General Manager

Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin
Jun 08, 2017
Jul 08, 2017
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Winery General Manager Job Description—


Dancing Dragonfly Winery is a family-owned winery located in St. Croix Falls, WI. We are dedicated to making some of the best wine the Midwest has to offer. We are an innovative, fast-growing winery that offers competitive salary and benefits.


We are currently accepting applications for General Manager. The General Manager is part of a three-person, Senior Management decision-making team, and is responsible for all aspects of winery management. We use a close knit, highly collaborative approach to management.


The Ideal Candidate

  • Is personable, with excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Understands profit/loss statements and related reporting;
  • Is able to work with Microsoft Excel and Word.\;
  • Be able to manage time well, including task prioritization;
  • Be able to juggle multiple tasks well;
  • Has relevant managerial experience. Ideally:
  • At least 2 years of retail management;
  • At least 2 years’ financial reporting responsibility; and
  • Experience in managing wine production.

Duties of the General Manager:

  • Work with owners and department heads in developing annual strategic plan;
  • Be responsible for all day-to-day activities at the winery;
  • Maintain the Senior Management Agenda for a weekly meeting; and
  • Manage implementation of senior management decisions by Department Managers


  • Annually, work with department managers in developing and proposing yearly department budget;
  • Annually, work with winery owners and department heads to finalize and approve yearly overall budget;
  • Assist all staff in managing to budget; and
  • Manage Comprehensive Pricing on an annual basis.


  • Manage nine direct reports (department heads);
  • Manage weekly department meetings;
  • Assist department managers in achieving their goals on a continuing basis; and
  • Oversee the hiring/firing of winery staff, including managing the interview process.

Compensation: Aside from salary, the General Manager participates in the senior management bonus, based on cash gains earned for the year.

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