Human Resources Manager, Wine, Spirits & Beverage Making Division

Location: Modesto, CA, US, 95354

Date: Mar 21, 2024

Company: E. & J. Gallo

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As the HR Manager for the Wine, Spirits and Beverage Making Division, provides consultative HR guidance and support; implements human resource policies, projects, programs, and initiatives to multiple business functions, locations and/or large client groups. Supports organizational planning, development, coaching and change management. Partners with HR Centers of Excellence (COEs- Talent Acquisition, Benefits, Compensation, Employee Relations, People Operations, etc.) to provide employee services. 



  • Drives alignment of people, HR processes and policies to support business OGSMs and initiatives and works closely with client group leadership with the support of the COEs to develop and implement HR solutions to ensure alignment to business strategy and successful business results.
  • Develops leadership capability and coaches employees, supervisors and leaders on how to manage employee issues. This includes coaching and development discussions, change management, career pathing, advising and the assimilation of talent.
  • Aligns talent strategies by identifying short- and long-term staffing needs.
  • Facilitates talent management and succession planning, including Star Modeling, strategic workforce planning and skills team oversight.
  • Works with the business to evaluate, review and recommend new approaches, policies and procedures to drive continuous improvement and best practice sharing.
  • Serves as the main facilitator during any meetings of their client group(s) leadership team.
  • Partners with the HR COEs in the application of existing human resources policies and objectives.
  • Participates in the Succession Planning processes; ensures integration into performance management and staffing decisions.
  • Supports Core Processes to include facilitating calibration sessions, working with the business to ensure performance ratings are calibrated, PIP attainment is properly documented, and any promotions or equities are planned and supported.
  • Coordinates with OD to assist in the completion of self-assessments; coaches managers on how to complete performance assessments.
  • Partners with Corporate Communications COE on communications/announcements regarding employee changes.
  • Works with the Compensation COE to ensure proper understanding and implementation of Gallo’s Compensation programs, including base pay and incentive programs.
  • Ensures adherence of affirmative action plans; supports corporate diversity initiatives.
  • Ensures understanding of corporate policies, collective bargaining agreements (when applicable), local, state and federal regulations.



  • Bachelor’s degree plus 5 years of human resources generalist experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility; or High School Diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate plus 9 years of human resource generalist experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Ability to influence and build collaborative relationships.
  • Required to travel to company offices, sites, and/or meeting locations for onboarding, training, meetings, and events for development, department needs, and business delivery up to 5% of the time, with or without reasonable accommodation. This may be in addition to travel requirements, if applicable, as listed in this job description.
  • Required to be 18 years or older. This may be in addition to other age requirements, if applicable, as listed in this job description.



  • Bachelor’s degree plus 7 years of human resources generalist experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Experience reading and interpreting documents such as safety rules, corporate policies, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to facilitate and drive strategic discussions.
  • Experience speaking effectively before groups of customers or employees of an organization.
  • Skilled in the use of MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and MS Excel at an intermediate level.
  • Experience working on special projects.



  • Hiring Salary Range Posted: $107,800 - $161,800
  • Actual compensation paid within the range will be determined by factors such as the education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.


  • This position includes a competitive benefits package.
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Anticipated close date:  March 1, 2024

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




Job Id -  103730

Gallo’s policy is to afford equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees and not to 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), genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation (actual or perceived), transgender status, sex stereotyping, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, reproductive health decision making, age, military or veteran status, domestic violence or sexual assault victim status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Nor will Gallo discriminate based on a perception that an individual has any of the foregoing characteristics or is associated with a person who has, or is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.


Gallo will comply with state and local laws prohibit discrimination for lawful out-of-work behavior, such as off-duty use of cannabis away from the workplace (subject to federal and state law exceptions), the existence of non-psychoactive cannabis metabolites in hair, blood, urine, or other bodily fluids as determined by a drug screening test (subject to federal and state law exceptions).


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.


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