Vacancy: Assistant Estate Manager

Thursday, 6 June, 2024
anonymous    
Stellenbosch  

Warwick Wine Estate is looking for a passionate and dynamic Assistant Estate Manager to join our esteemed wine farm. If you thrive in a hands-on role and are driven by ambition, boldness, respect and excellence, this is the perfect opportunity for you. Our ideal candidate is an excellent communicator, eager to work closely with various teams, and dedicated to meticulous farming practices.

Position Purpose:

The Assistant Estate Manager will support the Estate Manager/Viticulturist in overseeing and executing the upkeep of the estate, equipment, infrastructure and vineyards, managing teams, maintaining records, and assisting with vineyard production activities. This role requires a hands-on approach, a passion for farming, and meticulous attention to detail.

Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualification in Agriculture will be beneficial.
  • Sound knowledge of estate management and vineyard farming with at least 2-3 years of experience in a similar field.
  • Strong management skills.
  • Computer literacy with a working knowledge of MS Office.
  • Good record-keeping and organisational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure.
  • Effective team player with the ability to work independently.
  • Valid code 8 driver’s license (Code 10 or 14 will be beneficial).
  • Previous experience on a wine farm or estate.
  • Willingness to work overtime, weekends, and public holidays as required.
  • Physically fit to complete all physical aspects of this role.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with all vineyard production activities.
  • Manage both permanent and contract teams effectively.
  • Implement the irrigation schedule as directed by the Estate Manager/Viticulturist.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records.
  • Oversee estate and garden maintenance.
  • Ensure proper maintenance and upkeep of equipment.
  • Manage building and infrastructure maintenance.
  • Support new vineyard development initiatives.

To apply, please send your CV to hr@warwickwine.com before 19 June 2024.

If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of your application, please consider your application to be unsuccessful.