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Are innovative leaders in fine-wine.  Activity includes organizing a wine competition, promotions, events, brand awareness, digital activity with a strong sales and transaction focus.  The companies enjoy local and global reach and activity.  They trade actively and continually seek both fast and sustainable growth.


The person

This appointment will suit a market-driven forward thinker, a motivated and action oriented individual who thrives on practical organization and managing details.  Technology savvy and numerate, this team player will quickly grasp commercial and transaction opportunities, ensuring that the sales and promotion focus is well supported and able to deliver with accuracy and content.


The skills

Excellent 2-way communication is required, as is the ability to interpret business pressures and to prioritize organization activity to help meet the delivery of goals and contracts.  A disciplined and persistent approach to on-time delivery is vital.   Pride in meeting stakeholder and customer demands and to getting the job done with commercial success.   A proactive approach ensures minimal last minute obstacles and hassles impede progress and performance.  Computer literacy and typing skills should be excellent.  A firm command of grammatically correct English and Afrikaans is essential.  Sound wine knowledge with a passion for South African fine wine would be advantageous.

Report to:  Robin von Holdt    Remuneration:  Commensurate


The work

You will be responsible for all general enquiries, product sales enquiries, stock control, ordering, fulfilling sales orders and the planning for and organizing of events.  You will prioritize actions in line with competing pressures.  You will also manage the logistics of the annual wine challenge.


Key responsibilities:

  1. Fast wine & information access – maintain the wine data base and maintain physical stock.
  2. Enquiries – deal with these speedily and accurately; resolve  issues where they arise.
  3. Stock movement – facilitate and manage quick efficient turnaround with deliveries, couriers, collections.
  4. No shrinkage/loss – maintain procedures, trails, signatures ensuring tight management and control.
  5. Develop budgets for all product lines – wine events, bottle stickers, flags, advertising, wine tours, gifts, etc.
  6. Customers and relations – seek ways to add value to existing relationships and seek ways to develop new commercial relations.
  7. Vineyard relations – develop positive and respectful mutually cooperative relations.
  8. Communicate – proactive messaging and fast distribution of material and opportunities.
  9. Technically strong – Understanding of computer hardware and software, up to date with the latest technology and able to troubleshoot basic pc related issues.
  10. Promoting wine at wine tasting events – dependent on your wine knowledge you may be called upon to attend consumer and trade events.


Individual behaviors that required from all colleagues:

  • Accountable:  Take responsibility for tasks and meet the brief
  • Accurate:  Be precise and correct; get it right first time
  • Commercial:  Generate key results and outputs; add tangible value to stakeholders
  • Fast:  Speed is essential; work to tight deadlines and achieve these
  • Prioritize sales and revenue: If it generates cash flow, do it now; then invoice & collect
  • Solution seeking:  Present solutions to issues; do not present, nor dwell, on problems
  • High performance: Refer to yourself and colleagues as high performing; act similarly
  • Team work:  Understand and actively support the broader business efforts; recognize your colleague’s pressures; give support and organize around collective delivery
  • Friendly:  Be collegial; add to a positive, friendly, work place despite work pressure


Own transport is a requirement.

Applicants: Email your CV and covering motivation to

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