Associate HR Business Partner

Green Thumb Industries

Chicago, IL, USA

Full time

Sep 13

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The Role

The Associate Human Business Partner is a critical role on Green Thumb’s People Team where our focus is all about our clients, our very own Green Thumb employees. This role is a hands-on role that will primarily support the Manufacturing HR team as a knowledge hub and key support player utilizing data to best execute and make recommendations for continuous improvement of day-to-day operations for the People team and functional excellence. Additionally, you will program manage and support employee relations matter, leave of absence and accommodation tracking, data and reporting, and to help assess the needs of the People team which entails communicating proactively with the internal team to develop and execute on projects.


Our ideal candidate will possess a working knowledge of traditional human resources functions including employee relations, payroll, benefits, and talent management. You are deliberate and thoughtful in your approach as a representative of the People team with the goal of creating a high performing, engaged team and culture. Most importantly, you MUST be insanely positive with high energy and HUNGRY to grow your career in the People function.



Overall Talent Management Support: Provide analytical, transactional, and administrative HR support to the Manufacturing HR team by responding to ad-hoc reporting needs and prepares summaries and tracks key initiatives. As needed, supports HR Business Partners in the coordination of large projects including preparing communications and project plans for performance management, year-end compensation, talent reviews, engagement surveys, and compensation reviews.

Project Management: Lead a wide variety of projects with cross-functional team members from the development of policies to manager training, including making improvements and/or suggest new programs that is right for our culture and our employees.

Employee Relations: Support the VP of HR with employee relations issue including investigations, management training and coaching. Provide guidance and assistance for employees and managers on core HR policies and processes. Document and maintain and communicate core HR processes to users and partners

New Hire Onboarding: Support managers with ensuring we are ready and providing the best employee onboarding experience possible, including building a repeatable process and means for gathering feedback.

Data and Reporting: Ensure absolute accuracy in the HRIS system and leverage the data with additional tools to pull and optimize turnover, exit interview and survey, transfers/promotions, ongoing headcount list and other pertinent data to strategically identify trends. Utilizing that data, partner closely with HRBP to formulate conclusions and drive decision-making and recommendations and execute on those processes.

Technology Expert: Resident go-to support for the team on (as applicable) the assessment, implementation, maintenance and trainer for technology implementation, integrations or changes, such as Wurk and SharePoint.

Relationship Management: Create and maintain strong and trusting relationships across the organization; including the internal People team to ensure that our entire team can grow, scale, and exceed business objectives.

Culture Consigliore: As a member of the People team, you are part of the heartbeat of GTI; you will assist in how to scale and enhance our culture as it relates to employee engagement, building morale and becoming a best place to work in the cannabis industry.

Site Coverage: Provide site coverage in the absence of an HR team member.



Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Human Resources or related field, preferred

3+ years of experience as a strategic business partner and/or progressive HR Generalist experience

Experience supporting a retail or manufacturing environments or high-growth, start-up, fast-paced and complex work environment, a plus

PHR, SHRM-CP, Certification, preferred

Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to confidently interface with all levels of the organization and build trusting relationships

Highly motivated, self-directed and passionate about our people and our company but the ability to remain objective, emotionless, and rationale

Strong use of judgment to identify and anticipate needs and make business-focused recommendations

Effective organization and planning skills as well as solid analytical, quantitative and problem-solving skills

Ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities and function independently with minimal supervision

Strong knowledge and application of federal and state employment laws

Impeccable attention to detail


Additional Requirements

Must pass any and all required background checks

Must be and remain compliant with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry

Must possess valid driver’s license

Must be a minimum of 21 years of age

Must be approved by state badging agency to work in cannabis industry

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