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Scheid Vineyards

FIND A CAREER AT SCHEID VINEYARDS

Scheid Vineyards Inc. is a family-owned company that has called Monterey County home since 1972. With 4,000 acres of estate vineyards, a state-of-the-art winery facility and a growing portfolio of brands, we offer an array of unique career opportunities.

If you’re interested in joining our team of innovative and dedicated professionals, please take a look at our current openings. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please submit your cover letter and résumé to hr@scheidvineyards.com. Thank you for your interest in our company!

OPEN POSITIONS

Multi-State Sales Manager – Michigan or Indiana

Job Description:

Scheid Family Wines has an exciting career opportunity for a Multi-State Manager based in Indiana or Michigan. This position will support sales in Indiana and Michigan.

Founded in Monterey County in 1972, Scheid Family Wines is one of the fastest growing wine companies in the country with extensive estate vineyard holdings and a state-of-the-art winery campus. In addition to our flagship Scheid Vineyards brand, we produce and market over two dozen core and exclusive brands including District 7, Metz Road, Ranch 32 and Ryder Estate.

Based in Indiana or Michigan, this position is responsible for growing the Scheid Family Wines portfolio in those states by maintaining existing customers, increasing product placements, identifying new target accounts, and building and enhancing brand equity in the market.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•  Promote and sell all Scheid Family Wines brands to meet and/or exceed company sales quotas, while also identifying sources of new business opportunities
•  Manage existing accounts within distributors network
•  Identify and drive new business growth with new customers
•  Work directly with Regional Sales Manager, Director of Sales and Marketing team
•  Prepare quarterly sales forecast and bi-annual sales report
•  Maintain a long-term growth strategy with key wholesale contacts on a quarterly basis
•  Increase market demand and acceptance through targeting and opening new accounts, increasing sales to existing accounts, and shifting offers to existing accounts as the market demands
•  Become an active member of the wine community through frequent and positive interaction with key buyers through account calls, event participation, and social media
•  Work several nights per week and some weekends visiting on-premise accounts to make presentations and placements
•  Work independently in the market building on already established account relationships while creating new ones both on and off premise
•  Provide updates on sales accomplishments and activities
•  Manage point of sale (POS) and marketing materials needed for accounts, orders sales tools to ensure a timely and effective market execution
•  Educate distributors and customers on products and merchandising priorities
•  Conduct wine tastings, fund raisers, trade shows and other wine events for and with distributors
•  Monitor inventory and shipment levels to ensure depletion and profit goals are achieved

QUALIFICATIONS
•  Bachelor's degree with emphasis in Business Administration, Sales and Marketing, or related field strongly preferred
•  3-5 years of industry experience as a supplier and/or distributor representative with a proven track record in sales
•  Ability to understand and apply market intelligence to sales strategy; read and evaluate sales and marketing reports, analysis, and trends
•  Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•  Excellent PC skills in MS Office Suite
•  Valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and vehicle required with an acceptable driving record

WORKING CONDITIONS
•  Must be able to work and/or travel nights and weekends
•  To travel out of state or internationally if needed
•  This is a remote position that requires working out of a home office
•  Must be able to lift 40lbs

Scheid Family Wines offers a competitive base compensation, bonus, and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, matching 401(k) and paid time off. Employees enjoy a large discount on our products.

Scheid Family Wines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Sales Manager – Northern California, Bay Area

Job Description:

Scheid Family Wines has an exciting career opportunity for a Northern California Sales Manager based in Northern California. 

Founded in Monterey County in 1972, Scheid Family Wines is one of the fastest growing wine companies in the country with extensive estate vineyard holdings and a state-of-the-art winery campus. In addition to our flagship Scheid Vineyards brand, we produce and market over two dozen core and exclusive brands including District 7, Metz Road, Ranch 32 and Ryder Estate.

