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HR Manager

Sonoma Pacific Distribution, Inc. Petaluma, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Medical


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.

Role Summary

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

Sonoma Pacific Distribution, Inc.

Why Work Here?

One of a kind team in an advancing industry with great benefits!

This position is for GABRIELLA'S KITCHEN (GABY, Inc. - the parent company of Sonoma Pacific Distribution, Inc.).

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