Wine Buyer

Reference: 9488 CM
Consultant: Christa Mostert 

Job Description: 

  • Assess the market situation and develop strategies to achieve sourcing goals.
  • Negotiate balanced packages, considering product, volume, price, delivery and payment terms.
  • Allocation of tanks for each vintage based on the agreed wine contracts and quality expectations.
  • Allocation of wine to all bottle and bulk SKUs for the weekly wine planning.
  • Ensure that all products get meet client expectation including wine specification and quality prior to trucking in to OWS.
  • Ensure that stock gets managed according to the agreement and size of package.
  • Establishes and maintains appropriate methods / systems for evaluating and pricing for wines.
  • Manage pricing within agreed costings or target price band.
  • Ensure payment terms align with company standards.
  • Manage long-term agreements with regards to production.
  • Responsible for the implementation of new agreements and projects relating to external wine and grape production.
  • Responsible for new vine plantings and expansion initiatives.
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with clients and suppliers through regular interactions.
  • Support sales and marketing activities, including tastings, shows and travelling.
  • Ensure completion of SAWIS documentation including BG6s, pink cards, and other wine intake-related documentation, as well as WS-application prior to harvest.
  • Ensure that all sourced grapes and wine meet legal specifications and comply with South African regulations.
  • Assist during internal audits at OWS (traceability, walkthroughs, auditor queries).
  • Adherence to company and statutory requirements & compliance.
  • Ensures housekeeping is kept in order and meets required standards as well as general maintenance.

Qualifications: 

  • Relevant Degree or Diploma in Wine Making
  • Qualified wine judge on the Wine & Spiritis Board
  •  SAGE Experience
  • Minimum 2 years’ cellar operating experience in similar environment
  • Valid drivers license
  • 8 years of production experience in Wine Industry

How to Apply: 

  • Email your comprehensive CV to exceedhr@exceed.co.za. 
  • If you are already registered, please forward your CV and the relevant reference number to the consultant with whom you are currently registered in order to avoid duplicity on our system. 
  • We reserve the right to only conduct interviews with candidates of choice. 
  • Applicants who have not received feedback within 30 days from the closing date must please accept their application as unsuccessful.