Grower Relations Representative

We are currently hiring a Grower Relations Representative who is responsible for locating and sourcing grapes for wine programs by building/maintaining relationships with growers and monitoring all aspects of grape production. Advises growers on production methods, ensures quality control.

What You Will Do:

  • Functions as a liaison between winery and growers, educating/advising them on market conditions, quality standards and viticulture practices.

  • Develops and maintains vineyard records on cultural practices, yields and grape quality.

  • Monitors all aspects of crop development and forecasts crop tonnages.

  • Schedules the delivery of grapes from the field to winery.

  • Negotiates most grower contract terms.

  • With guidance, initiates, implements and manages short and long term projects.

  • Provides cost savings and avoidance input for project requests.

  • Participates in pricing strategy.

  • Ensures application of policies and procedures; makes recommendations for change, and implements approved changes.

  • Supports the establishing and controlling of budgets.

  • Oversees the performance of growers and monitors their application of procedure; reports issues to Senior Grower Relations Rep or Grower Relations Area Manager.

  • Supports the training and development of new Grower Relations Reps.

  • Must maintain satisfactory attendance, to include timeliness.

  • Responsible for understanding and complying with applicable quality, environmental and safety regulatory considerations. If accountable for the work of others, responsible for ensuring their understanding and compliance.

What You Will Need:

  • A High school diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate.

  • A Master's degree in AG Policy, AgriBusiness, Plant science, Biology or Ag Science plus agriculture experience OR Bachelor's degree in AG Policy, AgriBusiness, Plant science, Biology, Enology, Viticulture or Ag Science plus 2 years of agriculture or winemaking experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility OR 6 years of agriculture or winemaking experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.

  • Valid driver's license and successful completion of background check. Required to obtain a California driver's license or appropriate state driver's license within 30 days of hire.

  • Required to drive to various ranch locations as part of job functions.

  • Specific vision abilities required for this job include color vision.

  • Required to lift and carry equipment weighing up to 25 pounds.

  • Required to work long hours during peak season.

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Requisition ID: 56121




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