Shinola HR Generalist in Seattle, Washington

In 1897 C.C. Filson began outfitting prospectors headed for the Gold Rush with tools and apparel strong enough for the toughest spots on earth. More than 100 years later, Filson remains committed to providing pioneers of all fields around the world with unfailing goods made from the highest quality materials available.

Filson recognizes that it takes a world-class team to make a world-class product. As we build on the Filson legacy of American craftsmanship, we are looking for individuals who share our dedication to innovation, excellence, and superior customer service.

HR Generalist

Filson is enjoying a sustained period of growth and reinvention, and we are looking for a self-motivated and collaborative HR Generalist with the ability to operate in a highly dynamic environment. The HR Generalist is responsible for providing administrative services with an emphasis on benefit administration, leaves of absences, recruiting support, and onboarding. The HR Generalist is part of a small, but talented HR team reporting to the Human Resources Manager. This fast-paced role demands someone that thrives in quickly changing environments.

  • Administers company-wide employee health, welfare and retirement plans. Benefit programs include: 401(k) Retirement Plan, medical/dental, Flexible Spending (Section 125), Uniform Program, etc.

  • Acts as liaison between employee insurance providers to resolve benefit related problems and ensure effective utilization of plans and positive employee relations.

  • Provides administrative support to human resources function as needed, e.g., correspondence generation, record keeping, file maintenance, HRIS entry.

  • Administers plans in accordance with federal and state regulations and plan provisions are followed.

  • Regularly runs various reports to keep department stakeholders up to date on department trends and changes, i.e., company headcount, turnover, benefits, performance reviews, etc.

  • Provide customer service to our employees in delivering guidance related to HR policies and programs.

  • Support HR team with recruitment, annual performance reviews and various administrative projects.

  • Ad hoc projects and reports as needed.

  • 2 years of HR support related administration experience in a high functioning fast paced HR department

  • Bachelor's degree in business, human resources, or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.

  • Strong working knowledge of federal, state, and local legal requirements in Washington (multi state preferred)

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Ability to deal with sensitive and confidential material

  • Service mindset, detail oriented, proactive and good prioritization skills

  • Service oriented, willing and pleasant demeanor

  • Time management skills

  • Able to lift 35 pounds

Note: This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Filson is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that every employee has the right to work in surroundings which are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is our policy that all decisions involving any aspect of the employment relationship will be made without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, veteran and military status, genetic information, political ideology or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state or federal law. Discrimina­tion and/or harassment based on any of those factors are totally incon­sistent with our philosophy of doing business and will not be tolerated.

With regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, the company offers what the law refers to as "reasonable accommodation" to enable a person to perform his or her job.


ID: 2018-2166

External Company Name: Shinola

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Street: 1741 1st Ave S