Learning and Development Manager

The Wine Group, 17000 E. Highway 120, Ripon, California, United States of America ● The Wine Group, 4596 Tesla Rd., Livermore, California, United States of America Req #585
Thursday, May 6, 2021
At The Wine Group we are passionate about our people, our future and our wine. We are America’s second largest wine producer by volume with over 1,200 employees globally across 12 locations in California, New York and Australia. We are proud to be responsible for many of America’s most beloved wine brands, including Cupcake, Franzia, Chloe, Concannon, Benziger, Imagery, AVA Grace, 7 Deadly and more. We are dedicated to our culture built on values like entrepreneurialism, innovation, social responsibility and stewardship. To learn about us and our career opportunities, check us out at and then come join the exciting journey at The Wine Group.


The Learning and Development Manager, working closely with the Talent Management and Development Team, will create, facilitate and administer learning programs for TWG’s employees. Acting as a new hire ambassador, the Learning and Experience Manager will collaborate with the business, Talent Acquisition, HR and IT to make the employee onboarding experience enjoyable, informative and as efficient as possible. The Learning and Development Manager will play a critical role on our team, building and executing impactful programs to help The Wine Group accelerate its future growth and innovation.


  • Lead with energy, enthusiasm and excitement and continuously improve TWG’s onboarding program; own the execution of TWG’s Onboarding and Immersion Program;
  • Deliver high-impact, high energy training in live classroom and virtual settings;
  • Plan, organize, facilitate and ensure all content and communication is relevant and ready for employee development and training events
  • Lead, grow and manage execution of administration, learning validation, and reporting on TWG’s eLearning Program


  • Independently lead and facilitate upbeat, engaging employee learning and experience programs;
  • Serve as one of the primary points of contact for employees regarding training and development;
  • Collaborate with the Talent Management and Development Team and other internal stakeholders on the design and identification of in-house and external learning solutions;
  • Lead relationship with external virtual learning providers and TWG employees;
  • Develop, improve and maintain training materials and online resources;
  • Develop, improve, execute and maintain organizational communications to ensure employees have knowledge of training and development events and resources;
  • Manage TWG’s Employment Training Panel (ETP) program;
  • Identify, apply for and manage programs related to additional government and/or third-party funds/tax refunds to aid TWG’s training initiatives;
  • Continually work to find process improvements to maximize the team’s efficiency;
  • Help to develop and execute the company’s Culture/Employee Experience Survey process;
  • Lead and administer Dayforce (HRIS) Learning programs, course tracking and reporting;
  • Help to communicate training performance metrics to the relevant stakeholders;
  • Stay current on developments, innovations and best practices in corporate training and education in and out of the wine industry so that TWG’s training remains highly effective, relevant, efficient, cost-effective, engaging and practical.
  • This job description reflects management’s assignment of general functions; it does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree required in Business Administration, Human Resources, Organizational Development or similar;
  • Minimum 5 years' combined work experience in human resources or learning and experience;
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills with the ability to manage group dynamics;
  • Strong interpersonal skills; Leads by example; Enjoys working with others in a collaborative, social environment; Effective at building and maintaining strong relationships;
  • Has a passion for excellence; attention to detail is critical to success;
  • Stay current on developments and innovations in training and education in our industry so that TWG’s training remains relevant;
  • Can “roll up sleeves” and design/contribute learning programs as needed;
  • Takes personal ownership of project work and understands importance of team results
  • Possesses superior verbal and written communication skills; Excellent proficiency in PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, Excel; and
  • HR Business Partnership Experience a plus;
  • Personality Assessment certification (i.e. DiSC) a plus


  • Travel is required, mostly in Central and Northern California, with less than 5% overnight travel anticipated; may be required to work at any of TWG's locations
  • Learning sessions take place in both office and winery production environments
  • Ability to routinely lift wine cases weighing up to 50 lbs
  • Extensive computer work
  • Comply with company safety regulations

At The Wine Group, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to an environment of mutual respect, diversity and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristic protected by law.


Other details

  • Job Family Training & Development
  • Job Function HR
  • Pay Type Salary
  • The Wine Group, 17000 E. Highway 120, Ripon, California, United States of America
  • The Wine Group, 4596 Tesla Rd., Livermore, California, United States of America