Leaderbrand Vineyard Manager 425 views

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Vineyard Manager to join our team.

Leaderbrand Produce is one of New Zealand’s largest and most diverse horticultural businesses.

A significant part of this is our vineyard and subsequent wine production, based in Gisborne, the operation covers 240ha of Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer vines.

Reporting to the Farm Production Manager for Viticulture; the Vineyard Manager will perform and supervise the day to day operations across our vineyard sites.

The successful candidate will want to have:

  • a minimum of 3 years’ experience across all viticulture disciplines with a sound understanding of canopy management, pest and disease control, and machinery operation;
  • sound computer skills;
  • experience in implementing viticulture programmes; and
  • the ability to manage projects.

You will want to have strong communication skills with a focus on team work along with a sound understanding of health and safety, leadership and compliance.  A strong work ethic and a can-do attitude is a must.

This role is both technical and operational with career development, providing an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join an established, successful company and to take their career in viticulture to the next level.

How To Apply

If you are interested in this unique challenge that Leaderbarand can offer then please forward your cover letter and CV to


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Company Information
  • Type Growers
  • First Name Gordon
  • Last Name McPhail
  • Crop types grown
    Crop type #1: Broccoli + Lettuce + Salad Leaf
  • Crop size #1: 1000ha
  • Crop type #2: Squash + Sweetcorn
  • Crop size #2: 1700ha
  • Crop type #3: Grapes
  • Crop size #3: 210ha
  • Business Age (years) 43
  • Planned Business Growth Ever forward thinking, LeaderBrand strives to be the best at what we do, in every aspect of our business. This mean investing in our people, plant, property and processes. Our continued growth creates exciting opportunities for our existing staff and also leads to new roles and opportunities for fresh ideas and expertise to join the team. Having more than doubled our salad program in the last 12 months, we are consistently seeking opportunities to expand across our growing regions. Our new salad processing plant was commissioned in 2017 and is one of the largest and most sophisticated factories of it's kind in the Southern Hemisphere. We are proud to be at the front of technology and development in our industry. And our crop management office boasts a team of highly experienced Agronomists from around the world, who are currently looking at other potential crop growing regions across New Zealand for development opportunities. It is our vision for this kind of diversification that cements our position in the industry and helps us to guarantee supply to our customers.
  • How many of the following staff do you employ annually?
    Full-Time: 300
  • Seasonal: 250
  • Are you willing to engage with support agencies? Yes