What you'll do Overview This job contributes to Wendy's success by consulting with Operations business leaders within the assigned Area(s) or Division to identify needs and determine effective Human Resources strategies, programs and services to address them. Partners to plan and execute strategies. Models and acts in accordance with Dave's Legacy Values. Specific Responsibilities Include Consultation: Consults with business leaders to identify needs, analyzes metrics, and adjusts strategy in support of business objectives. Collaborates in the implementation of Human Resources tactics and programs for assigned area(s) and division. Staffing: Partners with business leaders in the design, development, and execution of staffing strategies that ensure the attraction and selection of high potential talent and achieve appropriate staffing levels. This includes ensuring recruiting strategies remain viable and relevant to target candidates and the assigned area(s) and division. Talent Planning & Development: Facilitates Succession/Bench Planning sessions to identify future bench, gaps in talent base, and at risk performers. Collaborates with business leaders on employee development needs and bench planning decisions. Assists leaders with development plans for key talent to improve readiness levels and further career progression. Positive Employee Relations: Consults with business leaders to foster and promote restaurant environments consistent with Dave’s Legacy Values. Provides investigation and consultation support to business leaders addressing environmental concerns, activist activity, employee relations, employee conduct, and performance issues, including the application of company policies and employment laws. Manages the investigation process for employment-related claims. Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal employment laws and regulations. Employee Advocacy: Serves as an advocate on behalf of employees or a specific team or department within the area(s) and division. Solicits and listens to employees’ concerns, and takes an active role in resolving problems. Provides information, or facilitates employees’ ability to obtain information about benefits, compensation, training and other Human Resources programs and services. The selected candidate will work from their home office but would preferably be based in Chicago or the surrounding suburbs. Wendy’s is the world's second largest quick-service hamburger company and was built on the premise, "Quality is our Recipe®," which remains the guidepost of the Wendy's system. Today, Wendy's and its franchisees employ hundreds of thousands of people across more than 6,700 restaurants worldwide with a vision of becoming the world's most thriving and beloved restaurant brand.