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Ranch Leader - Napa

Location: Napa, CA, US

Date: Jan 15, 2022

Company: E. & J. Gallo

Why Gallo?

With a global portfolio of over 100 unique wine and spirits brands, we are the largest family-owned winery in the world. Apply Today! Our Brands. Your Future.

The Ranch Leader is responsible for leading a intermediate sized team of individuals with varying levels of experience and education and developing them to execute quality performance, problem solving, and customer service (internal and external) at an assigned ranch location. Also develops and maintains an understanding and adherence to operational budgets, customer interaction, vineyard safety measures, and other functions relating to advancing viticulture and farming techniques.

What You Will Do:

  • Communicates and interprets overall organizational directives and applies them to team and individual objectives.
  • Supervises workforce including daily work scheduling and employee assignments.
  • Functions as the Gallo Vineyard Inc. (GVI) liaison that interfaces with the organization.
  • Provides input to management regarding individual team member performance.
  • Develops team to solve day-to-day operational issues.
  • Conducts presentations and formal training programs.
  • Ensures GMP, a safe working environment, and quality assurance.
  • Conducts safety training programs.
  • Monitors and ensures achievement of goals, objectives and timelines.
  • Directs and coordinates activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget.
  • Coordinates, schedules, and monitors equipment repairs ensuring work is conducted in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Orders and procures all parts, materials, services, and supplies needed to repair and maintain all GVI equipment.
  • Monitors and schedules the preventative maintenance on all GVI vehicles and equipment.
  • Coordinates equipment maintenance and repair activities with ranch and development activities.
  • Monitors the effectiveness of systems, policies and procedures and makes appropriate recommendations to ensure daily operations are efficient; implements approved changes.
  • Estimates personnel needs and ensures adequate staffing in order to meet pre-established completion dates.
  • Ensures department budgetary compliance.
  • Handles unusual or difficult inquiries/situations through direct personal action or refers to the appropriate individual.

What You Will Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 2 years of ranch operations experience; OR High school diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate, plus 6 years of ranch operations experience.
  • Required to travel to various company owned ranches along the coast (to include extended hours, weekend and late night assignments).
  • Required to possess or obtain a California Pest Control License or Applicator License.
  • Valid driver’s license and successful completion of background check. Required to obtain a California driver’s license or appropriate state driver’s license within 30 days of hire.

What Will Set You Apart:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Viticulture or Business Administration plus 5 years of ranch operations, wastewater management or compost management experience.
  • Bilingual speaker and writer (English/Spanish).Experience motivating team members to achieve plan goals.
  • Experience to handling unusual or difficult inquiries/situations through direct personal action or refer to the appropriate individual.
  • Experience working with all levels and functions within the company.
  • Experience demonstrating team building, leadership and mentoring skills.

Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future.

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Requisition ID: 87684 



Gallo is an Equal Employment opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles (such as braids, locks, and twists), color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition as defined by applicable state law (including cancer and predisposing genetic characteristics in California), genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation (actual or perceived), transgender status, sex stereotyping, age, military or veteran status, domestic violence or sexual assault victim status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. 


We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Gallo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process.
If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at 209.341.7000.


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