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Human Resources Generalist

Misfits Market

Misfits Market

People & HR
Northlake, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Misfits Market is a mission-driven, high-growth startup dedicated to reducing food waste and making shopping for sustainable, high-quality groceries easier and more affordable. We deliver organic produce, high-quality meats and seafood, plant-based proteins, dairy, bakery, wine, and other grocery items to nearly every zip code in 48 states at up to 30 percent off traditional grocery store prices. In 2023, Misfits Market acquired sustainable e-grocer Imperfect Foods and now leverages its in-house transportation network to deliver directly to consumers with one of the most carbon-efficient grocery delivery models on the market. By tackling inefficiencies in the food system, our passionate and motivated team of problem solvers helps save an average of 500,000 pounds of food per week from waste or lesser outcomes, with an all-time savings of 190+ million pounds of food.

The Human Resources Generalist partners with local Warehouse Leaders to assist with the operations of the west region distribution network. The HRG delivers on strategic initiatives for the business on all things team member related. The focus is on operational activities supporting team members and leaders of the assigned client group(s), such as employee relations, performance management, and ensuring compliance with appropriate local, state and federal regulations. In addition, the HRG will facilitate key processes that drive company priorities such as workforce planning, talent management, change management, company culture, and transformation initiatives.

As Misfits we support our customers and mission by embracing our core values of:

Prioritizing our Customers

Thinking Differently

Moving deliberately and quickly

Doing more with less

Respecting one another

Taking initiative and delivering


  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Annual Misfits grocery box credit of $1200 paid in weekly installments
  • Life insurance
  • Paid vacation time
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid sick days
  • Commuter benefits


This position is onsite 5 days per week.

  • Strong employee relations skills are needed to conduct investigations
    • Conduct effective, thorough, and objective investigations
  • Manage local FMLA, ADA, & WC
  • Responsible for aligning business objectives with HR solutions in the organizations they support
  • Form effective relationships with area warehouse leadership, department heads, managers, and team members; providing HR guidance
  • Mentor and coaches’ FC leadership and HR direct report
  • Analyze trends and KPIs in partnership with the HR Ops group to develop solutions, programs, and opportunities for FC efficiency
  • Work closely with warehouse leadership to improve team member work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention
  • Provide guidance and input on warehouse business strategy
  • Partner with the talent acquisition team and hiring managers to ensure Federal and State labor employment laws are complied with

You are:

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or equivalent field preferred
  • At least 3 years of Human Resources experience, including working knowledge of HR services (team member relations, labor relations, performance management, compensation, talent management and recruitment, organizational development, employment law) preferred
  • SHRM-CP or PHR preferred
  • Exceptional analytical, problem-solving skills, project management, collaboration, and matrix management skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in communication (written and verbal)
  • HRIS systems (UKG Ready), Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite
  • Overall business acumen, ethical decision making, and relationship management skills

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