Responsible for the direct supervision of cellar staff in routine and complex cellar and cleaning procedures and activities in accordance with winemaking and operational policies, to ensure maximum productivity and efficiency and the high quality of all wines produced.Â The Cellar Supervisor will also be expected to conduct cellar activities if necessary, do to being short staffed, or if the production schedule is at risk.Â Acts as backup in the absence of the Cellar Master. Â
Essential Job Functions:
Prioritizes, facilitates and supervises operational activities in the Cellar and Barrel Room areas.
Supervises and trains cellar workers in the performance of cellar and cleaning procedures, ensuring compliance with all operational policies and procedures.
Implements and ensures compliance with company mandated programs and procedures inclusive of, but not limited to, Safety Programs, Advancement Plans, Operating Procedures Manual and Training Program, Inventory Tracking and Control, Equipment and Asset Inspection Logs, Accident/Incident Reports, and basic budget compliance.
Facilitates and/or coordinates facility and equipment repairs and issues with the Maintenance Department.
Ensures that all winery sanitation practices, inclusive of but not limited to, general aesthetics, operational, and storage are adhered to.
Identifies, researches, communicates, and implements process improvement opportunities for operational efficiencies and wine quality assurance.
Determines staffing needs in the area assigned and coordinates with other supervisors to maximize labor resources.
Writes, revises, and updates the Operating Procedures Manual as new techniques and/or equipment are adopted/utilized.
Assures completion of daily performance reports and process tracking logs, analyzing and recommending improvements based on the data.
Performs all levels of wine-work and equipment operation when necessary.Â Â
Supports and communicates with all departments influenced by Cellar and Barrel Room operations, including, but not limited to, Winemaking, Safety, Bottling, Administration, Lab, Inventory Analysis, Maintenance, Human Resources and Corporate.
Participates in Company and external educational opportunities to enhance job performance and knowledge.
Maintains knowledge and understanding of hazardous material and safety procedures assuring adherence by subordinate staff.
Ensures proper equipment use, maintenance, and storage for all cellar equipment and completes equipment-tracking logs.
Works with Corporate Safety Manager to ensure all mandatory safety programs are up-to-date and ongoing, and staff is in compliance.
Ensures basic Preventive Maintenance for designated equipment is completed.Â Â
Special projects and other responsibilities as assigned.
Operates within bulk cellar budgetary constraints.
Tracks and monitors employee headcount and makes recommendations for changes in required labor needs.
Ensures that adequate supplies, materials and equipment are on hand to support department functions and for adherence to supply/budget targets.
Maintains an accurate inventory of wine additives and cleaning chemicals in compliance with company policy and the Bio Terrorism Act.Â
Responsible for receipt, inspection and maintenance of barrels inventory.
Approves purchases within delegated monetary authority level.
MANAGEMENT / LEADERSHIP
Supervises all day-to-day cellar winemaking activities.
Supervises cellar staff to ensure that proper winemaking and safety procedures are followed.Â
Promotes teamwork among operations and all winery personnel.
Trains and develops cellar staff in winery operations, including production planning and continual process improvement.
Serves as a resource and mentor to cellar staff in winery operations, leadership and management.
Demonstrates leadership and professionalism and serves as a role model.
Provides leadership and guidance to management and employees to promote and ensure positive employee relations that maximize productivity and efficiency and are consistent with corporate values (integrity, unity, diversity, performance with passion, celebration and commitment to learning) and the targeted culture (open communication, employee involvement, employee commitment, trust, respect, integrity and fairness).
Winemaking Staff:Â Communicates directly or through the Cellar Master with the Winemaking Department to assure timely and accurate execution of the Winemaking plan.Â
Maintenance Department: Coordinates with Maintenance Staff on preventative and emergency maintenance needs.
Lab: Interfaces with the Lab to ensure laboratory related Quality Control procedures are properly executed within cellar and crush operations.
Purchasing: Works with Cellar Master to ensure timely and accurate delivery of materials.Â Â Â
Human Resources Manager: Advises Human Resources of potential issues that may involve liability on behalf of the company.
DECISION MAKING AUTHORITY
Direct authority to make decisions relating to routine activities of cellar and crush personnelÂ
Direct authority to evacuate the facility in the event of a hazardous situation.
Building relationships & teamwork
Customer/ consumer focus
Initiative and results orientation
Planning and organizing
Technical â In depth knowledge and understand of all cellar operations.Â Demonstrated ability to coordinate and document workflow.Â Ability to allocate resources of personnel and equipment to see that production tasks are performed in a timely, efficient, and safe manner.Â Knowledge of safety regulations.Â Computer proficiency in Excel, Word, E-mail and database applications.
Professional â Strong organizational and leadership skills.Â Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers.Â Good supervisory, teamwork and organizational skills.
High School Diploma/GED required
Bachelorâs Degree in Fermentation Science, Food Science, Biology, or related field
3+ years advanced experience in all phases of cellar operations
1+ years of supervisory/managerial experience
Good English written and verbal communication skills
Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) communication skills preferred
ADA Physical/Mental/Workplace Requirements:
Must be able to lift, push, pull and carry up to 50 lbs.
Must be able to stand for extended periods of time
Must be able to climb stairs/ladders
Works in warm/cold climates
Works in high places
Works on wet surfaces
Is exposed to loud noise, fumes and/or toxic chemicals
Works near moving, mechanical parts and lift truck traffic
Travel Required: None
The purpose of this description is to describe the essential job functions and the level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position. This description is not an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by this position. Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties from particular jobs and assign other duties as necessary.
Operations and Production
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