WineTalent works closely with our clients as wineries look for new talent and as job seekers pursue new opportunities. Currently we are working on the following positions:
WineTalent is working with a family owned Willamette Valley winery to find an experienced winemaker to handle the winery’s production. This position will oversee all of the production, including winemaking, staff management, budget preparation and management and facility upkeep. A keen understanding of quality driven Pinot Noir winemaking highly desired. Bachelor’s degree in Enology and Viticulture, Food Science, Chemistry or related plus at least 5 years of proven quality driven Pinot Noir production. Willamette Valley experience preferred but not required.
WineTalent is working with our client Long Meadow Ranch to find an Executive Assistant to support the Executive Vice President. The Executive Assistant will provide a high level of administrative and organization support for the owners and management team of the various businesses, working closely with the Executive Vice-President. This position requires excellent verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal relationship skills and a commitment to integrity. The Executive Assistant will maintain composure in a fast-paced environment, a flexible and positive attitude and a strong sense of urgency to meet diverse project requirements. The ability to prioritize and multi-task while maintaining an understanding of mission critical tasks is essential.
An ultra-premium Napa property is seeking a Western Sales Manager to handle distributor management and market calls. Working with the sales organization, the Western Sales Manager will be managing several western states; working with the key contacts within the distributors to manage sales in the broad market. States will include CA, NV, AZ, OR, WA and other states depending on experience.
WineTalent is working with an exciting winemaking start-up that needs an Operations Manager to oversee the wine production at a pilot plant. After successful production operations are standardized, the position will handle the scale-up of production either within the current facility or at a new facility. This could include handling operations issues such as permitting, compliance, production, purchasing, warehousing and logistics. This position requires someone with good liquid production experience, not necessarily wine or alcoholic beverage experience. Bachelor’s degree in Process Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Facilities or Manufacturing plus at least 5 years of work experience in a production facility. .
WineTalent is working with our client Long Meadow Ranch to find a Chief Financial Officer to join the executive team. LMR has an exciting opportunity for a Chief Financial Officer to maintain the financial well-being of a fast growing organization through financial reporting, accounting services, business analysis and personnel management. The Chief Financial Officer will provide a high level of financial information and decision-supporting analytical services for the owners and the executive team.
As a member of the executive team, the CFO is accountable for the administrative, financial and risk management operations of the company, including the development of financial and operation strategies as well as the development and monitoring of control systems and the timely reporting of accurate financial information. This position requires excellent verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal relationship skills and a commitment to integrity. The Chief Financial Officer will also provide support in administrative, human resources and information technology management. MBA with strong financial experience in the wine, hospitality and restaurant industry preferred. Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting with public accounting and significant related industry experience will also be considered.
WineTalent is seeking an experienced packaging salesperson to further the sales reach of a national packaging company. This role will interact with food manufacturing companies, co-packers and private companies to provide packaging solutions in glass, metal, plastic, paper and related materials. Ideally this person will currently be working within the food industry selling packaging. Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Communications or Related with at least 8 years of proven sales prowess required.
WineTalent is working with a large packaging company to find a Operations Finance Manager to manage and control the local business center. This role handles general accounting, payables, order entry, billing, cost accounting, BOMs, business analysis, financial reporting and sales financial reporting. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance plus 5 years of business accounting experience required.
WineTalent is working with our client Long Meadow Ranch to find a General Store Manager.
The General Store Manager will provide oversight of the Long Meadow Ranch General Store, manage the tasting room staff for wine and olive oil tastings and oversee the operation of the cafe. The General Store Manager will also work with Farmstead and Long Meadow Ranch chefs and managers to create unique, branded food products. Providing hospitality while ensuring a unique retail experience for guests is the goal of this position. Bachelor’s degree in Retail Management, Hospitality, Communications, Marketing, Business or related preferred, Associate’s degree with relevant retail management experience will also be considered. 5 years of retailing experience, including experience in private label, new product generation and direct consumer marketing highly desirable.
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