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Newly Qualified Vineyard Manager - Kent

Employer
De Lacy Executive Recruitment
Location
Kent
Salary
Competitive salary package
Closing date
6 Jan 2024

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Sector
Food & Produce, Management
Contract Type
Permanent
Role
Manager
Employer Type
Recruitment Consultant

Job Details

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 jon.handley@delacyexecutive.co.uk

De Lacy Executive will upload your CV to our database and retain some data about you in order to process your application. More information about our processing activities can be found at www.delacyexecutive.co.uk/privacypolicy. Please be assured that all contact is treated in complete confidence and your details will not be passed to a third party without your prior permission.

Company

De Lacy Executive acquisition increases recruitment resources

De Lacy Executive is pleased to announce that the agri-business recruitment consultancy has been acquired by AgCareers.com Canada, part of the Farms.com group. Farms.com is a supplier of innovative technology based information products, services and publications for the global agriculture and food industry. Farms.com has offices in Canada, USA, Australia and India and also owns and operates a 2,000 acre farm in Canada. A large number of leading organizations in the international agriculture and food industries are amongst its clients.

Graham Dyer, President of Farms.com believes "De Lacy Executive has a unique search and selection recruitment service based upon integrity and profound industry knowledge. We are thrilled to add this excellent team to our group. It will be 'business as usual' for this professional team. We will add to the De Lacy portfolio of services and spread the model to other sectors of UK land based business and to other parts of the world, benefitting our clientele and providing additional support and guidance for jobseekers. Combined with our AgCareers.com and CareersInFood.com job boards, we have an increasingly international offering in the agriculture and food industries."

The sale took effect on June 1st 2016. Stuart Goodinson is the Managing Director. John Davies, who founded De Lacy, will remain working closely with the company as a consultant to the business. Stuart says; "I believe the acquisition by AgCareers.com Canada provides additional products and services for the benefit of our clients and candidates - plus growth opportunities for us, both in the UK and in international markets. This change will increase our resource pool and search capability to ensure an even greater selection of top quality candidates for our recruitment clients."

 

De Lacy Executive is the principal recruitment specialist in the Agricultural and Land Based Business sector operating in the UK and Internationally with regional, national and global clients. We have been awarded Preferred Supplier List status with a number of major organisations.

The company was formed in 2000 and our extensive industry knowledge enables us to successfully assist our clients with vacancies in all disciplines from sales and marketing to technical and operations and at all levels from graduate trainees to chief executives. Our team of nine includes 8 who are the offspring of farmers and 6 who are agricultural graduates. Our agricultural credential are second to none.

We offer information and frank and honest advice to clients and job seekers. Career guidance is a key part of our work with candidates. Our service is free to candidates.

The Key Points to Our Business

Consultancy - We act in a consultancy capacity, adding value by devising a recruitment plan relevant to each client and each vacancy and then proactively searching and selecting the best candidates for clients whilst offering career advice to candidates.

Proactive searching for candidates - We don't wait to see if we receive applications. We use our own database and others, search websites, "head hunt" plus advertise on the most effective job boards to build our contacts and boost applicant numbers.

Our vacancies extend from graduate trainee to managing director - from sales through to technical, marketing, operations and production to R & D management.

Our specialism extends from the agricultural supply trade (arable, livestock, machinery and equipment etc) to farm management, primary food and fresh produce, horticulture, equestrian, environment, renewable energy and a diverse range of Rural and Land-based Business vacancies.

Integrity and Confidentiality - De Lacy Executive is approved as a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, which oversees the UK's recruitment industry (REC Membership Number: 00082047) and is registered with the UK Information Commissioner's Office under the Data Protection Act.

Commitment - We are committed to the industry and try to give something back through sponsorship of events and scholarships.

Ambassadors - We act in a professional manner recognising that we act on behalf of our clients.

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