Oahu Senior Human Resources Generalist

Sep 19 2023
Job Description

At HFA, we are much more than just a statewide food distributor. We are a full-service, strategic solution to bring products to Hawaii’s consumers. HFA is locally owned and operated and exceeding customer expectations since 2002. The HFA culture is built on a foundation of respect, diversity, commitment, and partnership. We grow stronger together, through our combined culture of personal and professional development.

The Senior HR Generalist is a key member of our Human Resources team and will be responsible for providing HR support and expertise across multiple functional areas. This role involves a combination of strategic and tactical HR operations, employee relations, recruitment, and HR compliance. The Senior HR Generalist will collaborate closely with management and employees to foster a positive workplace environment and support the organization's strategic objectives. The ideal candidate will bring their applied knowledge of human resources to support the ongoing growth and development of our diverse team of over 500 team members. 

Come grow with us and work for one of Hawaii’s Top 50 Companies!

Applicants must currently reside on Oahu, Hawaii to be considered for this role.

We invite you to visit us at: https://www.hfahawaii.com


  • Partner with HR Team and Leadership to implement initiatives that support workforce planning, talent acquisition and retention, succession planning, employee engagement, and organizational design.
  • Facilitate effective communication channels between employees and management. Implement communication programs and tools to ensure employees are informed about organizational updates, policies, and initiatives.
  • Serve as a mediator and provide guidance in resolving employee conflicts, grievances, and disciplinary issues. Investigate employee complaints and concerns, ensuring fair and objective treatment for all parties involved. Develop and implement conflict resolution strategies that foster a positive work environment.
  • Collaborate with Leaders and provide guidance on performance improvement plans, coaching, and feedback.
  • Identify, develop, evaluate management training programs. Conduct workshops and training sessions for employees and managers on topics such as employee relations, conflict resolution, communication, and diversity and inclusion.
  • Collaborate with hiring managers to define job requirements, conducting interviews, assessing candidates, and assist in the selection process.
  • Ensure HR policies and procedures are up-to-date and compliant with labor laws. Monitor and report on compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Stay up to date with employment laws and regulations to ensure compliance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in HR roles, with a strong understanding of HR best practices, including but not limited to, employee relations and HR management.
  • Service-oriented and able to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines, handle multiple projects, and be proactive going beyond the call of duty.
  • Strong knowledge of employment laws and regulations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Problem-solving and conflict resolution abilities.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with integrity.
  • Proficiency in HR software and tools.
  • Certification in Human Resources (e.g., PHR, SPHR) is a plus.

Note: This job description provides a simplified overview and may be subject to modification as needed by the organization.


  • Competitive Pay
  • Free Healthcare
  • 401(k) Plan with % matching
  • Paid every Friday
  • Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Discounts (e.g., Gym membership, Cellular service, Legal Assistance plan)

HFA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.