Cellar Manager

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Location Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted Jan 16, 2021
Category Logistics & Transportation Jobs
Job Type Full-time


  • Supply the correct quality and quantity bulk product within required specifications timeously in the most cost effective manner to the production operation.
  • Responsible for intake, handling, blending and supply of various spirits, wines, aperitif and cream based products.
  • Manage short and long term planning of bulk products and dry goods from external suppliers.
  • Minimise losses of bulk product and drive savings projects to continuously improve.
  • Minimise delays to packaging lines.
  • Manage, plan, control and achieve annual budgets for various departments.
  • Ensure adherence to the annual maintenance plan of all equipment within department.
  • Management of quality management systems for ISO 9001, FSSC, HACCP.
  • Ensure and maintain the integrity of the sensory and organoleptic profile of products.
  • Cross functional work with other departments to ensure production plan is adhered to.
  • Liaising with buying departments to ensure the correct product ingredients and lead times is adhered to.
  • Develop and implement annual departmental business plans and assist in site’s business plan.
  • Establish a positive and disciplined environment with the workers and manage all HR issues within department.
  • Manage and control administrative and SAP systems within department.
  • To effectively manage performance and continuously improve Empowering Excellence mini business processes.
  • Set and adhere to skills development program within department to ensure competent and motivated employees.
  • Willing to stand in to perform work when one of unit managers or controllers is absent.
  • Actively participate in daily and weekly meetings as set by Leader Standard Work.
  • Must be able to work under pressure and see to queries within time associated with cellar department.
  • Innovation and business improvements in support of operational and strategic goals.

The successful candidate must have the following experience/skills:

  • A relevant BSc degree, Engineering or equivalent qualification.
  • A minimum of 5 years cellar experience and knowledge within the Secondary production environment.
  • Display in-depth knowledge of bulk planning methods and procedures.
  • Display a high level of energy to persist with tasks.
  • Ability to plan tasks and allocate time to prioritise and building in contingencies for the department.
  • Ability to organise resources and effectively delegate tasks to subordinates.
  • People management and leadership skills.
  • Driven to provide efficient and quality standard of service to customers.
  • Proven computer literacy in SAP & MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) on advanced level.
  • The successful candidate must be innovative and implement and drive best practices.
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