Careers

Careers at Don Sebastiani & Sons

Voted one of the North Bay Business Journal’s Best Places to Work! Don Sebastiani & Sons is the next generation in a deep rooted family history of winemaking dating back to the early 1900’s. Drawing on our negociant family history, we are a purveyor of upscale, moderately priced varietal wines sourced from some of the best growing regions worldwide. Headquartered in beautiful Sonoma with a winery in Napa, Don & Sons is growing and expanding our brands rapidly and we are in need of inspired, creative and experienced people to compliment our team. Don Sebastiani and Sons’ employees abide by three core values: a can-do attitude, urgency & honesty, and five star customer service. These core values stem from our family’s history and reputation and continuously propel us in our mission to make and grow innovative, reliable, and high value wine brands. If you’re looking for a rewarding environment in which to build a fulfilling career using your special skills and talents, you might just be one of the passionate individuals we’re looking for.

Compliance & Administrative Specialist

Department: Compliance

Reports to: Chief Financial Officer

Location: Sonoma, CA

Position Summary

Key Compliance Liaison for wine, spirits, and food regulation and ensures timely and accurate filing of government, regulatory and industry compliance and reporting. Administers key ERP system inventory and financial data to ensure accurate and timely reporting. This role will interface with all segments of the organization, including management, sales and marketing, winemaking, production, and external regulatory agencies.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Facilitates verbal & written communication and data requirements with third party service provider to:
    • Submit compliance label registration to the Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau (TTB) for new and revised brand labels to ensure the proper certificate of label approval.
    • Complete Discus-Unimerc & NABCA filings and registrations.
    • Process and submit timely product price filings that meet state requirements where necessary to support company market initiatives.
    • Complete multi-state licensing, corporate filing requirements and brand registrations for both the wholesale and direct business channels in a timely fashion.
    • Prepare and file monthly out of state revenue & excise reports accurately and efficiently to ensure state regulations and filings are met in a timely manner.
    • Communicate and update corporate and sales management of state approvals and direct shipment requirements.
    • File winery bond changes and permitting requirements.
  • Prepares Federal Excise Tax Return for shipments from company bonded premises and coordinates payment to third party distribution service provider for shipments from their bonded premises.
  • Ensures all UPC and SCC codes are appropriate and current.
  • Coordinates and maintains compliance with custom production clients.
  • Maintains finished goods inventory reconciliation between company and distribution services provider.
  • Maintains compliance with all DS&S policies, procedures and requirements as well as all state and federal laws.
  • Works successfully as part of a team and is responsible for developing and maintaining strong working relationships with co-workers.
  • Performs general office tasks, special assignments, projects, and other duties as required.

Education/Experience/Skills

  • Associates Degree (A.A.) or equivalent work experience
  • Wine industry compliance background preferred
  • 3+ years winery administrative experience
  • Ability to analyze financial and statistical data
  • Calculates figures and amounts
  • Strong Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Navision, Ship Compliant, and Winemaker’s Database preferred

Requirements

  • Requires ability to use up to 25 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or 10 pounds continuously to move objects.
  • Requires ability to walk, stand and sit, sometimes for prolonged periods of time.
  • Requires ability to travel to various geographic locations.
  • Requires ability to drive assigned vehicle(s) or personal vehicle, with appropriate state license, following all laws applicable; must provide proof of liability insurance and must be eligible to be insured under DS&S’s insurance policy.

In closing: DSS offers a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including a choice of Traditional HMO Health Plans or High Deductible Health Plans paired with a generous employer funded Health Savings Account along with Dental and Vision benefits. Other offerings include Flexible Spending Accounts with Medical and Dependent Care pre-tax benefits (FSA), Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, and an Employee Assistance Program. Additionally we have a 401K and Profit Sharing Plan, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, wine gifts, wine discounts and fun events throughout the year.

NOTE: DSS complies with all the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

To apply, please email your resume as a Word document along with a cover letter outlining your related experience to jobs@donandsons.com. Due to the high volume of resumés, please be sure Compliance & Administrative Specialist is used in your subject line. Thank you!


Cellar Worker II

Department: Winemaking

Reports to: Cellar Lead

Location: Napa, CA

Position Summary

Cellar Worker II is part of the Winemaking team. This position receives, blends and filters wines daily as well as provides cleanup of equipment with minimal supervision. This position supports Lead Cellar Worker in providing direction while taking an active role in guiding cellar team.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Loads and unloads wine tankers in a timely manner.
  • Prepares and oversees filtrations both DE/Pad and Crossflow.
  • Helps perform additions and adjustments to wine.
  • Reads and follows through on production/work orders, writes orders when necessary.
  • Performs barrel work as needed, including washing, filling, emptying, making additions and topping.
  • Properly cleans and sanitizes pumps, hoses, tanks and cellar fittings, actively maintaining a clean and safe wine cellar area.
  • Performs simple equipment maintenance throughout the cellar.
  • Will provide direction to other Cellar staff when needed.
  • Maintains compliance with all DSS policies, procedures and requirements as well as all state and federal laws.
  • Works successfully as part of a team and is responsible for developing and maintaining strong working relationships with co-workers.
  • Attends staff meetings and training as required.
  • Performs general office tasks as required.
  • Performs special assignments, projects, and other duties as required.

Education/Experience/Skills

  • Demonstrated mechanical ability and aptitude.
  • 2-3 years Cellar experience.
  • Familiarity with filtrations (Velo, pad, Xflow), pump operation, sanitation procedures and safety procedures.

Requirements

  • Lift truck certified, or able to be certified.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English.
  • Ability to use up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or 10 pounds continuously to move objects.
  • Requires ability to walk, stand and sit, sometimes for prolonged periods of time.

In closing: DSS offers a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including a choice of Traditional HMO Health Plans or High Deductible Health Plans paired with a generous employer funded Health Savings Account along with Dental and Vision benefits. Other offerings include Flexible Spending Accounts with Medical and Dependent Care pre-tax benefits (FSA), Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, and an Employee Assistance Program. Additionally we have a 401K and Profit Sharing Plan, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, wine gifts, wine discounts and fun events throughout the year.

NOTE: DSS complies with all the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

To apply, please email your resume as a Word document along with a cover letter outlining your related experience to jobs@donandsons.com. Due to the high volume of resumés, please be sure Cellar Worker II is used in your subject line. Thank you!