Based in Northern California, this position is responsible for growing the Scheid Family Wines portfolio in that area by maintaining existing customers, increasing product placements, identifying new target accounts, and building and enhancing brand equity in the market.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•  Promote and sell all Scheid Family Wines brands to meet and/or exceed company sales quotas, while also identifying sources of new business opportunities
•  Manage existing accounts within distributor network
•  Identify and drive new business growth with new customers
•  Work directly with Multi-State Manager, Regional Sales Manager, Director of Sales and Marketing team
•  Prepare quarterly sales forecast and bi-annual sales report
•  Maintain a long-term growth strategy with key wholesale contacts on a quarterly basis
•  Increase market demand and acceptance through targeting and opening new accounts, increasing sales to existing accounts, and shifting offers to existing accounts as the market demands
•  Become an active member of the wine community through frequent and positive interaction with key buyers through account calls, event participation, and social media
•  Work several nights per week and some weekends visiting on premise accounts to make presentations and placements
•  Work independently in the market building on already established account relationships while creating new ones both on and off premise
•  Provide updates on sales accomplishments and activities
•  Manage point of sale (POS) and marketing materials needed for accounts, orders sales tools to ensure a timely and effective market execution
•  Educate distributors and customers on products and merchandising priorities
•  Conduct wine tastings, fund raisers, trade shows and other wine events for and with distributors
•  Monitor inventory and shipment levels to ensure depletion and profit goals are achieved

QUALIFICATIONS
•  Bachelor's degree with emphasis in Business Administration, Sales and Marketing, or related field strongly preferred
•  3-5 years of industry experience as a supplier and/or distributor representative with a proven track record in sales
•  Ability to understand and apply market intelligence to sales strategy; read and evaluate sales and marketing reports, analysis, and trends
•  Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•  Excellent PC skills in MS Office Suite
•  Valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and vehicle required with an acceptable driving record

WORKING CONDITIONS
•  Must be able to work and/or travel nights and weekends
•  Must be able to travel out of state or internationally if needed
•  This is a remote position that requires working out of a home office
•  Must be able to lift 40 lbs

Scheid Family Wines offers a competitive base compensation, bonus, and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, matching 401(k) and paid time off. Employees enjoy a large discount on our products.

Scheid Family Wines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Sales Manager – Southern California, Orange County

Job Description:

Scheid Family Wines has an exciting career opportunity for a Southern California Sales Manager based in Southern California. 

Founded in Monterey County in 1972, Scheid Family Wines is one of the fastest growing wine companies in the country with extensive estate vineyard holdings and a state-of-the-art winery campus. In addition to our flagship Scheid Vineyards brand, we produce and market over two dozen core and exclusive brands including District 7, Metz Road, Ranch 32 and Ryder Estate.

Based in Southern California, this position is responsible for growing the Scheid Family Wines portfolio in that area by maintaining existing customers, increasing product placements, identifying new target accounts, and building and enhancing brand equity in the market.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•  Promote and sell all Scheid Family Wines brands to meet and/or exceed company sales quotas, while also identifying sources of new business opportunities
•  Manage existing accounts within distributors network
•  Identify and drive new business growth with new customers
•  Work directly with Multi-State Manager, Regional Sales Manager, Director of Sales and Marketing team
•  Prepare quarterly sales forecast and bi-annual sales report
•  Maintain a long-term growth strategy with key wholesale contacts on a quarterly basis
•  Increase market demand and acceptance through targeting and opening new accounts, increasing sales to existing accounts, and shifting offers to existing accounts as the market demands
•  Become an active member of the wine community through frequent and positive interaction with key buyers through account calls, event participation, and social media
•  Work several nights per week and some weekends visiting on premise accounts to make presentations and placements
•  Work independently in the market building on already established account relationships while creating new ones both on and off premise
•  Provide updates on sales accomplishments and activities
•  Manage point of sale (POS) and marketing materials needed for accounts, orders sales tools to ensure a timely and effective market execution
•  Educate distributors and customers on products and merchandising priorities
•  Conduct wine tastings, fund raisers, trade shows and other wine events for and with distributors
•  Monitor inventory and shipment levels to ensure depletion and profit goals are achieved

