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People Business Partner

Flock Freight

Flock Freight

People & HR, Sales & Business Development
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Hey there. Glad you found us! Flock Freight is a technology company that’s creating a smarter, more sustainable supply chain. Recognized on the CNBC “Top 50 Disruptors” list three years running (checking in this year at #20), Flock’s patented technology finds and fills trucks’ empty spaces so shippers can save money, carriers can earn more money, and goods move terminal-free with more accuracy and fewer emissions. Sounds like a pretty big task, right? Welp, it is. But we know we can make it happen.

If you’re looking for the opportunity to make a difference then you’ve come to the right place. We’re looking for folks that are innovative, love collaborating in a fast-paced environment, and find joy and excitement in doing the hard work. If that sounds like you then keep on reading and see if this role is the one for you.

About the Role:

As a People Business Partner at Flock Freight, you are the dedicated liaison between your assigned department and the People Team resources. You are responsible for being an advisor to management and a resource that helps foster incredible culture throughout your departments. You know that cultivating a great place to work not only produces better business results, but can also change peoples lives! You’re passionate about employee retention and engagement and know how to have some FUN at work.

Responsibilities:

  • Form strong relationships with department leaders grounded in trust and mutual respect, partnering to develop and implement effective HR policies and practices that will support the strategic growth of the business leading with data informed recommendations
  • Serve as a partner for our Carrier Sales and Freight Operations teams, acting as an advocate for leaders and contributors across the organization
  • Offer thought leadership regarding organizational and people-related strategy and execution
  • Educate, coach, and partner with managers on performance management and employee development goals (e.g. difficult conversations, providing SBI Feedback, facilitating career conversations etc)
  • Provide members of your business unit guidance using HR best practice and expertise in the areas such as feedback, employee relations, development and coaching, and organizational development
  • Provide guidance to leaders on employee relations topics when needed, operating with a high level of discretion for matters highly sensitive
  • In tandem with the People Team, ensure successful implementation of broader People Team initiatives and programs that span the organization, bubbling up opportunities for new program development and areas of opportunity identified inside the teams you support
  • Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with the People Ops team to develop solutions, programs and policies
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees
  • Works closely with management and employees to foster a positive and enjoyable team environment
  • Determine exempt/non-exempt eligibility for new roles
  • Provides guidance and input on department workforce planning

Qualifications:

  • You are a wonderful verbal and written communicator - you know when to keep it serious and when to throw in some jokes!
  • You are personable and people know they can trust you
  • With the pace we’re going, things can get a little crazy, so organizational skills are a must
  • Not only are you good at coaching others but you truly enjoy it
  • You support the changing business needs, with a people-first mentality
  • You are passionate about creating a feedback culture
  • You love the data behind people and are skilled at using it to make well informed choices
  • 4+ years of People Partnering experience with at least 1 year being in a partner role (e.g. People & Culture Business Partner, People Business Partner, HR Business Partner, People Partner, etc.)
  • Experienced in compensation practices, organizational design, employee relations, diversity and career development (don’t need to be an expert, but enough to be “dangerous!”)
  • Experience working in Excel or Google Sheets is a must
  • Knowledge of employment law, IL and CA required, multi-state a plus
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP or SCP) is a plus

Our promise to you:

Flock Freight is committed to creating an environment that’s fair and inclusive. We fill our open positions based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. We value the skills of people from all backgrounds and are proud to hire, promote, and retain talent from a diverse candidate pool. Diverse perspectives are central to innovation at Flock Freight and make our team better. We're interested in your inherent abilities, not just the skills you bring from your last role - if you think you have what it takes to succeed in the role but don't check every box, please still get in touch. We'd love to start a conversation with you.

Life & Benefits of the Flock:

  • Flexible PTO: Our Flockers work hard and deserve the time they need to rest and recharge. With no accrual system, we encourage you to the time you need off, when you need it.
  • 401(k) Employer Match: We know Flock may just be a stepping stone in your epic journey, but we want to be sure you’re setting your future self up for success! For that reason, we provide a 401(k) plan that offers a 4% employer match.
  • Medical, Dental & Vision: Generous coverage for employees and dependents. Both HMO and PPO options provided with 100% Employer paid options for employees.

Flock Freight has zero tolerance for behavior that negatively impacts marginalized groups, including women, people of color, veterans, immigrants, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. We invite people of all identities to join the Flock!