Group Winemaker

Marlborough

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Company: Indevin Group

Type:Permanent

Uploaded: 13 September 2022

Closes: 13 October 2022

Website: www.indevin.com/

Group Winemaker

About Us

Founded in 2003, Indevin is New Zealand’s leading producer of high-quality wine. Our grapes come from over 6,000 hectares of planted vineyards and blended in our wineries across three of the great New Zealand wine regions - Marlborough, Hawke’s Bay, and Gisborne. This gives us an unmatched scale and consistency of supply, to enable us to share the best of New Zealand with the world. 

We are all about authenticity and transparency, so rather than bombard you with corporate jargon – here’s the real Indevin:

  • We’re a good ol’ Kiwi company who is proud to be a wine industry leader and we have years of hard work to thank for it.
  • Our business is proudly spearheaded by the Villa Maria Brand.
  • We take our work, but not ourselves, too seriously.
  • We work with people from all over the world because our diversity makes us stronger.
  • We are very passionate about what we do. We love wine, sharing our knowledge and making Indevin an inspiring place to work.

The Role 

We are looking for a skilled and experienced Winemaker to lead the winemaking strategy, ensuring Indevin’s supply and demand requirements are met. Reporting to the Director of Winegrowing, we need someone with the ability to provide clear direction to ensure our wines are sustainably produced and continue to meet customer needs and evolving consumer trends.  

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead the Senior Winemakers from across Indevin Group’s wineries who will report directly to this role.
  • Develop and lead Indevin Group’s winemaking specifications and overall winemaking strategy. 
  • Closely monitor the Group’s demand plan and ensure allocation of supply across the Group is optimized. 
  • In conjunction with the Viticulture and Operations teams, ensure grapes are harvested in specification and that winery processes meet wine style and quality objectives.
  • Identify and mitigate risks to supply, demand, quality & style, social responsibility, and sustainability. 
  • Continue to evolve winemaking through adoption of new technologies and practices.
  • Drive wine culture and excellence in wine assessment within the team.
  • Maintain a deep understanding of our competitive environment.
  • Develop and implement Indevin’s winemaking trials program
  • Ensure winemaking practices comply with all relevant regulatory requirements including WSMP, WECs, Sustainable Winegrowing NZ accreditation and local body consents
  • Partner with QA, Laboratories and Sustainability teams to ensure best practices are maintained and that we consistently meet customer requirements around wine quality.
  • Work closely with Supply Chain, Operations and Finance teams to achieve optimal cost outcomes.

About You

It’s important that you have experience in strategic development and delivery in large-scale winemaking environments. You will have advanced technical knowledge and experience to ensure best practice is applied, along with an ability to evaluate new developments. 

The Group Winemaker is required to have strategic influence across the operations and winemaking divisions; therefore, it is essential that you are well versed in working with senior stakeholders and are competent in change and project management. 

Other skills you will possess include:

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication 
  • Strong team leadership skills
  • Data management and modelling skills and experience 
  • Problem solving and inductive reasoning
  • Commercial acumen
  • Self-starting with a high degree of initiative

What’s in it for You? 

If you’re looking for a role that will keep you challenged, feeling energized and like you are a valued part of business success, then this is the role for you!

Our priority and investment in the wellbeing, development and diversity of our people is core to our purpose. You will be cared for, remunerated well, and supported in your career aspirations. 

Sound like you? Share your talents with us today by clicking APPLY NOW or emailing Christelle.Sutton@indevin.com

Only people eligible to work in this country should apply for this position. Please provide evidence of your work visa or citizenship.

  • For information about the Marlborough wine region, click here.

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