The Wine Network is just that - an extensive network of wine industry connections that matches the right person with the right job.
Collectively, the Wine Network Consulting team has many years' experience across a broad range of industry sectors. We understand the technical demands of modern grape growing and winemaking. Individually, and as a group we have worked with many wine businesses and have the confidence and acquaintance of a wide range of industry personnel. As a result we are regularly approached by wine people to assist them in discreetly finding more suitable positions and wine businesses, more suitable staff.
When a client wants to find the most suitable person to fill a winemaking or vineyard management position we will often be asked to assist. Sometimes the best person is immediately at hand and we can quickly make the connection for our client. At other times, the demands of the vacant position necessitate a more aggressive search for the most suitable candidate.
We will assist employers in preparing a job specification and advise on a suitable remuneration package. We will recommend a recruiting strategy and will arrange the design and placement of job advertisements. If the client prefers, we will more pro-actively "head-hunt" prospective candidates. This could be discreet, the client remaining anonymous or, if preferred, the client's identity could be obvious from the outset.
We will receive applications; assess them; do preliminary interviews; check references and prepare a short list with recommendations for the client. As required, we will arrange itineraries for short-listed candidates to travel to interviews with the client and will participate in these. Less commonly, we will negotiate the remuneration package with the candidate on the client's behalf.
This service is provided on the basis of a success fee that is generally an agreed proportion of the negotiated salary package.
We advertise positions when they are available, but file JOBSEEKERS' details for up to 6 months from receipt. Letters of interest should outline specific skills and job requirements, and must be accompanied by up-to date curriculum vitaes.