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HR Business Partner

Position Purpose

The HR Business Partner is a hands-on human resources expert who formulates partnerships across the HR function to deliver value added service to management and employees that reflect the organization’s business objectives. This position collaborates with the Talent Management team to identify client needs and leads and/or assists with the team’s efforts to continually improve services.

Functional Responsibility
• Builds alliances with management and establishes a valuable consultative role within the organization as a trusted advisor; ensures HR is aligned with business initiatives in assigned areas of responsibility
• Educates and advises management and employees with regard to employment laws, HR policies, procedures, and state & federal laws
• Delivers high quality decisions and counsel consistently and appropriately to management to maintain a productive and positive work environment and achieve optimal performance
Essential Duties
  • Partners with assigned managers and groups to assist in building high-performing work teams including:
    • HR Initiatives/Company Culture:  Assists management in developing skills to manage DFV’s Company culture and human resources effectively through modeling, coaching, instruction, and training to prevent employee relations issues and promote a safe, comfortable, and rewarding work environment ¨ Participates in staff meetings and provides HR insights on business issues when necessary; manages projects and/or participates as a project member on Company-wide HR initiatives
    • Recruitment:  Works with hiring managers and HR team to determine staffing needs ¨ Conducts job evaluations to create/update job descriptions and determine FLSA classification ¨ Ensures that job requisitions and approvals are completed for new and replacement positions ¨ Partners with DFV’s Talent Acquisition team on recruiting strategies and efforts for assigned areas ¨  Coordinates recruiting activity with management, key stakeholders, and HR team according to HR recruitment and hiring processes ¨ Ensures federal/state regulatory compliance ¨ Conducts new hire orientation and assists management with the development of on-boarding schedules
    • Performance Management:  Provides guidance and coaching to management and ensures that management in turn provides valuable and consistent feedback to employees through regular one-on-one meetings and performance/development discussions ¨ Provides effective coaching, counseling, and disciplinary strategies on all employee relations issues ¨ Attends performance improvement plan meetings as an advisor, coach, and liaison for all parties and keeps processes on track
    • Employee Relations:  Serves as a resource to management and employees on the interpretation and application of Company policies and practices ¨ Investigates and addresses employee issues, concerns, and complaints in an objective, consistent, confidential, and timely manner ¨ Collaborates with the Director HR, as appropriate, to identify the problem and determine the best course of action ¨ Communicates resolution, follows up with managers to monitor employee progress, and documents events and actions in writing ¨ Responsible for keeping key stakeholders informed at all times
    • Training:  Works to ensure that career and training opportunities are being identified for employees in areas of responsibility ¨ Collaborates with management, employees, and the Talent Management team to determine best form of training ¨ Provides insight and support in the development, coordination and delivery of training programs
    • Change Management:  Supports and champions organizational change initiatives and assists assigned managers and groups as necessary
Non-Essential Duties
  • Maintains records and monitors compliance with all relevant laws and regulations (including HIPPA); protects confidentiality of highly sensitive information, retains files (electronic/hard copy) according to federal/state regulations and HR procedures
  • Meets HR reporting requirements and deadlines; department specific, employment related, and compliance reporting for area of responsibility
  • Prioritizes work based on level of importance and keeps Director HR informed to ensure that work meets expectations within determined timelines while remaining available to employees and management
  • Assists with the coordination and delivery of HR functions and employee activities as needed; may occasionally serve as activity coordinator for functions and activities including training sessions and events
  • Provides backup support for daily, general HR functions as needed
  • *Other duties may be assigned

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business, Organizational Management or comparable discipline AND 5 or more years of directly related experience with multiple areas of responsibility and competing interests -OR- a minimum of 7 years of directly related field experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • High level of professionalism and self-confidence; self-starter
  • Effective team player; understands hands-on approach to providing HR support
  • Ability to use considerable discretion, judgment, tact and diplomacy when dealing with highly confidential information; excellent coaching, counseling, and conflict resolution skills and abilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization using written, verbal, and presentation skills; ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
  • Excellent customer service skills; professional and positive disposition; ability to diffuse tensions under stressful conditions; good listener
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills; self-motivated with the ability to prioritize and quickly assess what needs to get done
  • Logical problem solving ability with proficiency in solving practical problems and dealing with situations where only limited information or standards exist
  • Proficient with MS Windows Suite – Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint

Certificates and Licenses

  • Professional Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification desired
  • Valid driver’s license, appropriate automobile insurance coverage, and clean driving record
Work Standards
  • Acts in a manner reflective of the Company culture of High Moral Standards, Innovation and Continuous Evolution, Trust in Team, Continuous Improvement, and Sustainable Relationships
  • Communicates, interacts, and works effectively with others; receptive to feedback and coaching; voices concerns in a constructive manner
  • Demonstrates commitment to safety first; communicates safety concerns; promotes a safe work environment based on established safety standards and training
  • Follows all Company policies and procedures
Additional Comments

Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

Delicato Family Wines offers its employees a generous and comprehensive benefits package.  The core health insurance components include medical, dental and vision, where Delicato covers nearly the entire cost for employees and a large percentage for dependents.  Additional health benefits include life, disability and flexible spending accounts.  Other benefits include 401(k) with generous company match, discretionary profit sharing, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, wine & merchandise discounts, tuition reimbursement, gym discounts & many more.


Delicato Family Wines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Nearest Major Market: Napa

Job Segment: HR, Performance Management, Change Management, Recruiting, Employee Relations, Human Resources, Management

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