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Cellar Operations Manager

Closing Date : 2022-08-12
Closed : Yes
Our client, Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Cellar Operations Manager at their Leeu Passant Winery in Franschhoek, working under the well accomplished Winemaker and Cellar Master, Andrea Mullineux.

This role is ideal for a qualified winemaker who will act as a Manager to the cellar team and its operations. This position requires a hands-on approach from a leader who can organize and manage a small team on a day-to-day basis as well as plan, execute and deliver on the strategic goals set by this well renowned business.

Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines was established in 2007 and by 2022 the winery has received forty 5-star ratings from Platter’s South African Wine Guide, as well as being awarded Platter’s Winery of the Year an unprecedented 4 times in 2014, 2016, 2019 and 2020.

Under the guidance of Andrea Mullineux, this role will be responsible for (but not limited to):
• Fermentation, blending, stabilisation & bottling of wines
• Cellar team management
• Ensuring compliance with internal quality standards and protocols
• Ensuring compliance with relevant quality standards, accreditations/certifications (WIETA, IPW, SAWIS etc.)
• Cellar administration
• Stock-keeping for reporting and planning as well as SARS compliance
• Managing and purchasing of dry good and other key process-driven materials
• Managing quality control systems
• Liaising with finance department
• Maintenance and servicing of equipment
• Health & safety requirements
• All other functions related to the position

Essential qualifications, skills, and experience:
• Diploma/Degree in Viticulture and Oenology;
• At least 10 years’ relevant winemaking experience;
• Excellent computer proficiency;
• Fully bilingual (Afrikaans and English);
• Experience in similar senior managerial roles will be to the candidate’s advantage;
• Excellent communication and leadership skills with the ability to work independently.

In return, Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines offers an aligned and rewarding compensation package.

For more information or to apply, visit by 09:00 on August 12th, 2022.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates are contacted. If you do not receive a response within 2 weeks of the closing date for applications, please assume that your application was unsuccessful.

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