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Home Depot Senior Manager, Human Resources - Store Operations in Atlanta, Georgia

Position Purpose:

Implements HR plans and programs to ensure the most effective utilization of human resources in assigned departments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Resolves general associate relations issues. Gathers information for investigations. Addresses turnover and looks for trends and problems. Identifies breaches of culture/values that impact workplace. Supports consistency in practice of SOP and employment law.

  • Manages succession planning, management development and performance management in assigned area. Provides tools and facilitates meetings to ensure ongoing development (e.g., 360 degree feedback) and follow-up.

  • Advises management on organization structure changes and decisions. Provides tools (climate surveys, town hall meetings, etc.) to drive cultural change.

  • Provides and trains management on selection and staffing resources and tools. Raises awareness of diversity and methods to increase quality and diversity of candidate pool. May plan, coordinate and attend job fairs.

  • Counsels and coaches management on business decisions related to personnel issues, leadership and management effectiveness.

  • Represents HR in corporate wide initiatives. May conduct training classes on HR issues and associate orientations.

  • May manage HR projects as required.

Direct Manager/Direct Reports:

  • Typically reports to a Human Resources Vice President or a Director of Human Resource..

  • Generally has no direct reports but has on-going project management responsibility and may provide functional leadership to others who formally report to another manager. Senior HR Managers may have manager reports with a total staff of about five.

  • Typically negotiates in a competitive or adversarial environment.

  • Typically faces situations that have a variety of interpretations and require careful evaluation.

  • Typically considers new approaches within general policies and short-term goals when solving problems.

  • Typically, once given general assignments, determines priorities and defines what should be done and how to do it.

Travel Requirements:

  • Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

Physical Requirements:

  • Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Working Conditions:

  • Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

  • Typically requires intermittent periods of concentration and focused attention using one or more senses of low intensity and short duration.

  • Under constant pressure to continuously meet tight deadlines, demanding quotas and/or must regularly deal with difficult situations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be eighteen years of age or older.

  • Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

  • Must be eighteen years of age or older.

  • Must pass the Drug Test.

  • Must successfully complete any required training or orientation courses.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree is preferred.

  • Five to eight years experience in Human Resources is preferred.

Minimum Education:

  • The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.

Preferred Education:

  • No additional education

Minimum Years of Work Experience:

  • 6

Preferred Years of Work Experience:

  • No additional years of experience

Minimum Leadership Experience:

  • None

Preferred Leadership Experience:

  • None


  • None


  • People management/supervisory experience (for Senior Managers).

  • Technical knowledge of Human Resources specialties including employment law, employee relations, management and organizational development, staffing, training and compensation.

  • Written and oral presentation skills including stand-up presentation skills.

  • Flexibility, problem solving and organization skills.

  • Coaching, counseling, negotiating and conflict management skills.

  • Strong knowledge of Home Depot business processes.

  • Project management skills.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.