Hospitality & Estate Operations Manager

Skillogalee Wines
16 July 2021
Sevenhill, Clare Valley, Australia
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Fantastic opportunity for an applicant in the newly created role of Hospitality & Estate Operations Manager to lead the overall hospitality operations of the restaurant, cellar door & short-term accommodation of this well-known, thriving, regional venue!

Skillogalee Winery & Restaurant is located 90 minutes north of Adelaide in the picturesque Sevenhill subregion, part of South Australia’s Clare Valley wine region. Skillogalee is a nationally and internationally acclaimed destination that operates a successful winery, cellar door and restaurant with on-site short-stay accommodation.

Reporting directly to the owners, you will have the opportunity to become a vital member of the team to help take this already renowned hospitality business on the journey to its next stage of growth as a world-class food, wine, and tourism destination.

The successful applicant will receive a highly attractive remuneration package consisting of a generous salary, superannuation, and the possibility of accommodation by negotiation.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Planning, growing, and streamlining all hospitality aspects of the business
  • Manage, recruit, train, motivate, and develop the hospitality team
  • Promote a positive and efficient team culture, whilst providing exceptional guest experiences
  • Review, evaluate and implement best industry standards and practice
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for service, compliance, and safe operation of the venues
  • Be responsible for the financial performance of the hospitality operations
  • Assist with marketing, social media & advertising campaigns
  • Maintain supplier relationships and overall stock management for the hospitality operations
  • Interact with distributors, media, and tourism organisations to promote the business
  • Opportunity to take responsibility for some of the relationships with our distributors and restaurant partners; some local and interstate travel may be required
  • Continue evolving the business into a best-of-class tourism destination

What we’re looking for:

  • Strong experience in a similar Hospitality Management role
  • Be customer focussed with a passion for providing guests an unforgettable experience
  • Knowledge, interest, and passion for all things wine, food & tourism
  • Be hands-on, have an attention to detail and work without needing day-to-day direction
  • Be proactive to identify ways to improve and expand the business
  • Strong leadership, motivation, and people management skills
  • Be positive, professional, and trustworthy
  • Work collaboratively with the owners and other managers to achieve strategic goals
  • Ability to work weekends and public holidays as required, and arrange and participate in on-call night roster supporting our guests in accommodation


  • Generous salary + super package on offer!
  • Become a valued and vital part of an expanding hospitality business
  • Live and work in one of Australia’s best wine regions with a great local community
  • Long-term rewarding career
  • Experience a work/life balance with a team to support you
  • Accommodation to be negotiated

This role represents an outstanding opportunity to join a successful wine business with plenty of potential to make a big impact.

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