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Newly Qualified Vineyard Manager - Kent - JN161

If you've recently obtained a viticultural management qualification or you're searching for the next step up into becoming a Vineyard Manager, this is an opportunity to join a market-disrupting UK wine industry innovator.

As Vineyard Manager, you'll use your track record of delivering high-yield grape production to achieve business objectives and disrupt UK and international markets. You will manage the planning, setup and maintenance of the vineyard's operations.

You will work alongside the Conservation Manager to ensure that the business remains at the pinnacle of sustainable wine production while utilising the latest technology to optimise yields and ensure the brand competes on price. 

What your day-to-day will look like: 

Maintain grape production data, crop estimates and vine maintenance

Develop grape supply strategy

Ensure optimum quality and grape variety characteristics

Work in partnership with growers, winemakers and consultants to achieve high grape supply

Select and manage seasonal labour

Manage and organise harvest

Ensure compliance to regulatory standards

Establish and implement vineyard procedures, training and safety initiatives

What you will have: 

Degree in viticulture or equivalent preferred

Experience of management within a vineyard operation

Strong organisational and logistical skills

People management and good interpersonal skills

Organic farming experience is desirable

What you can expect: 

Competitive salary package + bonus scheme

Robust training and professional development opportunities

Being part of a growing business disrupting the UK market

25 days annual leave (pro-rata)

Generous staff discount

To apply: 

For more information and an informal confidential discussion please call Jon Handley on: Office 01885 485522 or e-mail your CV and covering letter to

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