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Human Resources Director

E. & J. Gallo Winery

Commerce, California 90041
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Full Time
  • HR Generalist
  • Organizational Development
  • Training/Development
  • Labor/Industrial Relations
  • Employee Relations
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Job Details

Why E. & J. Gallo Winery?

Gallo Wine Company, based in LA, is the Southern California distributor of E. & J. Gallo Winery brands, including Wine and Spirits. Recently recognized by Glassdoor as one of the “Top 50 Best Places to Work,” we couldn’t be prouder of our employees. As a family-owned wine & spirits company with over 90 brands, the heart of our success story is our people. Our passions run deep and what unites us is an incredible culture of teamwork, innovation, and collaboration. Are you a passionate team player who is looking to grow your career? If so, apply today! Cheers! 

Your Talent & Gallo — A Perfect Pairing

As a Human Resources Director based in Los Angeles, you’ll be responsible for organizational development, employee hiring, training, change management and employee relations across 4 sites: Los Angeles, San Diego, Ontario and Bakersfield (based in LA). You will partner cross functionally across Corporate HR, Sales, Finance, Operations and the Distributor leadership to help create and deliver HR programs and change management.  As a member of the California Distributor leadership team, your ability to be a progressive human resources leader, develop collaborative relationships and foster employee engagement, will help support Gallo in achieving our key goals and initiatives.  This is a unique opportunity to work as a multi-site HR Director working closely with the best sales organization in the business! Come be part of our team!

What You’ll Do-

Organizational Development:

  • Drive the creation of human resources strategies, initiatives and measures on an annual and mid-term basis.
  • Direct organization planning, evaluate organization structure, job design, employee forecasting and provide recommendations to the business.
  • Partner with senior leadership to develop functional or commercial objectives, goals and strategies.
  • Lead the development of hourly labor strategy and the successful process and facilitation of negotiations with collective bargaining units.
  • Participate in recruitment efforts ranging from hourly employees to high-level management.

Employee Engagement:

  • Provide employee relations / career path counseling and facilitate career planning process.
  • Coach HR Reps, department managers, and business unit leaders on how to manage employee relations and performance issues.
  • Coach employees on conflict resolution and serve as an employee advocate with management
  • Manage Human Resources and Functional Succession Planning

Compliance Management:

  • Ensure legal compliance with various government laws and regulations (e.g., EEOC, OFCCP and OSHA).
  • Conduct internal investigations; resolves disputes and ensures compliance.
  • Ensure contract compliance; provide site leadership in resolving employee issues.

People Leadership:

  • Manage a team of HR professionals, to ensure training, recruiting, employee relations, compliance, record-keeping, etc. are handled effectively and efficiently.
  • Conduct performance evaluations, recommend salary adjustments, rewards employee or take action as necessary


What You’ll Need-

  • High School diploma or GED from an accredited institution.
  • Bachelor's degree plus 10 years of Human Resources experience, to include IR/hourly experience, reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
  • 3 years of supervisory or management experience.
  • Required to travel by auto and air as needed.

What Will Set You Apart-

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 12 years of Human Resources experience (to include IR/hourly experience), reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Experience with collective bargaining agreements and/or partnering with employees represented by a CBA.
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or Organizational Development.
  • Experience responding effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Experience making effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and boards of directors.
  • Knowledge of HR policies and processes, particularly with California labor laws.
  • Experience navigating HRIS and Talent Management systems.
  • Experience engaging, inspiring, and influencing people.
  • Experience defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts and drawing valid conclusions.
  • Experience working with all levels and functions within the Company with a focus in the areas of sales and distribution.

Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position, now or in the future.

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