DeRomo's Gourmet Market & Restaurant

Director of Human Resources


Bonita Springs, FL


Full Time

DeRomo's Gourmet Market & Restaurant, located in Bonita Springs, FL is seeking an experienced and established HR professional to join the team as the Director of Human Resources.

The position works closely with the Founder/CEO in overseeing the operations of a high volume, fast-paced, upscale gourmet Italian market, restaurant, and banquet operation. Primary focus is insuring an efficient and effective human resources function with an emphasis on attracting and retaining talented staff as well as maintaining a positive and productive morale where all Associates feel welcome and valued.

Job Summary:  Responsible for directing and administering all Human Resources functions. The incumbent is responsible for implementation of HR strategies in partnership with the Founder/CEO and operating managers. Duties will encompass the areas of recruitment and retention, training and development, benefits administration, employee relations, compensation, safety, and workers’ compensation.Manage all human resource programs such as employee recruitment and retention, compensation, policies and procedures and training for all employees. Ensure company policy compliance and cultivate a positive work environment.


  • Develop, implement and administer Human Resources policies and programs in accordance with DeRomo's Gourmet Market & Restaurant objectives and State and Federal legal requirements. Policies and programs should foster a positive work environment for all that is fair, productive, respectful and consistent.
  • Assist management and executive team in effectively resolving personnel problems, implementing disciplinary action, managing employee performance and determining staffing needs.
  • Responsible for recruiting, interviewing and selecting qualified employees to fill vacant positions.
  • Define, develop and oversee management development through training programs for managers/supervisory personnel as well as hourly employees. Training will include new employee on-boarding, guest service training, skill training, regulatory training, anti-harassment training and anti-discrimination training.
  • Maintain company compliance with all existing governmental and labor law reporting requirements.
  • Manage the administration of the workers compensation and work with the employee leasing company and carriers appropriately on claims.
  • Conduct employee investigations when needed and address all employee complaint/grievances within a timely manner.
  • Provide assistance, guidance and counseling to the Management team and employees.
  • Set-up and maintain competitive wage and benefit information.  Make appropriate recommendations for changes as merited.
  • Ensure managers and supervisors use coaching and counseling to address performance concerns/issues. Administer annual performance reviews and introductory reviews for new hires..
  • Manage all personnel files.
  • In-depth knowledge of employment labor laws, workers’ compensation, leave and administration, and OSHA regulations.
  • Must be able to understand and evaluate complex information, data, etc. from various sources to meet appropriate objectives.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality at all times- No exceptions.
  • Maximize efforts towards productivity, identify problem areas and assist in implementing solutions.
  • Have complete knowledge of all policies, standards and procedures of the department.
  • Adherence to all safety rules and regulations.
  • Compliance with all resort policies and procedures and described and communicated by management.
  • Additional duties as assigned by management.

Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 5 years previous experience as an HR Director, preferably in hospitality.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate in English, both verbally and in written form, with all level of employees and guests in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service oriented manner. Bilingual (Spanish) fluency helpful, but not required.
  • Must be able to understand and evaluate complex information, data, etc. from various sources to meet appropriate objectives.
  • Must be able to multitask and prioritize departmental functions to meet deadlines.
  • Maintain a warm and friendly demeanor at all times.
  • Clear understanding of employment laws from a Federal, State, and Local perspective.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out all aspects of the position independently.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Hospitality or Business is preferred.
  • PHR or SPHR certification helpful but not required.  
  • For consideration, all applicants must include salary requirement. 

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