Assistant Wine Buyer

Tuesday, 10 May, 2022

Bulk Wine Centre, located in Paarl (Western Cape), is looking for an all-rounder with a passion for wine and the ability to build strong relationships with suppliers to join their small, dynamic team and make this role his/her own. The ideal candidate is an excellent organiser with superb networking and negotiation skills, and thrives in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities will include: *contribute and assist with entire bulk wine procurement process *handling of samples *making blends *evaluation and pricing *ensuring compliance with contracts and agreements *building and maintaining supplier relationships *liaison with clients *recordkeeping *communicating standards/specifications *all other tasks related to the role.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience:
• Relevant tertiary qualification in Winemaking;
• Approximately 3 years' experience in a buying role, including experience working with international trade;
• Having established contacts and associations within the SA bulk wine environment will be beneficial;
• Excellent interpersonal skills (English and Afrikaans);
• Excellent computer literacy (MS Office);
• Driver's license and own reliable transport;
• Willingness to work flexible hours and travel (locally and possibly abroad from time to time).

Key Technical Competencies:
• Good understanding of different wine styles and price points (specifically in the bulk wine environment within the South African and global context);
• Good understanding of different wine styles and regions, and experience of wine production quality systems and procedures.

Please apply online at before 09:00 on 23 May 2022.

For general enquiries, contact our team at M3 Human Capital Management on 021 863 1444.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates are contacted. If no feedback is received within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application was unsuccessful.