HR Generalist at Imperfect Foods
Severn, MD, US
Imperfect Foods was founded in 2015 with a mission to reduce food waste and build a better food system for everyone. We offer imperfect (yet delicious) produce, affordable pantry items, and quality meat and dairy. We deliver them conveniently to our customers’ doorsteps and pride ourselves on offering up to a 30% discount compared to grocery store prices. Our customers can get the healthy, seasonal produce they want alongside the grocery staples they rely on, without having to compromise their budget or values. We’re proving that doing the right thing for the planet doesn’t have to cost more, and that shopping for quality ingredients can support the people and resources that it takes to grow our favorite foods.
We're headquartered in San Francisco with operations all over the country. Check our website to see if there is an Imperfect near you!
We're looking for folks who are positive, motivated, and ready to change the world. If that sounds like you, drop us a line!
How we are protecting employees from COVID-19
At Imperfect Foods, employee health and safety is our top priority. We have implemented processes and precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities. We provide gloves, masks, and hand sanitizer to all essential employees who must report to work. Before entering our warehouse, employees have their temperatures checked. In addition, we take great care to ensure frequently touched surfaces are sanitized throughout the day and all warehouses are fully sanitized weekly.
We have also implemented an Emergency Sick Leave policy providing full-time and part-time employees 2 additional weeks of paid time off and up to 26 weeks paid leave if they have a confirmed case of COVID-19.
About the Role:
Imperfect is seeking an HR Generalist to support our facility in Severn, MD. The People Ops Generalist will be responsible for the administration and support of the full cycle of HR activities, which includes recruitment to exit, supporting our Operations and Delivery teams.  The ideal candidate should demonstrate a passion for HR and be energized by the challenges involved with a new, start-up environment. We’re looking for someone who is invested in our story and can’t wait to share it. We believe people are our greatest asset and the talent we attract drives us.


    • Provide support to the local People Business Partner and leadership team
    • Responsible for administrative duties in the following HR processes:  full-cycle recruitment, new hire onboarding, benefits administration, performance management, and voluntary and involuntary termination
    • Responsible for new hire processing components such as managing pre-employment screening, I-9 documentation, and other relevant paperwork, and entering and updating employee information into the ADP payroll system
    • Responsible for benefits administration, which includes tasks such as conducting benefits meetings, assisting with open enrollment, tracking disability claims, and tracking FMLA leave
    • Serve as primary point of contact for supervisor submissions of injury/incident reports
    • Workers’ compensation claims reporting  including light duty referrals and updating OSHA logs
    • Responsible for other administrative functions in the HR department to include employment verifications, updating internal databases and spreadsheets, audits, and preparation and update of weekly recruitment reports
    • Maintain both the active and inactive (archived) electronic personnel files
    • Conduct exit interviews and determine trends
    • Has basic knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance
    • Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions)
    • Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, increase morale, productivity and retention
    • Collaborate with peers and managing Sr. People Business Partner on team or business-related projects

Skills and Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or other related field
    • At least 2-3 years of Human Resources experience, including working knowledge of HR services (employee relations, performance management, compensation, talent management and recruitment, organizational development, employment law)
    • SHRM-CP or PHR preferred
    • Exceptional analytical, problem-solving, project management, and collaboration skills
    • Detail oriented and highly organized
    • Demonstrated proficiency in communication (written and oral)
    • Must be able to work independently and on a team

About You:

    • Level-headed: you are a creative problem solver with a knack for critical thinking
    • You work efficiently and calmly within tight deadlines and can juggle multiple projects at once
    • People driven: as an Imperfect Foods representative and often people’s first point of contact, you can’t wait to share our mission and our vision
    • Detail-oriented: Organization, task prioritization, and logistics all fall in your comfort zone
    • Adaptable: Needs change quickly and you have a great attitude about it
    • Own it Mentality: You thrive on learning opportunities and new challenges. While knowing when to ask for help, you also move quickly to get it done
    • Humble: You see something that needs to be done, and you take responsibility for it. No task is too small
    • You’re passionate about our mission to eliminate food waste and create a better food system for all

Details of the Position:

    • Full-time exempt position reporting to the Sr. People Business Partner
    • Position based out of our BWI Facility in Severn, Maryland
    • Salary and employee stock options commensurate with experience
    • Competitive benefits package including health care, paid vacation, 401K, paid parental leave, and recurring credit towards your Imperfect account!
    • Domestic travel to new and existing local facilities required as needed

Physical Requirements:

    • Sedentary work; involves sitting most of the time
    • Occasional movement around the office may be necessary
    • Regular work with computers, including keyboards, mouses, and screens
    • Standing desks and / or other ergonomic accommodation is available upon request
    • Regular use of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets
Individuals seeking employment at Imperfect Foods are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
U.S. E-Verify Notice: Imperfect Foods participates in E-Verify in the United States. Imperfect will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.