Associate HR Manager

Website Advance Auto Parts

Leading the Human Resources function in /WORLDPAC/AutoPart International Locations. This AHRM will be establishing solid business partnerships and driving functional excellence. Direct responsibility for approximately 1500 Team Members. Developing, implementing, and validating Human Resources programs, policies and initiatives aligned with short and long-term business plans. Fostering a culture in the organization that promotes employee involvement and engagement and a passion for customer excellence.

Essential Functions include:

  • As strategic business partner, work with local Leadership team to set direction, priorities, and consistency around policies and procedures.
  • Leading cycles of improvement, ensuring alignment of key programs and initiatives and driving change management plans to maximize employee ownership and engagement.
  • Driving HR functional excellence through company programs, ensuring quality of process and content and alignment to achieve goals and objectives. Develop, optimize, document, and standardize sustainable processes, sharing best practices across the function.
  • Driving positive employee relations to provide an optimal work environment for all employees within area of responsibility. Effectively deploying communication plans and utilizing assessment tools (e.g. the employee survey) to determine organizational issues and action plans. Exemplifying and leading AAP’s cultural beliefs.
  • Providing leadership guidance and coaching. Developing and implementing solutions to organizational challenges by leading/coaching others through change.
  • Facilitating the design and implementation of impactful change initiatives that ensure the best possible solution for all key stakeholders.
  • Establishing diversity initiatives and maintaining governmental compliance through EEO practices
  • Collaborate with HR CoEs to oversee HR processes locally, including staffing, payroll, disability and leave administration.


  • Ability to lead as well as champion change.
  • High level of business/financial acumen
  • Strong skills in the following areas:
    • Verbal and written communication
    • Talent management & development
    • Direct and indirect influence
    • Cross-functional collaboration
    • Leading and championing change management
    • Conflict management
  • Ability to travel 1-2 times per Quarter or as needed to support the business leaders.
  • Proficiency in Spanish desired, but not required.
  • Proficiency in Workday desired, but not required.


  • Bachelor’s degree; and 3-5 years related experience and/or training; or Equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience supporting front-line employees preferred

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