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Human Resources Consultant

The JAKEM Group, LLC

Provide human resources support to organizations in need of  human resources assistance in meeting a wide range of short term project based needs.  Recent projects include:

Talent Acquisition

Policy Development

Training Development and Delivery

Jun 2012Nov 2013

Human Resources Manager

Chicos FAS, Inc.

Managed full scope human resources responsibilities for two retail distribution centers. Partnered with the leadership team to execute plans that met the organizations' goals while ensuring that the people management practices aligned with strategic business objectives. Coached operations leaders in the appropriate handling of associate relations matters. Acted as employee advocate by focusing on building partnerships to foster positive relationships by facilitating associate focus groups.  Delivered required training on performance management, legal compliance and union avoidance. Managed mass recruiting initiative to meet mass hiring needs.

Apr 1997May 2012

Avon Products, Inc.

Human Resources Business Partner


Provided strategic and tactical Human Resources leadership  to Supply Chain, Customer Service  and corporation functions.

  • Worked collaboratively with the leadership teams on matters relating to talent development, performance management, employment practices and legal compliance.
  • Managed the planning and execution of a number of organizational restructures and business start-up initiatives.
  •  Led the national policy development team responsible reviewing, updating and maintaining  US policies to ensure that corporate policies  contained accurate and up to date information in accordance with regulatory changes. 



Human Resources Manager

Atlanta, GA

Worked closely with site director and other key business partners  in the planning and  execution of staff reduction, shift consolidation and facility closing activities.

  • Compiled HRIS reports to ensure accuracy of associate data

  • Developed communication timeline based on operational need
  • Managed the severance and relocation processes

  • Provided transitional support and resources  to impacted associates

Human Resources Project Manager

Zanesville, OH

Led the Human Resources project planning and execution for the start-up of a Greenfield state-of-the-art distribution facility. Managed the end-to-end project plan work streams to build the organizational structure, compensation model, labor management, recruiting and on boarding, and policy development. Partnered with functional teams to conduct analysis and assessments used to develop job descriptions,  compensation structure. Collaborated with IT partners to build the applicable technology interfaces to create the infrastructure for associate data, time keeping and payroll. Managed the budget and executed the project plans within financial plan.


Regional Human Resources Manager

US Sales Operation, Southeast and West Coast Regions 

Partnered with the VP and Regional Sales Directors in the development and execution of  organizational strategies as it related to talent development and organizational effectiveness.  Played  a key role in restructuring and territory consolidation plans and monitored the processes to ensure seamless execution.   Facilitated ongoing Talent and Succession Planning reviews which identified successors to key leadership positions and coordinated the movement of talent throughout the organization.  Handled associate relations concerns by conducting investigations to address issues and concerns.  Provided coaching and direction to ensure that decisions were made in compliance with applicable federal and state laws.


Human Resources Manager

NA Supply Chain Operations , Cincinnati, OH

Managed the human resources functions for Manufacturing, distribution logistics and corporate functions.  Supervised a team of seven HR professionals focused on recruiting, training and development, disability management, worker's compensation, employee engagement and associate communication.  Played a key role in the implementation of labor management project. Directed the change initiatives associated with the transitioning of work to a new location due to closing of manufacturing facility.


Human Resources Supervisor

Call Center Operations

Led  the full cycle recruiting and on boarding for the start-up of a 650-employee Call Center. Handled associate relations issues related to associate performance and policy violations. Facilitated training and provided coaching to supervisors and managers.



University of Cincinnati

Labor and Employee Relations


University of Cincinnati

Administrative Management


Experienced Human Resources professional with proven success working as a trusted business partner in the development and execution of Human Resources initiatives that align with organizational objectives.   Expert coaching skills with the ability to mediate conflict with sensitivity and objectivity.  Demonstrated Project Management excellence and sound business acumen.

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