Overview

Job Location:
Ken Garff American Fork Ford – American Fork, UT

Considering a career with Ken Garff Automotive Group means you are in for a great ride (excuse the car metaphor)! We’re not your standard dealership or group of dealerships and we are pretty darn proud of that. We are out to do things differently and want to consistently change, grow, and progress. For that reason, our employees are proud of where they work!
Ken Garff Automotive Group is currently looking for a Human Resources Manager that aligns with our core values and acts with respect, integrity, growth, humility and teamwork. This position manages all local Human Resource activities in support of the dealership(s) assigned to include execution of HR strategies, policies and practices that contribute to positive business results. In addition, is a leader for positive employee experiences, and fosters employee engagement through continued support of the Champions and the company brand program(s). Facilitates training as requested via corporate partners, and influences to help managers proactively manage employee retention and performance.

Looking for:

  • Interested in people, building relationships and working with and through others
  • Friendly and cooperative demeanor with an efficient, precise work ethic
  • Proven ability to take initiative and manage multiple projects
  • Ability to influence leaders through outstanding communications – both oral and written
  • Ability to adapt and lead change efforts
  • Some knowledge of interviewing and selecting top talent
  • Have a proven ability to be a credible expert in Human Resources
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • At least 3-5 years of HR generalist/manager experience; preference for large company and/or retail environment with both hourly and salary employees
  • PHR Certification a plus
  • Workday experience a plus or similar HRIS with basic data input, running reports, and analyzing data

Why you’ll love working with us:

  • Competitive compensation package and 401k with company match 
  • Wellness Time Off, plus holidays, plus a Personal Purpose Day 
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability Insurance, AD&D and Life Insurance 
  • Flex Spending, Health Savings Account, EAP, Wellness Plan, Mental Health Support, Diabetes Management Program, and Parental Leave Stipend 
  • Year-end bonus program for ALL employees (Garff Giveback
  • Employee discounts on vehicle purchase, parts, service and more! 

What you’ll do as a Human Resources Manager:

  • Be recognized as a sound business partner with the GM(s) and other managers in your dealerships to influence KPIs, employee recognition, and employee career growth 
  • Lead and influence dealership managers to align culture, employee performance, and initiatives with the values and policies of Ken Garff
  • Review employee turnover metrics and assist GM and Department Managers in formulating a plan to stay below company goals
  • Be a leader over data and analytics that influence managers and leaders to act toward desired outcomes
  • Be knowledgeable with employment law, Ken Garff polices, and employment practices and partner with Regional HR
  • Facilitate culture training as developed via corporate and regional teams
  • Ensure all new hire onboarding tasks are completed including 1-9 and benefit enrollment in required timelines
  • Be proficient with benefits to answer questions, provide accurate information and facilitate new hire enrollment
  • Facilitate absences and leaves, including FMLA, for each employee using the company leave vendor and established processes
  • Coordinate and facilitate Ken Garff Onramp (KGO) utilizing content provided by Corporate teams
  • Follow up with all new hires in first 90 days and encourage manager 1:1’s at 30/60/90-day mark to facilitate a positive experience

At first glance, there’s nothing remarkable at Ken Garff.  Our uniforms aren’t flashy, and our buildings look a lot like the competition. You may not see it right at first, but if you listen you’ll hear.  Because listening isn’t just something we do; it’s part of who we are.  It’s how we show that what we absolutely value the most (far more than buildings, uniforms or cars) is our people.  And we thrive on treating them right. We listen because we believe listening matters.  We’re just different that way.

Will you join us as a new Human Resources Manager?  Will you throw your energy and focus behind what we’re doing? Will you live our values and do things differently than you’ve ever done them?  Will you listen and build trust and foster relationships?  This organization, that started as an idea by a man named Ken Garff way back in 1932, needs one thing to keep its vision intact and its purpose of reinventing an industry moving forward.  It needs you.