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Manager, HR Operations & Compliance
Posted on 3/25/2022
Seattle, WA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in human resources or business, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience in an HR Generalist or HR Manager capacity driving programs and compliance
  • 2+ years of experience managing, mentoring or leading a team desired
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information professionally and discreetly
  • General knowledge of both federal and state employment laws, and other employment labor laws; FLSA, EEO, FMLA, ADA, OSHA
  • Excellent (Run Happy!) interpersonal and communication skills with the capability to build trust resulting in effective working relationships across the organization
  • Ability to anticipate how a decision made can affect our employees, customers, and/or operations; “connecting the dots”
  • Keen attention to detail in planning, organization and execution of tasks, while still seeing the big picture and understanding how all of the pieces fit together and affect one another
  • A positive attitude and passion to learn. This role is a high touch and high impact role with many opportunities to influence culture and change
  • Strong self-starter - ability to take on, prioritize, and complete projects with minimal direction
  • Passionate participation in Brooks' sports activities a plus, overridden by the ability to understand and empathize with the runner in order to develop loyal, engaging relationships with our customers and the Brooks community
  • Embraces and lives the Brooks values!
  • Lead and drive Brooks' HR compliance for North America. Ensure adherence to regulatory policies and employment laws, including US and Canadian federal, state, provincial, and local (where Brooks operates) regulations. Update policies and inform procedural changes as required
  • Labor Laws: keep a pulse on regulatory changes and updates, including for example FLSA, minimum wage, pay equity, and unemployment. Ensure we have applicable posters & documentation displayed in all locations. Educate and inform relevant teams. Partner with HR stakeholders on processes to audit and regularly monitor compliance
  • Partner with Brooks Legal team as required to ensure alignment on compliance approach and documents
  • Establish a toolkit for rolling out new policies, bringing leaders along and exploring employee and business impacts. Partner with HR Talent teams and Workday to release new policies
  • Ensure detailed reporting and compliance (ex. EEO-1 reporting) are completed accurately and on-time. Submit to Berkshire Hathaway as requested
  • I-9s: ensure Brooks' process to collect documents meets federal standards. Lead I-9 audit on recurring cadence and create plan with Workday team to identify and track documents that will expire. Inform Recruiting and Workday team of legislative changes and updates, including eVerify
  • Guide additional programs including but not limited to unemployment claims, contingent workers, employment verifications, non-competes, and employment records
  • Own Brooks' Employee Handbooks; with a focus on the US and Canada handbooks, driving annual updates and confirming new policy implementation and roll-out. Partner with local HR leaders to ensure global policy alignment and consistency
  • Lead the biannual policy acknowledgement distribution, partnering with local HR and the Workday team
  • Innovate on how policy information and handbooks are housed and communicated to employees. Connect with People Programs to explore new LMS application
  • Lead and guide Brooks Immigration process, including non-immigrant visas (H1B work permits) and the permanent resident process. Oversee the immigration process by advising employees requiring sponsorship, their managers, and our HR Generalist on execution of the immigration processes and coordination with outside legal counsel
  • Partner with Brooks entities and HR globally to execute our expat assignment program from assignment to repatriation. Expand and improve upon program design to establish assignment guidelines including assignment length and benefits offered. Track current expat assignments and manage contract renewals and annually setting goods and services allowances
  • Serve as HR's point of contact for KPMG and Brooks Payroll to ensure appropriate hypothetical taxes and year-end support
  • Act as a thought partner on proposed HR programs providing a compliance POV on program design, implementation, and execution
  • Serve as a change management expert for process implementation and program launches
  • Keep up-to-date on the latest tools and technology to monitor, audit, and ensure ongoing compliance with employment regulations impacting Brooks employees and/or work locations
  • Identify opportunities to optimize HR excellence across teams and the business, leveraging systems and tools to automate, communicate, and clarify processes
  • Partner with the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion team on data and policy reporting for diversity related surveys
  • Play a key role in establishing and implementing process documentation in order to create team consistency and alignment. Create guidelines and supporting materials for processes both internal to HR and external for employees
  • Bring a keen eye on process improvements and efficiency
  • Research and identify effective tools to publish, house and readily access this documentation
  • Lead, coach and mentor the HR Generalist to build their skill sets and develop opportunities for them to grow their career
  • Attend local seminars, conferences and webinars to stay current with US, state and local regulations, making recommendations to Brooks processes to ensure compliance
Brooks Running

1,001-5,000 employees

Running shoes and apparel
Company Overview
Brooks Running's goals are simple: everyone who wants to run feels welcome to run, and everyone who runs has a place to do it. They're working toward meaningful change the same way we run — by tapping into the limitless positivity of the run and then putting one foot in front of the other.
  • Comprehensive medical and dental coverage
  • PPO and high deductible health plan options
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Generous paid time off
  • 10 paid holidays + your birthday
  • Parental leave
Company Values
  • The run is who we are
  • Running is a gift. Run happy.
  • The run is a limitless source of positive energy
  • We do one thing: build great running gear
  • We’re obsessed with the body in motion
  • We sweat every detail
  • We’re runners, too