Head of Winemaking and Viticulture
Stellenbosch, ZA
5d ago

Key Performance Areas would include, but are not limited to the following :

Area1 : Intrinsic Management across an integrated Global Supply Chain

  • Strategic development and continuous improvement of the Wine manufacturing intrinsic approach.
  • Ensure cross functional integration of Supply Chain Best Practice.
  • Determine an Intrinsic Management strategy for the Wine portfolio that is aligned with Distell’s long term business strategy.
  • Area 2 : Operational Results

  • Ensure functional production process plans are developed to directly support the Wine manufacturing strategy and that they are effectively executed.
  • Production efficiency is driven by continuous improvement of processes and skill levels of employees.
  • Assisting with and facilitating intrinsic problem solving by providing technical support.
  • Create excellence in quality management awards.
  • Area 3 : Customer & Relationship Results

  • Effective external relationships with suppliers, local-& global industry experts, customers, media representatives & other business partners are actively developed and maintained.
  • Internal functional network is developed and maintained to directly contribute to the achievement of results of the Wine manufacturing sites.
  • Represent Distell at local and international Wine associations, committees, events and competitions.
  • Area 4 : Leadership Results

  • Ensure mission critical roles are identified, supported by sufficient short-and long term succession cover.
  • Critical skills are identified, developed & retained by the division to ensure functional excellence.
  • Management Team is committed to the functional plans / targets and work to collectively achieve it.
  • Area 5 : Innovation & Improvement Results

  • Ensure that continuous improvement is driven across all levels of the division in an environment that values creativity and innovation.
  • To provide value-adding support to the Business in terms of business improvement initiatives.
  • Create opportunities for breakthrough innovation.
  • Ensure that employees continuously strive towards achieving & exceeding world class production practices.
  • The successful candidate must have the following experience / skills :

  • A relevant and recognised post-graduate qualification.
  • Minimum 12-15 years’ relevant working experience of wines with a global footprint.
  • Extensive international wine experience, together with broad knowledge of the positioning of wines at price points in different markets.
  • Proven track record of producing wines of outstanding quality.
  • Excellence sensory / tasting ability.
  • World Class Manufacturing experience.
  • Thorough understanding of the FMCG value chain.
  • Strategic and Innovative thinker.
  • Sound Commercial Acumen.
  • Action Orientation with creative Problem Solving capability.
  • Strong influencing skills.
  • Team player with strong relationship building ability.
  • Excellent communication skills to ensure effective collaboration with various internal & external stakeholders.
  • Proven track record of effective public speaking and being the custodian of wines for the company.
  • Able to embrace continuous learning and change management.
  • Application Process :

    If interested and meet all requirements, please register and apply via the Distell career portal by logging onto

    Reference Number : 15542 Closing Date : 22 February 2019

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