Manager, Vineyard – Napa Vineyards

Constellation Brands

Napa, CA


Job Description

Position Summary

To assist the Director with assigned aspects of the day-to-day operations.

Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate exceptional leadership by; modeling our Company values and behaviors and expecting others to do the same, aligning own and other's effort to the company’s strategic imperatives

  • To lead and work as part of a team and treat other staff with respect

  • Lead a culture of Health and Safety across the production department that strives beyond compliance and is proactive, embedded and understood

  • Ensure we have engaged viticulture teams at all levels through effective recruitment and retention

  • Drive leadership and people development across the department through performance and talent management, succession planning and focused development activities.

  • Organize staff in daily work programs as requested by supervisor.

  • Responsible for effective day to day use of resources.

  • Responsible for the creation and implementation of a schedule to monitor individual block performance and highlight issues.

  • Successful business relationships are in place with key third parties including current and prospective FLC, consultants etc.

  • Maintain a successful working relationship with FLC

  • Ensure activities are recorded daily, up to date and within prescribed programs as assigned.

  • Balance the multi-site environment with competing stakeholder demands whilst ensuring all short- and long-term targets are met or exceeded.

  • Ensure the department’s labor utilization is maximized; people structures are appropriate, and teams are trained and engaged. Ensure strategies covers peak and non-peak work periods.

  • Develop, manage and continually improve viticulture capability to meet current and future business requirements, ensuring compliance standards are met or exceeded in relation to workplace standards, EH&S, quality and environmental sustainability.

  • Ensure all legislative and CBI compliance standards are met or exceeded in relation to workplace standards, EH&S, quality standards and environmental sustainability.

  • Liaise with the relevant stakeholders to ensure that all grape demand & quality has the required characteristics

  • In conjunction with the Director, formulate and implement technical programs as required to meet the grape quality parameters for the company

  • Prepare, manage the annual regional operational and capital budgets for the vineyards to ensure the department functions within budget and in the most cost-effective manner

  • Manage the annual harvest planning and logistics

  • Assist with associated invoice control and record keeping

  • Coordinate/Assist in managing the spray program. This may include writing work orders, ensure adherence to spray intervals, scheduling equipment, purchasing materials, communicating with neighbors and winemakers regarding reentry intervals.

  • Provide analysis, reporting and adherence to EHS policy across the vineyards.

  • In coordination with the Vineyard Director, define Irrigation programs and ensure subsequent work orders prepared

  • Provide support to the vineyard management staff by ensuring they adhere to all regulatory record keeping requirements.

  • Execute assigned daily harvest responsibilities.

  • Ensure all HR and compliance programs are adhered to by yourself and staff under your supervision as instructed by your supervisor.

  • Ensure CBI is a cost effective, quality producer by constantly evaluating viticultural processes and equipment, and seeking continuous improvement

  • In association with Manager, manage staff under your control in a positive manner, providing feedback via the CBI appraisal process.

  • Provide support to the vineyard management staff by ensuring they adhere to all regulatory record keeping requirements.

  • Support and suggest implementation of best practices and refine existing process through application of Continuous Improvement principles

  • Lead and embed Continuous Improvement thinking throughout viticulture

  • Manage the department’s key business performance metrics and targets through effective and appropriate measurement, reporting and ongoing analysis

  • Maintain industry expertise and required licensing as needed

  • Implement property and machinery maintenance programs to maximize useful life of company assets

  • Any other duties as reasonably required

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years of viticulture experience

  • Exposure to vineyard management

  • Demonstrated history of effective people management, both employees and Farm Labor Contractors (FLCs)

  • Exposure to effectively organizing and allocating staff resources

  • Computer proficient in Excel (intermediate to advanced), Access, Word and PowerPoint

  • Excellent oral and written skills, organizational and time-management abilities, effective inter-personal skills, and the ability to work with personnel at all organizational levels

  • Exceptional leadership and teambuilding skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Horticultural or related fields

  • A wide range of demonstrated vineyard experience

  • Fluent Spanish language skills

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Works outdoors/indoors

  • Works in warm/cold climates

  • Works in high places

  • Works on wet surfaces

  • Is exposed to loud noise, fumes and/or toxic chemicals

  • Works near moving, mechanical parts and lift truck traffic

  • Must be able to move up to 55lbs

  • Primary office environment may be warehouse/distribution setting

  • Must be at least 21 years of age. Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time and work on a computer for extended periods. Lifting may be required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Location

Napa, California

Additional Locations

Job Type

Full time

Job Area

Viticulture & Winemaking

The salary range for this role is:

$95,900.00 - $146,900.00

This is the lowest to highest salary we in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may be modified in the future. An employee’s pay position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but limited to, the prevailing minimum wage for the location, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, geographic location, performance, shift, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, any collective bargaining agreements, and business or organizational needs. We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k), and any other benefits to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, or any other form of compensation that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

Equal Opportunity

Constellation Brands is committed to a continuing program of equal employment opportunity. All persons have equal employment opportunities with Constellation Brands, regardless of their sex, race, color, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), marital status, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), familial status, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related conditions (or any other group or category within the framework of the applicable discrimination laws and regulations).

Not sure you meet all qualifications? Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

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