Giant Eagle Supermarkets

About Giant Eagle Supermarkets


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Human Resources


United States

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Full Time

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HR Business Partner I

Giant Eagle Supermarkets - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Posted: 07/12/2018

About Us

Giant Eagle Inc., ranked 36 on Forbes magazine's largest private corporations list, is one of the nation's largest food retailers and distributors with approximately \\$9.5 billion in annual sales. Founded in 1931, Giant Eagle, Inc. has grown to be the number one supermarket retailer in the region with more than 420 stores throughout western Pennsylvania, north central Ohio, northern West Virginia, Maryland and Indiana.

Giant Eagle was previously named America's Second Harvest Regional Retailer of the Year for its support of local food banks, and also actively supports numerous community events, the United Way, Children's Hospital, Race For The Cure and other non-profit organizations. The company also has created education initiatives such as Apples For The Students, which has provided millions of dollars in computer equipment, software and other classroom learning tools for local schools and the Be A Smart Shopper school nutrition program. Further information can be found at

Position Summary

Work in partnership with assigned business leaders to provide coaching, support, and influence that enable these areas to effectively deliver their people plans. Coordinate the day-to-day Human Resource functions for approximately 750 union and non-union Team Members in conjunction with the Company's business strategies to efficiently and accurately meet customer requirements.

Job Responsibilities

  • Promptly investigate, research, and document Team Member relations issues, and propose resolutions to management for grievances, arbitrations, etc. in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local guidelines, as well as Company policies. Ensure compliance with Human Resource related laws including ADA, FLSA, ADEA, FMLA, etc.
  • Develop relationships with union stewards, business agents, and committees of both locals 249 and 636 in order to build and maintain positive and productive union relationships. Interpret and provide guidance to management on the terms of the collective bargaining agreements and maintain fair employment practices.
  • Meet with business leaders on a regular basis to stay abreast of changing business needs and anticipate human resource issues and opportunities.
  • Provide interpretation of relevant policies and procedures; guide management on handling sensitive performance management and other Team Member relations matters
  • Act as a liaison between OK Grocery and Corporate Human Resources to ensure corporate policies, procedures, and initiatives are fully understood and implemented. Assist in communicating benefits and changes to all Team Members (401k, medical, etc.)
  • Ensure compliance with DOT; maintain accurate DOT records with regards to drug and alcohol screening and DOT physicals. Monitor random DOT testing program to ensure compliance with federal regulations.
  • Partner with Recruiting to ensure all staffing needs are met for all union and non-union positions in order to maintain an efficient and cost-effective operation. Evaluate all hiring processes, including orientation and onboarding and make recommendations for positive change to reduce turnover and improve morale.
  • Cross-train in all areas of RSC HR including payroll, time & attendance, worker's compensation, FMLA administration, performance management, policy and contract implementation and management, labor relations, investigations, grievance and arbitrations, HR-related training, DOT administration and compliance, etc.
  • Little or no financial or budgetary responsibility Amount of Budgetary Responsibility: \\$0
  • None

Education and Training Required

  • Bachelors Degree HR or equivalent HR experience

Experience Required

  • 1 to 3 years

Experience Desired

  • Retail experience

Competencies Required

  • Adaptability
  • Customer Focused
  • Gets Things Done
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Respect for Self and Others
  • Composure
  • Computer Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Continuous Learner
  • Negotiation
  • Open to Feedback
  • Presentation & Verbal Communic
  • Talent Assessment/Interviewing
  • Written Communication

Work Environment

  • Normal office environment

Physical requirements

  • Carrying Up to 10 pounds
  • Lifting Up to 10 pounds

Equipment Used

  • Computer
  • Copier
  • Fax Machine
  • Printer
  • Telephone

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