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Grower Relations Rep

E & J Gallo Winery

Lodi, CA

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Job Description:

Why Gallo?

With a global portfolio of over 100 unique wine and spirits brands, we are the largest family-owned winery in the world. Apply Today! Our Brands. Your Future.

As a Grower Relations Rep with E. & J. Gallo Winery, you will manage an assigned vineyard territory and partner with grape growers to influence vineyard practices. Additionally you will build and manage strategic grower relationships to drive grape quality through grape growing and viticulture practices. You will also be responsible for identifying opportunities and advising growers on growing and production standards to ensure quality and production goals are met.

What you will do:

•  Functions as a liaison between winery and growers, educating/advising them on market conditions, quality standards and viticulture practices.
•  Develops and maintains vineyard records on cultural practices, yields and grape quality.
•  Expands and applies basic viticulture knowledge as it pertains to assigned territory.
•  Responsible for coordinating, scheduling and delivery of grapes from the field to winery.
•  Provides recommendations to growers on viticulture best practices to ensure quality and production goals are met.
•  Negotiates most short-term contract terms with guidelines from leadership.
•  Travels to grower sites to inspect vineyards, identify improvement opportunities and advise growers on growing practices and changes necessary to mitigate risk.

What you need:

•  Bachelor's degree in Science or Business Administration plus 2 years of grower relations or agriculture experience OR High school diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate plus 6 years of grower relations or agriculture experience.
•  Experience working a minimum of 3 vintages.
•  Candidates for this position must have a valid driver's license and a safe driving record. Required to obtain a California driver's license or appropriate state driver's license within 30 days of hire.
•  Required to drive to various vineyard locations as part of job functions.
•  Specific vision abilities required for this job include color vision.
•  Required to lift and carry equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.
•  Required to work long hours during peak season.
•  Required to walk through vineyards to monitor crop and overall vineyard health.
•  Willing and able to travel within the state for daily requirements and drive for extended periods of time.

What will set you apart:

•  Bachelor's degree in Viticulture, Agriculture Business, Plant Science, Biology or Ag Science plus 4 years of grower relations or agriculture experience.
•  Wine grape experience.

Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future

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Requisiton ID: 94462

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Gallo is an Equal Employment opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles (such as braids, locks, and twists), color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition as defined by applicable state law (including cancer and predisposing genetic characteristics in California), genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation (actual or perceived), transgender status, sex stereotyping, age, military or veteran status, domestic violence or sexual assault victim status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Gallo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process.

If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at 209.341.7000.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Saturday, August 6th
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Level:
Associate
Reference No:
894493100A2