Experienced Vineyard Manager (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Full Time

  Whitehaven Wine Company Limited

  Marlborough, Marlborough

Whitehaven Wine Company is a leading New Zealand family-owned wine company producing an award-winning collection of 100% Marlborough wines with an uncompromising focus on quality.  Our winery is located in the heart of Marlborough’s golden mile of winemaking and our broad portfolio of wines are sustainably sourced and carefully crafted from accredited sustainable vineyards from across the region. Here at Whitehaven, we pride ourselves on providing a fantastic working and learning environment for all of our team!   

We are looking for an experienced vineyard manager to manage our vineyards in the Lower Wairau region.  This is a full-time permanent position. 

Key responsibilities will include:

·      Planning and managing all vineyard operations throughout the year to ensure that fruit maturity meets the winemakers’ requirements

·      Leading, managing and developing the team through collaboration and inclusion.

·   Managing spray and agrichemical programs

·      Monitoring and assessing soil moisture levels and soil health

·      Managing irrigation requirements in accordance with resource consents

·      Monitoring and assessing pests and diseases, promptly addressing issues

·      Organising and supervising third party vineyard contract labour for pruning and manual operations through the season

·      Supervising the annual harvest

·      Budget development and monitoring expenditure to ensure vineyard operations are within budget expectations.

Reporting to the Senior Vineyard Manager, the ideal candidate will be physically fit and have a love for working outdoors in all weather conditions. 

You will be competent in all aspects of vineyard management and operations and will have:

·         A relevant tertiary qualification

·         Minimum 3 years’ experience in vineyard and people management

·         Strong leadership and people management skills with an emphasis on collaboration and inclusion

·         Excellent interpersonal, team building and communications skills

·         A strong focus on health, safety and wellbeing

·         Strong organizational, time management and project management skills

·         The ability to work flexible and long hours over harvest and frost seasons

·         A full and clean drivers licence 

You will be:

·         Resilient and highly-motivated by challenge and change, with the ability to foster this in others

·         An advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion

·         A creative problem solver, with a commitment to quality and continuous improvement

·         Self-managing and able to take initiative and act within delegated authorities

What we offer:

·      Competitive salary

·      Generous wellness and wine allowances

·      A day off for your birthday

·      Long service benefits

·      A company vehicle and phone to carry out your role

·      KiwiSaver Employer contributions at 4% on top of your salary

·      A fully funded Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

·      Ongoing training and development

·      A commitment to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where everyone feels a sense of belonging and can be themselves at work.

·      A great work environment! 

Please do not apply if you do not have a current NZ work permit, with the minimum requirement being a NZ Residence visa. 

How To Apply

To apply, please email a covering letter and CV. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews may take place prior to the closing date, July 31, 2024. If we find an exceptional candidate, we may close this job advertisement early.

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