CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Yarra Valley & High Country
CEO & General Management
CEO
Full time
Posted 12d ago

Based at Gapsted in the Alpine Valleys, Gapsted Wines was established in 1996 as a contract processing facility and today is the Alpine Valley’s largest winery, producing a range or premium varietal wines from classical and alternate varieties. The company manages a complex revenue stream made up of contract processing, bulk wine sales, branded wine sales for both domestic and export markets, bespoke wine sales, extensive wine club and cellar door operation, resulting in the production and distribution of more than 160,000 cases per annum.  

This outstanding opportunity presents for a talented manager the opportunity to continue the growth, culture, and development of a premium regional wine producer. 

Reporting to the Board, the CEO will lead Gapsted Wines and take primary responsibility for ensuring long term sustainability of the business growing the portfolio, whilst leading and developing a small enthusiastic team.  

Key responsibilities include:

  • proactively identifying and developing opportunities for new business, diversification, and industry services.
  • adopting efficient operational processes to ensure sound winemaking practices, financial control, risk management and regulatory compliance.
  • managing relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including the major customers.
  • leading, mentoring, developing, and motivating the small, dedicated team.

Applications are invited from appropriately qualified and proven senior executives with demonstrated experience in a comparable role. Senior management experience in the wine industry will be highly desirable, however exposure to winemaking, processing and sales of wine products will be valuable. Excellent leadership, sales, marketing and negotiating capabilities will be critical for success in this role. 

An attractive remuneration package commensurate with skills and experience is being offered to assure a high caliber appointment to this role.  There is an expectation the successful candidate will work at the main office based at Gapsted, near Myrtleford, Victoria.

Applications should be addressed to John Kantor. Email: johnkantor@bigpond.com 

For a confidential discussion, please call John on 0418 574 159

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