Operations Winemaker (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  Constellation Brands New Zealand

  Hastings Central, Hawke's Bay

About Us

Kim Crawford, Selaks and Tipping Point are just a few of the globally recognised brands grown, produced and distributed by Constellation Brands New Zealand and Australia (CBNZA). Our two main operational hubs in Marlborough and Hawkes Bay feature modern equipment with a focus on health and safety. We’re known for our innovation, collaboration and excellent operating standards and ‘putting people first’ philosophy. CBNZA is a division of Constellation Brands Inc which is headquartered in up-state New York in the USA.

About the Role /Key Responsibilities 

  • Work with the Site Winemaker providing input into an ongoing production plan to execute winemaking activities and deliver on dispatch commitments.
  • Work with the winemaking and cellar teams to identify opportunities for continuous improvement and implement action plans.
  • Under the leadership of the Site Winemaker, responsible for end-to-end winemaking for the site, ensure ongoing quality and compliance requirements are met.
  • Operate as a brand ambassador when required.
  • Carry out the implementation and recording of cellar operations and instructions to cellar staff ensuring that company procedures are kept up to date and followed at all times.
  • Support the site winemaker with audit preparation and process. 
  • Participate in winemaking and/or winery projects as required by the company.
  • Comply with and role model the company's Health and Safety policies and procedures .

About you 

  • Oenological or related Food Science degree/diploma  
  • Minimum 5 years winemaking experience  
  • Experience in cellar and winery operations  
  • Understanding of Wine Quality Management systems  
  • Experience in S&OP planning protocols is preferred 
  • Excellent analytical and computer skills 
  • Ability to think critically, analyse and develop workable solutions      
  • Good interpersonal skills including strong communication skills, a collaborative approach and constructive cultural behaviours 
  • Team player  
  • Self-starter and results oriented 
  • Strong quality focus and continuous improvement mindset 

Benefits & Culture

At Constellation Brands we believe people are our greatest asset, therefore we provide benefits to our employees and work hard on creating a culture of inclusion and diversity. A taster of some of our exceptional benefits include a flexible working environment, birthday leave, extensive training and development opportunities, and a wellness subsidy - because we believe healthy employees are happy employees - and a generous brand ambassador allowance so you can sample some of the best wine on the market!

Constellation Brands is a member of Diversity Works New Zealand. We are committed to diversity and inclusion. We value and encourage participation of all applicants regardless of their background. 

Only candidates with the right to work in New Zealand will be considered for this role. Please proceed to application if you hold a current work visa or citizenship/passport. 

How To Apply

Please apply with your updated resume.

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