Assistant Winemaker - Goudini

Tuesday, 9 November, 2021
Western Cape  

Applications are invited for the above-mentioned position based Fortified Wines department at the Goudini Distillery. The successful candidate will report to the Winemaker: Fortified Wines.

Key Performance Areas would include, but are not limited to:
• Perform all final corrections to fortified wine products prior to dispatch•Sampling for the dispatch department•Monthly stock taking•Control and handling of dry goods and flavours•Weekly reconciliation of bulk stock and dry goods•  Ordering and offloading of dry goods•Control the receipts and storage of intrinsic products•Effective control of Submerged system•Minimum and maximum stock level checks for dry goods•Responsible for monthly excise accounts, MM – ICC and Excise ICC reports•Daily recording of SAP transactions relevant to department•Control in the blending of fortified wines and bulk filtration•Assist with Scale operating functions when required•Team leader of E2 team meetings•Implementing and sustaining E2 standards•Effective leadership of the blending team•Maintain good housekeeping standards•Do physical receipts and dispatch as per weekly bulk program•Management of bulk stock in area of responsibility•Liaise with transporters and internal customers

The successful candidate must have the following qualification, skills and experience:
•A tertiary level qualification in wine making or similar •Minimum 2 - 3 years of cellar operations and winemaking experience•Computer literacy in MS Office Suite•Basic SAP knowledge would be an advantage•Ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment •Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision (Self-starter)•Sound people and time management skills •Excellent interpersonal skills•Excellent problem solving skills•Own transport and willingness to work irregular hours•Punctuality and attendance reliability essential.

If you are interested and meet all requirements, please register and apply via the Distell Career Portal by logging onto and following: Home > Careers, and search for the relevant reference number. 
Reference number:  18621

Closing Date: 12 November 2021

Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged candidates in line with Distell’s National Employment Equity Plan.