Cellar Door Manager

Handpicked Wines
11 February 2022
50 Kensington St, Chippendale, Australia
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About us:

Handpicked Wines is an award-winning fine wine producer with sustainably managed vineyards in Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley, Tasmania, and the Barossa Valley. We are not your traditional wine company but a rapidly growing, innovative business with a vibrant culture and plenty of opportunities for career growth. Our urban cellar door showcases the wines from our vineyards bringing them to an urban location where customers can experience our wines from the top wine growing regions in one place.

About the role:

We are seeking a passionate individual who cares about creating premium experiences and growing with our business.

The Cellar Door Manager  is a senior role within the Handpicked Experience Team. The role has the responsibility to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the urban cellar door with the aim to increase wine sales and business revenue in line with the Handpicked Wines brand strategy. This involves the day to day running of the venue as well as driving corporate, event and wine subscriptions with the overall promotion of the cellar door as a premium experiential venue.

This position will work closely with the Marketing Team on creative planning and wine release timing as well as the winemakers and wider Handpicked Wines management team. Team mentoring, training and motivation is an important part of the role as is general venue management. This includes forecasting, budget reporting, sales analysis, menu planning, purchasing, rostering, and collaboration with your team to provide innovative solutions to ensure a both premium and pioneering customer experience.

What we are offering:

We offer a solid career in the wine and spirits industry where you can enjoy the input and ownership one receives with a start-up company but with the security of a larger business. We are part of the DMG Fine Wine Group of companies, so the opportunities are there for the taking.

We offer a competitive salary, wine perks, training with our winemakers, the opportunity to work in a fun, collaborative, dynamic work environment and see your ideas come to fruition.

About you:

This hands-on role necessitates someone who is entrepreneurial, energised by being part of a ground-breaking concept in the wine industry and motivated by meeting sales targets. You will thrive in a fast paced hospitality environment, be organized and cool headed.

The successful applicant will have strong problem-solving and analytical skills to interpret sales performance and market trends and proven experience in people management.

A sound knowledge of wines, and the skills to share this passion with the team and the guests is essential. WSET certification or similar wine is desirable.

You will have strong skills using Microsoft office with proven experience in managing events or premium venues. Having a valid RSA, work Visa/citizenship and the ability to work weekends and evenings as needed is essential, as is being physically fit, capable of lifting cases of wine and general stock, cleaning and assisting with general housekeeping duties as required.

We are focused on the safety of our team. In keeping with our safety and well being focus all new employees must abide by our infection control policy and must by fully vaccinated against COVID -19 before commencing employment.

If you are ready to take your career to the next stage then please apply by emailing your cover letter and resume by 24th February.

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