C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Sr HR Generalist in Muscatine, Iowa

Company Overview

ES3 is an experienced team of third-party logistics experts, saving Consumer Packaged Goods manufacturers significant time and money every day. A pioneer of the collaborative distribution model, ES3 provides solutions across all channels, optimizing its supply network to expedite replenishment. ES3 does this by combining warehousing, mixing, and distribution services under one roof in a multi-manufacturer, collaborative model optimized by advanced technology.

Working Safely is a Condition for Employment with ES3, LLC. ES3, LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Position Overview

As a Senior Human Resources Generalist , you play a key role in the successful operations of a high volume, fast-paced distribution center by serving as a point of contact for associate questions, concerns, and leaves. In this role, you will build relationships with employees, recruit and hire, and perform all site Human Resources functions as assigned.


  • Responsible for an assigned facility(ies) on a campus, under the direction of Human Resources Manager. Accountability includes staffing either by personally recruiting or managing the process.

  • Proactively anticipate staffing levels and staff accordingly.

  • Will be knowledgeable of facility Affirmative Action goals and required outreach.

  • Ensure effective execution of the applicant and selection process from advertising to processing new hire documentation.

  • Proactive employee relations by frequent interactions with Associates. Build a positive rapport and trust with employees by frequently walking the floor and engaging associates, visiting during shift meetings, personal interactions, etc.

  • Serve as point of contact for employee related questions, concerns and complaints, leaves. These issues include, but are not limited to, leaves of absences, investigations, complaints, event planning, social responsibility activities, etc.

  • Support safety goals and participate in or lead safety walk-throughs and other activities in conjunction with local safety personnel.

  • Build relationships and develop trust horizontally and vertically in order to implement HR initiatives, policies and procedures. These relationships should be positive and constructive but capable of challenging and expressing a rational, persuasive counter-view when necessary.

  • Provide support to operations leadership in a variety of areas such as: insights to issues arising within the facility, performance appraisal assistance, managerial coaching, conflict resolution, progressive counseling, etc.

  • Relationships and capabilities should allow backfilling the HR Manager during periods of vacation or travel.


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business, or a related field, or equivalent experience

  • Five or more years of HR Generalist or Specialist experience required

  • Knowledge of state and federal employment law (ADA, FMLA, EEOC, etc.)

  • Superior ability to establish & sustain cross-functional and vertical relationships, even when conflicts arise.

  • Professional verbal and written communication skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and applicant tracking software.

  • Previous experience working with employee relations issues and investigations in a blue collar, production environment highly preferred.

Requisition ID 6881

Job Locations US-IA-Muscatine

Company ES3, LLC.

Category Human Resources

Posted Date 6/19/2017