Gabriella’s Kitchen Inc. (“GABY”) is a public company traded on the Canadian Securities Exchange. GABY was founded as a food wellness company in Canada and is positioning itself as a US-focused wellness company whose cannabis manufacturing and distribution operations will service mainstream grocery with CBD infused products, as well as licensed cannabis retailers with CBD- and THC- infused edible and wellness products.
Based in the Santa Rosa, California area and reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, with a dotted line to the EVP and General Manager, the Human Resources (“HR”) Manager will oversee all aspects of sourcing, monitoring, managing and compensating the US employee base, including all GABY subsidiaries. The role will appeal to an open-minded professional with a desire to build and grow with a company in an exciting and evolving industry, while accepting the inevitable unexpected twists in the road along the way.
Creating, revising and maintaining job descriptions
In conjunction with senior management, developing, revising, and recommending personnel policies and procedures
Maintaining and revising the company’s handbook on policies and procedures
Performing benefits administration
Overseeing recruitment efforts for all personnel, including writing and placing recruitment advertisements and/or engagement of recruitment firms
Assisting leaders to screen and interview candidates and reference checking
Conducting new employee orientations and employee relations counseling
Overseeing exit interviews
Maintaining department records and reports
Representing HR matters at executive and administrative staff meetings
Maintaining company directory and other organizational charts
Ensuring compliance with all federal, state and local employment laws
Designing employee performance systems and ensuring leaders are trained and equipped to provide employee performance feedback.
Together with management, counseling and disciplining employees, as required
Monitoring training requirements and overseeing development and presentation of company or departmental training programs
Managing payroll for all employees, including:
Managing payroll information by designing systems and directing the collection, calculation, and entering of data.
Maintaining payroll records by reviewing and approving changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job titles, and department/ division transfers.
Paying employees by directing the production and issuance of paychecks or electronic transfers to bank accounts.
Preparing required company payroll reports
Ensuring proper calculation and payment of payroll liabilities (employee federal and state income and social security taxes, and employer's social security, unemployment, and workers compensation payments).
Balancing payroll accounts and resolving payroll discrepancies.
Responding to employees’ payroll questions and requests.
Maintaining payroll policies and procedures.
Staying current with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
Ability to identify and solve problems in a timely manner
Ability to work independently in a dynamic and fluid environment
Effective written and verbal communication
Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to tailor communications to a variety of audiences
Efficient time management skills
Comfort with and effective use of standard office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and ERP systems
Education and Experience:
Bachelor degree in business, or related field
HR generalist management experience: 5+ years, preferably in a consumer goods manufacturing company
Experience with payroll management and processing
Experience in both traditional as well as entrepreneurial/start-up companies
Experience with cannabis industry and regulatory environment is desirable
Experience with alcoholic beverage industry, food industry or consumer products industry is desirable