Job Description

Associate Choice Manager ($72,400-$133,900) Can Be Remote

Company Name: King Soopers
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Summary

Coordinate and implement the strategic direction of associate relations for the enterprise which is driven by the desire to have a direct relationship with our associates. Lead corporate initiatives that cultivate a work environment where associates feel valued, can be successful, and are highly engaged. Proactively engage with our non-union locations to ensure all associate relations needs and expectations are met. Lead corporate support efforts when there are challenges to optimal associate relations in a location. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions

  • Lead all activities to develop/maintain positive associate relations in new and existing associate choice facilities and units
  • Serve as the subject matter expert in associate relations, providing enterprise guidance, training and counsel to most levels of management
  • Direct positive associate relations efforts across the assigned areas of responsibility
  • Collaborate with divisions, legal and internal HR partners, ensuring the continued engagement of associates, our Purpose and Promise, and associate choice best practices
  • Conduct and monitor associate relations assessments to ensure continuous improvements as a key part of our culture
  • Partner with legal to ensure all current or future associate relations policies and procedures are compliant with all federal, state and local laws and governing employer/associate relationships
  • Liaison with Associate and Labor Relation Leadership on contractual issues that impact the delivery and administration of positive associate relations
  • Develop, document and coordinate HR related activities, as needed, related to crisis management and business continuity
  • Coach, train and educate division leaders on matters regarding associate relations
  • Establish and maintain knowledge of associate choice best practices and industry trends
  • Work diligently to apply and execute union avoidance practices and organize campaign strategies where appropriate
  • Travel up to 60% to support associate relations strategies, including site evaluations and third-party site visits and/or inquiries
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Minimum Position Qualifications

  • 5+ years Human Resources management/generalist experience with a strong focus on associate relations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent planning, organizational, and analytical/problem solving skills
  • Strong team player with an ability to build professional relationships and motivate others
  • Demonstrated experience to influence all levels of the organization in order to achieve required results
  • Strong initiative to achieve high standards/results
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Proven accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to handle sensitive information while maintaining a high degree of confidentiality
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt efficiently to changing priorities and workload
  • Desired Previous Experience/Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in business, or a related field
  • PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification
  • Education Level: Bachelor's Desired
    Required Travel: Up to 75%
    Required Certifications/Licenses: None
    Position Type: Full-Time
    Regions: Mountain


    States: Colorado


    Jobs at King Soopers: To support and reward our hardworking and friendly associates, we offer much more than just a paycheck. We strive to feed your future by offering the ingredients you need to create your own recipe for success at work and in life. Our associates receive a full plate of benefits that promote their physical, emotional and financial well-being, including access to competitive health care and retirement benefits, paid time off, mental health resources, associate discounts and opportunities to learn, grow and advance. Our associates also get to help us make a difference in our communities through our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste and Framework for Action: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plans. Visit the to learn more about our work in the communities we serve and how our associates help us be a good neighbor.


    Below is a list of some of the benefits we offer our associates:

    Health & Well-being Benefits:

    • Health care benefits
    • Paid time off such as vacation, sick leave, and parental leave
    • Mental and emotional support resources through our Employee Assistance Program

    Financial Benefits

    • Participation in a 401(k) plan, subject to certain eligibility requirements
    • Group term life insurance eligible
    • Eligible for an annual bonus based upon company performance
    • Potential eligibility for restricted stock
    • Associate discounts

    Growth and Development Benefits:

    • Tuition assistance, college scholarships and educational leave of absence, depending on varying criteria by location and subject to certain eligibility requirements
    • Robust internal training and development resources to grow your career

    We want the best for associates and our customers, and together, we strive to create a welcoming and engaging environment where you’ll love to work. If you are interested in becoming a valued member of our team, apply now. We look forward to getting to know you!


    Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of .  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

     Posting Notes:  CO || Denver || 65 Tejon St || 80223 || King Soopers || None || Diversity || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

    Nearest Major Market: Denver

    Job Segment: Equity, Manager, Counseling, Finance, Management, Healthcare

    Application Instructions

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