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Director Organizational Development

Location: Modesto, CA, US

Date: Jun 18, 2022

Company: E. & J. Gallo

Why Gallo?

With a global portfolio of over 100 unique wine and spirits brands, we are the largest family-owned winery in the world. Apply Today! Our Brands. Your Future.


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 the Director of Organizational Development, you will direct the Organizational Development function of the organization including HR data analytics, skill assessment, change management and overall organizational development related activities. You will work with business leaders to oversee the development and implementation of processes and programs designed to encourage enterprise wide strategic change and transformation.


 What You Will Do:

  • Leads the work of a team that studies organizational structures, business and operating procedures, reporting relationships, and team interactions.
  • Consults with leaders on organizational development and change management needs, supporting and facilitating customized strategies and solutions that drive sustainable change and build leader/organizational capability.
  • Assesses business needs in the areas of talent management, succession planning, performance management, and change management in collaboration with stakeholders; provide solutions that support the achievement of business goals and objectives.
  • Develops and validates tools meant to measure employee productivity, performance, or engagement.
  • Serves as a conduit to coaching and assessment practices and programs.
  • Owns StrengthsFinder Coaching program and Gallo processes.
  • Oversees the development of innovative solutions to performance issues or competency gaps and monitors program progress to completion.
  • Owns annual performance appraisal and Human Resources Planning (HRP) process including preparation, communications, training, systems, execution and cross functional partnerships between Compensation, HRIS, HR Business Partners and Employee Relations teams.
  • Owns Gallo 360 feedback evaluation program.
  • Executes Gallo coaching and mentoring programs including executive coaching, mentoring, peer coaching and management of external coaching consultants.
  • Maintains and evolves Gallo 4E's leadership competency framework.
  • Provides enterprise-wide leadership of change management, including maintaining and enhancing the Gallo Organizational Change Management Toolkit and associated processes, and acts as the Change Management lead on complex special projects.
  • Owns HR Data Analytics including HR Reporting Dashboards (Turnover, Headcount, Bench Strength) and HR Health of the Organization Scorecard. Partners with HRIS and IT to ensure data integrity, functionality, analysis, communication and understanding of Dashboards and Scorecard.
  • Leverages data to evaluate strategies and programs measuring the achievement of established goals and action plans and results.
  • Leads Gallo employee engagement efforts, including engagement survey execution, data analysis, executive presentations, action planning and vendor management.
  • Works with stakeholders including HRBPs and managers to execute talent development practices.
  • Develops employee exit survey including survey design, process for administering, data analysis, action planning, vendor management and updates to HR and the business.
  • Sets clear direction for direct reports to align and deliver on goals, prioritizes work as needed while enabling team.
  • Collaborates effectively cross functionally and achieves results with and through others.
  • Oversees OD supplier relationships and engages in evaluation of vendor services.
  • Conducts applied research on best and future practices pertaining to organizational development, change management, leadership development, and talent management.
  • Stays abreast of organizational development trends and advanced thinking around solutions to further development talent and organizational effectiveness.
  • Supports and helps lead learning and development programs, processes and projects.


 What You Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Finance, Economics or Quantitative Analysis plus 10 years of experience in OD reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Foundation understanding of research design, instrument validation and psychometrics.
  • Sound knowledge of human resources practices, policies, trends and laws and understanding of legal requirements for defensibility.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

  • Familiarity with common learning and development practices.

  • Ability to develop and influence relationships and partnerships (internal/external) across all levels of the organization, exhibiting strong leadership and influencing skills.

  • Must be able to relate to people at all levels of an organization and possess excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in supporting large-scale strategy implementation in a large complex organization.
  • Proven management skills and the ability to lead, motivate, and develop a team of professionals capable of achieving aggressive business goals and objectives.

  • Required to travel up to 10% of work time.


 What Will Set You Apart:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Finance, Economics or Quantitative Analysis plus 12 years of experience in OD reflecting increasing levels of responsibility, OR Master’s Degree plus 10 years of experience, OR PhD or PsyD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology or PhD in Organizational Development and 8 years of experience reflecting increasing levels or responsibility.
  • Working knowledge of learning and development practices, including instructional design methods.

  • Extensive Lean/Continuous improvement experience.

  • Lean Six Sigma Certification.

  • Experience leading enterprise wide cross functional highly impactful projects.

  • Experience presenting to the highest levels of leadership.
  • Advanced experience of research design, instrument validation, data integrity and analytics and psychometrics.


Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future.
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Job Requisition: 91482 




Gallo is an Equal Employment opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles (such as braids, locks, and twists), color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition as defined by applicable state law (including cancer and predisposing genetic characteristics in California), genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation (actual or perceived), transgender status, sex stereotyping, age, military or veteran status, domestic violence or sexual assault victim status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. 


We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Gallo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process.
If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at 209.341.7000.


Nearest Major Market: Modesto

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