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5/12/2017
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GROWER RELATIONS REPRESENTATIVE
E. & J. Gallo | Sunnyside, Washington
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Job Description

Why E. & J. Gallo Winery?

Recently recognized by Glassdoor as one of the “Top 50 Best Places to Work”, we couldn’t be prouder of our employees. As a family-owned wine and spirits company with over 90 brands, the heart of our success story is our people. Our passions run deep and what unites us is an incredible culture of teamwork, innovation, and collaboration. Are you a passionate team player who is looking to grow your career? If so, apply today! Cheers! Your Talent & Gallo — A Perfect Pairing.

Gallo is currently seeking a Grower Relations Representative for our Washington territory and  is responsible for locating and sourcing grapes for premium wine programs while maintaining relationships with growers and monitoring all aspects of grape production. Works with growers to develop contract terms and serves as the company point of contact for the growers.

What You Will Do:

  • Functions as a liaison between winery and grape growers; develops business relationships that will mutually beneficial. 
  • Develops and maintains vineyard records on cultural practices, yields, and grape quality.
  • Maintains grape availability list to enable sourcing when required for the appropriate quality and quantity.
  • Monitors and reports on grape ripening status.
  • Monitors all aspects of crop development and forecasts crop tonnages. 
  • Coordinates scheduling and delivery of grapes from the field to winery.
  • Travels to various vineyard sites to meet with growers.
  • Negotiates basic grower contract terms.
  • Initiates, implements, and manages short term projects.
  • Ensures application of policies and procedures; makes recommendations for change, and implements approved changes.
  • Ensures budgetary compliance.
  • Monitors the performance of contracted growers and monitors their application of procedure; reports issues to supervisor.
  • Participates in continuing educational classes/seminars.
  • 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.
  • This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

What You Will Need:

  • High school diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • Bachelor's degree in Plant Science, Viticulture, Land Resource Management, Forestry Resource Management, Ag Business, Enology, Winemaking, or Business Administration or 4 years of agriculture, ranch/vineyard management or winemaking experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
  • 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 move product and equipment weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Required to work long hours during peak season.

What Will Set You Apart:

  • Bachelor's degree in Plant Science, Viticulture, Land Resource Management, Forestry Resource Management, Ag Business, Enology, Winemaking, or Business Administration plus 2 years agriculture, ranch/vineyard management, or winemaking experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Grower Relations experience.
  • Wine grape experience.
  • Experience negotiating terms of contracts.
  • Experience reading, analyzing, and interpreting general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. 
  • Experience writing reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 
  • Experience effectively presenting information and responding to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Skilled in the use of MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and Grower System at a basic level; MS Word and MS Outlook at an intermediate level.
  • Skilled in applying mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, or factor analysis.
  • Skilled in defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts and drawing valid conclusions.  
  • Skilled in interpreting an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Experience with performing work that is varied and may be somewhat difficult in character, usually involving limited responsibility and requiring frequent evaluation, originality or ingenuity.
  • Knowledge of and experience with applying the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of this particular field of specialization.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; be a self-starter when executing tasks.
  • Experience with dealing with confidential materials and situations.
  • Proficiency in recordkeeping and data gathering along with making day to day observations.
  • Experience with working on an individual basis, as well as being a team player.

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