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HR Area Manager - West Coast

Date: Aug 6, 2019

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

Company: Fast Retailing Group

UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under seven main brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, GU, Helmut Lang, J Brand, Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. With global sales of approximately 1.14 trillion yen for the 2013 fiscal year ending August 31, 2013 (US $11.62 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2013 rate of $1 = 98.36 yen), Fast Retailing is one of the world’s largest apparel retail companies, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer.


UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world's most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a truly global brand. Today the company has a total of more than 1,200 stores in 14 markets worldwide including Japan, China, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and U.S. In addition, Grameen UNIQLO, a social business established in Bangladesh in September 2010, opened its two first stores in Dhaka in July 2013. UNIQLO operates an integrated business model under which it designs, manufactures, markets and sells high-quality, casual apparel. The company believes that truly great clothes should be supremely comfortable, feature universal designs, are of high quality and offer a superb fit to everyone who wears them.


With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit and



The Human Resources Area Manager will lead the HR operations of multiple retail stores in a new or existing market. Reporting to the US HR Director, the HR Area Manager will serve as a strategic business partner to store management, ensuring compliance with policies, providing guidance and counsel, and handling various aspects of HR administration.


  • Supports the Human Resource Director in ensuring maximum performance execution in exceeding all HR Metrics and creating action plans to positively impact top and bottom line business initiatives
  • Focuses on talent assessment and learning programs leading to high growth opportunities for store associates
  • Partners with Store Management, Area Manager and/or Loss Prevention on Human Resource issues
  • Provides guidance to leadership and non-management personnel in resolving work related problems, ensuring a balance between employee needs and organizational goals
  • Works to ensure compliance with all HR policies and procedures and local, state, and federal requirements.
  • Serves as a strategic adviser to our operational management team to understand business needs and proactively identifying gaps in communication or process and procedure.
  • Interprets policies and procedures, and provides counsel and guidance to Store Director, Regional Managers, Area Managers, Store Managers and Associates on workplace issues
  • Leads corporate initiatives focused on the associate experience, turnover solutions, and training needs
  • Trains managers on organizational policy matters such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment
  • Participates in the management of various aspects of HR administration including payroll, benefits, records retention, EEO/AA compliance, compensation, investigations and employee relations.


Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • 5+ years of multi-unit HR experience in a complex market (ie. multi-state market, high volume employee relations issues)
  • High volume, multi-location, retail environment experience required
  • Expertise in the opening of new markets as it relates to staffing, government regulations and HR-related store operations
  • Ability to travel and open to relocation
  • General knowledge of federal and state employment laws and practices
  • Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality
  • Proficiency in full cycle recruiting including experience with applicant tracking systems (Experience with Success Factors/Workday is preferred)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with all aspects of labor and employee relation's activities and managing dispute resolution issues
  • Experience in the administration of benefits and compensation programs and other Human Resources programs.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and management skills required
  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment. Must include Excel and skills in database management and record keeping
  • PHR or SPHR certification is desired



As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Fast Retailing does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, age, citizenship, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or because of any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Posting Notes: Los Angeles || California (US-CA) || United States (US) || Experienced Professional || Corporate || UNIQLO || EX:OUT || UNIQLO ||

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles