Business Operations Manager

Turkey Flat Vineyards
9 March 2021
67 Bethany Road Tanunda SA 5352, Barossa Valley, Australia
Job Type
Closing Date
29th March 2021




  • Work and live in the beautiful Barossa Valley
  • Highly acclaimed South Australian Winery
  • Leadership role with a difference


Turkey Flat is tucked away on the edge of Tanunda in the beautiful Barossa Valley, surrounded by historic

vineyards dating back to 1847. The name Turkey Flat Vineyard derives from the Prussian settlers of Bethany and

Langmeil in the early 1840s. They noticed that a large native bird frequented the rich flats located towards the

lower end of the Tanunda Creek. They called the site ‘Turkey Flat’, as a result the significance of the bird and

the original landscape it came from, symbolises the artwork on the Turkey Flat Vineyard’s wine labels.

The Schulz family have been custodians of Turkey Flat since the 1860s, and the fourth generation of the Schulz

family, headed by Christie Schulz, are the current caretaker/proprietors of this remarkable estate. Their business

has flourished and enjoyed considerable success over recent years, which has resulted in the business seeking

to appoint a Business Operations Manager to manage the day to day operations of the winery and ensure that

appropriate operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, people and systems are in place for

the ongoing effective performance of the winery.

This role affords a unique opportunity to work across a multitude of operational functions within the business, whilst working closely with the Proprietor and Chief Winemaker. The successful candidate will be an influencial member of the Executive Leadership Team.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • General Management of operations including overseeing the operations of the Cellar Door; participating in local industry events and maintaining relationships with local vendors/suppliers and local tourism
  • Financial responsibility for the preparation of the operating budgets and management reports, assisting in developing business plans and strategies for the winery
  • Human Resources, managing all aspects of recruitment, performance, training and ensuring compliance with all OH&S policies
  • Sales & Marketing, creating a marketing plan and budget in consultation with the Executive Team and working closely with domestic and international distributors on business strategy and budgetsThis busy, rewarding role is ideal for an enthusiastic individual who will bring an in-depth knowledge and track record of management and inspirational leadership across multiple business operating functions, preferably within the wine industry. You will be the person who, together with the team, has a passion for creating a workplace that values its staff, community stakeholders and the environment in which you work. A qualification in business/ finance/ accounting is sought together with leadership experience preferably in the wine industry.Remuneration offered commensurate with your qualifications and experience is in the range of $100K-$130K total salary package.

    Please view the Job Description by visiting and click on the Services & Products tab. For any further enquiries after reviewing the Job Description, please contact Patricia Williams on 0438 388 530 for a confidential discussion during business hours. Please forward your letter of application and resume in by 29th March 2021.

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