Associate Relations Specialist

Publix Associate

To provide wide-ranging Human Resources expertise and also help ensure fairness and consistency with employment law, Publix puts teams in the field throughout our five states. Our Associate Relations Specialists play vital roles on those teams.

How to Apply


This Specialist acts as a proactive force to prevent inappropriate practices or violations of law or Publix policy. That includes conducting investigations, administering management tests and training sessions, giving human resources-related advice, and monitoring progress of diversity initiatives. As a field representative, this Specialist also plays a key role in facilitating communication between our corporate Human Resources department and our operational units.

Qualifications we look for

  • Bachelors Degree in any field or equivalent work experience to obtain that expertise
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of all Human Resources functional areas
  • Supervisory, managerial, or staff experience with Publix OR Human Resources experience with Publix OR Associate Relations or Labor Relations experience at any company, including conducting investigations and interacting with management and employees
  • Ability and willingness to work variable and long hours in a sometimes contentious legal environment
  • Ability and willingness to travel, including overnight trips
  • Ability to train others
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Access)
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • High level of maturity, discretion, tact, judgment, particularly when dealing with confidential matters
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish or Creole as well as English

How to apply

Please go to the Publix Jobs Center to see our current openings. Click "YES" or "NO" to the question, "Are you an active Publix associate?" Then narrow your search by choosing Human Resources within the Functional Area selection box.

When you apply, your information will be sent directly to the appropriate hiring manager. If your skills and experience seem to match the qualifications of the position that interests you, you will be contacted for an interview and possibly for testing customized to that position.

If you have any questions about our application process, please call our Employment Office in

  • Lakeland at (863) 688-7407, ext. 32504 or
  • Atlanta at (770) 995-0073, ext. 2153.