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Posted May 23rd

HR Business Partner

Stamford, Connecticut

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Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits


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Posted May 23rd

HR Business Partner

Stamford, Connecticut

Job Details

Job Location: Hybrid - STAMFORD, CT

Salary Range: Undisclosed

CHEERS! Founded in 1981 and now over $1 billion in revenue, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits (DFWS) is a family-owned business working with other family-owned and people-oriented businesses to market quality wines produced in major appellations all over the world. Josh Cellars, the hottest growing wine brand in the US, is just one product in our portfolio - check out our website for more! With our headquarters in Stamford, CT, DFWS has grown to become the fifth largest Wine and Spirits company, by far the fastest growing in our industry. With our family values and unique culture, DFWS was recognized as one of the Top Work Places in 2021 and 2022.

Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits is seeking an HR Business Partner to join our fast-paced, fun, creative team in our Stamford, CT headquarters. This HRBP will support our Operations, Finance, IT, Marketing, Legal and Strategy functions and report to the Head of Human Resources. You will be responsible for aligning business objectives with HR strategy in four departments (totaling about 130 people) and will work in close partnership with the CMO and CFO. You will also play a leading role in diversity, equity & inclusion and our learning and development strategies. The position builds strong relationships with managers & employees to enhance workforce performance by supporting employee development, plan strategic HR initiatives, and serve as a consultant on all general HR issues.

This is a hybrid role and you will work with the team in Stamford an average of 2 days/ week or 8 days/month.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

• Provide HR leadership for activities such as talent management initiatives, compensation

planning and administration, employee relations consulting, organizational development initiatives, change management, conflict management, diversity and inclusion initiatives, leader consulting, HR communications

• Translate organizational needs into plans of action to achieve organizational goals and strategies

• Act as a primary point of contact and provide counsel and consulting services to internal partners across all levels of the organization including Vice Presidents and CFO

• Lead company-wide Learning & Development and Diversity, Inclusion & Equity strategies in partnership with the Head of Human Resources

• Partner with Recruiting team to identify top talent, and collaborate with HR team to ensure cohesiveness of talent recruitment strategy

• Provide thought leadership and process ownership for the compensation and headcount processes for the company

Job Requirements or Experience and Skills:

• Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Human Resources or Business Administration - or equivalent experience. Master's degree preferred

• Minimum 5 years of Human Resources generalist experience

• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, and the ability to effectively interface and influence at all levels within the organization

• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities across both strategic and operational spaces

• Ability to influence, lead and manage projects

• Team player with strong customer service orientation

• Functions effectively in a fast-paced, multi-faceted business environment

• Ability to take initiative, develop and seek out creative and innovative ideas

• Excellent interpersonal assessment, communication, presentation and teamwork skills

• Ideally very skilled in excel and experienced in continuous improvement methodology

Diversity Commitment

DFWS is committed to inclusion and diversity of all kinds. We cultivate a work environment that celebrates diversity because differences continue to make the company culture stronger, enhance our connection with the communities we serve and strengthen our competitive advantage. Building an inclusive and diverse culture continues to be a never-ending pursuit that is at the core of all we do.

About Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits

Initially called W.J. Deutsch & Sons Ltd., the company was founded in 1981 by Chairman Bill Deutsch to market quality wines produced by prestigious families from major wine regions of the world. In 2009, it announced the expansion of the award-winning company to include a Spirits Portfolio. Today the company is renowned for its brand-building prowess and its ability to meet the needs of the modern consumer. Bill's son Peter Deutsch is CEO; thus two generations of the Deutsch family work side by side in their continuous quest to build strong brands and relationships throughout the wine and spirits industry.

The portfolio includes award-winning wines from Australia: [ yellow tail ], [ yellow tail ] Pure Bright; California: Bellacosa, Girard Winery, Joseph Carr, Josh Cellars, Josh Cellars Reserve, Layer Cake, The Calling; France: Andre Lurton, Cave de Lugny, Fleurs de Prairie, Hob Nob Vineyards, Sauvion et Fils; Italy: Barone Fini, Villa Pozzi; New Zealand: The Crossings; Portugal: Quinta Do Vale Meao; Argentina: Clos de los Siete; and award-winning spirits: Redemption Whiskey, Bib & Tucker Bourbon, Masterson's Rye, Gray Whale Gin and Luksusowa Vodka.

Stamford, Connecticut