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Vice President of Human Resources

Posted July 21, 2022

Parks Hospitality Group
Raleigh, NC
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About This Job

The Company

Parks Hospitality Group is an award-winning, boutique hotel development and management company. Founded in 1998, Parks has partnered with Hilton, Marriott, and Hyatt to develop over 1500 rooms spanning North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia. Parks, with an active development pipeline, expects to grow to 14 properties supported by 650 employees by 2024.

The Role

The Vice President of Human Resources, based in Raleigh and reporting to the President, will provide strong and effective leadership, direction, and professional expertise in all areas of human capital management throughout the organization. This executive will work closely with the Senior Leadership Team to ensure effective planning and implementation of HR initiatives to support a growing organization. Specific to this the Vice President will:

• Champion associate engagement across the company. Infuse the hotel teams with ideas, vision, and purpose. Create a dynamic associate experience and improve employee engagement aimed at increasing retention.

• Be responsible for payroll processing, employee development, benefits administration, labor laws regulation, and recruiting processes while conducting miscellaneous administrative tasks and ensuring employees’ wellness.

• Oversee all staffing & recruiting initiatives including workforce planning, career events, ATS management, coaching hiring managers in interview techniques.

• Lead compensation and benefits strategy efforts.

• Maximize training and development through Parks University, create career development and mentorship programs, manage employee communication, develop a performance review system for all employees.

• As subject matter expert, maintain human resource policies and procedures, ensure the company’s legal compliance with applicable federal and state laws.

• Ensure employment records are safeguarded and maintained.

• Lead employee wellness initiatives, foster positive workplace experiences, and ensure workplace safety through the implementation of risk management procedures.

• Evaluate and maintain corporate mission, vision, values, and company culture through employee engagement initiatives and best practices.

• Play a leadership role in further developing a positive, creative, and ethical environment; champion best practices approach and continues to drive that philosophy throughout the company.

• Provide leadership for all traditional HR functions, including executive compensation, benefits HRIS and training/e-learning, in addition to managing payroll and internal communications. Ensure all programs are efficient and cost-effective in their support of the company’s goals.

• Using national workforce metrics, research, develop. and maintain compensation, benefits, employment, talent acquisition/retention, and employee relations programs. Promote best practices in these areas to ensure the company's ability to attract and retain talent.

• Champion free and open communication throughout the company.

The Person

The successful candidate will be a collaborative, thoughtful human resources executive recognized for strong technical human capital skills. The person should be seen as an entrepreneurial “common sense” problem solver and team player who routinely engages in open and creative discussions. He/she person should thrive in a performance-driven, “roll up your sleeves,” entrepreneurial setting. Specific to this the successful candidate will have:

• At least five years human resources leadership roles in hotels, restaurants, and/or other consumer services setting.

• Obvious proficiency, knowledge, and experience in all HR processes: selection and employment (sourcing strategies, interviewing skills, employment laws, recruitment, on-boarding), employee relations, compensation, benefits administration, worker’s compensation, and talent management.

• Thoroughknowledge of Human Resources practices and procedures as well as considerable knowledge of Federal, State and Local laws and regulations pertaining to Human Resources matters.

• General knowledge of hotel operations, security and safety programs, personnel and labor relations, preparation of business plans, repairs, maintenance, budget forecasting, quality assurance programs, hospitality law and long-range planning.

• Experience implementing broad diversity initiatives across a widely dispersed, multi-site business.

• Strong knowledge of corporate learning and training initiatives including e-learning efforts.

• General knowledge of HRIS processes, experience with ADP Workforce Now highly desired.

• Upbeat, open, visible communication skills, a person known to bring humor, energy and integrity to the business and community arenas.

• Recognition within his/her current company and the industry as a person of the highest integrity, ethical grounding and professional bearing.

• Availability for regional travel on short notice.

• An undergraduate degree required, master’s degree preferred.

The Opportunity

This role offers the significant opportunity to build culture and develop a long-term human capital framework for a financially strong, independent developer and owner/operator. A competitive pay, vacation, paid time off, medical/dental/vision, 401k with employer match, short-term/long-term disability, life insurance, FSA, fitness reimbursements, and worldwide employee travel discounts will be provided.

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About this Employer

Parks Hospitality Group

4242 Six Forks Road, Suite 1600
Raleigh, NC 27609

(919) 854-2797

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We Are Parks Hospitality Group

Parks Hospitality Group, established in 1998, is a Raleigh-based hotel ownership and management firm with properties located in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee totaling 850 rooms and employing over 300 associates. We are proud franchise partners with Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International, and Hyatt Corporation. Parks is a family owned company focused on developing, owning and managing successful hotels.

Throughout our 15 year history we have continued to evolve, growing our portfolio and culture. We avoid the mindset of “We’ve done it this way for 15 years, so it must be the right way.” Instead we continually seek new ideas from valued team members and continuously strive to employ the most efficient business and operating practices. At Parks, every employee has a voice and idea that ensures our success every day.

Why people like to work here

The core strength of the Parks Hospitality Group is our associates.  Every employee has a name and is considered part of our family.  Every associate is an “internal client” and we strive for the highest possible level of job satisfaction.  We offer quality training, professional development and career advancement opportunities.  We celebrate and enjoy success as a team and deliver a fun, respectful and productive environment.

Parks Hospitality Group offers the following benefits:

  • Health & Dental Insurance
  • Paid time off, including vacation, sick leave and holiday pay
  • Associate recognition programs
  • 401K Retirement Savings