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At Premier Nutrition, we’re a team cheering on our customers every step of the way. Maybe it’s in the PowerBar right before a marathon. Or in a post-workout bottle of Joint Juice. So many athletes count on us for healthy and transparent energy products, and that’s why we need a team that’s dedicated to building the future of nutrition. So come take the first step toward a career built on winning.

People Team Specialist, HR

Human Resources


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Premier Nutrition Corporation (PNC) distributes nutritional food products to the health-conscious consumer under the brand names Premier Protein, PowerBar, Supreme Protein, and Joint Juice. With its people first culture, PNC treats employees with positivity and empathy and embraces new and innovative ideas that spark passion, personal growth, and a healthy dose of fun around the office. Bringing dogs to work, company-wide volunteer days, philanthropy and sustainability programs, in-office massages, walking meetings and workouts at the adjacent City Sports Club gym are just a few ways we help you increase your own good energy.

What’s it like to work here? Picture the scrappy culture of a start-up, the innovativeness of a tech company, with the resources and systems of a respected consumer brand under the Post Holdings umbrella, and you should have a sense of what it feels like to work at PNC. You’ll walk into the brand-new Emeryville office each Monday morning and find a hundred of your colleagues sitting on sofas, overstuffed pillows, the floor, or beanbags talking through the week ahead and learning about each other.

PNC seeks individuals who will thrive in this collaborative work environment and will help build our high-growth company. Our leadership principles capture the behaviors we aspire to and celebrate here—from ‘embodying a strategic mindset’ to ‘building people up’, each is a valuable tool in practicing leadership consistent with our values. We are Builders – looking for ways to challenge the status quo; Champions of Positive Nutrition - taking our role as health and nutrition seriously; Better Together – because we know that success is only achievable through our collective efforts; and we Ring the Bell, by celebrating big and small wins.

PNC is part of the Active Nutrition segment and is operated by its own senior leadership team, with publicly traded Post Holdings, Inc. (FY 2018 sales of $6.3 billion) as a parent company acting in a “private equity” capacity. Post Holdings’ Active Nutrition segment is a leader in providing innovative products that support healthy, active lifestyles with over $800 million in sales. Premier Nutrition utilizes a third-party network for manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution. Post Holdings is comprised of the Active Nutrition portfolio, which includes PNC, Dymatize, ­­­and Active Nutrition International (protein bars, shakes and powder products), Post Consumer Brands (cereals), Michael Foods (eggs, potato, cheese, and pasta), Weetabix (cereals), private label business groups, and Bob Evans Farms (a leader in frozen breakfast meats and vegetables).


Under the direction of the Sr. Manager, People the People Specialist will be the first layer of Human Resource support for PNC and Dymatize. The People Team Specialist will be responsible for performing duties focused in the areas of recruiting, payroll, employee experience and benefits.



  • Pre/Post interview coordination with candidate
  • Coordinate and schedule interviews with the hiring teams and create interview packets
  • Follow up on the interview process status with candidates
  • Maintain all pertinent applicant and interview data in the Applicant Tracking System
  • Coordinate travel and lodging between the candidate and travel agent
  • Coordinate lunch orders for candidates and interviewers as needed
  • Send all new hire documents to candidate and administer the background check process
  • Plan, coordinate, and conduct new employee orientation including but not limited to form completion, file creation and maintenance, employee welcome and benefits explanation
  • Ensures compliance with USCIS Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification system; periodically audits Forms I-9.
  • Temporary employee recruiting support including tracking employee information and payroll company coordination

  • Maintain and control all personnel recordkeeping activities (manual and electronic)
  • Input personnel information changes to UltiPro HRIS System (new hires, promotions, change of managers, etc.) in a timely manner
  • Process federal/state paperwork/requests (e.g., Labor Department, EDD, etc.)
  • Notify appropriate teams (Post Credit Card team and Post Travel team) of personnel changes (new supervisors, terminations)

  • Act as primary informational resource/point of contact for employee benefits, including but not limited to tuition reimbursement, payroll, and policy interpretation
  • Support employee experience and onboarding process in partnership with Talent Acquisition Specialist
  • Distribute company-wide benefit communications (i.e. Summer hours, EAT Club)
  • Manage new hire welcome programs (Palm tree contest, welcome boxes, interview bags)
  • Coordinate People team-related functions, meetings, and events
  • PAYROLL: 20% of TIME

  • Coordinate and ensure the timely processing and accuracy of the semi-monthly and bi-weekly payroll for two companies.
  • Collects and audits payroll files ensuring data accuracy and compliance for all non-exempt and exempt employees
  • Manages payroll process, works with Sr. Manager to approve the final payroll report to be processed
  • Pull and audit PTO report for exempt employees for processing
  • Track all time away
  • Responsible for timely manual checks to be requested for terminations


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, with at least one year of experience in Human Resources or related field
  • Skills:

  • Strong organizational, leadership, and learning and development skills required.
  • Proven track record of meeting commitments with the highest standards of ethics and integrity.
  • Excellent process and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have strong computer skills – Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Flexible to take on additional/new responsibilities.
  • Ability to work independently and confidentially.
  • An understanding of payroll compliance a plus!
  • Post Holdings provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran and any other category protected under applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws.


    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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