Grower Liaison Officer – Wine and Vineyards

Agricultural Appointments
Published
23 April 2021
Location
Mildura, Australia
Category
Job Type

Description

THE COMPANY

Zilzie Wines is a leading family owned Australian wine company. The winery is located near the Murray River in Mildura (VIC); their grower network spans 3 states (VIC/NSW & SA) and more 10 of Australia’s most well-known wine regions.

Zilzie is committed to environmental and sustainable practices throughout their business operations with a core focus on positive collaboration and communication. This is a unique opportunity for a Grower Liaison Officer to join a dynamic, exciting family owned wine business.

Zilzie Wines is an energetic, highly ambitious company that thrives on the ability to continually improve their practices to enrich their customer and supplier experience. In this position you will play a pivotal role in working with our growers to support and enhance environmental and sustainable growing practices.

ROLE
This role is suitable for an experienced or aspiring Grower Liaison Officer. Reporting to and in conjunction with the Senior Winemaker, you are the key to successful communication between growers and winery management.

THE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Inspecting and assessing the berry condition of grapes in the vineyards of Zilzie Wines growers and suppliers, as required;
  • Close consultation / communication of the outcomes of inspections and assessment to all parties concerned, including the Managing Director and Senior Winemaker;
  • All aspects of grape supply including planning, grower practices, and timely delivery;
  • Active participation in various industry bodies and government programs to identify opportunities for continuous improvement and business development;
  • Key role supporting our growers and the winery achieve and maintain Sustainable Winegrowing Australia certification.

THE REQUIREMENTS

  • Qualification in or aspiration to study Viticulture or Agronomy.
  • Experience in vineyard operations or equivalent.
  • Experience in vineyard pest and disease identification and monitoring.
  • Highly effective communication skills to initiate, develop, build and maintain internal and external partnerships.
  • Proven organisational skills and an ability to prioritise workload.
  • Experience with MS Office suite including Excel, Ezy Wine (or similar) IT platforms.

WHAT YOU’LL GET IN RETURN

  • Attractive salary based on experience.
  • Negotiable vehicle package included.
  • Workplace Flexibility.
  • Diverse and inclusive workplace.
  • Work with a passionate and positive team committed to achieving business excellence.

Based in the vibrant rural city of Mildura VIC, it offers a relaxed regional lifestyle.

INTERESTED?
Email your application to Peter Walters, at Agricultural Appointments on peter@agri.com.au or call 0407 780 737 for more information.

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