Winery Operations Manager - Soledad

The Wine Group, 1777 Metz Rd., Soledad, California, United States of America Req #1956
Thursday, May 23, 2024

An industry leader, The Wine Group is one of the world’s foremost producers of award-winning wines across more than 60 wine brands and many winery facilities in California, New York, and Australia. Headquartered in Livermore, California, TWG is an industry innovator when it comes to developing, marketing, and selling wine brands beloved by consumers around the world, including Cupcake, Franzia, Benziger, Imagery, Tribute, 7 Deadly, Cooper & Thief, The Dreaming Tree, Charles Smith Wines, and more. The Wine Group believes in producing wine using sustainable and earth-friendly practices to foster healthy land and agriculture for generations to come. The company demonstrates environmental stewardship through its commitment to clean energy and by ensuring that all its owned vineyards are certified sustainable or biodynamic. To learn more, please visit:



Reporting to the Vice President of Operations, the Operations Manager is responsible for direction and supervision for the day-to-day operations of the facility as it relates to production, quality, safety, training, and development.Shape 




  • Supervises all production functions including cellar, barrel, tank, and maintenance. 
  • Must be able to learn and effectively train others on all work processes in accordance with SOPs and hold individuals accountable, as necessary. 
  • Monitors performance of exempt/non-exempt staff and communicates within the management team.
  • Ensures compliance with all safety, personnel procedures, and policies. 
  • Responsible for the training, development, counseling, safety, and discipline of assigned staff 
  • Check items received, locate in appropriate storage area(s) and complete proper documentation. 
  • Accountable for the accuracy and completeness of all production logs and records 
  • Recommend changes in work methods, process, and equipment to reduce cost and/or improve the quality of production. 
  • Oversee all maintenance functions and staff. 
  • Manage the execution and closure of all work orders – in electronic system. 
  • Responsible for administration of safety and regulatory compliance 
  • Responsible for Government/TTB compliance 
  • Responsible for the purchase and inventory control of winery raw materials including maintenance supplies. 
  • Responsible for knowing operation KPIs and accountable for meeting KPI standards.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with other Winery Operations 
  • Work under the supervision and mentoring of Operations/Maintenance leaders. 
  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 




  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required. 
  • Possess at least 3 years of experience working within a wine or beverage industry. 
  • 5 – 7 years of supervisory experience 
  • Proficient in MS Office and knowledge JDE application preferred. 
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with attention to detail 
  • Ability to set priorities and work independently within set guidelines. 
  • Upon assignment, the Company may require First Aid, CPR, AED, Emergency Responder and/or other certifications, as necessary. 
  • Strong knowledge of production/manufacturing operations 
  • Provide good verbal and written communications to all levels of management, both internally and externally 
  • Prioritize while able to adapt to changing priorities. 
  • Demonstrated reliability and punctuality, work effectively in team/crew environment, adherence to all safety regulations and operating procedures. 




  • Primary work environment is on the production floor.
  • Position will be exposed to indoor and outdoor environments with varying noise levels.
  • Ability to perform tasks requiring bending, stooping, standing, and twisting in the performance of various tasks in a production environment.
  • Occasionally lift up to 50 lbs.




  • Hiring Salary Range Posted: $108,300 - $162,500
  • Actual compensation will be based on factors such as experience; skills, knowledge, and abilities; education; and other position related factors.



At The Wine Group, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to an environment of mutual respect, diversity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristic protected by law.





Please note that we do not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Services Agreement, we will not consider, or agree to, payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event that a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, we explicitly reserve the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

Other details

  • Job Family Winery Operations
  • Job Function Operations
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $108,300.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $162,500.00
  • Required Education Equivalent Experience
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  • The Wine Group, 1777 Metz Rd., Soledad, California, United States of America