Monday, January 7, 2019

WineTalent Classifieds: HR Payroll Specialist

WineTalent is working with Long Meadow Ranch to find a Payroll Specialist who could also assist with HR needs. 

Long Meadow Ranch is a family-owned agricultural enterprise producing grapes and wine, olives and olive oil, grass-fed beef and lamb, fruits, vegetables, and eggs in the Napa Valley, Anderson Valley and Marin County. The Long Meadow Ranch operations also include an acclaimed farm-to-table restaurant, a general store and wine tasting bar in the historic Logan-Ives House, an outdoor cafe, a farmer's market, a working garden and a variety of unique event spaces all located at Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch.
Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the HR Payroll Specialist will be responsible for weekly and bi-weekly processing of the company’s payroll for the restaurant, hospitality, winery, and all other company entities. This position will also assist with the new hire process, on-going employee relations and employee file management. The Human Resources team is a dynamic small team that works collaboratively with all departments to build and retain a successful team of managers and employees. We are searching for an enthusiastic individual who has the passion and drive to be an advocate for employees at all stages of their LMR career.
  • Process weekly and bi-weekly payrolls accurately and timely
  • Manage workflow to ensure all payroll transactions are processed accurately and timely
  • Work with management to reconcile payroll prior to transmission
  • Set up and maintain employee payroll reimbursements, commissions, and other benefits and deductions
  • Ensure accurate employee vacation, PTO and Sick submittals
  • Coordinate employee leaves of absence and associated payroll changes
  • Process terminations, including final paycheck and paperwork
  • Respond to employee inquiries regarding payroll and communicate any payroll changes to employees as appropriate
  • Perform payroll analysis and audits
  • Ensure accurate and timely payment of payroll taxes and other withholdings
  • Manage employee profiles in HRIS system, including new hire profile creation, wage updates and work status changes
  • Maintain all employee file records according to compliance law, retainment requirements and company policies
  • Administer the unemployment claim process with HRIS company
  • Handle the worker’s comp process from initial claim to claim resolution
  • Collaborate and assist with HR team on company culture initiatives, safety and wellness programs, and charity initiatives
  • Assist with general company administration duties and projects
Education, Experience and Required Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or closely related discipline, and/or related business experience
  • 2+ years of experience in payroll processing and Human Resources
  • Wine and restaurant industry HR experience, a plus
  • Keen understanding of HR best practices
  • Extensive knowledge and proficiency of computer programs including Google Apps, and Microsoft Office
  • Well-developed skills in problem solving, prioritizing tasks and taking initiative
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills with great attention to detail, even under tight deadlines and a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to communicate and work collaboratively to build relationships at all levels
  • Must have a high level of confidentiality and discretion
  • Proficiency in Spanish verbal and written communication, a plus
  • Must have a valid California Driver’s License and maintain a safe driving record
  • Ability to lift 40+ pounds
  • A pre-employment investigative consumer report is required
Compensation and Benefits
  • This is a full-time, hourly position
  • Competitive compensation depending on experience plus benefits including medical/dental insurance, paid vacation and 401(k)
Have Questions?  Contact WineTalent at 916-802-1280
All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

WineTalent Classifieds: Operations Manager in Healdsburg

WineTalent is working with our client, Criveller California Corp, on a search for an Operations Manager to handle the oversight of the business operations in Healdsburg, CA.  Criveller California Corp is an industry leader and supplier of tanks and equipment to the wine, beer, cider, olive oil and spirits industries.  The Operations Manager performs a senior role in the Company. This involves overseeing the production of goods and provisioning of services.  The Operations Manager will be responsible for the efficient operation of the organization and meeting the expectations of management, business owners, employees, vendors and customers. 

·       Manage overall operations and be responsible for the effective and successful management of labor, productivity, quality control and safety measures as established.
·       Contribute operations information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; prepare and complete action plans; implement production, productivity, quality and customer-service standards; resolve problems; complete audits; identify trends
·       Forecast requirements; prepare an annual budget; schedule expenditures; analyze variances; initiate corrective actions.
·       Oversee business practices to create the highest level of efficiency possible. Daily liaison with other managers and staff.
·       Oversee inventory, distribution of goods and facility layout.
·       Develop operational systems by determining product handling and storage requirements; develop, implement, enforce and evaluate policies and procedures; develop processes for receiving product, equipment utilization, inventory management and shipping.
·       Run a safe, injury/accident free workplace.
·       Manage relationships with key operations vendors.
·       Review and approve all operational invoices and ensure they are submitted for payment.
·       Resolve customer issues.
·       Work closely with management team to set and/or implement policies, procedures and systems and to follow through with implementation.
·       Communicate all operating policies and/or issues at department meetings.
·       Work closely with the inventory manager and team to perform analysis of the inventory and ensure effective utilization of the inventory, and maintenance of solid inventory data.
·       Communicate with legal counsel and safety department to ensure all processes remain compliant with OSHA and other governmental regulations.

Human Resources:
·       Interviewing, recruiting, and hiring of new employees.
·       Training and coaching of new and existing employees.
·       Scheduling, assigning and directing work.
·       Managing the performance review process.
·       Oversight of payroll.
·       Oversight of compensation plans, with changes made as warranted. 
·       Ensure safe work environment for employees.
·       Maintain compliance with all state and federal regulations. 
·       Establish, explain and enforce company policies and procedures. 
·       Oversight of healthcare, 401(k) and any other employer sponsored benefit plans.

Computer systems:
·       Monitor computer/phone access of employees: access to local server, access to programs, all passwords used by employees

·       Overseeing day to day operations in collaboration with bookkeeper, accounts payable/accounts receivable.
·       Reconciliation of accounts, general ledgers.
·       Proper reporting of sales and other taxes.
·       Correct costing of items.
·       Approving payments to vendors, signing checks.
·       Administrator for QuickBooks accounting system.

·       Oversight of any and all possible legal situations that might arise during the regular course of business, assessing company exposure to situations and advising owners.

Inventory Control:
·       Management of raw materials, ordering of products and parts, and maintaining inventory numbering system.
·       Cost of goods allocation.

·       Places orders with European suppliers and oversees importation of equipment, including the organization of shipping container.

Qualifications and Requirements:
·       Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline.
·       8-10 years of relevant work experience with management experience.
·       Foreign language skills highly desirable (Italian, French, German, Spanish).
·       Well versed in managing a complex business operation.
·       Personnel management experience of a diverse workforce including hourly skilled trade, office administrators and salespeople. 
·       Excellent understanding of accounting practices especially in a manufacturing environment.
·       High level of business acumen and integrity.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook and QuickBooks.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style.
  • 3 plus years of work experience in a manufacturing setting.
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards.
  • Proven ability to excel in a fast paced, quickly changing work place. 
  • Ability to challenge and debate issues of importance to the organization.
  • Ability to look at situations from several points of view
  • Delegate responsibilities effectively

Compensation and Benefits:
This is a full-time salaried position with benefits, plus annual bonus based upon performance

All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential
To apply:  Please visit 

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