develop and deliver foundational management training programs created by HRBP and Talent Management
  • Act as key player in annual Merit Increase and Bonus programs, as well as other Reward & Recognition programs; drive awareness and adoption of broad Benefits offerings at Lagunitas
  • Serve as a fairness advocate, hearing and resolving employee grievances, counsel employees and supervisors
  • Help to deliver a company-wide “Training & Development” platform, which outlines base/foundational requirements, provides clear career progression, and allows for opportunities to add and strengthen skills.
  • Ensures legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource federal and state requirements; conducting investigations; maintaining records; representing the organization at hearings, if required
  • Support the HRBP (and store) with strong metrics and data analysis; work with various Centers of Expertise to help define relevant measures, ensuring accuracy and timely deliver to key stakeholders in the store


What We're Lookin' For

  • 4 - 6+ years of full cycle HR Generalist experience; previous experience in a multi-state/multi-facility business environment preferred
  • In depth understanding of all components of the Human Resources offering, especially Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations, and Talent Management; organized labor and/or union awareness experience a big plus
  • Excellent understanding of HR systems, databases, and metrics; experience with metrics reporting a plus
  • A strong bias to action; the ability to work efficiently and resourcefully in a hands-on fluid environment; Operational mindset
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills; excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Outstanding active listening skills; ability to build strong relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Undergraduate degree required


There is a seat at our bar for Everyone

At Lagunitas, we welcome people (and dogs) from all walks of life. Anyone, regardless of their race, creed, nation of origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, veteran status, marital status, or age, has a home here. Love, progress, and acceptance will always have a seat at our bar.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: HR Generalist, HR, Recruiting, Employee Relations, Supply Chain, Human Resources, Operations

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