Human Resources Generalist


3600 Tremont Drive, Apt G4, Durham, NC ♦ 919-928-1229 ♦



I am a college educated, experienced professional. I have worked in human resources for almost 6 years. In that capacity, I have learned how to be extremely organized, to pay close attention to details, to work well with others as well as independently, to meet deadlines, to work well under pressure, to communicate effectively, to prioritize, and to handle sensitive and confidential information with tact and discretion.




Cake Decorator, Food Lion, June 2013—March 2016

  • · Responsible for all special orders, maintaining a full case as prescribed by regional standards

  • · Followed and upheld all company and regional policies and procedures


 WHOLE FOODS MARKET, INC., November 1986 – May 2013: Durham, NC and New York, NY


Cake Decorator, Durham, NC, September 2011–May 2013

  • Responsible for wedding cake orders and delivery of those wedding cakes to their destinations

  • Utilized creativity in developing new cake flavors and decorations

  • Followed and upheld all company and regional policies and procedures


Human Resources Specialist (Payroll and Benefits Specialist), New York, NY, October 2007–September 2011

  • Completing payroll in a biweekly fashion, entering and processing all data correctly

  • Maintaining and completing payroll and benefit records for upwards of 370 team members

  • Responsible for all Unemployment and Harassment Claims, Workers Compensation and General Liability Claims

  • Hired, trained, and supervised a full-time Payroll and Benefits Processor

  • Responsible for maintaining and updating OSHA logs, employee relations issues, and recruitment

  • Processed all new hire paperwork, wage increases, demotions and separations

  • Acted as liaison between team members and Store Leadership while maintaining confidentiality and company policies

  • Responsible for all Benefits Administration, including processing enrollments and completing terminations


Human Resources Specialist Assistant (Payroll and Benefits Processor) New York, NY, May 2006–October 2007

  • Responsible for all aspects of job in absence of Payroll and Benefits Specialist

  • Met all Annual Enrollment guidelines and payroll guidelines on a consistent basis

   Filed all Workers Compensation, Harassment, General Liability and Unemployment Claims in a timely fashion

  • Processed all new hire paperwork, wage increases, demotions, and separations in a timely fashion


Bakery Night Supervisor, New York, NY, March 2004–May 2006

  • Supervised and orchestrated all aspects of closing shift duties

  • Supported and implemented team, store, and regional programs and guidelines

  • Led the team in all capacities in absence of team leader

  • Updated and maintained product loss sheets, inventory, and ordering


Store Shift Leader, Durham, NC, June 2003–February 2004

  • Oversaw general store operations, opening and closing, emergency management, store cleanliness, team member supervision, and customer satisfaction

  • Rotated through all departments and communicated with diverse groups of people

  • Safeguarded against internal and external theft and verified and deposited daily sales in excess of $14,000.


Associate Bakery Team Leader, Durham, NC, June 2000–June 2003

  • Responsible for leading a team averaging $25,000/week in sales

  • Hired, trained, scheduled, and supervised a staff of 14 people

  • Demonstrated creative problem solving, decision making, and clear communication skills

  • Performed ordering, inventory, margin analysis, and purchase journal reconciliation

  • Communicated and demonstrated company policies and procedures, including conflict resolution and disciplinary action

  • Delegated department responsibilities, met deadlines, and achieved excellence in leadership skills



Meredith College—BA in Dance, 1997, with Honors: Magna Cum Laude


Microsoft Excel, Windows XP, Word 2012, Workbench Systems, Kronos Payroll Systems




  • ID#: 102315
  • Location: Durham, NC , 27705

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