at Recruitment Matters Africa
Location OUT OF HARARE, Zimbabwe
Date Posted July 7, 2022
Category Administration
Job Type Full-time
Currency ZWD


  • Job Status: Open

An exciting opportunity has arisen with our client in the FMCG industry for Viticulturist and we are calling on all suitably qualified and experienced candidates to apply for this vacancy
This position reports to the Blending Research and Development Manager.

Key Performance Areas
Develop and champion the company's viticulture strategy and wine production specifications.
Overall responsibility of supplier partnership on vines management, crushing of grapes, fermentation, collection and storage of raw wine, stabilisation, filtration and blending.
Provide vineyard management teams with records of yield, quality and plant status, climate data and cultural practices including soil and water nutrients.
Manage wine processing at the plant to ensure that quality specifications and volume demand are met.
Identify and mitigate risks to supply, demand, quality & style, social responsibility and sustainability.
In conjunction with the operations and winegrowing teams, ensure grapes are harvested in specification.
Work closely with raw wine suppliers to achieve optimal cost outcomes.
Ensure vineyard practices comply with all relevant regulatory requirements including spray programs
Sustainable Winegrowing accreditation and local body consents.
Develop and implement pest and disease programs including biosecurity management.
Extensive research and development in order to develop new wine products.

Key Skills
Commercial acumen, problem solving and inductive reasoning skills.
Self-starting with a high degree of initiatives.
Flexibility to work shift hours, weekends and early starts, particularly during grapes harvesting.
High attention to detail and strive to produce high quality wines.
Ability to build and maintain strong relationships.
Able to work under pressure, and within set timeframes.

  • Job Role: Viticulturist
  • Industry: Manufacturing / Production
  • Salary: ZWL $500,000

Required Skills

3 Years of Experience
Qualification in Oenology/Wine Science is preferable.
3 years’ experience in winery operations.
Comprehensive understanding of winemaking activities and practical experience in wine research activities.
High level of competence in technical writing, interpretation of data and communication skills.
Extensive understanding and capability to oversee health and safety responsibilities and winery compliance requirements.

Additional Requirements

Wine Science
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