QUALIFICATIONS
•  Bachelor's degree with emphasis in Business Administration, Sales and Marketing, or related field strongly preferred
•  3-5 years of industry experience as a supplier and/or distributor representative with a proven track record in sales
•  Ability to understand and apply market intelligence to sales strategy; read and evaluate sales and marketing reports, analysis, and trends
•  Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•  Excellent PC skills in MS Office Suite
•  Valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and vehicle required with an acceptable driving record

WORKING CONDITIONS
•  Must be able to work and/or travel nights and weekends
•  Must be able to travel out of state or internationally if needed
•  This is a remote position that requires working out of a home office
•  Must be able to lift 40lbs

Scheid Family Wines offers a competitive base compensation, bonus, and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, matching 401(k) and paid time off. Employees enjoy a large discount on our products.

Scheid Family Wines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Viticulturist

SUMMARY: The Viticulturist manages Scheid Family Wines vineyard farming and viticulture practices. The viticulturist collaborates and work closely with vineyard management and the viticulture team. This individual will utilize their technical viticulture expertise, combined with solid agricultural techniques to promote vine health and sustainability, crop yield and the quality of the fruit that is produced. Maintains and continues to develop our commitment to sustainable farming practices.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

· Manage Scheid Family Wines (SFW) Branded Wines vineyard farming and viticulture practices including the following:

o Collaborate on the planning and budgeting, implement the plan and manage the costs.

o Oversee Pruning, tying, shoot thinning, shoot positioning, trellis and canopy manipulation, suckering, weed control, cultivation, crop estimation, crop thinning, irrigation scheduling, nutrition, pest and fungicide management and harvest coordination.

o Coordinate supervision and labor to implement the vineyard operations including managing foremen/crew leaders from SVI and LCs. Manage SVI employees in coordination with HR and implementing the CBA.

o Coordinate with area Vineyard Supervisors for work appropriately performed by their operations

o Aspire to manage the vineyard blocks producing core Branded Wines such as D7, Ryder, Ranch 32, Metz and others as brand values drive farming inputs

o Manage reserve winery selected Estate Rows

· Active member of the PCA and Viticulture Team providing input from core competencies such as vine nutrition, pest management and other inputs that strengthen the team’s approach to farming decisions.

o Develop and implement nutrition programs and validate results through petiole analysis and other diagnostic processes.

o Develop and implement pest prevention programs including:

§ Soil borne pests

§ Mealy bugs, mites, leaf hopper etc.

§ Fungicides and Botrytis

§ Eutypa and related diseases

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· Manage trial blocks and experimental varieties and techniques

o Take over the viticulture role for special plantings such as head trained vines in San Lucas

o Trial blocks for quality enhancements in Riverview Vineyard

o Nutrition trials and all trials that are advancing wine quality

o Work directly with the winemaking team

o Implementation of viticulture technologies aimed at increasing production and quality

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

· BS Degree or greater in viticulture, plant science, horticulture, agronomy or related discipline. Advance degree a plus, but not required

· 3 to 5 years viticulture experience or combination with directly related vineyard experience. Experience with vineyard operations, farming or agriculture related experience a plus.

REQUIRED SKILLS

· PCA license or ability to gain a PCA license within the first 12 months preferred

· Demonstrated solid knowledge of viticulture practices

· Strong partnering skills and ability to work with in a team

· Computer skills including MS Office, and practical competence with agriculture oriented computer applications.

· Rudimentary understanding of winemaking to assist with understanding winegrowing goals and fruit/wine quality grading.

· Ability to work overtime (extended hours and weekends) as required.

· Ability to understand any and all safety requirements

· Clean DMV record

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

· While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Frequently required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects and/or keyboard. Required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch. Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. This job requires use of the computer and phone.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a complete listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities or activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Scheid Vineyards, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested candidates should submit a résumé and cover letter to hr@scheidvineyards.com