Position: Cellar Manager
Status: Full Time – Salaried - Exempt
Location: Napa, CA
The Cellar Manager is responsible for helping with the efficient, quality delivery of wine and beverage production activities. This leader will be responsible for team communication, kick-off meetings, training staff, quality of performance, and reward/disciplinary actions. This position requires assisting the team with advanced cellar skills when needed to achieve production goals. The Cellar Manager is responsible for all work orders by the team to be completed accurately.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Supervise daily tasks, making sure that the highest quality work is being performed and that winery SOPs are being followed accurately and correctly.
2. Labor Resource Management of cellar staff: assign priorities and goals; deliver training and development; monitor employee morale; organize and communicate cellar labor work schedules and maintenance schedules; establish daily production volume goals; make recommendations on labor resource changes, as needed, to the Director of Winemaking.
3. Inform Winemakers of potential production concerns regarding labor resources, equipment repairs and production bottlenecks.
4. Ensure that adequate cellar supplies are on hand to support cellar operations and report to Winemakers if anything needs to be ordered.
5. Maintain all cellar equipment in accordance with SOPs. Advise Facility Manager and/or BTB Winemakers of problems as they arise.
6. Assist in the interviewing and hiring process of seasonal harvest crew
7. Assist in the annual employee performance review for all cellar staff
8. Demonstrate leadership and professionalism and serve as a role model in the cellar
1. 5 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
2. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Basic math skills. Spanish speaking a plus.
3. Ability to RESOLVE problems by communicating potential issues to winemakers after careful determination of what the problem is. The generally involves “listening” and “observing” as opposed to “jumping to conclusions.”
4. Ability to manage priorities and workflow while ensuring quality deliverables. Analytical & organized.
5. Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm