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Human Resources & Operations Manager

Napa, CA

Job Description:

Position/Title: Human Resources & Operations Manager
Job Location: Napa, CA
Job Category: Administration (supports Director of Winemaking)
Type of Work: Full-Time
Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Position Summary:

Growing custom crush winery located in Napa seeks experienced, energetic, hands-on HR leader. Successful candidate must thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. Ability to juggle a variety of initiatives and manage multiple priorities is required.

The HR/Operations Manager will manage the organization’s human resources function and support the director of winemaking with operations. Great wine industry opportunity for a HR professional looking to expand his/her responsibilities to include operational responsibilities.


•  Manages the organization's human resources activities, including benefits administration, employee relations, on boarding, performance reviews, and employment law compliance, and other key HR functions.

•  Works directly with the director of winemaking to support workflow in the winery and the efficient completion of operational tasks.

•  Administers various human resource plans and procedures for all company personnel; assists in the development and implementation of employee handbook and personnel policies and procedures, in conjunction with senior management.

•  Performs benefits administration to include claims resolution, change reporting, approving invoices for payment and communicating benefit information to employees.

•  Conducts recruitment efforts, conducts new-employee orientation, and monitors career development.

•  Handles employee relations counseling, exit interviewing and related paperwork.

•  Maintains company organization charts and the employee directory.

•  Develops new ways to measure employee morale and determine methods for improving overall employee satisfaction.

•  Performs the HR as well as operational duties for the director of winemaking.

•  Act as a liaison between the production and accounting departments of the company.

•  Recommends new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements and improve retention.

•  Plays a key role in keeping the winery staff informed and up to date on policies and procedures.


•  College degree required.

•  Minimum of 5-years of experience in the human resources field.

•  Ability to communicate to all levels of the organization.

•  Demonstrated commitment to positive culture, ability to motivate and manage with enthusiasm.

•  Great attention to detail, strong organizational skills and a knack for problem solving.

•  Self-starter with ability to work with little direction.

•  Comprehensive understanding of local, state and federal employment law.

•  Commitment to honesty, excellence and high standards of performance.

•  Strong computer skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook required.

•  Bi-lingual in English and Spanish a plus.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Thursday, September 19th
Type of Work:
Full Time