Agricultural Economist

Thursday, 7 November, 2019
Margot Julies     +27 21 863 0830


 Our client, Vinpro is the independent service organisation that renders specialist services to South African wine producers and represents them on various forums. An opportunity currently exists for a dynamic individual to join the agricultural economics function at their organization.

The position entails, inter alia:

  • Maintaining study groups at primary production level
  • Conducting viability and other economic studies at production and cellar level
  • Writing agricultural economics articles for wine industry publications
  • Representing Vinpro on certain forums/committees
  • Handling a spectrum of agricultural economics enquiries
  • Updating agricultural economics industry norms, as well as compiling the costing guide
  • Presenting lectures and preparing presentations for producer, supplier and information days
  • Close liaison with viticulturists, soil scientists, Vinpro’s BEE advisory service and information service
  • Presentations and industry reviews to the management and members at cellars.


  • The ideal candidate is a highly motivated and creative person who can function independently and does not shy away from challenges
  • He/she must have the ability to address audiences autonomously and with ease and to communicate fluently in English and Afrikaans (verbally and in writing)
  • In addition, a B.Sc/B.Com degree (Agricultural Economics) or related qualification is called for, as well as a background and strong skills in information systems
  • Knowledge and experience of the wine industry and agricultural economics related services, supplemented by proficiency in Excel, Word and PowerPoint and good interpersonal, organisational and presentation skills will strengthen the application.

A competitive salary, including the full range of fringe benefits in keeping with an established company, is offered.

In accordance with Vinpro’s employment equity plan, preference will be given to candidates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.

 Please ensure that your application contains the following information:

  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae (in Word format) with contact numbers and e-mail details
  • A covering letter motivating your application
  • Current and expected salary
  • Availability
  • References who may be contacted.


Closing date: 27 November 2019