HR Generalist

Job Title

HR Generalist

Job Description

Walton Enterprises is seeking a skilled, highly motivated and entrepreneurial individual to join the team as a People Team Generalist. The ideal teammate will have the demonstrated ability to lead company-wide people projects and initiatives, and act as a trusted People Advisor to the Walton Family and their entity representatives.

About the Position
You’ll join a top-notch team and help deliver the company’s mission by supporting all WEI associates in their workplace experience, ensuring associates are engaged in their work and living the cultural behaviors, and that associates have the support needed to deliver their goals and objectives in an efficient and effective manner.

What you will do
You will design/develop and lead People Projects for the company and for the Walton Family entities, and act as a trusted advisor for Family members. You will support People systems and processes and serve associates at WEI and Walton Family Entities.

Responsibilities
• Manage relationships with family members and their entity representatives as assigned. Ensure customers’ needs are met and survey to improve our level of support for them.
• Design and develop company-wide HR initiatives with playbooks/processes that may be replicated, customized and adopted by Walton Family Entities for their use.
• Recommend HR initiatives, new ways of operating for people processes to Executive leadership and influence leaders across the company to align with a culture of simplicity of operations and high-trust workplace. Ensure risks are known and prioritized and mitigate risk as new initiatives are launched.
• Design, develop, implement, measure, report and improve the Walton Enterprises associate experience in collaboration with all leaders and stakeholders across the company to ensure top talent wants to stay and strive at the company. Implement needed changes to the associate experience based on the company’s strategies and associates’ needs. Measure exits to ensure we understand what we can do to retain top talent.
• Design, develop, implement, and measure approach to help shift the company from the historic culture towards a high-trust, good-judgment culture with new management approaches, new routines, new measurements and new routines and experiences for leaders and associates to drive engagement and better results.
• Design and review the associate lifecycle for the company with leadership, then design develop, implement, measure and report on onboarding for the first year of service for various levels of positions. Ensure associates feel valued and have a connection and sense of belonging to the company and the company’s mission. Ensure all connection experiences are positive and motivating (connection with leadership, connection with the Walton Family, connection with the culture and mission of the company, and connection with other associates).
• Design, develop, implement, measure and report change management strategy, process, tools and experience across all people projects to support the company’s mission and strategic priorities, as well as the People Team’s strategic priorities. Build playbook, new tools for total company use for change management.
• Build and refine people processes. Develop playbooks with standardized approaches for use in the different offices to drive efficiency and ensure consistent positive experiences for associates and customers.
• Develop, implement and ensure people policies and processes are legally supported and in compliance with laws at federal and state level.
• Draft, develop and launch a modern Associate Guide with all needed stakeholders to support new high-trust culture and ensure legal compliance with known laws. Lead ongoing design and development of the Associate Guide (handbook) and all related policies and issues with legal and other stakeholders as needed.
• Manage ongoing maintenance of people systems and processes as assigned.
• Apply decision making and risk management across all company projects and initiatives to ensure associate retention, engagement and efficiency in operations.

Who we are looking for

Qualifications required for your success
• 10+ years of People/HR experience in leading projects from design and development through implementation, measurement and reporting.
• Policy leadership and experience.
• Design and process engineering experience.
• Proficient in MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and People systems.
• Proficient in training facilitation and public speaking.
• Fiscal responsibility.

Additional Helpful Experience Includes
• Communication skills (oral and written).
• Analytical skills.
• Training and facilitation experience.
• General People/HR knowledge.

Personal attributes that support your success
• Ability to serve as a trusted advisor to family, clients, colleagues and consultants and exhibit humility, integrity and exercise sound judgment.
• Ability to operate at strategic level and be proficient in managing and administering systems and processes.
• Relentless in the pursuit of excellence and continuous improvement with a proven background of developing team members, enhancing processes, systems and platforms to increase operational efficiency.
• A passion to serve in a way that demonstrates respect and care for family and staff, exceeding expectations and having fun along the way!

About the People Department
The People Team provides a suite of services including recruiting, payroll processing, benefits administration, training, and development. The team serves as trusted advisors and oversees several initiatives including diversity, equity, and inclusion. The People Team is committed to creating an environment in which every associate thrives.

About Walton Enterprises
Walton Enterprises supports the personal, philanthropic and business activity for the Walton family. We are a family-led organization, supporting multiple generations of Sam & Helen Walton’s family.

Walton Enterprises is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment of any kind. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Basic Qualifications

• 10+ years of People/HR experience in leading projects from design and development through implementation, measurement and reporting.
• Policy leadership and experience.
• Design and process engineering experience.
• Proficient in MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and People systems.
• Proficient in training facilitation and public speaking.
• Fiscal responsibility.