Production Manager (Winemaker)

Friday, 2 August, 2019
Hester Fourie     0218630966
Western Cape  


Established 28 years ago, Conetech is a world leader in the application of certain advanced technologies and skills for the management of alcohol and flavor in wine and have recently achieved the same with beer and distilled spirits. They are the world’s largest owners of the technologies in question (some proprietary) and have ±40 employees in their various operations in California, South Africa, Spain and Chile. They pride themselves not just on professional excellence at every level, but also on a culture of openness, free expression, candor and mutual trust.

The position will report to the Managing Director (South Africa) and take responsibility for the following key performance areas:

 planning and scheduling of production and maintenance processes
 management of production personnel
 liaison with clients, suppliers and internal Research & Development staff
 ensure customer satisfaction
 assist the Managing Director w.r.t. marketing activities
 management of maintenance and administrative processes (e.g. equip-ment, SAWIS, HACCP, quotations, etc.)
 assist with product development (e.g. non-alcoholic wines)

Requirements for the ideal candidate:

 tertiary qualification (degree / diploma) in Oenology
 3-5 years wine making experience in a bulk wine cellar
 high level of interest and aptitude for hands-on problem solving and managing others
 above average mechanical and technical skills
 ability to work independently
 very good interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
 strong work ethics
 creative and entrepreneurial mindset

The company offers a competitive remuneration package in line with the successful candidate’s qualifications, experience and skills.

To apply, kindly send your CV as soon as possible to Joep Joubert at or see for more information