Production Analyst (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Full Time

  Viticultural Management, Inc.

  Paso Robles, California

GENERAL

•  Work location: 1150 Priska Drive, Paso Robles, CA
•  Full-time position, non-exempt status
•  The Production Analyst reports to the General Manager


JOB DESCRIPTION
1. Planning
•  Preparing annual operating plans for VMI and the individual vineyards (clients) in cooperation with General Manager and President
•  Planning of efficient office management, administration, and reporting

2. Vineyard Management
•  Support General Manager with the procurement of goods, services, and equipment
•  Organize and complete the collection, analysis, and presentation of vineyard data
•  Organize and supervise regular and complete groundwater table measurement at all wells managed by VMI
•  Maintain database on water tables for each well, cost of water pumping (electricity, fuel), well maintenance & repairs, and annual calculation of overall water cost per acre ft. per well
•  Supervise solar plant performance, data collection and calculation of financial benefits
•  Update of all vineyard maps on a continued basis, maintaining custom maps
•  Maintain database of harvest activities and yield statistics
•  Reconcile and invoice all grape deliveries
•  Support General Manager with cost control and cost allocations for individual vineyards and VMI
•  Administration of SIP Certification program
•  Manage special projects as assigned
•  Maintain actual cost control data for all custom operations
•  Maintain up-to-date equipment inventory
•  Implement and maintain repair cost tracking system

3. Accounting, Reporting & Administrative
•  Calculate and analyze wine costing allocations within costing system
•  Review and support accurate coding for A/P and A/R
•  Review cost allocations between clients and VMI
•  Update monthly cash flow reports for client accounts and VMI
•  Assist General Manager and Director of Finance in preparing annual budgets and quarterly cash flow reports
•  Prepare quarterly financial reports including variance/analysis
•  Support General Manager in communication with clients, wineries, and vendors
•  Perform administrative work related to agency representation of landowners such as the review of land and taxes, government reports, and relations to property neighbors
•  Update Market databases such as grape acreage, yield and prices


GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
•  Bachelor’s Degree preferred, in Agricultural Business or Viticulture
•  1-3 years’ experience in an accounting or analytical role
•  Excellent Excel skills and experience with Microsoft Office Suite
•  Ability to foresee problems and act with a hands-on approach and can-do attitude
•  Ability to maintain workflow under pressure and in a fast-paced environment
•  Ability to prioritize, work expeditiously, proactively, and follow-through on projects
•  Excellent organizational and time management skills with meticulous attention to detail

ABOUT VMI

Viticultural Management, Inc. (VMI) provides full service cultural care and business management to vineyard owners in the Central Coast region of California. We are currently providing full-service vineyard management and operation on over 1,500 acres. VMI preforms additional custom farming services such as vineyard planning and development and harvest. Our core principles include, among others:
•  We care for the vineyards in the best possible, responsible, and professional way.
•  We apply the newest proven technologies based on sound science and have an open mind towards new ideas
and innovations to the benefit of our vineyards and the environment
•  We implement integrated pest management and sustainable vineyard practices through third party SIP
certification

How To Apply

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