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Saz’s Hospitality Group

Human Resource Manager


Milwaukee, WI

Full time

Base salary $70,500-72,500 BOE plus quarterly bonus


Saz’s Hospitality Group has been in business for more than 46 years and is an iconic brand in the Milwaukee market. Known for great food and lots of fun, most of the folks in our area have a Saz’s story, either about great times had over our sour cream & chive fries or the summer(s!) they worked on our team as a teenager. With 3 catering divisions, flagship restaurant, our bustling summer Festivals division, and Saz’s BBQ Products, we employ nearly 1,000 team members  in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. 


We're proud to be a five-time recipient of the Top Workplace award, and we want to show you why! Join our team as we continue to strive to be an employer of choice.

As Human Resources Manager, this member of our corporate team will lead HR operations for our long-standing Milwaukee brands across our 3 catering divisions and flagship restaurant. Working with our Coordinators, divisional leaders and the ownership team, this HR professional will have one eye on the tactical needs of operating the business and the other looking forward, devising plans to streamline operations and crafting creative plans to serve our team of The Finest hospitalitarians in town. Our HR Manager's daily activities will be driven by the needs of the team, so no two days are the same, but the list below provides of responsibilities and focus areas.

Overall Duties & Expectations:

  • Provide daily, ongoing leadership, management and guidance including task assignment and performance management for Coordinators in Human Resources department
  • Operate with a solutions-driven approach 
  • Facilitate growth and scalability of SHG operations through process and leadership development
  • Make data-driven decisions
  • Drive employee engagement, retention and growth through innovative programs, outreach and benefits  
  • Operate in a manner that balances service of employee needs and the needs of the organization
  • Engage with community, industry or occupational groups or partners to gather data, form relationships and continue professional development

Functional Tasks:

  • Conduct recruiting process for senior leadership positions from position review and posting, through resume screening, initial interview, additional steps and candidate communications
  • Serve as subject matter expert for questions, changes or needs in Paylocity HRIS and DFInTime systems, including database maintenance as needed and operating as primary contact with vendors to resolve issues
  • Develop and deliver on-going training to team, department and area leaders on pertinent topics
  • Manage employee performance management system and review schedule, including offering guidance and training to leaders regarding goals, feedback and review development
  • Maintain SHG compensation model and benefits offerings to ensure compliant, equitable pay rate scales and decisions
  • Update and/or develop corporate programs, documents and policies in conjunction with executive team and property leaders
  • Work with area leaders and Recruiting Coordinator to develop annual recruiting plan
  • Complete necessary periodic, monthly and/or annual reporting as it relates to ACA, vacation hours, 401(k) census needs
  • Monitor Hiretech WOTC program and ensure supplemental actions or documents are provided as necessary
  • Interface with DWD/Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance division as required regarding open UI cases
  • Setup, launch and manage annual Top Workplace Survey and other employee surveys as needed
  • Ensure timely, compliant access to SHG benefits programs, including COBRA
  • Manage ADA accommodation needs and FMLA requests, certification and determination
  • Ensure legal compliance and use of best practices throughout SHG
  • Submit timely, accurate, bi-weekly reporting to facilitate payroll processing
  • In the absence of HR Coordinator, launch employee onboarding events, conduct orientation and serve as point of contact for SHG employees, managers and appropriate vendors and partners

This leader will earn a starting salary between $70,500-$72,500, depending on experience, and will be eligible to earn quarterly bonuses. Saz's Hospitality Group is thrilled to offer a variety of benefits to full-time employees, including health, dental and vision insurance, paid time off and a variety of discounts and partner programs. All team members are eligible to enroll in HealthiestYou 24/7/365 telemedicine plan with monthly premiums paid 100% by Saz's after 60 days on the team and can participate in our 401(k) retirement plan with company match after working 1000 hours and free work shoes from our partners at Shoes for Crews!

This role will also include paid membership in SHRM and Metro Milwaukee SHRM while you're on the team, 50% reimbursement of exam application and registration fees for a passed PHR/SPHR certification or recertification, plus a floating day of PTO if you take and pass the test!  


Technical Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, with an emphasis on Excel
  • Previous experience Human Resources Information Systems and/or Application Tracking Systems

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business or related discipline and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in Human Resources, including 3 years in a supervisory capacity, either in HR or another occupation. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of education.
  • SHRM-CP or HRCI-PHR preferred
  • Conversational Spanish proficiency would be beneficial, but is not required or preferred

 Essential job functions:

  • Stand or sit up to 8 hours at a time
  • Lift up to 10 lbs to chest level
  • Communicate verbally and in writing in English
  • Operate a computer to access the internet and work within a variety of software programs
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