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Associate Director, Human Resources

Location: Chicago, Illinois

We inspire purpose-filled living that brings joy to the modern home. With a team of 8,000 associates spanning 130 store and distribution locations across the U.S. and Canada, we achieve together, drive results and innovate to inspire. Drawn together by a shared passion for our customers and a spirit of fun, we deliver high-quality home furnishings that are expertly designed, responsibly sourced and bring beauty and function to people’s homes. From the day we opened our first store in Chicago in 1962 to the digital innovations that engage millions of customers today, our iconic brand is over 60 years in the making—and our story is still unfolding.

We’re here for it. We think you should be, too. We’re looking for a driven leader with an inclusive mindset to join our team as Associate Director, Human Resources - CB2.

The Associate Director, Human Resources - CB2 leverages deep HR expertise to effectively consult on a broad range of priorities, including workforce strategy, organization effectiveness and associate experience and safety. This individual will collaborate with HR and business leaders to deliver talent strategies that attract, reward, develop and retain our greatest asset - our people. They will assume a leadership role in developing a positive company culture that drives engagement and business results. We are looking for a true generalist - both strategic and transactional. This role operates as a valued partner to Corporate and Field business leadership.

A day in the life of the Associate Director, Human Resources - CB2....

  • Lead Talent initiatives, including the development/ maintenance of processes around performance management, talent assessment, succession planning, and recognition
  • Collaborate with HR Leadership to develop and lead HR related processes and metrics that address associate needs
    Lead comprehensive Change Management strategies/ initiatives
  • Conduct and oversee associate relations investigations, including interviews, documentation and follow up, leading to appropriate outcomes
  • Champion and role model a culture of inclusion, fostering a safe space for differences

What you’ll bring to the table...

  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships, coach, facilitate, inspire, influence, and motivate while gaining buy-in and driving results
  • Ability to be a change agent and influence teams to shift quickly as our business evolves
  • Ability to take initiative, manage multiple projects/priorities, while delivering results
  • Passion for developing Talent at all levels
  • Knowledge of relevant human resources-related laws and regulations and the ability to conduct or assist with investigations, maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive information
  • Exceptional communication/ interpersonal skills, including strong presentation and facilitation skills

We'd love to hear from you if you have…

  • Ability to work up to 4 days/week at the CB2 Corporate Office (1315 N Branch St, Chicago) and travel to CB2 stores as needed
  • 8+ years of progressive experience in Human Resources
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Both Corporate and multi-unit/site experience in retail is strongly preferred
  • HRIS experience; Workday experience is a plus
  • A passion for a customer-driven business

Job ID 2024-18852 Date posted 03/13/2024 Position Type Full-Time
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Our commitment to our associates is of the utmost importance. One of the reasons the company attracts such a diverse group of associates is that we offer a full menu of benefits that are relevant to their lives, both on and off the job. We are proud to offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package to support eligible part time and full time associates and their families, including:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Life insurance and Disability
  • Retirement and 401(k) match
  • Paid time off, wellness time and volunteer time
  • Merchandise discount and EAP resources
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Many of these benefits begin on day one, and extend to eligible dependents. To learn more about available benefits please click

Euromarket Designs, Inc., which does business as Crate and Barrel and CB2, will be referred to as “the Company”. The Company is deeply committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact the location you are applying to here and ask to speak with a manager regarding the nature of your request.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

The Company participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the US.

State / City Compliance: The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal history, including arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Job Applicant Privacy: For details about how the Company collects and uses your personal information, please see our Job Applicant Privacy & Communications Notice.

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