Director of Human Resources

Veritable Vegetable Published: April 15, 2021
San Francisco, CA
Job Type
CEO/ Senior Mgmt/ Exec Director /

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Veritable Vegetable is a women-owned and led organic produce distribution company based in San Francisco, California. Established in 1974, we source and deliver the freshest and highest quality produce, with unmatched service.

Powered by a zero-emission green fleet and driven by purpose, we put our values in action to build a sustainable and equitable food system.

Our Impact

Veritable Vegetable supports organic farmers, increases access to fresh produce, and strengthens diverse communities. We create a healthier world through our essential work.  Our unique, values-driven business model encourages political change, impacts food policy, and demonstrates a radically different approach to distributing organic produce.

Sustainable and regenerative systems increase energy and resources and are life-affirming. We envision our environment, our economy, and our communities as sustainable systems.

As a women-led business, we take a forward-thinking and innovative approach to solving complex problems. We create a fair and dynamic workplace through cooperative and collaborative leadership. We deeply value the people who make up our community of staff, growers, customers, and community partners; our collective labor is fundamental to the organic trade. 

We strive for excellence in our work, transparency in our relationships, and integrity through our actions.

Director of Human Resources Position Summary

As a member of the Senior Management Team of a values-driven social enterprise, the HR Director works closely with all department managers to educate, coach and train in issues related to employee relations, leadership development and workplace compliance. The HR Director develops, implements, and manages systems to ensure fair, consistent, and legal employment practices in hiring, development, retention, and the health and safety of Veritable Vegetable (VV) staff.


  • Develops organizational strategies by identifying and researching human resources issues; contributing information, analysis, and recommendations to Veritable Vegetable’s strategic thinking and direction.
  • Assists in the current succession planning process, helping the company implement and transition to an alternative ownership model.
  • Monitors and ensures company compliance with all federal, state and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews and modifies policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Provides advice and consultation to managers, supervisors and staff in the area of employee relations, including matters related to performance management, corrective action and/or discipline.
  • Partners with the Executive Team to develop effective retention strategies to attract a diverse pool of qualified and capable talent, prioritizing succession planning goals.
  • Develops and oversees benefits programs, plans, policies, legal guidelines and benefits best practices to ensure that company’s benefits are competitive.
  • Manages the administration of worker’s compensation according to State guidelines and partners with management to champion and promote safety strategies.
  • Oversees and collaborates with the company’s Training Manager on planning and execution of staff trainings, communications, health initiatives, food safety, sexual harassment and other staff training.


  • 7-10 years of progressively more responsible positions in human resources, preferably in the food and transportation industry.
  • Experience supervising and managing a professional staff.
  • Experience as a trusted resource as a member of a senior-level executive team.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business, or a related field required

Essential Requirements:

  • Appreciation for the principles of sustainable agriculture and alignment with Veritable Vegetable’s core values and mission as a social enterprise.
  • Experience with succession planning highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to increase productivity and continuously improve methods, approaches, and departmental contributions to the business goals while remaining cost sensitive.
  • Expert in the tools of the trade within human resources including HRIS, the Microsoft Office suite of products, file management, and benefits administration.
  • Experience with logistics and DOT compliance issues a big plus.


We invest in professional development, education, and training for all employees to ensure the highest quality performance, safety, and leadership throughout the company.

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  • Please click "Apply" below to email a resume and cover letter.
  • Complete the job application for this position.
  • For more information about our company, please visit the About Us section on our website.

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