Cellar Door & Accommodation Manager (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  Matawhero Wines

  Gisborne, Gisborne

A key role within our small team, we are looking for an experienced person to be responsible for the efficient management of our beautiful Winery Cellar Door and new luxury accommodation cabins.

Matawhero Wines is a family-owned boutique Gisborne based wine producer. As the face to our brand we pride ourselves on creating a relaxed yet stylish experience at our Winery Cellar Door for our customers. We are passionate about our wines and need to convey this to our visitors. With the addition of accommodation to the Cellar Door we need to ensure that the consumer experience is 5 star!

We are seeking a full-time person (40 hours per week), to come on board with a love of hospitality, proven sales, customer service and staff management experience. Although good wine knowledge is desirable, more emphasis will be placed upon organisational skills, customer service, sales ability and staff management skills. The ideal candidate will also have completed their LCQ accreditation and have a Manager’s Certificate to run a licenced premise.

Due to the nature of the business, weekend work is essential and weekly rosters will include 2 weekends a month. No holidays are allowed from 27th December until 10th January each year.

Key tasks include: JOB DESCRIPTION

Cellar Door Tasks

  • Manage and execute the Cellar Door strategy in line with the company’s vision.
  • Ensure all employees adhere to Workplace Health and Safety policies and provide training where necessary.
  • Responsible for the delivery of prompt and courteous service to customers in the cellar door.
  • Training, development and mentoring of the Cellar Door host team to increase wine and sales knowledge.
  • Develop a culture of exceptional customer service and engagement within the cellar door.
  • Manage any external group visits to the cellar door, premium tastings etc.
  • Conduct wine tastings whilst always promoting responsible service of alcohol
  • Promote and assist with food preparation and service in the Café area.
  • Opening and closing of the cellar door and making sure all of the correct procedures are followed whilst doing so, including ensuring that the premises is secure before leaving the area.
  • Daily cash-ups from the till system and prepare and do the banking, petty cash and change when on duty.
  • Maintaining stock levels in the cellar door from the stock holding area.
  • Assist in weekly stock takes.
  • Create and maintain an attractively merchandised and presented cellar door that respect and further show case the brand
  • Ensuring that all areas are kept at a high level of cleanliness and presentation, which include cleaning of the café area and the dishes used within the café. Polishing the tasting glasses and keeping the tasting area clean and tidy at all times.

Accommodation Tasks

  • Manage bookings and guest check-in.
  • Organisation of cleaning, linen and service of the accommodation pods
  • Development of guest experience in line with our policies and procedures.
  • Assist with marketing and promotion of our accommodation offering.

Other General Task

  • Managing database – getting customers to sign up and ensuring this is keep up to date.
  • Facebook marketing if required.
  • Database marketing through mailchimp/klaviyo.
  • Health and Safety administration.

Key skills & attributes include:

  • Love of hospitality, proven sales, customer service and staff management experience.
  • Good organisational skills
  • Positive, friendly and helpful attitude with all customers, suppliers and colleagues.If you believe that you have the attributes required to fill these requirements, we would love to hear from you!

How To Apply

Applications close on Monday 31 January 2022

Please apply with your CV and covering letter.

Only people eligible to work in this country should apply for this position. Please provide evidence of your work visa or citizenship.

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