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Human Resource Employee Relations

Patchogue, New York, United States
June 14, 2018

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Jerry Kloss, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP

Patchogue, NY 516-***-****

Human Resource Director

Employee Relations ■ Compliance ■ Performance Management ■ HRIS ■ Mergers and Acquisitions

Compensation and Benefits ■ Talent Acquisition ■ Training and Coaching ■ Labor Agreements

Profile Summary

Certified Human Resource professional with over 15 years of experience working in manufacturing, logistics, retail, healthcare, distribution, food and hospitality industries. Experienced in compliance, employee & labor relations, benefits administration, sales, vendor management, training & development, safety, management, cost containment, recruiting, payroll, discipline, total rewards, policy & procedure development, risk and contract management. Have worked with both union and non-union employee populations. Thrive in a fast paced environment. Enjoy mentoring staff and working closely with company leadership as a strategic partner.

Professional Experience

Lombardi’s Family Of Companies, Suffolk, NY - Human Resource Director 2017-Present

Direct Advisor to CEO on all legal matters and government inquiries working with Counsel.

Resource to 500 exempt & nonexempt employees across 10 different holdings.

Overhauled all company Benefits with Carriers and multiple Brokers while containing costs.

Directly supervise payroll, security and risk management personnel.

JK Consulting, New York & Long Island, NY 2008-2011, 2015-2017

Human Resource Consulting for Industrial, Healthcare, Retail, Distribution and Hospitality Industries

Packaging & Distribution (6/16-11/16) Employee relations, performance management, training & coaching Plant management, recruiting for Corporate & Plant operations.

Transportation (12/15-4/16) Recruiting, compliance, employee relations, HRIS, FLSA and OSHA. Worked closely with human resources, payroll, safety, dispatching and senior management.

Healthcare (4/10-6/11) Drug testing, background testing, credentialing and licensure of healthcare professionals. Monitoring workforce analytics and hiring initiatives for productivity, EEOC and BLS reporting.

Industrial (3/08-6/10) Employee and Labor Relations working with union delegates and multiple CBA’s, compliance, Certified Payroll for the DPW following NYS DOL regulations to establish prevailing wages.

TMI Food Group/CJ America, Brooklyn, NY - Human Resource Director 2011–2015

Partnered with chief officers and department heads to strategically drive company growth.

Heightened inter-department communications through development of strong policies and procedures.

Increased productivity through training, defined performance management and progressive discipline.

Payroll, health, welfare and benefit administration including design, research, and vendor negotiations.

Employee program enhancements working with brokers, consultants and insurance providers.

Audits of all policies by insurers, 3rd parties and government agencies requesting legal information.

Succession planning and change management for transition during company acquisition by CJ Foods.

Maintained medical, FSA, 401(k), PTO, commuter benefit program and all compensation plans.

Source One Staffing, Deer Park, NY - Human Resource and Branch Manager 2002-2007

Facilitated targeted training programs coupled with the use of performance measurement procedures.

Client consultations, presentations and business development within a given territory.

Enhanced communications with managers to ensure accuracy of job descriptions and task analysis.

Administration of NYS UI and NYS WCB filings including representation at all related hearings.

Education ■ Certifications ■ Technology/HRIS

M.B.A. in Human Resources, Ashford University - Graduated Summa Cum Laude

B.A. in Psychology and Business, Dowling College

Certificate in Professional Human Resource Management, St. Joseph’s College

PHR, SHRM-CP and completion of the SHRM Body of Knowledge.

MS Office, QuickBooks, ADP, Paychex, PayPlus, StaffSoft, Payroll Dynamics, GenPro and Jantek.

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