Job Status: Filled

Technical Specialist - Viticulture (Wine Jobs: Vineyards & Cellars )

Full Time

  PGG Wrightson

  Napier/Hastings, Hawke's Bay

Blenheim or Napier/Hastings

PGG Wrightson is New Zealand's largest nationwide provider of a wide range of products and services to the agricultural and rural sector. To support our Fruitfed Supplies business we are building a dynamic team of technical specialists to further reinforce our technical expertise and offering. We are now seeking a professional and experienced Technical Specialist in Viticulture to join this team. There is some flexibility as to where this role can be based but our preferred location is within one of the major wine growing regions (Hawkes Bay or Marlborough).

This role will utilise your specialist technical knowledge to support and train in-field sales and store staff, advise key clients, maintain industry interaction and contribute to marketing strategies. This is a unique opportunity to combine your passion for people with a passion for technical material. The Technical team enjoy close working relationships, the ability to learn from each other on individual specialist areas and a real sense of fun - we are looking for someone with the personality to fit in and to add to this team.

You will have an aptitude for training others, consulting with clients and building and maintaining a high profile within our industry. This will be balanced with practical hands on experience in the New Zealand horticultural industry including specialist knowledge of all things viticulture.

Why would we choose you?

  • You have a relevant tertiary qualification and proven practical experience, with the ability to successfully build strong working relationships and autonomously manage your own time
  • You are recognised as an industry expert with technical knowledge in your field that is second to none
  • You have a high level of written and verbal communication skills with the ability to transfer knowledge and be able to present to both large and small groups, adapting your style as required
  • You have a sound level of commercial focus and acumen and a desire to further develop in this area
  • Your proven experience in problem solving and consulting will add value to our diverse range of clients' operations
  • You have the ability to travel extensively throughout the major wine growing regions as required.

This is a great team with a proven track record in the business and a very strong profile both internally and externally. They are recognised as passionate, knowledgeable, personable, engaged and engaging. You don't have to have a big personality, a great sense of humour, or be a little crazy - but these characteristics will help if you are successful in the role!

To discuss this opportunity further please contact Kevin Manning, Research and Development Manager on 027 807 3762.

Apply now or to find out more about working at PGG Wrightson or view other opportunities visit and enter reference number 10754WNJ.

Applications close on Wednesday, 14 August 2019.

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