Associate HRBP - Coastal Operations

The Wine Group, 1777 Metz Rd., Soledad, California, United States of America Req #1903
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

An industry leader, The Wine Group is one of the world’s foremost producers of award-winning wines across more than 60 wine brands and many winery facilities in California, New York, and Australia. Headquartered in Livermore, California, TWG is an industry innovator when it comes to developing, marketing, and selling wine brands beloved by consumers around the world, including Cupcake, Franzia, Benziger, Imagery, Tribute, 7 Deadly, Cooper & Thief, The Dreaming Tree, Charles Smith Wines, and more. The Wine Group believes in producing wine using sustainable and earth-friendly practices to foster healthy land and agriculture for generations to come. The company demonstrates environmental stewardship through its commitment to clean energy and by ensuring that all its owned vineyards are certified sustainable or biodynamic. To learn more, please visit:




  • Be a Steward
    • Our responsibility is to the organization.
  • See Possibility
    • Our curiosity is the source of our creativity and innovation.
  • Find a Way
    • Our big aspirations for the future requires us all to be determined and resourceful.
  • Stay Grounded
    • Our care for our teammates is genuine and we value everyone’s contribution.



Reporting to the HRBP Senior Manager, this position ensures effective application of Human Resource policies, programs, and processes in support of production operations and team members’ needs. Provides HR business partnering to multiple TWG facilities in the areas recruiting/selection, complaint investigation/response, performance management, pay administration actions/transfers, job description development and career pathing, among other HR functional areas. Works with operations management to develop and implement positive culture building programs, employee appreciation/recognition, and proactive employee communications. Provides guidance to management on Human Resource policy, Federal, State, and local laws and regulations and corrective actions. Helps to create and implement training for team leader and team member development.


This role is eligible for hybrid-based work. There will be required routine travel to the Soledad, CA, Livermore, CA and Glen Ellen, CA sites. The preferred candidate location being within easy commuting distance of the Soledad, CA area.




  • Provide face-to-face support to frontline operations within multiple TWG facilities contributing to a safe and healthy work culture.
  • Provide counsel and support to leadership on issues of company policy application, personnel gaps, HR needs and provides HR services to team members.
  • Provide direct support to operations in resolving employee relation issues; investigate, counsel, and assist in resolving disputes.
  • Conduct employee relations investigations, analyze organizational issues, and work in partnership with the HR Manager to develop and execute plans to address problem areas.
  • Provide guidance on employment related items (such as ADA, FMLA, FLSA, diversity, corrective action, and progressive discipline) to operations leadership.
  • Prepare reports and identifies trends in employee related issues, turnover and performance trends and provides solutions to operations leadership.
  • Facilitate HR processes to ensure an ethical, fair, and consistent approach.
  • Reinforce model for sustaining positive employee relations and positive culture building.
  • Assist with the creation and implementation of effective onboarding, training, org charts and development programs, and skill proficiency.
  • Collaborate with Centers of Expertise (CoE’s) within the HR team to achieve business goals and strategies.
  • Support the development and administration of programs, policies, and processes to facilitate employee and organizational development.
  • Provide counseling and direction to employees, facilitate communication, and help to resolve conflicts that impact employee culture.
  • Support recruiting efforts and participate in the planning and execution of activities and events to fill all open and seasonal positions in the assigned area.
  • Assist with the organization's performance management process by coaching, educating, and providing feedback to managers/supervisors.
  • Participate in proactive communications, employee relations/recognition and appreciation programs.
  • Perform other assignments as directed.




  • Practice strong engagement with all team members including accepting diversity of ideas and thoughts, sharing responsibility for success, demonstrating honesty and integrity, helping employees solve problems.
  • Perform HR site audits as assigned.
  • Support and model all company procedures and policies.
  • This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.




  • Bachelors degree in Human Resources management or related field: Required (combination of relevant work experience and education considered).
  • 3 - 5 years Human Resource professional experience.
  • PHR/SPHR Certification preferred.
  • Demonstrated track record of enhancing employee work culture.
  • Successfully supported Human Resources within a manufacturing setting.
  • Possess strong functional expertise in Human Resources, leadership and stakeholder management, communication planning and change management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of federal and CA state laws relevant to the food & beverage manufacturing industry. Proficient in MS Office (Word, PPT, Excel) and HRIS systems, or other related systems.
  • Must have a well-developed attention to detail, including ability to keep accurate records.
  • Possess excellent verbal & written communication, Spanish is a plus.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen.
  • Must embrace and demonstrate The Wine Group Core Values of Be a Steward, See Possibility, Find a Way, and Stay Grounded.
  • Must have a valid California Driver’s License and be able to drive for the organization.




  • Possess the ability to work in a fast-paced production environment.
  • Working environment may be both indoors and outdoors, with exposure to related equipment and noise levels.






At The Wine Group, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to an environment of mutual respect, diversity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristic protected by law.



Other details

  • Job Family General HR
  • Job Function HR
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $92,800.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $139,200.00
  • Travel Required Yes
Location on Google Maps
  • The Wine Group, 1777 Metz Rd., Soledad, California, United States of America