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Block Manager - Awatere Valley

Company: Constellation Brands New Zealand
Location: Marlborough
Type: Permanent
Category: Vineyard / Viticulture

About Us
Constellation Brands New Zealand is the country’s #1 exporter of wine to the US, with our brands Kim Crawford and Nobilo driving category growth across the Pacific. Here at home and in Australia, our innovation continues to hit store shelves with Crafters Union, Selaks Taste Collection and more. Our people and brands are what set us apart from the competition, to carry out our vision of ‘elevating life with every glass raised.’

About the Role 
You will be responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Awatere Hills vineyard and to contribute to the Leadership team of the Awatere Valley. This role ensures that the vineyard produces top quality fruit for the Constellation winery each year in conjunction with your team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be part of the Awatere Valley Leadership team
  • Encourage teamwork and coach and develop permanent staff
  • Organise staff and seasonal workers in daily work programmes
  • Manage the annual budgeting process for the vineyard
  • Monitor actual financial performance vs budget
  • Strong focus on high standards of health and safety
  • Implement a plant and machinery maintenance programme
  • Continually develop processes and procedures to enhance the quantity and quality of grapes
  • Act as a role model for the company in the community

About You

  • A Viticulture diploma or relevant degree preferred
  • 5 + years experience of vineyard management
  • Demonstrated history of effective people management
  • Career oriented with wish to progress and develop
  • Computer literate

Benefits and Culture

Our benefits include a bonus scheme, share schemes, Safe Ride Home Programme, wine allowance, wellness programme, and more. We offer a team environment as the Viticulture teams works closely with the Production and Winemaking teams to bring out the best quality for our customers. We celebrate our successes year-round with an end-of-year harvest party, children’s Christmas party for family, Selaks Roast Day lunch, and much more.

Apply now or contact Celia Daniels on 027-4455578 for a confidential conversation. Applications close 29 June 2018.

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Date: 07 Jun

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