Human Resources Manager I

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Buena Park


Responsible for day-to-day support and administration of policies and programs related to recruiting and staffing, compensation and benefits, compliance and FLSA, employee relations, performance management, workers compensation, and other related company programs and protocols.  Contributes human resources support and expertise to planning, development, implementation and monitoring of business initiatives. Utilizes HR expertise to help ensure and maintain best practices and maintain a positive and healthy work environment.   Monitors and reports key human resource information/trends impacting business efforts to management teams.  May conduct research, analyze data and prepare recommendations on assigned projects. 


  • Work Environment: Possesses and demonstrates HR expertise required to address a variety of initiatives, issues, business, work and growth challenges related to a demanding and growing California distributor business.
  • Employee Relations: As HR Manager, is proactive, accessible, visible support to Managers and employees.  Provides employee and management counseling in employee relations issues, understands various disciplinary processes and administration, supports conflict resolution,, conducts timely investigations, manages terminations ensuring compliance with legal requirements and company guidelines, conducts timely exit interviews, reports significant trends to management.
  • Consulting: May attend regular staff meetings, provides viable options and solutions  to address issues that may arise, knowledgeable of company policies and procedures and understands application in a variety of situations, possesses skills in change management and project management, stays alert to industry trends and practices.
  • Benefits Planning, Administration and support:  Provides Open Enrollment information, presentations and program expertise; provides on-going general benefit Information for employees and timely related communications.  Receives, responds to and processes  SDI, EDD, COBRA inquiries.
  • Staffing/Recruiting: Prepares job descriptions, schedules and manages Pre-Employment testing; t provides support and direction for reference checking, interviewing, and offer letters; processes new hires and provides/oversees appropriate orientation for new employees for first day, week, month.  Assists with sourcing temporary employees, works with temp agencies to ensure quality candidates for open positions; ensures temp agencies rates are competitive and quality candidate standards are being met.
  • Policy and Procedures: Interprets and informs employees and management on Vin Lux Policy/Procedures, compliance requirements.  Leads policy rollouts and updates according to company standards and requirements. 
  • Performance Management/Compensation: As appropriate, supports wage and salary Administration, Performance Evaluations, may participate in local Salary Surveys,
  • Worker's Compensation/Leaves: Understands workers compensation practices; timely files all workers comp claims, arranges clinic appointments for injured workers, liaises with claims administrator as necessary to ensure clear communications/resolution of claims.  Also liaises with employees and corporate leave to assist employees with LOA status.
  • Basic Administration: Maintains accurate and confidential employee records and personnel files according to company protocols. 
  • Employment Law: Maintains knowledge & understanding of applicable Federal and State laws; understands importance and impact when assessing various employment practices and issues that may arise.
  • Office Management: Manages functional operations and procedures and monitors to enhance timely and efficient workflow, including but not limited to: staffing, compliance, company records and filing systems, supplies and vendors.
  • Payroll Processing:  Supports payroll processing in the area of adherence to CA state employment wage and hour laws (through random audits of time reports).  Understands and is able to communicate to employees the company pay guidelines as well as basic wage and hour requirements.
  • Safety: Maintains all safety recordkeeping, including data reporting, tracking and filing and participating in the safety committee meetings.  May works with Safety Manager to maintain and distribute the yearly safety agenda; may assist with developing and managing local incentive programs.


  • This is a generalist position. Must possess Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, or closely related field or equivalent experience PLUS 3 recent, relevant years of diverse experience in several areas of human resources.
  • Works effectively with a variety of employees and management. Demonstrates the ability to value and utilize different styles, experiences, backgrounds and ideas.  Can work independently and as a member of various teams and committees.
  • Uses good judgment, makes sounds and timely decisions.  Maintains strict confidentiality. Possesses professional demeanor and develops solid and trusting business relationships.
  • Requires the ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks.
  • Must be proficient with intermediate to advanced computer skills in the following:  MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  Must also be competent in electronic calendar software (i.e. MS Outlook). 
  • Has excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Possesses commitment to excellence and high standards.
  • Has strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow.
  • Demonstrated strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize projects.
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm and sense of urgency.
  • Position requires daily on-site presence; telecommuting, working remote not an option.
  • Bilingual skills a plus.


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