In this role, Williams will report directly to Stater Bros. president Greg McNiff and will oversee Stater Bros.’ administration division, which includes the company’s human resources, labor relations, Equal Employment Opportunity compliance, insurance administration, and workers’ compensation departments. He is also charged with advancing Stater Bros.’ leadership development and career progression processes. Additionally, Williams will join the company’s executive management team which devises the company’s key strategic initiatives.
“The grocery business is also a people business,” said Pete Van Helden, chief executive officer of Stater Bros. Markets. “I’m confident Jerrold will fit right into our ‘Family’ and his extensive experience will add significant value as we continually strive to attract, develop and engage strong talent now and in the future.”
Prior to joining Stater Bros., Williams held various roles of increasing responsibility for leading packaged goods and retail service companies such as Kellogg Co. where he ultimately earned the role as head of human resources for the largest sales region in the company. Williams most recently held the position of senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Hostess Brands.