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.

Warehouse Coordinator

Department: Operations

Reports to: Distribution Logistics Manager

Location: Napa, CA

Position Summary

The Warehouse Coordinator stages orders for shipment, Loads/Unloads containers, confirms counts, and provides support to the Distribution department.

Schedule & Work Area

Monday-Thursday 6:30 am – 4:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am – noon. Some OT is required. Approximately 75% warehouse work and 25% office work.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Load and/or unload shipments, double checking counts and skus for accuracy.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of domestic and export shipping policies.
  • Maintain export over sticker labels.
  • Over sticker bottles and apply outer case labels.
  • Tracks shipping materials and requests reorders when necessary.
  • Performs physical counts onsite and offsite.
  • Maintain and rotate stock of all skus. Requests replenishment of inventory when necessary.
  • Process damages and rework projects as assigned.
  • Maintains warehouse shipping supplies; tape, boxes, inserts and labels.
  • Oversees general organization and cleanliness of warehouse.
  • Process Daily transfer orders and generate Inventory reports using Navision Software.
  • Daily Correspondence via email and use of Word & Excel to perform tasks.
  • Drive company vehicle to deliver and pick up orders at various locations.
  • Supervise temporary workers, including scheduling, training and reviewing timecards.
  • Provides backup support to Production Line and Administrator on an as needed basis.
  • Pull orders and pack for UPS/FEDEX.
  • Assists with other distribution and export responsibilities.
  • Actively abides by all HACCP and ISO programs as part of DSS compliance.
  • Perform special assignments, projects, and other duties as required.

Education/Experience/Skills

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.
  • 1-2 years winery experience preferred.
  • Computer experience preferred, Microsoft Operating system, Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Forklift experience preferred, ability to train and be certified required.

Requirements

  • Requires ability to use up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 40 pounds of force frequently.
  • 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 Warehouse Coordinator is used in your subject line. Thank you!


Cellar Worker

Department: Winemaking

Reports to: Cellar Lead

Location: Napa, CA

Position Summary

Cellar Worker is part of the Winemaking team. This position receives, blends and filters wines daily as well as provides cleanup of equipment.

Schedule & Work Area

Sliding 2nd Shift. Four, 10-hour day schedule. Typical hours: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Mon-Thurs)

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Takes an active role in cellar work; sets up, runs and cleans up, including:
  • Cleanliness & Safety: actively maintains a clean, orderly and safe wine cellar area
  • Sanitation: Properly cleans and sanitizes pumps, hoses, tanks, and cellar fittings
  • Wine tankers: helps load and unload in a timely manner at the direction of cellar lead/cellar worker II and records details on work orders
  • Filtrations: Loads pad filter and assists with DE and Crossflow filtrations
  • Winemaking: Helps perform additions and adjustments to wine
  • Barrels: Performs barrel work as needed at the direction of cellar lead/cellar worker II, including washing, filling, emptying, making additions and topping
  • Production orders: Properly reads, records data, and follows through on production orders
  • Equipment: Performs simple maintenance throughout the cellar
  • 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 requested.

Education/Experience/Skills

  • Six months experience in wine cellar environment a plus but willing to train the right candidate without cellar experience.
  • Familiarity with wine filtration ideal.
  • Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently.

Requirements

  • Requires 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.
  • Requires sufficient good health to properly discharge duties.

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 is used in your subject line. Thank you!


Accounts Receivable Administrator

Department: Accounting & Finance

Reports to: Controller

Location: Sonoma, CA

This position is in the Mia's Kitchen & Sonoma Kitchen Collective division within the Don Sebastiani & Sons family.

Position Summary

The Accounts Receivable Administrator is the Direct liaison with mia’s kitchen and Sonoma Kitchen Collective Sales Teams and Domestic Distributor Partners for all information related to inventory availability, pricing, orders, shipments, invoicing and credit memos. Coordinates accounts receivable activities and occasionally assists with wine account receivable activities.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Direct contact for information/inquiries to/from the Sales Team and Domestic Distributor Partners regarding products, inventory availability, pricing, orders, shipments, invoicing and credit memos
  • Receives & reviews all incoming orders for accuracy in customer data, product order and availability, domestic state and export compliance, price, and credit terms
  • Enters orders for fulfillment and provides necessary information to third party distribution partners and Distribution department for customer order acknowledgement and coordinated shipment terms
  • Prepares and distributes daily and monthly summary of orders and shipments
  • Coordinates new customer setup and credit applications
  • Maintains company EDI and ERP customer databases
  • Maintains timely and accurate collections of accounts receivable balances, ensures timely posting of cash receipts and daily issuance of customer invoicing
  • Communicates status of account problems on a regular basis
  • Reconciles accounts receivable; prepares and distributes collections and aging reports
  • Enters and processes credit memos associated with promotions, programs, samples, displays, POS, etc. in an accurate and timely fashion
  • Receives, copies, and posts bank deposits in ERP system
  • Executes Credit Reports for analysis of new customers, export customers; completes analysis and makes recommendations
  • Maintains accurate pricing list (FOB/case/territories) including distributor pricing
  • Processes broker and distributor commissions
  • Performs special assignments, projects, and other duties as required.

Education/Experience/Skills

  • Associates Degree (A.A.) or equivalent education, and minimum three to five years’ experience in the food industry
  • Maintain acute attention to detail and possess strong organizational, problem-solving, administrative, and analytical skills
  • Possess knowledge of customer service principles and practices with working knowledge of A/R
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Microsoft Windows operating system
  • 10-key by touch with minimum 50wpm
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics Navision, QuickBooks, and Electronic Data Interchange systems a plus
  • General accounting (general ledger) knowledge; understanding how accounts receivable and general ledger tie together; understanding of month and year end close procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals.

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@miaskitchen.com. Due to the high volume of resumés, please be sure Accounts Receivable Administrator is used in your subject line. Thank you!