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Vineyard Operations Manager

Oliver Search Consulting

Napa, CA

Job Description:

Summary:
Responsible for the daily supervision of multiple operational vineyards, including budgeting responsibility and determining the most effective use of personnel and equipment in order to meet quality standards.

Duties:
•  Supervises vineyard personnel.
•  Direct and schedule overall daily activities of personnel and equipment including: irrigation, fertilization, tractor activities, spraying and harvesting.
•  Conduct necessary meetings in order to effectively communicate work priorities to vineyard personnel.
•  Visit vineyards routinely to oversee progress and quality of work performed by vineyard personnel.
•  Complete weekly reports to owners for equipment and personnel usage.
•  Keep owners abreast of vineyard activities on a daily basis.
•  Interface with Human Resources to assist in planning and scheduling training (i.e.: safety, etc.)
•  Review spray/irrigation programs with Vit Dept. in order to make final decisions.
•  Oversee and review adherence to budgets.
•  Oversee pricing and delivery of materials for: spray programs, fertilizers, stake & wire, and equipment.
•  Work closely with vendors and external organizations such as: pump and irrigation companies, Ag Commissioners Office and VESCO.
•  Work closely with owner to schedule grape deliveries to wineries during harvest.
•  Attend industry functions and events such as wine tastings, association meetings etc.
•  This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
Skills:
•  Someone who approaches their job with an ownership mentality with the ability to see the big picture and forecast future needs.
•  Excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to communicate with different personalities.
•  Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
•  Good computer skills with the ability to develop spreadsheets using Excel.
Qualifications:
•  8-10 yrs experience – Vineyard Management
•  Degree in Viticulture and/or Ag Business preferred
•  Bilingual – Spanish a plus
•  PCA License preferred

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Monday, November 6th
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Category:
Salary Information:
D.O.E. + annual bonus and excellent benefits

Contact Information:

Oliver Search Consulting
Jeff Oliver