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HR Manager. Job in Raphine Top Essex Careers

Raphine, Virginia
Job Type
10 Jun 2022

Dreaming big is in our DNA. Brewing the world's most loved beers and creating meaningful experiences is what inspires us. We are owners, empowered to lead real change, deliver on tough challenges, and take accountability for the results. We are looking for talent that shares these values, that is ambitious, bold & resilient. We want talent that is looking for fast career growth, cross-functional experiences, global exposure and robust training & development.

SALARY: $92,000 per year 

LOCATION: Devils Backbone Brewery (Lexington, VA)




Here at Devils Backbone Brewing Company, we're a family of beer brewers & pourers, food makers & servers, packagers, shippers, and lots of other job functions.  We currently operate 2 locations: Basecamp Brewpub in Roseland, VA & The Outpost Production Brewery in Lexington, VA.  Devils Backbone is a wonderful place to develop your talents & build your career, as well as have fun with a hard-working Community.

Devils Backbone is looking for a People Manager to lead our People initiatives such as recruiting innovators and creating and maintaining a people-focused culture and work environment. You will develop strategies while implementing programs that inspire, motivate and develop our employees. In this role, you'll sit on our Sr. Leadership Team (we call it The Compass Team!) and play a critical role in serving as the subject matter expert on People Operations in our ever evolving and exciting industry. 



  • Serve as the HR expert and provide guidance to management on various aspects of employment law (FMLA, ADA, harassment, disciplinary procedures, etc.) and internal company policies and procedures. 

  • Guide and counsel management in implementing HR strategies that are aligned with overall business objectives. 

  • Understand how to translate culture into people solutions that resonate with employees and positively impact the business. 

  • Provide guidance to managers on compensation functions such as job evaluations, bonus administration and annual salary adjustment process. 

  • Oversee and direct people cycle processes, such as workforce planning, talent development, recruitment, skills assessments and engagement activities for the brewery and pub populations. 

  • Analyze engagement survey results and create action plans at multiple levels. 

  • Train leadership in and oversee employee management, payroll, and hiring processes. 

  • Provide direction with regards to employee relations, policy interpretation and disciplinary procedures. 

  • Implement big picture ideas and solutions while also executing tactical work (master data reviews and updates, budget reviews, routine communications, etc.). 

  • Work with finance team to understand budgeting, forecasting, and position management to meet or exceed yearly budgeted targets. 

  • Target and work to retain the right people with a strong focus on diversity and inclusion initiatives. 


  • Bachelor's degree required; a degree in Human Resources or related field strongly preferred 

  • 5+ years of related experience. 

  • Strong Understanding of California employment law. 

  • Experience in creating and implementing strategic and impactful Human Resources initiatives. 

  • Experience with one or more of the following: HR Generalist, Learning & Development, Talent Management, Recruitment and Coaching. 

  • Understanding of key HR theories, practices and emerging ideas. 

  • Previous experience in HR within the restaurant or manufacturing industry a strong plus. 


  • Competitive salary

  • Eligible for an annual bonus based on individual and business performance 

  • Flexible paid time off

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance available immediately

  • Employer paid short term disability

  • 401K up to 6% match

  • Generous parental leave options

  • Uniforms & PPE provided, based on position

  • Safety shoes allowance, based on position

  • Learning & development opportunities

  • Employee discounts at restaurant locations

  • Employee discounts on merchandise

  • BEER!


Brewers Collective helps to unlock our 20+ craft brewery partners' full potential by bringing them industry-leading expertise and increased best practice sharing, empowering them to tap into the strength of our collective Anheuser-Busch family. We share an unwavering devotion to the authentic origins of each brewery, the beer, and the communities they serve.  

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  • Job Reference: 621079947-2
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Anheuser-Busch
  • Location: Raphine, Virginia
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent