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Assistant Vineyard Manager

Apply now Job no: 751625
Work type: Regular
Location: Napa, CA
Categories: Supply Chain Operations

About the Company

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is one of the world’s largest wine companies, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). The Company has a rich heritage and a portfolio of some of the most recognized and awarded wine brands in the world, including Penfolds, Pepperjack, Wynns, Beaulieu Vineyard, Beringer, Wolf Blass, 19 Crimes, Matua, Chateau St Jean, Sterling Vineyards, Gabbiano, Lindeman’s and Rawson’s Retreat. TWE is focused on portfolio premiumization and brand-led marketing, with world-class production facilities in internationally recognized wine regions. The Company sources grapes from a mix of owned, leased and third-party vineyards. Employing approximately 3,400 winemakers, viticulturists, sales, marketing, distribution and support staff across the globe, TWE’s wine is sold in more than 100 countries around the world. Learn more about Treasury Wine Estates at www.tweglobal.com

 

Summary

 

The Assistant Vineyard Manager is accountable for developing and progressing the implementation of the sites’ operational farming plans, as well as specific aspects of the running of the vineyards as business units, under managerial direction. Overseeing the contract management will be a key function of this role, assuring vineyard employee and contract labor safety and efficiency in work practices. Planning and execution of the seasonal technical program of sites.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Facilitate the development and implementation of the monthly and weekly site work programs.
  • Participate in the business planning process for the sites and assist the implementation of site strategies and objectives.
  • Foster innovation in work practices through integration of viticulture best practice and continuous improvement into the business.
  • Prepare appropriation for, and monitor the implementation of, specified capital projects.
  • Assist with the development of capital and operating budgets that support the achievement of site objectives.
  • Monitor, control and forecast expenses associated with specific cost accounts.
  • Facilitate continuous improvement processes that minimize costs of production without compromising “end use” specification of fruit.
  • Recruit and select operational employees to meet production and business requirements, allowing for seasonal and business cycle variations
  • Ensure workforce performance is maximized through the application of performance and development review, and training and assessment processes.
  • Develop the capability of the vineyard supervisory team to enable them to make and implement decisions.
  • Develop a workplace culture that is consistent with the values of the organization and demonstrates their supporting behaviors.
  • Minimize loss, thereby maximizing profit to the business, through ensuring the implementation and maintenance of the Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) HSE system (Health, Safety, Environment) & CI (Continuous Improvement).
  • Act as first contact in the event of incident or injury to field employees. Enforce safe work practices.
  • Ensure adherence to the TWE HSE system, its performance standards, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure adherence to all aspects of legal compliance as they relate to the role.
  • Facilitate site tours for both internal and external customers to help promote company products.
  • Maintain irrigation system and records of irrigation and fertilization.
  • Assist manager with frost protection.
  • Assist the vineyard manager with safety training for equipment operators.
  •  Contribute to the rehabilitation of injured employees under your direct task supervision or area of responsibility, by participating in the development of the return to work plan and ensuring that the plan is implemented effectively.
  • Assorted administrative maintenance of Agcode system, i.e. Payroll, work orders, pesticide use, etc.
  • Willing and able to safely operate tractors, implements, sprayers, harvesters, backhoes, forklifts, hoists, power and hand tools, irrigation and frost systems

Qualifications

 

  • Agricultural degree and/or equivalent years’ experience managing vinicultural/agricultural enterprises.
  • Current Class C CA Driver’s License
  • Experience supervising or managing people.
  • Excellent communication skills both written, verbal; interpersonal.
  • Computer literacy particularly in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a work team.
  • Conversational Spanish an advantage.
  • Familiarity with drip and overhead irrigation systems.
  • Familiarity with pesticides and calibrations.
  • Familiarity with sustainable vineyard practices.
  • Familiarity with agricultural safety, equipment and practices.

     

     

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