Human Resources Administrator (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Full Time

  Empire Merchants North

  Liverpool, New York

Job Description

Empire Merchants North is the premier wine and spirits distributor in Upstate New York with roots going back to the end of Prohibition. With more than 700 dedicated associates and state-of-the-art facilities, Empire Merchants North has become synonymous with both service and quality and has earned the loyalty of more than 9,000 area restaurants, bars, hotels, nightclubs, and retail outlets. Empire Merchants North acts as a marketing agent for the brands that we represent and is proud to employ the most knowledgeable and well-equipped sales force in Upstate New York.

We are seeking a high energy, motivated Human Resources Administrator in our Liverpool, NY location.

Work hours:  Monday-Friday - 8am-5pm

The HR Administrator is the first point of contact for most associate queries.  Administer associate health, welfare and retirement plans company-wide. Benefit programs include: 401 (k) Retirement Plan, medical/dental, AFLAC, Flexible Spending (Section 125), etc. Acts as liaison with brokers to ensure effective administration in accordance with regulations and plan provisions. Provides administrative support to human resources function as needed (e.g. correspondence generation, record keeping, file maintenance, HRIS entry, and project completion). Performs a variety of other HR administrative/generalist duties as assigned.


  • Supports on-boarding process by assisting in all necessary activities i.e. prepares new hire paperwork, process new hire paperwork post orientation meeting (SAP position request/union dues/medical paperwork, scan to Business Services, union paperwork processing etc. 
  • Assist with benefits administration by maintaining efficient system to process benefit enrollments, changes, etc.
  • Maintains Electronic Learning Technology website for all EMN locations by coordinating annual on line anti-harassment and wage and hour training enrollments and new hire and separated associates.
  • Maintains open communication channels with associates and management team by answering related questions; explaining benefits, policies and procedures and escalating issues/questions to other HR members as needed.
  • Assists HR efforts by coordination meeting, preparing materials, documents, spreadsheets, presentations, coordination of meals,  organizing work; relaying messages etc.
  • Maintains personnel, benefit, and medical files.
  • Maintains customer confidence and protects EMN by keeping associate information confidential. 
  • Maintains a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Performs employment verifications in a timely, confidential manner.
  • Perform data entry (back-up) for OSHA record keeping (JJ Keller)


Skills & Requirements

Education, Certifications and /or licenses: 

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