Our client, Vinpro, situated in Paarl, is the independent service organisation that provides specialised services to South African wine producers and represents them on various forums. They are seeking to appoint a Senior Vineyard Consultant to assume duties as soon as possible.
The position entails rendering a wide range of specialist services to wine producers in Stellenbosch, Somerset West, Grabouw, Constantia, Durbanville and the Cape South Coast areas. The main duties include: • Advising on all facets of viticulture such as cultivars/rootstocks, fertilisation, irrigation, pruning, canopy management and maturity monitoring • Managing technology transfer projects (information days and study groups) • Providing support and mentorship to junior viticulturists/vineyard managers in the region • Initiating and being involved in regional projects.
The ideal candidate will be in possession of: • A BSc degree with Viticulture/Oenology/Agrology as majors or a relevant qualification with at least 8 years’ experience • Excellent communication skills and the ability to appear before audiences • IT skills • Training and/or experience in agricultural extension will be a recommendation.
A competitive salary is offered, including the full range of fringe benefits associated with an established company.
Please ENSURE that your application includes the following:
- a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (MS Word format), inclusive of contact and email information
- a covering letter motivating the application
- an indication of current and expected remuneration
- contactable referees
If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date, please accept that your application was not successful. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.