Salt and Smoke
  • University City, MO, USA
  • Full Time

Do you ENJOY great BBQ and have a passion for administrative duties?

Come join our team!

Salt + Smoke Company is more than just a highly successful local barbecue institution in St. Louis. We are committed to serving great food to our guests and cultivating a superior work environment.

We are proud of our work.

WHY? Teamwork, shared support, constant training and providing guests an exceptional dining experience with a genuine care for the highest quality food, atmosphere, and service!

Senior Human Resources Generalist


The team at Salt + Smoke have been passionate about treating meat right for years and are excited to bring our St. Louis-style BBQ to the Delmar Loop, Hampton, St. Charles, Central West End and Ballpark Village. We do our best to bring you the best everything from our fries to our pies are made from scratch!


  • Our Culture: Within our Team, our customers, and our brisket, we are creating a culture of warmth and belonging, where everyone is welcome and supported. We are delivering our very best in all we do!
  • Your Benefits: Our world-class benefits and programs for eligible part- and full-time team besties include base pay and bonus, benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision coverage, Life & AD&D, STD), paid time off, holidays, employee discounts, 401(k) savings plan and perks!
  • Earn more! We offer a competitive salary and reliable paycheck paid on a WEEKLY basis for all employees.
  • Your Advancement Opportunities: We recognize the knowledge and the talent of our employees. We thrive with the growth of each team member. Internal Mobility matters and there is a career path for everyone: operations, corporate positions, commissary, management roles.
  • Health and Safety: Keeping people healthy is a top priority in our restaurants. We continue to take all recommended medical and health precautions in our buildings and stores in addition to the ionization technology system from HVAC elements installed in our restaurants.


If you thrive in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment, can simultaneously have a commitment for excellence, hospitality, multi-task, and remain positive and upbeat, we want to hear from you!

We are looking for a full-time Senior Human Resources Generalist with a passion for food and hospitality.

You will report to the HR Director.


The Senior Human Resources Generalist is handling the recruitment process in autonomy within a fast-paced environment and knowledge of the restaurant industry. The Senior Human Resources Generalist aids with and facilitates the human resource administration for all restaurant locations within the St. Louis area. The Senior Human Resources Generalist works closely with HR personnel to maintain employee files and HR records.

The Senior Human Resources Generalist must demonstrate proficiency in time management, be organized, and have the ability to work with discretion and handle sensitive information.

  • Handle recruitment process (phone screenings, interview candidates face-to-face, maintain the Applicant Tracking System), background screenings, references check, new-hire onboarding, and orientations, off-boarding process.
  • Maintain records of I-9 employment eligibility forms and follow up for missing information/forms of identification; corrections as required.
  • Order, track and distribute employee uniforms and/or equipment.
  • Supervise and assist HR internal audits such as I-9 Forms and job descriptions as per requested by the HR Director.
  • Understand knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees.
  • Add new employees to the payroll system ensuring complete accuracy in HR's data management.
  • Maintain employee files.
  • Process required paperwork for employee transfers, changes in job classification, salary increases, and other related employment matters in HRIS.
  • Monitor employee reminders.
  • Follow directions of the HR Director for compilation of reports from the database such as new hire, turnover and EEO reports, etc.
  • Assist HR Director with HR Initiatives and related projects such as policy, performance management, employee relations, benefits, recruiting, compensation.
  • Assist HR Director with all internal and external HR related inquiries or request.
  • Work closely with restaurant locations and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and retention of employees.
  • Work with HR Director to solve employee relations issues.
  • Maintain HR Systems as per requested by the HR Director.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Ability to maintain highly confidential information and data.
  • Ability to exercise discretion in establishing and maintaining good working relationships.
  • Ability to maintain a strong integrity and work ethic at all times.
  • Ability to organize and demonstrate flexible and efficient time management with an ability to prioritize workload.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and handle numerous assignments simultaneously.
  • Ability to comprehend and apply the appropriate sections of applicable laws, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, and policies.
  • Ability to acquire a thorough understanding of the organization's hierarchy, jobs, qualifications, and the administrative practices related to those factors.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word and PowerPoint and Google Office Products.
  • Ability to work prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Ability to travel within the area to gather employee documentation.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekend and holiday. Scheduled days and times may vary based on business needs.

Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources preferred.
  • 5+ years of restaurant industry work experience required.
  • 3+ years of recruitment experience required.
  • ADP experience required.
  • Fluent in Spanish is a plus.


6380A Delmar Blvd | University City | MO 63130

Partially remote work eligible.

WE ARE PROUD TO BE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are committed to a work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals. We promote, support, thrive and celebrate diversity, inclusion, and culture, which connects the entire Salt + Smoke family.

Salt + Smoke Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


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