Melanie Kirk - Senior Vice President, Human Resources, FreshDirect
Melanie Kirk is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at FreshDirect, where she manages an 18-person team thatdevelops the executive focus, culture and strategy around talent management, and supports business growth by creating an engaged organization with best-in-class talent, strong leadership and career progression. She joined the company in 2011 and is based in the New York headquarters.
From her career spanning more than 25 years, Melanie brings generalist experience in HR planning, employment, compensation, benefits, employee relations, union relations, risk-management, training, legal administration, customer service and business operations. For a decade before FreshDirect, she was the Director of Human Resources at Rainbow USA, Inc., a women’s footwear and accessories retailer with 1,200 stores in 38 states. For nearly two decades before that, she served in HR management roles at Cintas, Urban Outfitters and Storehouse PLC, which was a large UK retailer formed by the merger of Habitat Mothercare PLC with British Home Stores PLC. Melanie started her career as a Human Resources Manager at International Computers Ltd, a large British computer-hardware, computer-software and computer-services company that was bought by Fujitsu in 2002.
Melanie holds a BA degree with honors in public administration from The Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester, England, and a post-graduate diploma in personnel management.