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Assistant Tasting Room Manager 4.29.24

Messina Hof Hill Country Winery, U.S. 290, Fredericksburg, TX, USA

Job Description

Messina Hof Company Overview:
Established in 1977, Messina Hof was developed from a family owned and operated vineyard and winery in Bryan, Texas. Messina Hof is dedicated to high quality world-class wine production and genuine hospitality in its winery and resort facilities located in Bryan, Fredericksburg, Grapevine, and Richmond, Texas. Messina Hof has doubled in size since 2012, and its annual wine production has grown to more than 200,000 gallons. Messina Hof’s continued dedication to innovation, excellence, and family traditions is exemplified in its premium wines of distinction and landmark wine country destinations. It has also been continuously named the most awarded winery in Texas. Messina Hof is made up of a team of honest and passionate people of character that desire to be part of a rapidly growing company in an exciting and thriving industry.

The Assistant Tasting Room Manager will be responsible for assisting with the growth, direction, and maintenance of Messina Hof Hill Country’s Tasting Room and Manor Haus Bed and Breakfast. This position will assist in the daily operations, achieving sales objectives, and training staff at Messina Hof Hill Country. In the absence of the General Manager, this position will be responsible for all Tasting Room operations. This position is also responsible for the planning and execution of all events.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)
Facilitate Messina Hof’s high standard of cleanliness and organization in all areas of the Tasting Room including, food areas, deck area, preparation areas, restrooms, and Manor Haus
Assist the General Manager in all operations and duties of Messina Hof Hill Country
Responsible for the personnel management and training, included but not limited to, interviewing potential candidates, overseeing training of new part-time associates, and management of ongoing part-time associates.
Develop sales, achieve sales goals, and control expenses to make the Tasting Room most profitable and run within budgetary guidelines
Conduct the shopping and oversee the preparation of all food purchased and used for the MHHC food menu
Responsible for maintaining accurate and in budget costs on all prepared foods.
Develop and achieve sales goals for the Wine Club and VIP programs
Target, promote, solicit, lead, and coordinate groups for tours, tastings, personalized labels, and events.
Promote education, sales, tastings, and parties at the winery
Identify and communicate all items to be promoted based on goals to sales staff
Responsible for cash handling duties including making cash transactions, verifying cash drawer, and giving change, as well as making cash deposits and preparing the weekly packet that is sent to Messina Hof Bryan.
Responsible for opening and closing procedures
Responsible for the care and maintenance of the Manor Haus
Sell, plan, and coordinate in-house events
Sell, plan, and coordinate contracted events (including but not limited to conferences, corporate dinners, sorority/fraternity events, pharmaceutical events, and charity events)
Coordinate dates and times of all events, cost per event and issue proper paperwork
Responsible for planning, events set-up, execution, tear down and clean-up of events
Determine number of guests and notify affected departments of changes for pending events
Schedule and supervise staff during events
Oversee the scheduling for all Messina Hof Hill Country staff, including shift needs from the on-call staff members.
Communicate with guests, co-workers, and business associates in a courteous and professional manner. Must be people and hospitality oriented.
Responsible for inventory control and warehouse management, including but not limited to, monthly truck orders, EOM wine inventory and quarterly Gift Shop and Gourmet Food Inventory.
Engage in Wine Club and VIP customer service activities, database maintenance, and duties to enhance the retention of Wine Club and VIP memberships.
Assist the DTC Department in the execution of in-house Wine Club and VIP events, such as VIP Receptions and Wine Club Pick-Up Parties, to maximize attendance and sales.
Communicate and educate information that is passed from the DTC Department to the staff at Messina Hof Hill Country
Increase Wine Club and VIP Club memberships
Perform other duties as required including assisting other departments as needed

Competency Statement(s)
Related degree and/or 3-5 years related experience
Good management and leadership skills and ability to supervise
Ability to operate a personal computer and be familiar with a variety of computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, POS, etc. Ability to run registers, post daily sales and reconcile monies. Ability to read P&L’s and control cost centers.
Must have active TABC and Food Handler certifications at all times.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, and crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Messina Hof Wine Cellars, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

Job Type: Full-time

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