Information Services Manager

Friday, 8 October, 2021
Margot Julies     021 863 0830


Our client SAWIS’s vision is to be the indispensable data technology resource to the wine industry where their purpose is to assist the wine industry by turning data into information that helps turn challenges into opportunities.

 They are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced individual to join their team from 1 February 2022. This position is based in Paarl and will report to the Executive Manager.

 The successful candidate will be responsible for: 

  • Industry/business intelligence analysis to transform data into insights that drives the industry's strategic objectives
  • Managing the information, news and e-communication portfolio
  • Analysing statistical outputs of the SA wine industry
  • Conducting environmental scanning of key intelligence needs and driving forces to observe the broader trends of influences on the wine industry
  • Providing international information to the wine industry, media and other parties on request
  • Analysing international information on a country-specific basis
  • Assisting with the development and maintenance of information systems to address the needs of the wine industry
  • Industry-specific research in collaboration with other business units in the industry
  • Liaising with role players in the SA wine industry
  • Conducting presentations on an ad hoc basis as required by the SA wine industry
  • Market and production forecasting on wine
  • Coordinating purchase projections of rebate, non-alcoholic and distilled wine
  • Releasing ad-hoc information to the industry as requested
  • Strategic positioning and managing of the Information Services department


  • A tertiary level qualification, preferably a B.Com or equivalent, with Business Economics, Economics, Agro-economics, Statistics or related subjects as majors
  • 3-5 years’ relevant management experience in a relevant business environment, ideally within the wine industry
  • Accuracy and a proficiency with numbers
  • Strong analytical, attention to detail and financial abilities
  • Well-developed communication and reporting skills with exceptional verbal and written skills in both English and Afrikaans
  • Sound presentation skills and strategic thinking ability
  • The ability to work and lead in a team-focused environment
  • Excellent Computer literacy
  • A dynamic, professional, energetic and innovative individual

  A market related remuneration package is offered. All applications will be considered in terms of SAWIS’s Employment Equity Plan.

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  • 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.

Closing date:   25 October 2021