Winemaker /General Manager

Saturday, 22 June, 2019
Jeanette Williamson     27216005980
Cape Town  

On behalf of our client a Well Known International wine company with its business unit in South Africa is seeking a highly motivated, professional individual to fulfill the position of Head Winemaker and General Manager.

The candidate will be working independently to craft our diversified wine portfolio and to grow our wine program.

As the Head Winemaker/Manager, the candidate should be prepared to participate in and have passion for all aspects of winemaking, sourcing, packaging, marketing, brand developing and maintaining a profitable business unit Job duties include, but are not limited to the following Process and analyse wine juice and vineyard samples Responsible for reoccurring wine maintenance through lab analysis Evaluate current quality control standards and protocols Manage and document QC standards and processes Oversee and monitor fermentation from start to finish Maintain good relationships with suppliers and service providers Collaborate with grape suppliers and owners to perform bench trials and create and evaluate the finished wine before it’s bottled.

Provide innovative suggestions for our winemaking program. Oversee packaging of wine products. Sourcing of bulk wines for internal bottling needs as may be Financial Management of the business unit Marketing of the entire South African wine portfolio Extensive International marketing travels,domestic and International

This is a great opportunity for someone seeking to work for a international well known wine company and to also be in total control of the vineyard to bottle process, Also to source wine and build relationships with potential business partners

The ideal candidate should possess the following: - 5+ years Winemaking experience. - Degree in Winemaking/Viticulture- Relevant Business Qualification (would be preferred) - Ability to work independently and be a problem solver. - Ability to work long hours and weekends if necessary in order to get the job done. In return, we offer a comprehensive remuneration package, which includes a monthly salary, car allowance, cell phone, laptop, pension fund, medical fund, housing/accommodation allowance,performance bonuses (if financial targets are met at the end of the year) Our philosophy as employers is to maintain a creative, team-oriented work environment where collaboration across departments is encouraged.

The right candidate for the job will demonstrate a positive attitude, a strong work ethic and excitement for what our business is doing in the craft beverage industry.

Please feel free to apply to the following email address jeanette.o.williamson@gmail.com or jeanette.williamson@thetopnotchgroup.com

Note, that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, if you do not receive a response within 2 weeks, you can assume that your application was unsuccessful. All applications will be kept highly confidential Regards