Farm Manager - Swartland

Thursday, 13 January, 2022

A wine producer with a vineyard farm located in the Swartland region of the Western Cape is seeking the expertise of an experienced and qualified farm manager. This is the perfect opportunity for an ambitious self-starter who thrives on working independently.

Duties may include, but will not be limited to, the following:

  • Day-to-day vineyard as well as staff management
  • Implementation of seasonal vineyard management programs
  • Planning and execution of all vineyard practices - especially during harvest season
  • Annual budget planning and forecasting
  • General farm management and ad hoc duties related to management of the farm
  • Overall maintenance of the property and equipment
  • Seeking and proposing areas of improvement to owner
  • Frequent communication and constructive feedback to owner will be essential

The following qualifications and/or experience will be considered:

  • Previous experience in vineyard management will be essential
  • In depth knowledge of the seasonal cycle and management of a vineyard
  • Background with independent working environment/self-management
  • Experience in management of staff on various levels
  • Tertiary education/qualification will be advantageous
  • Budget planning, costing and financial forecasting experience
  • Ambitious, self-starter who can work independently
  • Some experience with livestock will be advantageous

The remuneration package will be determined by previous experience and tertiary qualification but will be in line with industry standards on similar levels. Farm accommodation will be included in the package.

Commencement date: 1 June 2022

Closing date for applications:  29 April 2022

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you don’t hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application was unsuccessful.