Eddie Bauer

HR Manager

Job ID
Human Resources
Regular Full-Time


Provide Human Resource partnership to associates at the Eddie Bauer Corporate Office. Drive to enhance performance by providing leadership guidance, associate relations support, career path advisory, reshaping facilitation, and company risk mitigation. Actively participate in the leadership of HR initiatives to maximize individual performance accountability and the pursuit of an engaged brand culture.


Core Accountabilities:

  • Develop and implement strategies to support officers, directors, and associates in performance effectiveness, leadership, and cross functional team development.
  • Active leadership in delivering annual HR initiatives in support of EBITDA results.
  • Lead the Annual Feedback Process.
  • Lead Succession Planning process; building succession at Officer/Director levels.
  • Lead associate relations; manage internal investigations, coach and mediate.
  • Actively partner with Benefits team; leading the interactive process to ensure associate and company protection.
  • Resolve workplace challenges related to misconduct, harassment, discrimination, and violations of company policy.
  • Mindfully protect equitable execution of company policy and employment law.
  • Partner with Officers to determine effective use of headcount to drive business results.
  • Track and translate cultural themes to actionable solutions.
  • Actively participate in Officer/Director onboarding guiding swift acclimation to Eddie Bauer heritage, brand culture, and current business climate.
  • Facilitate leadership assimilations.
  • Support Recruiting team in onboarding of new associates with a focus on engagement, retention, and performance effectiveness.
  • Lead the corporate reshaping process; supporting Senior Management Team in evolving functions, individual roles, and resources to drive business results that meet company objectives.
  • Partner with Communications Manager to deliver timely and accurate communication of HR policies, procedures and programs.
  • Oversee upkeep and accuracy of corporate organization charts.
  • Actively engage with Benefits, Payroll, and Recruiting teams to ensure seamless services delivered to Eddie Bauer Associates.


Leadership Expectations:

  • Operate with highest level of conduct, integrity, and confidentiality; setting the example for leaders and associates.
  • Develop and nurture strong cross functional partnerships; driving business results and inspiring a culture of transparency, collaboration, and accountability.
  • Serve as an Eddie Bauer advocate in the industry and marketplace.
  • Recruit, identify, develop, and retain talent that delivers performance excellence.
  • As a Manager at Eddie Bauer, serve as a leader of company culture, norms, and conduct.

Key Interfaces:

  • Officers/Directors/Managers/Associates
  • VP, General Counsel
  • Loss Prevention
  • Human Resources
  • External Vendors and Professional Organizations


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of federal and multi-state employment case law
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to assess needs of teams and conduct business/process facilitation
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and coach others, with confidence and presence
  • High level of Proficiency in MS office, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Visio
  • Experience writing policy and procedure guidelines
  • Proficient Project Management skills leading cross functional teams
  • Proficient benchmarking, research, and analysis skills


Essential Functions Required:

  • Ability to sit, stand, and lift 15-25#
  • Ability to work in open environment with fluctuating temperatures and standard lighting
  • Ability to work on computer and mobile phone for multiple hours; with frequent interruptions
  • Required to travel in elevator or stairwells to attend meetings and engage with associates on multiple floors throughout building
  • Some travel required

Education/Experience Required:

  • 7+ years of professional Human Resource experience
  • 4 year college degree in Human Resources or Business
  • PHR or SPHR certification preferred



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