Bulk Wine & Blending Operative (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Full Time

  Accolade Wines

  Bristol, England

Enrich Your Everyday

At Accolade Wines, our purpose is to enrich everyday moments through our amazing wine brands. It goes without saying  that everything we do as an organisation and as individuals is in service of fulfilling this purpose.
As one of the world’s leading wine companies, our award-winning portfolio includes loved brands such as Hardys, Grant  Burge, St Hallett, House of Arras, Petaluma, Banrock Station, Mud House, Jam Shed, Tatachilla, Brookland Valley and  many more.
The driving force behind our business is our people, their expertise, their passion and their professionalism. With over 1,400 dedicated employees in Australia, the UK, Europe, Asia, South Africa, New Zealand and North and South America, it is our teamwork that sets us apart.

Bulk Wine & Blending Operative

Competitive salary dependent on experience plus excellent benefits.

About The Role

You will be a key member of a multi-disciplined Bulk Wine and Blending team liaising with the Quality, Packaging and Scheduling teams to maintain bulk wine liquid availability.   Accountable for product quality and process performance and to assist in achieving continuous performance improvements. You will plan and prepare tanks and equipment as necessary to receive wines and process blended liquids as scheduled to meet the packaging plan whilst minimising waste and conforming to regulations.

About The Role - Your Key Accountabilities

•    To liaise with logistics over the scheduling of wines in line with the availability of tanks
•    To liaise and communicate with the packaging and technical departments over the availability of wine
•    To operate assigned equipment and plant ensuring optimum dept performance is achieved at minimum cost and waste
•    Responsible for all quality standards and testing of the product ensuring expected levels are achieved.  To fully support and assist in relation to all quality matters and testing
•    To work within the framework of the agreed team principles, fully supporting the Team Leader and working towards the achievement of the team objectives
•    To identify and assist in rectification of root causes of the running faults within the machinery
•    To ensure that the equipment is maintained and serviced, to continually improve efficiency and improvements to plant and business processes
•    To ensure all levels of safety within the department are maintained to the correct standard
•    Enter relevant data into business system interfaces (JDE, MIS, Red Prairie etc)

About The Location

​​​The Park  is the largest bottling plant in the Northern Hemisphere. In 2018 we are delighted to be the Winners of the Manufacturer of the Year award at The Manufacturer MX Awards.  Over 400 of our 1400 staff across the world are based here, and enjoy the benefits of a fantastic onsite subsidised canteen, gym, exercise classes, staff wine shop and free parking. In addition there is a bus service from Bristol City Centre and St Andrews train station is nearby.

About You - Your Knowledge and Skills


•    Builds Productive Working Relationships: Works as an effective team member, collaborating cross functionally where required.  
•    Communications: Communicates well at all levels: share ideas and contribute
•    Initiative Oriented: Take the initiative to problem solve, challenge & improve to deliver the agreed targets
•    Demonstrates enthusiasm and is self-motivated
•    Creativity & Innovation: Ability to generate innovative solutions to work situation
•    Professional & Emotional Maturity: Professional approach, demonstrating flexibility and ownership. 
•    Able to work well under pressure


•    Technical Ability: Fully understand the philosophy of all control systems within manufacturing and retain and utilise this knowledge and skill
•    Continuous Improvement: Business Improvement Techniques, Problem Solving, Root Cause Analysis.
•    Safety Awareness: Demonstrates health and safety understanding and compliance
•    IT Systems: Relevant IT system knowledge
•    Lean Processes: Understanding of Lean Processes

About You - Required Experience

Relevant experience within a production environment, preferably FMCG

About The Offer

In addition to a competitive salary we also offer a fantastic range of benefits including, retail discounts, First Bus discounts, and even a free pass to Bristol Zoo. The closing date for the vacancy is 31 January 2021.

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