Winery Operations Manager (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Full Time

  Ridgeview Wine Estate (

  Ditchling, West Sussex, England

We're on an exciting hunt for a Winery Operations Manager to join our pioneering and progressive team, working at the cutting-edge of winemaking in this country.
Ridgeview is a family business, dedicated to creating the highest quality sparkling wines, celebrated on the world stage. We believe in passion, a commitment to excellence and strong sense of teamwork. Ridgeview lives and breathes a family ethos, valuing all our staff as individuals, with a unique story and an important role to play. We are a vibrant, dynamic and diverse team who make great things happen, together.
If you care about quality and sustainability, you share our values and are excited to work in a state-of-the-art winery making waves at the forefront of the thriving English Wine industry, then Ridgeview is the right place for you.
About the role:
You’ll be working in a close-knit team, collaborating towards a common goal, and using your own laser sharp initiative. You’ll plan, budget, organise and co-ordinate the activities and resources necessary for the harvest and bottling as well as other logistics in day to day running of the winery. You will be liaising with contract growers and winemaking contracts and manage the maintenance of winemaking equipment and machinery.
About You
You thrive in a team environment, are eager to learn and develop and are excited to bring your own skills and experience to Ridgeview. You have real can-do hands-on attitude with the gravitas to influence those around you. You ar team player, motivated to deliever results with high level of efficiency. You are self-motivated and able to work within a team and independently. You are a good delegator and coach able to nuture and support team members; maximising engagement and well being .
You will also ideally have the following experience:
  • Are confident and comfortable with the tasks outlined above
  • Experience in creating and managing significant budgets
  • Experience in a senior operational role within a production environment or equivalent’
  • Experienced line manager
  • Experience in resource and production planning for business with significant seasonal variations
  • Experience of planning and managing maintenance schedules for production equipment including planning planned preventative maintenance.
Additional requirements
  • Due to the location of the business the ability to drive is desirable
  • Due to working in a safety critical environment, an occupational health assessment will be required
  • Ideally own right to work in the UK however we may be able to obtain a sponsorship certificate for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s skilled worker visa requirements. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the skilled worker requirements will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

Ridgeview Wine Estate has a fundamental and passionately held commitment to ensuring that our workforce truly represents society, encouraging everyone to be best that they can be through celebrating and encouraging the uniqueness that every individual can bring through diversity. We welcome all to join us on this inclusive journey. We are proud to be Disability Confident (Committed)



Ridgeview has committed to the decision-making strategies of B-Corporation and are currently underway in our accreditation process.  The high standards of B-Corp include transparent governance, promoting sustainable and profitable working practices, supporting our local and industry community along with providing our staff, customers, suppliers and stakeholders with a purpose as a force for good.  Ridgeview measure our performance against these standards and work to continuously improve the ethics of our business.

Competitive salary plus opportunity for performance related bonus.

Higher than statutory holiday allowance.
Very active social committee with a good variety of events through the year.
Employee assistance program.
Medical appointment cash back scheme
Excellent bespoke development programs focussed on allowing you to develop to where you want to go

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