Executive Officer

Saturday, 6 June, 2020
Margot Julies     021 863 0830

Applications: recruitment@hopcal.co.za

Our client, Stettyn Family Vineyards, has a proud heritage dating back to the 18th century. Stettyn Cellar and its vineyards are situated on the eastern foothills of the Klein Drakenstein Mountains between Villiersdorp and Worcester. The cellar is looking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced professional as their Executive Officer. 

The focus areas of the position include aspects typically covered by an executive, such as the profitability of the shareholders' respective individual business interests as well as those of the company/cellar, cost management and productivity norms. 

Furthermore, the Executive Officer will support the Board with specific aspects of the farming and cellar operations in accordance with the strategic plan, as well as coordination of the operating and capital budgets. The coordination of new development and strategic projects and business development is included. 

 Main duties include:

  • Increasing long-term shareholder value
  • Developing, in collaboration with the board, a sustainable business plan and the implementation thereof
  • Ensuring effective management of the company’s strategy through business planning and project implementation
  • Financial and cost management / analyses
  • Capital spending/projects
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance
  • Responsible for developing the image of the cellar
  • Overall management of the marketing strategy
  • Establishing and developing relationships with key cellar / company interest groups
  • Human resource management / development
  • Product development
  • Business development, including the expansion of existing markets and establishment of new markets
  • Productivity / efficiency measurements / information systems
  • Infrastructure / capacity planning


  • Comm / B.Acc Honours degree (preferably having completed SAICA Articles)
  • At least 8 years’ experience in general management of various business disciplines
  • Strong analytical skills with a sound understanding of commercial agriculture
  • Must be a strategic thinker and results-orientated
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work with a dynamic team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Conflict management skills

 Please ENSURE that your application includes the following:

  • a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, inclusive of contact and email information
  • a covering letter motivating the application
  • an indication of current and expected remuneration
  • availability
  • contactable referees

If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please accept that your application was not successful. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications: recruitment@hopcal.co.za

Closing date: 24 June 2020