Vineyard (Source Material) Supervisor (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Riversun Nursery

  Gisborne, Gisborne

Riversun Nursery is focused on “Growing Excellence”- providing a safe and nurturing environment for our people, our plants, our community and our planet.  We are committed to achieving genuine sustainability - having already eliminated artificial fertilisers, systemic sprays and herbicides from our field nursery operations.  We have been carboNZero certified since 2018 and have many other exciting sustainability initiatives well underway.  Riversun is New Zealand’s premier supplier of certified plant material.

Riversun is based in beautiful Te Tairawhiti, first City to see the sun, home of beautiful sandy beaches, fantastic surfing, fishing and hunting.  We may be small, but we punch well above our weight when it comes to our beauty and natural resources.  A traffic jam in Gisborne mean’s it takes you 15 minutes to get somewhere instead of 10, a crowded beach is when you can see someone a few hundred metres down from you and there are such things as your “good” shorts when you go out in Summer!  Gisborne offers a more relaxed and family friendly way of life, where you won’t be stuck in your vehicle for hours each day commuting, where the beach or bush is truly on your doorstep and Lake Waikaremoana is just up the road.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • The purpose of the role is to actively supervise the day to day Source Material Operations in our Grapevine mother block, under the guidance and management of the Source Material Manager, in order to optimize resource use, minimize production costs and maintain quality standards.
  • Hands on role in the Supervision of the day to day operations of staff and facilities.
  • Assist the Source Material Manager in the forming of the daily/weekly operational plan including the rostering/assigning of personnel to tasks that achieves the production outcomes.
  • Train, coach and lead team members.
  • Ensure job sheets / SOPs are issued to teams prior to commencement of every task, and Team Leaders have trained / instructed their teams correctly and are adhering to the SOP/Job Sheets.
  • Be proactive in learning about plant health, pest and disease to assist in the production of top-quality grapevines.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Current Full New Zealand driver’s license
  • Adaptable, flexible, able to change plans based on the changes in the plants, a problem solver.
  • Dedicated, with a positive attitude.
  • Self-aware, regimented/understands and works to the time sensitive nature of the plants.
  • Takes responsibility for results, organised, sets standards.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a clear communicator, collaborates well with others, builds relationships.


  • Company Medical Insurance & mobile phone plan
  • Lunch provided 4 days per week
  • Use of company vehicle for work related travel

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