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Director of People Operations

AppHarvest
Morehead, Kentucky 40351

Director of People Operations

  • Corporate - Operations
  • Kentucky, USA
Hiring Date: Q4 2019/Q1 2020
 
About AppHarvest:
AppHarvest is building large-scale high-tech greenhouses in Central Appalachia with a goal to make Eastern Kentucky the AgTech capital of America. Our mission is backed by ValueAct Capital Founder and CEO Jeffrey W. Ubben and Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, led by AOL Co-founder Steve Case and best-selling author J.D. Vance. 

About Role:
As the Director of People Operations, you will be responsible for building a team of world class talent to drive our mission and uphold our company values. 
 
What You’ll Do:
  • Develops and administers employee programs and initiatives including recruiting, onboarding, health and welfare plans, performance cycles, workforce planning, compensation, leaves of absence, and offboarding.  
  • Creates clear internal policies, ensures policy awareness, and helps carry out policy implementation.  
  • Works with greenhouse HR managers to develop and implement a strategy for recruiting and hiring greenhouse employees.  
  • Designs and maintains a smooth onboarding process.  
  • Manages employee files and HR records across internal systems and implements steps to ensure comprehensive data integrity.  
  • Ensures accurate payroll record keeping and proper deductions.
  • Develops a pool of qualified candidates in advance of need.
  • Conducts screening interviews, verifies references, compares qualifications to job requirements, and filters candidates for open positions.
  • Resolves conflicts through positive and professional mediation.
  • Carries out necessary administrative duties.
  • Creates clear and concise reports.
  • Maintains and reports on workplace health and safety compliance.
  • Handles workplace investigations, disciplinary processes, and termination procedures.
  • Maintains employee and workplace privacy.
 
Key Competencies:
  • Business Acumen.
  • Communication.
  • Consultation.
  • Critical Evaluation.
  • Global & Cultural Awareness.
  • HR Expertise.
  • Leadership & Navigation.
  • Relationship Management.
  • Ethical Practice.
  • High EQ. 
 
Qualifications:
  • A bachelor's degree and seven years of human resources experience, or ten years of experience in the HR field.
  • Experience administering employee benefits, including health, welfare and 401(k).
  • Five years of recruiting experience.
  • A master's degree in human resource management is preferred.
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential is a plus.
  • Human resources experience in the agriculture industry is a plus.  
  • Bilingual (English/Dutch) is not required but is a plus.
 
Our Core Values:
  • Grit and Tenacity. You embrace challenges with courage and resolve. Your strength of character and work ethic define you.
  • Passion and Dedication to Sustainability. You constantly strive for excellence as you drive positive environmental change in the agriculture industry and seek to improve lives in the community.
  • Proactive and Entrepreneurial. You embody a “we can figure it out” mentality and challenge any notion that “this can’t be done.” You’re not afraid to tackle big problems through rapid experimentation to create long-term impact.
  • Radical Transparency and Trust. You operate openly and honestly, taking full responsibility for your actions.
  • Collaborative and Inspiring Leadership. You seek opportunities to strengthen team culture and work more effectively. You constantly challenge and inspire your fellow team members.
 
Position Type: 
Full Time
 
Travel:
Occasional day travel may be required.  
 
Compensation and Benefits:
  • Competitive salary
  • Full medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401k match

AppHarvest is an equal opportunity employer. 
 
**Please add a copy of your transcript with your cover letter attachment if graduated college within the past three years.

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Posted: 2019-11-08 Expires: 2019-12-08

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